India vs Australia Super 8 Group 1 St Lucia Match Report 2024

Indian skipper Rohit Sharma scored a magnificent 92 as India booked their spot in the semifinals by beating Australia by 24 runs in the Super 8 fixture at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St Lucia on Monday.

After being asked to bat first, Virat Kohli’s lean run with the bat continued as he perished to Josh Hazlewood for a duck.

Rohit Sharma took on the Australian bowlers by smashing them to all parts of the group. He smashed a 41 ball-92 before perishing to Mitchell Starc.

Some useful contributions down the order from Suryakumar Yadav (31), Shivam Dube (28), and Hardik Pandya (27 ) helped The Men in Blue reached a mammoth score of 205/5 in their 20 overs.

Chasing 206, Australia started shakily by losing David Warner (6) early to Arshdeep Singh. The pair of Travs Head and Mitchell Marsh stitched together a 81 run stand for the second wicket before the latter fell to a stupendous one handed catch by Axar Patel off Kuldeep Yadav for 37.

Kuldeep then claimed his second wicket of the game by claiming Maxwell for 20. However regular wickets halted Australia’s momentum as the ended up with 181/7, thereby falling 24 run short of the target.

Arshdeep Singh was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3/27, while Kuldeep bagged 2 wickets.

India 205 for 5 (Rohit 92, Hazlewood 1-14) beat Australia 181 for 7 (Head 76, Arshdeep 3-37, Kuldeep 2-24) by 24 runs

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