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M.S. Dhoni's selection of three spinners didn't work this time. And India were beaten convincingly by Australia. David Warner and Watson played havoc and just dispatched Indian bowlers to all parts of the ground and Dhoni has to think twice about his team in the next match. The Group II is one of the toughest ever one has seen. India has to play South Africa and Pakistan. India needs to win both the matches convincingly because if net run-rate comes into play, they can scrape through to the semifinals. The match was indeed a one-sided affair. This time, India was let down by its batsmen. The top-order batsmen failed to click and 140 (though seemed to be a good total) was not enough when Warner and Watson were at their best.

2220 hours Six overs, three to win. Ashwin into the attack. Maxwell on strike. Another defensive shot and no run. Maxwell cuts the ball and takes two runs and it is 140 for 1 and one run to win. It is a convincing victory for Australia. Maxwell plays it defensively and no run. Maxwell takes the single and it is Australian victory. It is indeed an emphatic victory for Australia.

2215 hours Yuvraj continues. Just 17 needed. Full toss from Yuvraj, Warner smashes the ball over the long-on boundary for a six and it is 130 for no loss. Good delivery from Yuvraj and Warner takes three runs and it is 133 for no loss. Australia needs 8 to win. Will it be a 10 wicket victory for Australia? Manoj Tiwary takes a sharp catch at covers and Watson is gone for 72 and Australia is 133 for one. Yuvraj's strike will be very late for India. Maxwell take a single off the first ball and it is 134 for one. Warner smashes the next ball through the mid-wicket boundary for a four and it is 138 for one. Three to win.

2208 hours Watson takes two runs off the next over and it is 114 for no loss. It is Rohit Sharma. Watson sweeps straight to Piyush Chawla and takes a single and it is 115 for no loss. Warner on 46, drives the ball through the cover fielder and takes three runs and it is is 118 for no loss. Warner moves to 49. and Watson on 67. Watson misses the full toss and plays it straight to deep mid wicket and takes a single and it is 119 for no loss. It is Warner's fifty and Australia races to 120 for no loss in 13th over. 21 more to get. Watson drives the next ball on the leg-side and the ball races to the boundary and it is 124 for no loss.

2205 hours Only 31 needed in 9 overs. One hopes Australia will finish it early i.e. within 15 overs. Yuvraj Singh into the attack. Dhoni is gambling all his bowlers around. Warner on strike. He is on 45. A good delivery from Yuvraj and Dhoni misses a catch. Warner plays it defensively and no run. A wild swish from Warner and misses it completely and no run. Warner plays it straight to the fielder and no run. Warner cuts the ball to the deep point fielder Harbhajan and takes a single and it is 111 for no loss. AT the end of the 12th over it is 112 for no loss. It is just two runs from this over from Yuvraj.

2203 hours Only 41 runs needed in 10 overs. Australia is on its way for a big win. Virat Kohli into the attack. Watson plays two defensive shots and no run. Watson drives the full toss straight down the ground for two more runs and it is 102 for no loss. The Indian spinner are not able to grip the ball due to dew factor. Another one from Watson and it is now straight down the ground for a six and it is 108 for no loss. Watson takes two runs quickely and it is 110 for no loss.

2157 hours Irfan Pathan into the attack to bowl his first over. Will he strike early? Watson plays a defensive shot and no run. Just 60 more runs to win in 10.5 overs. Watson smashes the next ball for another huge six and Australia races to 87 for no loss. Will it be Warner-Watson show? Let us wait and watch. Another one from Watson and nothing can stop this rampaging openers and Australia moves to 93 for no loss. It is fifty for Watson in quick time (i.e. 28 balls) and Australia reaches 97 for no loss in the 10th over itself. Warner plays the next ball to the thirdman and takes two runs and it is 99 for no loss. I hope Australia wants to finish this match in quick time. Watson takes a single off the last ball of 10th over and it is 100 for no loss.

2155 hours Harbhajan continues. Warner on strike. Good ball from Bhajji and no run. Warner hits the ball between the mid-wicket and long-on for a huge six and Australia races to 73 for no loss. Another one from Warner. This time over the mid-wicket and it is a huge one and Australia moves rapidly to 79 for no loss. Warner takes a single and it is 80 for no loss. WAtson pulls the next ball and takes a single and it is 81 for no loss. Watson on 34 and Warner on 45. At the end of 9 overs it is 81 for no loss.

