India Loses to Australia in there first Super 8, tie-up against tough Australia by huge 49 runs. Australia played outstanding cricket and it was the team effort for them which made this great win possible
Indian skipper says that it was poor shot selection by our batsmen as the 184 run target is achievable, but we didn’t play as per our potentials. We also give 20 runs extra while bowling.
Shane Watson (54 runs of 32 balls) and David Warner (72 runs of 42 balls) blasted a 104-run first-wicket stand in 10.5 over`s to set up a convincing victory over one of the tournament favorites.
"I believe we have the best two openers in Twenty20 cricket in the world at the moment," Clarke captain Australia said.
"I think they bat fantastically together, left-hand, right-hand combination, both very aggressive but if they need to take their time they don’t seem distressed too much. They are two wonderful players and I am blessed to have them on my team," added Clarke.
The pair peppered all four corners of the ground – and beyond – hitting 13 sixes between them. After Watson went for 54 muscular left-handers Warner, a Twenty20 specialist, went on to make 72 from 42 balls.
Australia’s pace bowlers, led by Dirk Nannes and Shaun Tait, then ripped through the Indian top order to ensure they were never in a real run chase.
Rohit Sharma was the only batsmen that reaches double figures among 7 others in the top. He played a good knock of 79 unbeaten runs in 46 balls hitted 4 fours and 6 sixes. He is the only batsmen which shows some class against Aussies.
Australia 184/5 (20/20 over`s)
India 135 (17.4/20 over`s)
Toss India, who chose to field
Points Australia 2, India 0
Player of the match: — DA Warner (Australia)
Umpires:–BF Bowden (New Zealand) and BR Doctrove
TV umpire: — IJ Gould (England)
Match referee:– RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire:– RE Koertzen (South Africa)