Virat Kohli smashed a an awesome unbeaten 82 to guide India to a six-wicket win against Australia.
This victory secured semi-final place for India in the ongoing World Twenty20 competition with the hosts now facing West Indies in Mumbai.
Australia had given India a target of 161 to win the crucial match to qualify for the semi-final..
This was after the visitors won the toss and elected to bat in their crucial match against the hosts at Mohali.
Both India and Australia had won two matches each and needed to win tonight’s tie to qualify for the semi-final. New Zealand, from their group, had already secured the semi-final berth.
Here are the highlights of India’s chase.
- India beat Australia by 6 wickets , qualifies for #WT20 semi finals.India 102 for 4 after 15 overs. Need 59 runs off 5 overs
- India 89/3 after 13 overs. Kohli batting at 32, Yuvraj at 19
- Over number 13 and it’s time for Yuvraj to hit a SIX, India 87/3
- 12 runs from the over number 12, India 80 for 3
- Massize SIX by Kohli off Maxwell
- Kohli 20, Yuvraj 11. India 68 /3 in 11 overs
- It seems Yuvraj has pulled a hamstring, India 65 for 3 after 10
- India 50/3 after 8 overs. Need 111 runs in 12 overs
- WICKET! Raina gone. India in trouble. 49 for 3 after in 7.4 overs
- WICKET! Bowled! Rohit Sharma out for 13. India loses second wickets, chasing 161. 37/2 in 5.5 overs
- India not going too hard in the power play
- Mohandas Menon says, “Virat Kohli in successful chases in T20Is 14 inns, 655 runs, ave 109.17, S/r 128.18, 50s: 7 Highest: 78*, Lowest: 21”
- 2 back to back beautiful boundaries by Virat Kohli. India looking quite good. 34/1
- OUT. Dhawan is out for 13. India 23 for 1
- India 9/0 after 2. Just 2 runs in the second over
- India 7 for no loss after 1st over. Very good starts. Chasing 161 runs
- Two Fours and a Six to complete the last over . Australia score 160 in 20 overs.
- OUT. Faulkner out for 10 off Pandya. Australia 145/6. It’s the last over
- Great over by Nehra, conceded just four runs. Australia 136/5 after 18 overs
- Maxwell, the dangerman is gone for 31 off 28 balls. Deceived by Bumrah’s slow ball. Australia 130 for 5
- 129 for 4 after 16 over. Maxwell scores a FOUR and follows it up with an audacious six off reverse shot
- Australia 114/4 after 15 overs
- Finch Out for 43, Australia 100 for 4
- Boundaries have dried for Australia after early flurries. 93/3 after 12 overs
- Australia 81 for 3 after 10
- Australia get Free Hit after Yuvraj bowls no-ball, But no damage done as it results in a dot ball
- OUT, Yuvraj Singh strikes in his first ball. Smith gone. Australia 74/3
- Just 1 run in Jadeja’s last over. 74 for 2 after 9 overs
- 8 gone, Australia 73/2
- OUT. Warner stumped off Ashwin. Australia 72/2
- 64 for 1 in 7 overs for Australia. Economical bowling by Jadeja
- Australians are superb in stealing singles and coverting ones into twos.
- After conceding 16 runs in his first over, Bumrah redeems himself. Gives away just 4 runs. Australia 59 for 1 after 6. Fielding restrictions over now
- Australia 55/1 after 5 overs. tight over by Nehra. Fielding restrictions still on
- OUT, Khwaja departs for 26. Caught Dhoni Bowled Nehra. Australia 54/1
- Australia on fire, second fastest fity in the ongoing competition
- Four WIDE plus 1, India concede 5 runs. Nothing seems to be going right for the hosts
- Two back to back sixes by Finch off Ashwin
- Dangerous start by Australia, Khwaja is on song. Has scored 26. 24 in boundaries Australia 32/0 after 3
- Now this time it’s Finch to score in 4s. Hits Nehra for 4. India 25/0. We are in third over.
- Four boundaries by Khwaja off Bumrah, Australia 17/0 after 2
- Great comeback by Nehra after being hit for FOUR on the first ball, Aus 4/0 after 1 over
- FOUR, Khwaja sends Nehra’s first ball to boundry
- Mohali Stadium is jam packed with crowd making huge noise
- Ashish Nehra to start the attack