28th Match, Dhaka, Mar 30 2014, Group 2 (N), World T20
(16.2/20 ov, target 160)
India won by 73 runs
Player Of The Match
AUS Innings
Full commentary

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!

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
Ashwin to Muirhead, no run
the carrom ball, didn't pick it and he chops it to the off side
end of over 165 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 86/9CRR: 5.37 • RRR: 18.50 • Need 74 runs from 24b
James Muirhead3 (5)
Doug Bollinger1 (1)
Amit Mishra3-0-13-2
Ravindra 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. "

Mishra to Muirhead, 1 run
goes back and punches it down the ground to long-on
Mishra to Muirhead, no run
the sharp googly, he goes back and cuts against the turn
Mishra to Bollinger, 1 run
punches it back to the bowler but wide of him, would have been a great catch
Mishra to Muirhead, 1 run
gets forward and pushes it to the off side
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
Mishra to Hodge, 2 runs
end of over 154 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 81/8CRR: 5.4 • RRR: 15.80 • Need 79 runs from 30b
James Muirhead1 (2)
Brad Hodge11 (16)
Ravindra Jadeja4-0-25-1
Amit Mishra2-0-8-1
Jadeja to Muirhead, no run
Jadeja to Hodge, 1 run
Jadeja to Muirhead, 1 run
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."

Jadeja to Starc, 1 run
fires that fuller and flatter and clipped behind square
Jadeja to Hodge, 1 run
swivels and pulls him to fine leg
end of over 143 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 77/7CRR: 5.5 • RRR: 13.83 • Need 83 runs from 36b
Brad Hodge9 (13)
Mitchell Starc1 (3)
Amit Mishra2-0-8-1
Ravindra Jadeja3-0-21-1
Mishra to Hodge, 1 run
gives it a bit more air and he drills it to deep cover
Mishra to Starc, 1 run
flatter one and he drills it down the ground
Mishra to Starc, no run
Mishra to Starc, no run
he stays back and punches it down the track
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
Mishra to Hodge, 1 run
slightly shorter and he pushes it to deep cover
end of over 135 runs
AUS: 74/6CRR: 5.69 • RRR: 12.28 • Need 86 runs from 42b
Brad Haddin6 (7)
Brad Hodge7 (11)
Ravindra Jadeja3-0-21-1
Amit Mishra1-0-5-0
Jadeja to Haddin, no run
gets forward and drives back to the bowler
Jadeja to Haddin, no run
looks to cut but misses
Jadeja to Haddin, no run
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