Without Sehwag, Dhoni & Team flop against Aussies
TNI Bureau: Skipper Ms Dhoni wanted to repeat the magic his team showed against England by dropping Sehwag and playing five bowlers in this match. Result: Australia thrashed India by nine wickets in Super 8.
India won the toss and elected to bat first. They managed a meagre total of 140/7 in 20 overs. Irfan Pathan (31) and Raina (26) were the top contributors. Shane Watson took three wickets, while Pat Cummins took two wickets.
Chasing a victory target of 141, Australian openers added 133 runs for the first wicket. The Kangaroos reached 141/1 in 14.5 overs and won the match by 9 wickets. Shane Watson scored 72, while Warner remained unbeaten on 63. Watson was declared ‘Man of the Match’.