India Vs Australia Match Story

Defending Champions India have lost to hosts Aussies in semifinal at SCG.Australia have dominated the defending champions in all the aspects to play their co-hosts at Melbourne.Australia are definite favourites before the match but fans expected a much more fight from India.Stadium had bleeded blue as expected on Thursday.Tournament commenced with Australia vs New Zealand and would end up the same way.After 1987 WC,this was the first time an Asian team couldn’t reach final.Like 2011,This year’s final will be between the two host nations.
Australia had won a very good toss and elected to bat first.Umesh yadav broke opening partnership very early by picking up ominous David Warner.Steve Smith who was fabulous against India the whole summer came to the crease.Both of them batted beautifully and kept the game in balance.Indian bowlers might not have gotten wickets.But they kept the run rate under control.After Steve smith fifty he shifted gear and reached 100 in 93 balls.Steve smith got out trying to play a pull shot of umesh yadav.He took away the game away from India by that time.Australia were cruising toward 400 before he got.Suddenly,India bowlers had pulled it back by restricting Aussies to 328.India would have gleefully taken the target if they were asked at the end of 35th over.
Mitchell Johnson who came at number has scored a very quick 27 of nine balls had proved to be pivotal in the chase.Important thing is he shifted momentum towards Aussies.
329 is definitely a huge chase under any circumstances,but not an impossible one .Rohit Sharma and Dhawan gave the start India needed.Shikhar Dhawan played the anchor role of the partnership until he got out at deep square leg in Hazlewood’s bowling.Mitchell Johnson picked up Virat kohli and Rohit sharma in his second spell.Raina didn’t continue his form from the game against Bangladesh which led to arrival of Dhoni.Both Ajinkya and Dhoni tried to take India to the last over but it was a mountain to climb.One should say that dhoni was not supported by his lower order.
It was a huge let down for the fans who bought tickets at MCG for final.They were seen selling final tickets out side the stadium.Aussies are definite favourite for the title.We should wait and see if they would take it back.