ICC World Cup: Australia v India Thursday,LIVE scores| Streaming
24 March 2011 at Ahmedabad
In Play Ind VS Aus
Australia won the toss and decided to bat
Australia Innings 260 for 6 (50.0 overs)
Australia 1st Innings - Close
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)
Bowler O M R W
Ashwin 10.0 0 52 2
Z Khan 10.0 0 53 2
Harbhajan Singh 10.0 0 50 0
Patel 7.0 0 44 0
Yuvraj Singh 10.0 0 44 2
Tendulkar 2.0 0 9 0
Kohli 1.0 0 6 0
Fall of wicket 40 Watson 110 Haddin 140 Clarke 150 M Hussey 190 White 245 Ponting
All of you who saw the last group match between India vs West Indies must have noticed the mixture of emotions both of the teams had when India easily won against West Indies to gain second position in their group leading them to play a nerve cracker against Australia in quarter finals of this ICC Cricket world cup 2011 this friday.
As much as Indian fans were happy of the win, they were equally worried for the knock out match of their home Indian team against the Aussies who had an unbeatable record of 34 straight wins in the world cup before going down to the greens in their last group match.
West Indies, on the other hand, despite being the runners up were happy because they knew they now have a great chance against the green shirts pakistan, known well for their inconsistent performance. I’m sure everyone will agree with me on this point that you could never ever put your hopes with the pakistan team. They always have equal chance of winning the match, no matter whether they play with Bangladesh or with Australia. So if Pakistan plays casually that day, It could bring west Indies golden chance for cruising past greens to reach the semi-final spot!
So the quarter final between India vs Aus this friday is going to be a real test of nerves for both the team. It would be difficult for Australian team to stand against the huge expected Indian crowd but the same would also trouble India because of the pressure and the high hopes they have for winning this world cup mainly due to being the host nation. This match would actually decide not only the cricketing talent but how much discipline and nerve power both the teams have to absorb this much high intensity crowd and situation to continue their journey for the Glory!