India Vs Australia: India lost by 95 runs and exit from CWC 2015 tournament
India crashed out of the ICC World Cup after slumping to a 95 run defeat against Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground. Chasing a massive target of 329, team India put up little fight with only MS Dhoni standing tall amongst the ruins.
Big losses in boring one-sided contests, like India’s 95 runs loss in the second semifinal against Australia at SCG, are less painful, though more humiliating.Though BCCI proud of India despite its exit from World Cup.Fans who had marched to the stadium this morning shouting, cursing and taunting, avoided the zones with inflated kangaroos.
India lacked a game plan in the semifinal.India struck a big blow with the crucial wicket of adventurous Australian opener David Warner in the fourth over of the World Cup semi-final at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday.
Umesh Yadav coaxed a leading edge as Warner attempted to play to the leg-side and ballooned a catch to Virat Kohli at mid-off for 12. Steve Smith hammered 105 off 93 balls and Aaron Finch returned to form with 81 as the hosts piled up 328 for seven after electing to bat on a good pitch at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
India were bowled out for 233 in reply despite an opening stand of 76 between openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan and a typically defiant run-a-ball 65 from captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. India will rue a missed opportunity after an impressive campaign earlier in the tournament when they won all seven matches, piling up 300 or more runs each time they batted first and bowled out their rivals in every game.
But they failed to dismiss Australia as in-form seamer Mohammad Shami went for 68 runs in 10 wicketless overs and Umesh Yadav conceded 72 runs in nine overs for his four wickets.
Australia will take on tournament co-hosts New Zealand in the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.