Player of the Match
Player of the Match

End of match: India top the group ahead of the semi-finals. Australia played like a team with little motivation, having already been knocked out. Having said that, they were tied down by really good bowling. The opening spell by Bhuvneshwar and Mohit really tied Australia down. They bowled straight and with Dhoni standing up, the batsmen were well and truly stifled. It opened things up for the spinners. Australia tried to slog their way out of trouble but more often than not it cost them wickets.

Ashwin is the Man of the Match: "Thought 160 was just above par. You have to cut the width for the right-hander, the line I'm bowling is not too wide outside off. We were stretched quite a bit while batting but we're playing well the way we are."

The captains interviews will follow. With all due credit to Ashwin, was expecting Yuvraj to be the Man of the Match.

Bailey: "I don't think we've been fans of the way we've been playing. Lack of game sense on a number of occasions. Not much turn more than what you would expect. Hopefully we can play well against the host nation."

Dhoni: "We all know what kind of a player Yuvi is. I think this format ideally suits it (getting back into form). He decided to give himself time to play himself in. In the middle overs he wasn't able to rotate but in the end overs we knew the firepower we had. Rahane opens in difficult conditions. This also gives Shikhar some free time to think about his game so both players will benefit. Today there was no dew at all. We need a day's rest. Soccer is something the boys really love so we might come back and play. We play so much cricket all round the year so it's difficult to get the guys to come out and train all the time so soccer is something they enjoy to get fit."

So a slightly early end to the evening. That's it from us here. Thanks for your company. Two more games tomorrow. Cheers!

16.2
W
Ashwin to Muirhead, OUT, Dhoni takes the catch to complete the mauling, tossed up by Ashwin an.d Muirhead made room to cut, thick outside edge and Dhoni knew it

JM Muirhead c †Dhoni b Ashwin 3 (6m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

16.1
0
Ashwin to Muirhead, no run, the carrom ball, didn't pick it and he chops it to the off side

END OF OVER:
16 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | AUS: 86/9 (74 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.37, RRR: 18.50)

  • JM Muirhead3 (5b)
  • DE Bollinger1 (1b)
  • A Mishra3-0-13-2
  • RA Jadeja4-0-25-1

Don: "Loving this bowling performance by India, everybody thought they would get taken to the cleaners bowling second against one of the most intimidating batting line ups in this tournament, but its looking like Aus won't even bat the whole 20 overs. Great to see a such a solid performance by the bowlers. "

15.6
1
Mishra to Muirhead, 1 run, goes back and punches it down the ground to long-on
15.5
0
Mishra to Muirhead, no run, the sharp googly, he goes back and cuts against the turn
15.4
1
Mishra to Bollinger, 1 run, punches it back to the bowler but wide of him, would have been a great catch
15.3
1
Mishra to Muirhead, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it to the off side
15.2
W
Mishra to Hodge, OUT, another slog, another wicket, gets on his knee and plays against the turn, two men converge but Jadeja hangs on

BJ Hodge c Jadeja b Mishra 13 (19m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 72.22

15.1
2
Mishra to Hodge, 2 runs,

END OF OVER:
15 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | AUS: 81/8 (79 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 5.40, RRR: 15.80)

  • JM Muirhead1 (2b)
  • BJ Hodge11 (16b)
  • RA Jadeja4-0-25-1
  • A Mishra2-0-8-1
14.6
0
Jadeja to Muirhead, no run,
14.5
1
Jadeja to Hodge, 1 run,
14.4
1
Jadeja to Muirhead, 1 run,
14.3
W
Jadeja to Hodge, OUT, Appeal for a run out and Starc's in trouble! Hodge worked this to point and set off but Starc had to hurry, the throw was to the keeper and the LED in the stumps lit up before Dhoni could gather and whip the bails, even when he broke the bails Starc was short of his ground so he was indeed out, the flashlight made it confusing though

MA Starc run out (Raina/†Dhoni) 2 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

shubhank: "NO, I don't think so ausie batsman are not taking responsibility. It is just that they have got disheartened about their elimination. I am sure they will do well in upcoming matches. They need good spinners to suit these conditions and bouncy tracks."

14.2
1
Jadeja to Starc, 1 run, fires that fuller and flatter and clipped behind square
14.1
1
Jadeja to Hodge, 1 run, swivels and pulls him to fine leg

END OF OVER:
14 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | AUS: 77/7 (83 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 5.50, RRR: 13.83)

  • BJ Hodge9 (13b)
  • MA Starc1 (3b)
  • A Mishra2-0-8-1
  • RA Jadeja3-0-21-1
13.6
1
Mishra to Hodge, 1 run, gives it a bit more air and he drills it to deep cover
13.5
1
Mishra to Starc, 1 run, flatter one and he drills it down the ground
13.4
0
Mishra to Starc, no run,
13.3
0
Mishra to Starc, no run, he stays back and punches it down the track
13.2
W
Mishra to Haddin, OUT, yet another Australian perishes to the slog! This time it's Haddin trying to slog against the turn and it's miscued towards deep square leg, Bhubi holds on

BJ Haddin c Rahane b Mishra 6 (8m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

13.1
1
Mishra to Hodge, 1 run, slightly shorter and he pushes it to deep cover

END OF OVER:
13 | 5 Runs | AUS: 74/6 (86 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 5.69, RRR: 12.28)

  • BJ Haddin6 (7b)
  • BJ Hodge7 (11b)
  • RA Jadeja3-0-21-1
  • A Mishra1-0-5-0
12.6
0
Jadeja to Haddin, no run, gets forward and drives back to the bowler
12.5
0
Jadeja to Haddin, no run, looks to cut but misses
12.4
0
Jadeja to Haddin, no run,
12.3
4
Jadeja to Haddin, FOUR runs, tossed up on middle and leg, he lofts down the ground and didn't look in control, placed it wide of long-on

Whose Powerplay is it?

27/3

Australia's worst Powerplay against India in T20 internationals

Warner v India spinners

51/0

Before today, against R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, David Warner has scored 51 runs without getting out

Yuvraj hearts Australia

62

His average against Australia before today's match

Dhoni's chance?

0

Number of fifties MS Dhoni has scored in T20 internationals

Spin trouble?

28/2

India batsmen in five overs of spin in the first ten overs today

Raina gets a life

2

Suresh Raina would have been dismissed for 2 had Glenn Maxwell accepted the return catch

World T20

Super 10 Group 1
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WI43160.359
ENG43160.145
SA42240.651
SL4132-0.461
AFG4132-0.715
Super 10 Group 2
TEAMMWLPTNRR
NZ44081.9
INDIA4316-0.305
AUS42240.233
PAK4132-0.093
BDESH4040-1.805
First Round Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
BDESH32051.938
NL31130.154
OMAN3113-1.521
IRE3021-0.685
First Round Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
AFG33061.54
ZIM3214-0.567
SCOT3122-0.132
HKG3030-1.017