In the next match of the World Cup 2011 we will have India taking on Australia in the 2nd Quarter Final of the ICC Cricket World Cup and it will be interesting to see how they go about this match as India will be going into the match as favourites to win ICC Cricket World Cup. They are coming into this match on the abck of winning against West indies and finished as runnerups in the Group B While Australia finished 3rd In the Group A. This is a huge match for both the sides and Aussies are no longer invincible in the World Cup as they were beaten by Pakistan in the Last group Match.
India defeated Australia by 5 wickets in World Cup 2011
India vs Australia World Cup 2011:
Date: 24 March 2011 – Time: 09:00 GMT
Venue: Ahmadabad, India
Both of these teams were favourites to go all the way but they are now going head to head in what will be a blockbuster event on 24 March 2011. India defeated Australia in the ODI series in the later part of the 2011 year and now they will be hoping to repeat that in front of a very hostile crowd on thursday. Australia on the other hand will be looking to get back to winning ways as their unbeaten record have been shattered after 12 years in the world cup cricket by Pakistan and that might have some sort of effect on their performences in the upcoming quarter Final tie.
Indians rely alot on their batting but their bowling is also coming good in the recent matches with the likes of Zaheer Khan and Harbajhan Singh spearheading the attach for them. Yuvraj Singh has been in sensational from at the moment with both bat and bowl, picking up 9 wickets and scoring 284 runs making him one of the best performers so far. While Australian Captain Rickey Ponting is struggling for form at the moment and he owe a big inning the the world Cup cricket and from the looks of things if Australians are beaten in this quarter Final tie this might be Ponting’s last match at international stage.
India vs Australia Quarter Final – ICC Cricket World Cup 2011
Yuvraj Singh guided India into the semi-finals with a fluent half-century after Australia had them in a tricky position in Ahmedabad. Full match highlights of the match placed here shortly after the match.
Match Result and Highlights
Australia: 260/6 (50 ov)
India: 261/5 (47.4 ov)
India won by 5 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)