Even before the Australian had taken the field they were knocked out of the tournament due to Pakistan’s victory over Bangladesh. But that didn’t hinder their desire to perform at their best and win the game. The Australians won the toss and invited the Indians to bat first, in reply to which after a bad start and some great bowling by the Australians, Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni rescued the Indians to a respectable total of 159.
India got off to a bad start as they lost the wicket of in form Rohit Sharma in the very first over. Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane tried to steady the ship but after a partnership of 40, both of them departed in quick succession. Yuvraj came on the field and found it hard initially to get going, as he showed signs of his bad form of late. But once he settled down and MS Dhoni joined him at the crease, Yuvraj showed the glimpse of Yuvraj Singh of the old. He scored a total of 60 runs with the help of 4 huge sixes.
Australians opened the bowling with brad Hodge, who picked up Rohit Sharma in the very first over. The Australian bowlers were disciplined to start with, but once Yuvraj got going after the initial struggle, it was all downhill. They conceded total of 100 runs in the last 10 overs. the Australians however would be ecstatic of the fact that they only conceded 12 runs of the last 2 overs considering the fact that Yuvraj Singh was going strong along with MS Dhoni during that period.
Brief score: India 159/7(Yuvraj Singh 60, MS Dhoni 24. B Hodge 1/13, G Maxwell 1/20).