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ICC Cricket World Cup 2011: India Edge Out Australia in Quarter Final

There will be a different name on the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011 than there were the last three times, after India overcame the holding champions, Australia, at Ahmedabad on the evening of Thursday 24th March 2011.

An impressive 13th ODI century from captain Ricky Ponting, helped Australia to 260 for 6 from their 50 Overs, after Australia won the toss and elected to bat, however, India constructed their innings superbly, to finish the match with a couple of overs to spare, finishing with 5 wickets in hand, as Yuvraj (57 Not Out) hit four runs to take them to 261 for 5 on 47.4 Overs.

India won this Quarter Final by 5 wickets – deposing Australia, the team which won the last three ICC Cricket World Cups (and has appeared in an amazing six finals) in the process.

India have much to thank Yuvraj (57 Not Out) and Raina (34 Not Out) for, however, as the two put on an excellent 74 run partnership with the score having been close at 187 for 5 to take home the victory in front of their vociferous home support.

India have a massive opponent in the Semi-Final, where they will face arch rivals, Pakistan, who were in excellent form to dispose of West Indies on Wednesday.

India v Australia – ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Scorecard

Australia 1st Innings Runs Balls 4s 6s
Watson b Ashwin 25 38 5 0
Haddin c Raina b Yuvraj Singh 53 62 6 1
Ponting c Z Khan b Ashwin 104 118 7 1
Clarke c Z Khan b Yuvraj Singh 8 19 0 0
M Hussey b Z Khan 3 9 0 0
White c and b Z Khan 12 22 0 0
D Hussey not out 38 26 3 1
Johnson not out 6 6 0 0
Extras 9w 2lb 11
Total for 6 260 (50.0 ovs)

 

India Bowlers O M R W
Ashwin 10 0 52 2
Z Khan 10 0 53 2
Harbhajan Singh 10 0 50 0
Patel 7 0 44 0
Yuvraj Singh 10 0 44 2
Tendulkar 2 0 9 0
Kohli 1 0 6 0

 

India 1st Innings Runs Balls 4s 6s
Sehwag c M Hussey b Watson 15 22 2 0
Tendulkar c Haddin b Tait 53 68 7 0
Gambhir run out (White) 50 64 2 0
Kohli c Clarke b D Hussey 24 33 1 0
Yuvraj Singh not out 57 65 8 0
Dhoni c Clarke b Lee 7 8 1 0
Raina not out 34 28 2 1
Extras 2nb 16w 3lb 21
Total for 5 261 (47.4 ovs)

 

Australia Bowlers O M R W
Lee 8.4 1 45 1
Tait 7 0 52 1
Johnson 8 0 41 0
Watson 7 0 37 1
Krejza 9 0 45 0
Clarke 3 0 19 0
D Hussey 5 0 19 1

 

India won by 5 wickets.

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3 comments

  1. Australia washed out from ICC world cup matches by INDIA, hehe Rikki pointing was crying whole night in his room.

  2. india showed australia their place….
    indians blasted everything from ball to bat to brett lee head everything was torn

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