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IND Vs AUS: India secures spot in semifinals after comprehensive 24-run victory over Australia in Super 8 stage

In a turbulent chase where momentum swung like a pendulum at St Lucia, it was India who punched their tickets into the semi-final with a comprehensive win

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Shefali Kohli -- June 25th 2024 08:32 AM
IND Vs AUS: India secures spot in semifinals after comprehensive 24-run victory over Australia in Super 8 stage

IND Vs AUS: India secures spot in semifinals after comprehensive 24-run victory over Australia in Super 8 stage

India beats Australia by 24 runs: In a thrilling encounter at the T20 World Cup 2024, India secured a spot in the semifinals after a comprehensive 24-run victory over Australia in the Super 8 stage at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet, St. Lucia on Monday. 

The match, held at a packed stadium, witnessed a brilliant performance by Rohit Sharma, whose masterful batting display guided India to a decisive win.


Rohit Sharma's swashbuckling 92 followed by Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav's influential spells along with Axar Patel's one-handed stunner sealed a 24-run win for India against Australia and sealed their berth in the semi-final of the ongoing T20 World Cup.

In a turbulent chase where momentum swung like a pendulum at St Lucia, it was India who punched their tickets into the semi-final with a comprehensive win. The Rohit Sharma-led side will face England in the semi-final at Providence Stadium, in Guyana on June 27

Recapping the match, Australia won the toss and decided to bowl against India.

Rohit Sharma (32 runs from 41 balls, 7 fours and 8 sixes) played a stupendous knock at a strike rate of 224.39. Rohit's captain's knock helped India to put 205/5 on the scoreboard in the first inning.

Suryakumar Yadav (31 runs from 16 balls, 3 fours and 2 sixes) and Hardik Pandya (27* runs from 17 balls, 1 four and 2 sixes) played a supporting role and gave a solid target.


Mitchell Starc and Marcus Stoinis led the Aussie bowling attack after both of them picked up two wickets each in their respective spells.

During the run chase, Travis Head (76 runs from 43 balls, 9 fours and 4 sixes) played a dangerous knock but Jasprit Bumrah removed the Aussie opener in the 17th. Mitchell Marsh (37 runs from 28 balls, 3 fours and 2 sixes) also tried his best to chase the 206-run target but fell short in front of the Indian bowling attack.

Arshdeep Singh led the Indian bowling attack after he picked up three wickets in his four-over spell and helped India to win the match by 24 runs.

India skipper Rohit Sharma was named the Player of the Match after his stupendous knock in the first inning

India's 24-run victory over Australia in the Super 8 stage of the T20 World Cup 2024 was a testament to their all-round capabilities. Rohit Sharma's stellar batting and the bowlers' disciplined performance have ensured India's place in the semifinals, bringing them one step closer to World Cup glory.

Brief score: India 205/5 (Rohit Sharma 92, Suryakumar Yadav 31; Mitchell Starc 2/45) vs Australia 181/7 (Travis Head 76; Arshdeep Singh 3-37, Kuldeep Yadav 2-24).

- With inputs from agencies

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