The story of the match in your tweets

India v Australia, World T20, Group 2, Mirpur

March 30, 2014

Form is temporary, Yuvraj is permanent

Nitin Sundar

It was a game that broke some trends.

Not everyone was unhappy to see India bat first for a change.

This was the first of three dead rubbers in the last five matches of the Super10s stage.

Rohit Sharma didn't stretch himself or the scorers too much, perishing in Brad Hodge's opening over.

Hodge from one end. Glenn Maxwell from the other.

Virat Kohli got going with customary confidence.

Australia rang in the changes. Four different bowlers in the first five overs.

India lost Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane in quick succession, which brought a rusty Yuvraj Singh to the middle.

Perhaps India were just looking to get their under-exposed middle order some batting time?

For a while, there was more excitement off the field, thanks to a fan who showed up with some scary looking eyewear.

Yuvraj came alive in a James Muirhead over, where he picked him for two sixes on the leg side.

Just like that, Yuvraj was back. He took a toll on everyone in the end overs, with an off-driven six off Mitchell Starc his stand-out shot.

Australia were up against it right from the start of their chase.

Aaron Finch struggled before losing his wicket to R Ashwin. Cameron White and Shane Watson didn't last long either, putting the onus squarely on Glenn Maxwell.

Just when you thought you'd seen (and heard) everything:

Maxwell struck three huge sixes before missing a switch-hit off an Ashwin carrom ball.

Australia sank without a trace thereafter, with Ashwin and Amit Mishra spinning them out without breaking a sweat.

As the Architect from The Matrix said: "Hope, it is the quintessential human delusion, simultaneously the source of their greatest strength, and your greatest weakness."

Three losses in three games. Where does Australia go from here?

Nitin Sundar is a social media manager at ESPNcricinfo. He tweets here

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Posted by Himanshu on (March 31, 2014, 9:11 GMT)

Excellent work Nitin. Great stuff! it is really hard for me to pick which of these is my favorite tweet. There are so many good ones.

Posted by Satesh on (March 31, 2014, 4:10 GMT)

Made my day! Keep it coming mate :)

Posted by Dummy4 on (March 30, 2014, 20:04 GMT)

Good ones... April fool's day sarcasm stands out !!

Posted by Stark on (March 30, 2014, 19:10 GMT)


I loved the one about sanjay giving fielding tips to Jonty and someone commenting about Chris Martin doing the same to Tendulkar (for batting).

Posted by Dummy4 on (March 30, 2014, 19:07 GMT)

love this coverage of the wt20, should do it for every match even if its not the WC

Posted by Dummy4 on (March 30, 2014, 18:38 GMT)

very nicely done! the compilation made for an amazing read. also makes twitter seem more interesting than it is

Posted by Ramya on (March 30, 2014, 18:03 GMT)

Hilarious!!!! Keep it coming! My pick - You gotta thank the Aussies, they gave proper batting practice to Yuvi & now catch practice. Thanks Aussies!!!

Posted by TR on (March 30, 2014, 17:49 GMT)

George Baily: It has been a long dream for us to play Ten10 ..

Posted by Rohit on (March 30, 2014, 17:32 GMT)

Brilliant collection :) Quite awesome

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