India vs Australia, World T20: Momentum With Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Men in Blue
India face Australia in a crunch World T20 game in Mohali on Sunday, with the winners progressing to the semifinals from Group 2. Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men have not been beaten by Australia in their previous five T20 clashes.
- India have not been beaten by Australia in their last 5 T20 clashes.
- India lost their World T20 2016 opener vs New Zealand.
- India escaped to victory with a last-ball win vs Bangladesh on Wednesday
India, who entered the World T20 as the No. 1 side, face Australia in a must-win ICC World T20 clash, which will decide the second semifinal entrant from Group 2. (World T20: India Face Fierce Rivals Australia in Battle For Semi-final Spot)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men were given a reality check by New Zealand in their opening match, as they lost to the Kane Williamson-led side. Since then, the hosts have defeated Pakistan and Bangladesh to return to winning ways.
Australia also started their campaign with a loss to the Kiwis. But Steven Smith's men came back brilliantly with wins against Bangladesh and Pakistan.Â (Australia Will Miss Second Spinner Against India, Feels Dean Jones)
India and Australia's recent clashes show that the Men in Blue are unbeaten by Australia in the last five T20 internationals.
1. India beat Austalia by seven wickets (Sydney, January 31, 2016)
Half-centuries from Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli helped India chase down Australia's huge total of 197. Rohit Sharma also contributed with an unbeaten 49. Shane Watson made an unbeaten 124 for Australia. (World T20: Beating India Will be the Ultimate Challenge, Says Shane Watson)
2. India beat Australia by 27 runs (Melbourne, January 29, 2016)
Kohli scored an unbeaten 59 while Ravindra Jadeja picked 2/32 as India clinched the away T20 series in style. Rohit (60) and Shikhar Dhawan (42) also made significant contributions to take India to 184. Then the bowlers did rest of the job.
3. India beat Australia by 37 runs (Adelaide, January 26, 2016)
Kohli's unbeaten 90 helped India post of total of 188/3. Then debutant Jasprit Bumrah picked 3/23 while Jadeja picked 2/21 to dismiss Australia for 151.
4. India beat Australia by 73 runs (Dhaka, March 30, 2014)
Yuvraj Singh's 60 helped India post a decent target of 160 in front of Aussies, in this 2014 World T20 match. Ravichandran Ashwin returned with figures of 4/11 to reduce Australia to 86 all out.
5. India beat Australia by six wickets (Rajkot, October 10, 2013)
Aaron Finch's 52-ball 89 took Australia to a huge total of 201. But it was not enough as Yuvraj Singh scored an unbeaten 77 to take India to win in 19.4 overs. Dhoni chipped in with an unbeaten 21-ball 24.