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What happened the last time India faced Australia in a T20 World Cup clash?

What happened the last time India faced Australia in a T20 World Cup clash?

The India vs Australia T20 World Cup 2024 match will be played on June 24 (Monday).

Team India are all set to face Australia in their final match of the T20 World Cup 2024 Super 8 stage. The Men in Blue are yet to be defeated in the ongoing T20 World Cup. On the other hand, the Aussies lost their previous match against Afghanistan. With the India vs Australia to be played on Monday, let us take a look at what happened when they last met in a T20 World Cup match.

India vs Australia T20 World Cup 2016

The Men in Blue took on Australia in a virtual knock out match in the 2016 T20 World Cup. The stakes were quite high as the winner of the match would have advanced to semi-finals. Played in Mohali, the toss went in the favour of the Aussies as they opted to have a bat first on a good batting track.

The opening duo of Usman Khawaja (26 runs) and Aaron Finch (43 runs) gave a flying start to the visitors. As a result, Australia reached the 50-run mark in just four overs. In reply, Ashish Nehra scalped the first wicket by sending back Khawaja. Indian spinners including Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuvraj Singh got the vital breakthroughs in the middle overs to put a break on Australia’s momentum.

Some crucial knocks from the likes of Glenn Maxwell (31 runs), Shane Watson (18 runs). James Faulkner (10 runs) and Peter Nevill (10 runs). meant that the Australian side post a respectable total of 160 runs in their allotted 20 overs.

India vs Australia highlights

Chase master at work

Chasing 161 to win, the Indian side got off to a poor start. India lost both their openers inside the field restrictions as both Rohit and Dhawan failed to get going. The situation got trickier when Watson scalped the wicket of Suresh Raina with India being reduced to 49/3. However, veteran Yuvraj Singh (21 runs) formed a crucial partnership with Virat Kohli (82 runs) as India reached the 100-run mark.

After the fall of Yuvraj, skipper MS Dhoni replaced him on the crease. The duo of Kohli and Dhoni formed a blistering partnership of 67 runs to get India past the winning the line.

Kohli was more of the aggressor between the two as he took on the Australian pacers. Thanks to his match winning knock, team India reached the semi-finals of 2016 T20 World Cup. The Indian maestro was also adjudged player of the match for his knock in a crunch India vs Australia T20 World Cup match.

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