Matches (17)
WPL (2)
PSL 2024 (2)
NZ v AUS (1)
Ranji Trophy (2)
WCL 2 (1)
Nepal Tri-Nation (1)
Sheffield Shield (3)
CWC Play-off (4)
BAN v SL (1)

Australia vs India, 2nd Semi-Final at Sydney, Mar 26 2015, ICC Cricket World Cup

2nd Semi-Final (D/N), Sydney, March 26, 2015, ICC Cricket World Cup
(46.5/50 ov, T:329) 233

Australia won by 95 runs

Player Of The Match
105 (93)
Australia Innings
India Innings
Match Flow
Australia  (50 ovs maximum)
c Dhawan b Yadav811161607169.82
c Kohli b Yadav1271411171.42
c RG Sharma b Yadav10593121112112.90
c Rahane b Ashwin23141731164.28
c Rahane b MM Sharma2830512193.33
c RG Sharma b MM Sharma1012161083.33
b Yadav21122031175.00
not out 772210100.00
not out 2791441300.00
Extras(b 1, lb 7, w 6)14
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 6.56, 221 Mins)328/7
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (David Warner, 3.1 ov), 2-197 (Steven Smith, 34.1 ov), 3-232 (Glenn Maxwell, 37.3 ov), 4-233 (Aaron Finch, 38.2 ov), 5-248 (Michael Clarke, 42.1 ov), 6-284 (James Faulkner, 46.3 ov), 7-298 (Shane Watson, 47.5 ov)
3.1 to DA Warner, India have struck early. The SCG has erupted. It looks like it is full of Indian supporters. Those six successive dots in the last over might have had a part to play in this. This is short of a length, but fuller than the one Warner smacked for six last ball. He is still looking to play that short-arm pull, realises that the shot is not on, and just checks it. An old-style bat, and this leading edge might have died, bit with the modern Kabooms it flies off the leading edge and settles with cover. 15/1
34.1 to SPD Smith, India get the breakthrough. Smith won't score a double. Yadav bowls a bouncer that finally gets head high. Smith clears the front leg to hook. Doesn't control it. The top edge settles with deep square leg. Smith raises his bat to the crowd as he walks off. 197/2
38.2 to AJ Finch, good sharp short ball. India are clawing back. They could still keep Australia down to a manageable total. Only Yadav has been able to hurry the batsmen with the short ball. Finch is hurried into this again. This is just outside off, chest high, and does him for the pace. The edge is taken, and caught at midwicket. A hard-working team-man innings from Finch comes to an end. 233/4
46.3 to JP Faulkner, Faulkner goes after that cameo. Yadav bowls full and straight. Fuller than a length ball, just short of a yorker. Faulkner swings across the line to go over the leg side. Misses it altogether as it tails back in. Timbah. 284/6
42.1 to MJ Clarke, another wicket for India. This is a soft dismissal. A little luck for them. This is a short ball. Not a bouncer. No menace behind this. Only waist high. Clarke can see a four over midwicket, but just doesn't get the elevation he desires. Finds Rohit Sharma there. This is what a break in momentum does to you. Slight uncertainty, and a boundary ball has resulted in a catch in the infield. 248/5
47.5 to SR Watson, slower ball, in his slot, this time he has picked the slower ball, but he has cramped him for room, and his slog settles with deep square leg. Just can't get enough power behind this shot because there is no rook available. 298/7
37.3 to GJ Maxwell, Ashwin has bowled well, and he has got the big Maxwell wicket. Good field placings, good courage to bowl slow through the air. The ball turns into the pads, he cannot play it through the off side, and doesn't bother keeping the sweep down. Straight down the lap of deep backward square it goes. 232/3
India  (T: 329 runs from 50 ovs)
b Johnson3448831270.83
c Maxwell b Hazlewood45415761109.75
c †Haddin b Johnson11311007.69
c †Haddin b Starc4468872064.70
c †Haddin b Faulkner711201063.63
run out (Maxwell)65659432100.00
run out (Smith)1617232094.11
b Faulkner513190038.46
not out 111100100.00
b Faulkner011000.00
b Starc055000.00
Extras(lb 8, nb 2, w 5)15
TOTAL46.5 Ov (RR: 4.97, 211 Mins)233
Fall of wickets: 1-76 (Shikhar Dhawan, 12.5 ov), 2-78 (Virat Kohli, 15.3 ov), 3-91 (Rohit Sharma, 17.6 ov), 4-108 (Suresh Raina, 22.6 ov), 5-178 (Ajinkya Rahane, 36.2 ov), 6-208 (Ravindra Jadeja, 41.5 ov), 7-231 (MS Dhoni, 44.3 ov), 8-232 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 45.4 ov), 9-232 (Mohit Sharma, 45.5 ov), 10-233 (Umesh Yadav, 46.5 ov)
36.2 to AM Rahane, Rahane plays with fire, fiddling at a length ball off the back foot... it slides past the outside edge. No one reacts but Australia then decide to review, not sure on whose prompting. Looks like a gamble, but... While there's no visible deviation, a thin scrape on Snicko is enough for Erasmus, he tells Dharmasena to overturn his decision. Australia have rolled the dice and come up trumps! Quite what Rahane thought he was doing, I don't know, hugely risky and he walks off without a backward glance. 178/5
