Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    38.2 good sharp short ball. India are clawing back. They could still keep Australia down to a manageable total. Only Yadav has been able to hurry the batsmen with the short ball. Finch is hurried into this again. This is just outside off, chest high, and does him for the pace. The edge is taken, and caught at midwicket. A hard-working team-man innings from Finch comes to an end 233/4
    3.1 India have struck early. The SCG has erupted. It looks like it is full of Indian supporters. Those six successive dots in the last over might have had a part to play in this. This is short of a length, but fuller than the one Warner smacked for six last ball. He is still looking to play that short-arm pull, realises that the shot is not on, and just checks it. An old-style bat, and this leading edge might have died, bit with the modern Kabooms it flies off the leading edge and settles with cover 15/1
    34.1 India get the breakthrough. Smith won't score a double. Yadav bowls a bouncer that finally gets head high. Smith clears the front leg to hook. Doesn't control it. The top edge settles with deep square leg. Smith raises his bat to the crowd as he walks off 197/2
    37.3 Ashwin has bowled well, and he has got the big Maxwell wicket. Good field placings, good courage to bowl slow through the air. The ball turns into the pads, he cannot play it through the off side, and doesn't bother keeping the sweep down. Straight down the lap of deep backward square it goes 232/3
    47.5 slower ball, in his slot, this time he has picked the slower ball, but he has cramped him for room, and his slog settles with deep square leg. Just can't get enough power behind this shot because there is no rook available 298/7
    42.1 another wicket for India. This is a soft dismissal. A little luck for them. This is a short ball. Not a bouncer. No menace behind this. Only waist high. Clarke can see a four over midwicket, but just doesn't get the elevation he desires. Finds Rohit Sharma there. This is what a break in momentum does to you. Slight uncertainty, and a boundary ball has resulted in a catch in the infield 248/5
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    46.3 Faulkner goes after that cameo. Yadav bowls full and straight. Fuller than a length ball, just short of a yorker. Faulkner swings across the line to go over the leg side. Misses it altogether as it tails back in. Timbah 284/6
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    Extras
    14 (b 1, lb 7, w 6)
    TOTAL
    328/7 (50 Overs, RR: 6.56)
    Fall of wickets: 1-15 (DA Warner, 3.1 ov), 2-197 (SPD Smith, 34.1 ov), 3-232 (GJ Maxwell, 37.3 ov), 4-233 (AJ Finch, 38.2 ov), 5-248 (MJ Clarke, 42.1 ov), 6-284 (JP Faulkner, 46.3 ov), 7-298 (SR Watson, 47.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Mohammed Shami1006806.80329120
    UT Yadav907248.003011240
    MM Sharma1007527.50248200
    V Kohli10707.0021000
    RA Jadeja1005605.60253200
    R Ashwin1004214.20341100
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    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
    Extras
    15 (lb 8, nb 2, w 5)
    TOTAL
    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)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    MA Starc8.502823.16382021
    JR Hazlewood1014114.10364000
    MG Johnson1005025.00312220
    JP Faulkner915936.55236111
    GJ Maxwell501803.60130000
    SR Watson402907.25101200

Match Notes

Dhawan joins elite league

4

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

Good chasers, but not

15

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

0

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

Smith does his part

10

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

Opening Woes

25.7

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

64

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

1

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

5-0

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

A Lull

4

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

Ashwin Wins Today

2

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