Player of the Match
Player of the Match
283dThe Report by Sidharth Monga

Yuvraj, Ashwin deliver clean sweep

Yuvraj Singh roared back to form with a 60 before R Ashwin took four wickets to give India a clean sweep in the group stage

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh
60(43) 5x4 - 4x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 29 runs
  • 2x4 - 2x6
4 0 1 10 27 5 6 7
MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni
24(20) 1x4 - 1x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 9 0 2 7 0 6

Best performances - Bowlers

R Ashwin
R Ashwin
O3.2
M0
R11
W4
Eco3.30
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Mishra
O3
M0
R13
W2
Eco4.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.30 start, First Session 19.30-20.50, Interval 20.50-21.10, Second Session 21.20-22.30

Match days

30 March 2014 - night match (20-over match)

T20I debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

India 2, Australia 0

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)

  • James Muirhead3 (5b)
  • Doug Bollinger1 (1b)
  • 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. "

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

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

ICC Men's T20 World Cup

First Round Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
BDESH32141.466
NEPAL32140.933
AFG3122-0.981
HKG3122-1.455
First Round Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
NL32141.109
ZIM32140.957
IRE3214-0.701
UAE3030-1.541
Group 1
TeamMWLPTNRR
SL43162.233
SA43160.075
NZ4224-0.678
ENG4132-0.776
NL4132-0.866
Group 2
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA44081.28
WI43161.971
PAK4224-0.384
AUS4132-0.857
BDESH4040-2.072