India romp past demoralised Aussies

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Australia were already behind the count before their match against India even began on Sunday, as they were knocked out of the tournament just minutes before the toss when Bangladesh lost to Pakistan.

Australia were already behind the count before their match against India even began on Sunday, as they were knocked out of the tournament just minutes before the toss when Bangladesh lost to Pakistan.

India went on to record an easy 73-run win in Dhaka, but the Aussies had already been ruled out of the tournament as they needed the Tigers to beat Pakistan. The loss then made it three defeats in three, with a dead game to go.

India batted first after being put in by George Bailey, and went on to make 159 for seven, thanks in large part to Yuvraj Singh's half century. The Aussies were then all out for 86, with the spinners doing the damage.

India's innings was not ideal, and by the end of it many though they were around 20 runs short. Openers Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane failed to reach 20, while five batsmen didn't make double figures.

Each of the six Aussie bowlers took a wicket, while Shane Watson accounted for the other dismissal via a run out. Yuvraj's 60 off 43 balls was impressive given the tough start he endured, and included four huge sixes.

The Aussies' chase was lacklustre from the start, with Aaron Finch well caught in the deep by Virat Kohli for six. This was Ravi Ashwin's first of four wickets, and he conceded just 11 runs to record India's best T20 figures.

The top score of the innings was just 23, by Glenn Maxwell, but he too fell to Ashwin while trying to reverse sweep him and was bowled instead. This typified the Aussies' batting, as they were out slogging more often than not.

India: Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Ravi Ashwin, Ravi Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Bhuveneshwar Kumar, Mohit Sharma

Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, Glenn Maxwell, George Bailey, Brad Hodge, Cameron White, Brad Haddin, Mitchell Starc, James Muirhead, Doug Bollinger

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