It was the clash of the Champions both teams former winners of the cricket World Cup, would India have it in them to beat an in-form Austalian side on their home turf?
It was the Australians who won the toss and opted to bat first with 6 batsman all getting a strike rate of over 100 they cruised to a comfortable score of 328/7 in their alotted 50 overs. Smith was so comfortable he didn’t even need a helmet o_O…ok that was only against the spinners of India. Finch 81(116), S Smith 105 (93) and a late cameo by Johnson 27(9) not out, giving Australia the upperhand as India came out to bat.
India were looking good, but lost their 1st wicket after Dhawan was caught. They were 76/1 after 12.5 overs. Against Australia 329 to win was tough on a normal day the Indian batsman had it in them but this is the World Cup o_O. In the 41st over India were 204/5. They needed 125 runs off 54 balls at 13.88 runs per over.
This was the fall of wickets for the last few overs.
6 208 41.5 R Jadeja
7 231 44.3 Dhoni
8 232 45.4 Ashwin
9 232 45.5 Mohit Sharma
10 233 46.5 Umesh
India were reduced to 233 all out after 46.5 overs to set up a clash of old foes in the Final on Sunday.
New Zealand beat Australia in the group stages will this be enough for the underdogs to lift the trophy. Should be exciting as the co-hosts look to entertain the crowd.