March 30, 2014
It was a game that broke some trends.
Dhoni loses 1st coin toss in 12 attempts. Odds of winning 12 tosses in a row are 0.0002%, same chance that Yuvraj has of scoring 100 tonight— Alternative Cricket (@AltCricket) March 30, 2014
6 - Australia have won their 6th consecutive toss in T20Is. They have won three & lost two of these preceding five completed T20Is. Flipped.— OptaJim (@OptaJim) March 30, 2014
Srini out of BCCI. Dhoni loses a toss. #JustSaying— Sidvee (@sidvee) March 30, 2014
Not everyone was unhappy to see India bat first for a change.
Anything but another sedate Indian chase of a mediocre score.— karachikhatmal (@karachikhatmal) March 30, 2014
This was the first of three dead rubbers in the last five matches of the Super10s stage.
Seems fitting that this game is utterly meaningless. Given how many of these guys feature in the IPL, they should feel right at home #wt20— 51allout (@51allout) March 30, 2014
Rohit Sharma didn't stretch himself or the scorers too much, perishing in Brad Hodge's opening over.
Talent doesn't care for dead rubbers— Sidvee (@sidvee) March 30, 2014
Rohit Sharma gone, my Maggi still cooking— Sachin Goyal (@UnusedMind) March 30, 2014
That was the most Rohit Sharma dismissal ever. Along with every other time he gets out,— Dave Eames (@DavidEames) March 30, 2014
Hodge from one end. Glenn Maxwell from the other.
Australia's new foolproof plan for success; smother the opponent under a mountain of rank Victorian offspinners #wt20— 51allout (@51allout) March 30, 2014
Virat Kohli got going with customary confidence.
Australia rang in the changes. Four different bowlers in the first five overs.
With all this dew around we hope whatever adhesive Bollinger is using to keep his hair on holds out #wt20— 51allout (@51allout) March 30, 2014
India lost Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane in quick succession, which brought a rusty Yuvraj Singh to the middle.
Muirhead has taken Gayle and Kohli in his first overs in this tournament so far. Not a bad pair to bag.— Hassan Cheema (@mediagag) March 30, 2014
Yuvraj in such bad form, Broad may even have manned up and bowled against him.— Sim Mahon (@SimUKCricket) March 30, 2014
Perhaps India were just looking to get their under-exposed middle order some batting time?
Based on this performance so far, Australia are well on their way to adding a Moral #wt20 crown to the Moral Ashes they won last year.— 51allout (@51allout) March 30, 2014
For a while, there was more excitement off the field, thanks to a fan who showed up with some scary looking eyewear.
The excitement of t20 cricket... we are waiting for a man to blink— Hassan Cheema (@mediagag) March 30, 2014
Yuvraj came alive in a James Muirhead over, where he picked him for two sixes on the leg side.
Yuvraj with two sixes in a row, Dhoni at the other end. I'm getting nostalgia pangs! #INDvAUS— Alternative Cricket (@AltCricket) March 30, 2014
Bring Yuvi to form cheat sheet - Lose toss, bat first; play the Aussies; play the Aussies with young leggie; all of the above #wt20— Pranabashish Deb (@pranabashish) March 30, 2014
Nice to see India Cements vice-president working on a Sunday.— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) March 30, 2014
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.
Remember when Mitchell Starc was the better Mitchell? Gotta question Australia's development of their loaded crop.— Hassan Cheema (@mediagag) March 30, 2014
Stuart Binny announces retirement— Pradeep Ramarathnam (@congusmaximus) March 30, 2014
What a difference 45 minutes makes. Yuvraj going from goat to G.O.A.T.— Peter Della Penna (@PeterDellaPenna) March 30, 2014
Form is temporary, Yuvraj is permanent.— Alternative Cricket (@AltCricket) March 30, 2014
Australia were up against it right from the start of their chase.
Half sleeve ashwin comes into the attack #wt20— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) March 30, 2014
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.
Dhoni, what would you think is your biggest challenge today? Maxwell of course— Tony Sebastian (@notytony) March 30, 2014
Just when you thought you'd seen (and heard) everything:
Is Sanjay really giving Jonty Rhodes fielding tips...?— Aatif Nawaz (@AatifNawaz) March 30, 2014
Haha Sanjay Manjrekar is trying to tell Jonty Rhodes the right way to take a catch. Waiting for Chris Martin to tell Tendulkar how to bat— Tony Sebastian (@notytony) March 30, 2014
Maxwell struck three huge sixes before missing a switch-hit off an Ashwin carrom ball.
Faulkner hates West Indies. Maxwell loves Ashwin's bowling. Foot is always in the mouth of these Aussies.— Saurabh Malhotra (@MalhotraSaurabh) March 30, 2014
So India apparently have the best bowling attack in this #WT20. Really wish I had invested in the flying pigs company when I had the chance.— karachikhatmal (@karachikhatmal) March 30, 2014
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."
Australia need 76 runs from 27 balls with one wicket in hand. Can Doug get us home? #wt20— CA Digital Media (@CricketAus) March 30, 2014
Three losses in three games. Where does Australia go from here?
so Bangladesh will take on Australia on April Fools Day. Seems about right.— Hassan Cheema (@mediagag) March 30, 2014
Netherlands in group 1 - P 3 W 0 L 3 Australia in group 2 -- P 3 W 0 L 3— Peter Miller (@TheCricketGeek) March 30, 2014
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