India Australia a knockout match result is scripted by Virat Kohli alone. Virat with his traditional stroke making helped India to chase down the classic run chase single handily.
IndvAus 1st innings:
Australia winning the toss made no mistake in opting to bat first as they started to a flier. In 3.4 overs they crossed 50. It was the next over that India struck in Nehra’s over. The falls of wicket continued at regular interval as tight line bowling performance was given by bowlers in the middle overs. Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell, and Usman Khawaja made the major contribution in the Aussies final total. At the end of the innings, Aussi posted 160 on boards asking India to score 161 at the rate of 8 runs per over.
IndvAus 2nd innings
In reply, Aussies started very well by not letting India score easy runs. This resulted in early disaster for India as they lose 3 early wickets in a quick interval. Yuvraj after playing a short to 3rd men got his ankle injured which resulted in slowing down the pace of the match. But he stayed with Virat ensuring that a small partnership could be built before new batsmen come to bat. Once he departed MS Dhoni came to the crease and Kohli got pumped up as he will able to convert one’s into two’s. They both did the same in 16th over, 17th and 18th over hitting 4’s and 6’s all around the park. At a start of the 19th runs required to read as 20 in 2overs and at the end of that over India required just one four in last over. Dhoni dispatched the balls to the fence scoring the winning runs.
Virat Kohli declared as Man of the Match for his 51 balls 82 runs.
India qualifies for semis.
Semifinals will be played by West Indies and India on 31 March.