Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    17.6 bowled him, Johnson strikes back! He leaps up to the skies in celebration, Australia's spearhead has taken out another key batsman, fast and furious, right through Rohit, off the inside edge and lighting up the wicket. Held cross seam, nipped back at pace and clipped the leg bail. Lights are going out for India 91/3
    12.5 here comes Shikhar... and there goes Shikhar! He's absolutely skelped this but sends the ball straight into the safe, safe hands of Glenn Maxwell at deep extra cover! Hazlewood roars, clenched fist pumping, they've got their opening. Pitched up outside off, maybe slightly off the toe as Dhawan drove over the infield, only one man out there but it flew to him like a homing pigeon 76/1
    15.3 bouncer from Mitch, top-edged and gone - Kohli has cracked! Slow start, quick end for Virat, took on the Johnson short ball and emphatically lost. It was aimed across him, outside off, attempted to pull and sent a lusty blow straight up, Haddin had time to do a little square dance to his left, opened up the gauntlets and swallowed India's star man 78/2
    36.2 Rahane plays with fire, fiddling at a length ball off the back foot... it slides past the outside edge. No one reacts but Australia then decide to review, not sure on whose prompting. Looks like a gamble, but... While there's no visible deviation, a thin scrape on Snicko is enough for Erasmus, he tells Dharmasena to overturn his decision. Australia have rolled the dice and come up trumps! Quite what Rahane thought he was doing, I don't know, hugely risky and he walks off without a backward glance 178/5
    22.6 dangles the bat at a short ball, nicks it through to Haddin! India are four down and swaying in the evening breeze! Some redemption for Faulkner, who hit the pitch hard with another cross-seam delivery, got bigger than Raina was expecting, wanted to run it down but just succeeded in steering to the keeper. Soft, squidgy dismissal but Faulkner doesn't care, he's cock-a-hoop 108/4
    44.3 gone, Dhoni is run out by a direct hit from Maxwell, that's all, folks! Dhoni heads straight off, head bowed, nothing even India's supernatural finisher could do about this. He'd worked the singles hard, flicked this off his legs to midwicket and let probability have a go - Maxwell only had one stump to aim at but he dead-eyed it, Dhoni didn't even bother to dive, he was that far out 231/7
    41.5 called for one, direct hit from Smith and Jadeja is struggling... Gone! Dhoni tried to pinch one more to backward point, ran it too close to the fielder and the throw rifled in to catch Jadeja a couple of inches short 208/6
    45.4 bowled him, done for lack of pace and zing go the bails! Faulkner was carted around at the start of the innings but he's come back well, gets the legcutter on target and Ashwin plays all around it 232/8
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    45.5 another, Faulkner hits the stumps again! Two in two, India's time is almost up. Popped it on a length, slightly wobbly medium pace and Mohit played it like a stick of Kryptonite 232/9
    46.5 full and straight and Umesh is castled, too good for a No. 11. Australia win by 95 runs and go through to the World Cup final, India, the defending champions, lose their title as well as an 11-match unbeaten run 233/10
    15 (lb 8, nb 2, w 5)
    233 all out (46.5 Overs, RR: 4.97)
    Fall of wickets: 1-76 (S Dhawan, 12.5 ov), 2-78 (V Kohli, 15.3 ov), 3-91 (RG Sharma, 17.6 ov), 4-108 (SK Raina, 22.6 ov), 5-178 (AM Rahane, 36.2 ov), 6-208 (RA Jadeja, 41.5 ov), 7-231 (MS Dhoni, 44.3 ov), 8-232 (R Ashwin, 45.4 ov), 9-232 (MM Sharma, 45.5 ov), 10-233 (UT Yadav, 46.5 ov)
    MA Starc8.502823.16382021
    JR Hazlewood10.014114.10364000
    MG Johnson10.005025.00312220
    JP Faulkner9.015936.55236111
    GJ Maxwell5.001803.60130000
    SR Watson4.002907.25101200

Match Notes

Dhawan joins elite league


Number of Indian batsmen who have made 400+ runs in a single World Cup - Tendulkar, Ganguly, Dravid and Dhawan.

Good chasers, but not


Instances of India chasing down a 300+ score. No other team has done it more than 8 times. However India have never done it in a WC.

A Pressure Chase


Number of times a 300+ target has been achieved by the chasing team in a World Cup knockout match.

Smith does his part


Number of 50+ scores for Steven Smith in ODIs. Australia have a 100% win record when he does this.

Opening Woes


Avg. opening stand for Australia this WC. The only top-8 teams who have been worse this World Cup are SA (16.3) and WI (14.9)

Form-less Finch


Runs scored by Aaron Finch in his last five innings this World Cup. He has a top score of 24 and an average of 12.8 in this period.

Umesh 'Big Game' Yadav


Number of Indian bowlers who have taken a four-wicket haul in World Cup knockouts; Umesh is the only one. He has done it twice.

History with Australia


Australia's win-loss record in World Cup semi-finals. However, they have never previously played India in a semi-final.

A Lull


Wickets lost by Australia between the 34th and 44th overs of their innings. They only scored 61 runs in this period.

Ashwin Wins Today


Number of times Ashwin has dismissed Maxwell in 7 ODIs innings. Maxwell has scored 77 runs off 55 balls against Ashwin.