46.5 to UT Yadav, full and straight and Umesh is castled, too good for a No. 11. Australia win by 95 runs and go through to the World Cup final, India, the defending champions, lose their title as well as an 11-match unbeaten run. 233/10
12.5 to S Dhawan, here comes Shikhar... and there goes Shikhar! He's absolutely skelped this but sends the ball straight into the safe, safe hands of Glenn Maxwell at deep extra cover! Hazlewood roars, clenched fist pumping, they've got their opening. Pitched up outside off, maybe slightly off the toe as Dhawan drove over the infield, only one man out there but it flew to him like a homing pigeon. 76/1
15.3 to V Kohli, bouncer from Mitch, top-edged and gone - Kohli has cracked! Slow start, quick end for Virat, took on the Johnson short ball and emphatically lost. It was aimed across him, outside off, attempted to pull and sent a lusty blow straight up, Haddin had time to do a little square dance to his left, opened up the gauntlets and swallowed India's star man. 78/2
17.6 to RG Sharma, bowled him, Johnson strikes back! He leaps up to the skies in celebration, Australia's spearhead has taken out another key batsman, fast and furious, right through Rohit, off the inside edge and lighting up the wicket. Held cross seam, nipped back at pace and clipped the leg bail. Lights are going out for India. 91/3
22.6 to SK Raina, dangles the bat at a short ball, nicks it through to Haddin! India are four down and swaying in the evening breeze! Some redemption for Faulkner, who hit the pitch hard with another cross-seam delivery, got bigger than Raina was expecting, wanted to run it down but just succeeded in steering to the keeper. Soft, squidgy dismissal but Faulkner doesn't care, he's cock-a-hoop. 108/4
45.4 to R Ashwin, bowled him, done for lack of pace and zing go the bails! Faulkner was carted around at the start of the innings but he's come back well, gets the legcutter on target and Ashwin plays all around it. 232/8
45.5 to MM Sharma, another, Faulkner hits the stumps again! Two in two, India's time is almost up. Popped it on a length, slightly wobbly medium pace and Mohit played it like a stick of Kryptonite. 232/9
Unlocking the magic of Statsguru
AskESPNcricinfo Logo
  • Australia innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 56 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Australia: 50 runs in 9.4 overs (58 balls), Extras 3
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 54 balls (AJ Finch 17, SPD Smith 35, Ex 1)
  • Drinks: Australia - 89/1 in 16.0 overs (AJ Finch 28, SPD Smith 45)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 18.6 overs (114 balls), Extras 4
  • SPD Smith: 50 off 53 balls (6 x 4)
  • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 114 balls (AJ Finch 42, SPD Smith 53, Ex 5)
  • Over 22.4: Review by India (Bowling), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batsman - AJ Finch (Struck down)
  • AJ Finch: 50 off 82 balls (5 x 4)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 28.4 overs (172 balls), Extras 7
  • 2nd Wicket: 150 runs in 170 balls (AJ Finch 59, SPD Smith 86, Ex 5)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 32.1 - 37.0 (Batting side - 64 runs, 1 wicket)
  • SPD Smith: 100 off 89 balls (10 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Drinks: Australia - 197/2 in 34.1 overs (AJ Finch 73)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 34.2 overs (206 balls), Extras 10
  • Australia: 250 runs in 42.5 overs (257 balls), Extras 13
  • Australia: 300 runs in 48.2 overs (290 balls), Extras 14
  • Innings Break: Australia - 328/7 in 50.0 overs (BJ Haddin 7, MG Johnson 27)
  • India innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 55 runs, 0 wicket)
  • India: 50 runs in 9.5 overs (60 balls), Extras 4
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 60 balls (RG Sharma 19, S Dhawan 32, Ex 4)
  • Drinks: India - 78/2 in 15.3 overs (RG Sharma 25)
  • India: 100 runs in 21.3 overs (130 balls), Extras 9
  • India: 150 runs in 31.6 overs (193 balls), Extras 10
  • Drinks: India - 157/4 in 33.0 overs (AM Rahane 33, MS Dhoni 26)
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 61 balls (AM Rahane 25, MS Dhoni 26, Ex 2)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 26 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Over 36.2: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batsman - AM Rahane (Upheld)
  • India: 200 runs in 40.4 overs (245 balls), Extras 14
  • MS Dhoni: 50 off 55 balls (3 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Attendance: 42,330
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series resultAustralia advanced
Match numberODI no. 3645
Hours of play (local time)14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15
Match days26 March 2015 - daynight (50-over match)
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
AskESPNcricinfo Logo
Instant answers to T20 questions
India Innings
<1 / 3>
ICC Cricket World Cup
Pool A
Pool B