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India is in the semifinals, Australia's fate depends on the Bangladesh-Afghanistan match.

To keep their hopes of reaching the semifinals alive, today's Super Eight match against India in St. Lucia was crucial for Australia. In such an important match, after India posted 205 runs for 5 wickets, Australia responded with aggressive batting. However, they couldn't keep up and finished their innings at 181 for 7 in 20 overs. With a 24-run victory, India secured their spot in the semifinals as the Group 1 champions and will face England. Mostbet

From Group 1, Rohit Sharma's team advanced to the semifinals with 6 points by winning all 3 of their matches. Australia, with 4 points from 2 wins out of 3 matches, stands second in this group. Australia's fate now depends on the result of the Bangladesh-Afghanistan match, which will start at 6:30 AM Bangladesh time today in Kingstown. If Afghanistan wins, Australia will be eliminated from the tournament. Similarly, if Bangladesh wins by a large margin, Mitchell Marsh's team might also be eliminated.

In their chase, Australia lost David Warner (6) on the sixth ball of Arshdeep Singh's over, but Mitchell Marsh and Travis Head kept up the scoring pace. After 6 overs of the powerplay, Australia was 65 for 1. Marsh scored 37 off 28 balls with 2 sixes and 3 fours before getting out in the ninth over, but Head continued his aggressive batting. The 81-run partnership off 48 balls between Marsh and Head for the second wicket put Australia on the path to victory. Head reached his fifty off just 24 balls.

In the last 10 overs, Australia needed 107 runs to win. Glenn Maxwell was dismissed by Kuldeep Yadav's spin in the 14th over after scoring 19 off 12 balls. In the next over, Marcus Stoinis (2) got out, tipping the match slightly in India's favor. With 4 wickets in hand, Australia needed 65 runs in the last 5 overs.

The match slipped away from Australia gradually from this point. India's pacers Arshdeep and Jasprit Bumrah deserve credit for this. Arshdeep gave away only 7 runs in the 16th over, putting Australia under pressure. Bumrah took advantage in the next over, getting Head, who had scored 76 off 43 balls with 4 sixes and 9 fours, caught out. Three balls later, in the 18th over, Arshdeep dismissed Matthew Wade (1) on the first ball. Although Tim David hit a four and a six in this over, he was out on the fifth ball. Arshdeep's over, conceding 14 runs but taking two crucial wickets, was crucial.

In the last 2 overs, Australia needed 39 runs to win. Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins couldn't achieve this tough target. Bumrah conceded 10 runs in the 19th over. In the final over, bowled by Hardik Pandya, Starc and Cummins couldn't chase the required 29 runs.

India's innings, after losing the toss, was powered by captain Rohit Sharma. After 5 overs, India was at 52 for 1, with Rohit scoring 50 off just 19 balls! When Rohit was dismissed at 11.2 overs, India's score was 127 for 3, with Rohit contributing 92 off 41 balls. He set the record for the fastest fifty in this T20 World Cup. After Virat Kohli (0 off 5 balls) was dismissed by Josh Hazlewood in the second over, Rohit took charge.

In Mitchell Starc's third over, India scored 29 runs, with Rohit alone scoring 28 off 4 sixes and 1 four. This was Starc's most expensive over for Australia. Rohit's innings, decorated with 8 sixes and 7 fours, ended when he was bowled by Starc's yorker. Rohit and Rishabh Pant had an 85-run partnership off 38 balls for the second wicket, with Pant contributing 15 off 15 balls and Rohit 70 off 24 balls.

Even after Rohit's departure, India's run rate didn't slow down. This was due to the 32-run partnership off 19 balls between Suryakumar Yadav and Shivam Dube for the fourth wicket, followed by a 35-run partnership off 25 balls between Hardik Pandya and Dube for the fifth wicket. Among Australian bowlers, only Hazlewood was able to contain the Indian batsmen effectively HOLİGANBET .

Brief Scores:

India: 205/5 in 20 overs (Rohit 92, Suryakumar 31, HOLİGANBET Güncel Giriş Dube 28, Pandya 27, Pant 15; Hazlewood 1/14, Starc 2/45, Stoinis 2/56, Zampa 0/41)

Australia: Jojobet 181/7 in 20 overs (Head 76, Marsh 37, Maxwell 20, Jojobet giriş David 15, Cummins 11*; Arshdeep 3/37, Kuldeep 2/24, Axar 1/21, Bumrah 1/29, Jadeja 0/17)

Result: India won by 24 runs.

Man of the Match: Rohit Sharma (India).

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