2150 hours Piyush Chawla into the attack. He also bowled beautifully against England. Watson pulls the first ball over the mid-wicket boundary for another six and Australia moves to 59 for no loss. Watson cuts the ball to the deep cover fielder and takes a single and it is 60 for no loss. Warner plays defensively and no run. Warner cuts the ball through the point and takes a single and it is 61 for no loss. Watson watchfully plays the next ball defensively and no run. Watson lifts the ball straight down the ground for another six of the over and it is 67 for no loss at the end of 8 overs.

2145 hours The end of the power play overs. We will have to watch out how Dhoni shuffles his bowlers. Harbhajan into the attack. Warner cuts the ball straight to the deep cover fielder and takes a single and it is 48 for no loss. Harbhajan bowled beautifully against England taking four wickets. Watson plays the second ball defensively and no run. Watson pulls the ball straight to the deep mid-wicket fielder (Chawla) and takes a single and it is 49 for no loss. Warner puts the ball between mid-wicket and long-on for a four and fifty for Australia, it is 53 for no loss. Warner plays the next ball straight to the point fielder and no run. Good ball from Harbhajand to end the over and it is 53 for no loss.

2142 hours Zaheer continues his third over. Warner on strike. Warner smashes through the cover for four and runs are coming thick and fast for Australians and moves on to 42 for no loss. A loud shout for an LBW. the ball cuts in sharply and the ball might have just missed the leg stump and Warner survives. Good bowling from Zaheer. Warner plays straight to the mid-off fielder and no run. Warner smashes the next ball over the cover for a boundary and it is 46 for no loss. Two boundaries in this over and still two balls to go. Beautiful delivery from Zaheer, Warner just drives the ball to the mid-on fielder and takes a single and it is 47 for no loss. Another loud shout for LBW and this Watson survives.

2137 hours Ashwin continues his third over. It is a wide and Australia moves to 23 for no loss. Warner plays the next ball and takes a single, it is 24 for no loss. Watson plays it straight to the mid-on fielder and no run. Watson sweeps the next ball for a big six and it is 30 no loss. Watson plays it straight to the fielder, no run. Watson cuts the ball through the vacant third-man and Zaheer fields, it is two runs 32 for no loss. Again a short ball from Ashwin and Watson smashes over the mid-wicket for another six. Australia moves to 38 for no loss.

2133 hours Zaheer continues. Warner cuts the ball through the point and it is a boundary and Australia moves to 21 for no loss. Warner plays the next ball defensively and no run. Wonderful short ball from Zaheer and Warner misses the ball and no run. Warner cuts the ball over the point fielder and takes a single and it is 22 for no loss. A good ball from Zaheer. Watson plays the next ball defensively and no run. Loud shout for LBW but the ball just misses the leg stump and at the end of four overs it is 22 for no loss.

2130 hours Ashwin continues. Warner plays the ball through the mid-wicket and takes a single and Australia moves to 14 for no loss. Warner plays the ball on the on-side and no run. Straight ball from Ashwin and no run. Warner plays the next ball defensively and no run. Warner makes room and drives the ball through the cover and takes three runs and it is 17 for no loss.Watson sweeps the ball and no run At the end of three overs it is 17 for no loss.

2125 hours Zaheer into the attack and Watson plays it through cover and takes two runs and it is 11 for no loss. A wide delivery from Zaheer and it is 12 for no loss. A good delivery from Zaheer and Watson plays it defensively and it is 12 for no loss. Watson plays it straight to mid-off and no run. Beautiful delivery from Zaheer and the ball just misses the bat and through to Dhoni. Watson takes a single off the fifth ball and it is 13 for no loss. The big-striking Warner on strike. Another wonderful delivery and Warner underedges the ball and no run. At the end of second over it is 13 for no loss.

Ashwin to bowl his fourth ball of the Australian innings. Play begins. Warner on strike. Warner smashes the next ball down the ground for another four and it is 9 for no loss. Indians has to strike early. Warner cuts the fifth ball straight to the point fielder. At the end of the first over it is 9 for no loss.

The Indian captain M.S. Dhoni leads his side on the field and the play is about to being in a short while. The umpires are back and the Australian openers are now coming into the ground.

The sky is opening up and the rain has stopped play now. Oh God the groundstaff are coming and going. Now the ground staff have removed the covers and one hopes play will start soon. Virat Kohli and Zaheer Khan are near the pitch and having a discussion. It is a magnificent sight with the covers being removed. Wait for some more time for the match to restart.

2115 hours Watson plays the first ball straight to the fielder. Watson takes an easy single and it is 1 for no loss. Warner on strike. If Warner gets going it will tough for India to restrict the Australians? Warner smashes the first ball through the covers for a boundary and it is 5 for no loss. It is raining now at Colombo and the umpires called for the covers and the players are scurrying out of the ground. The covers are up. It is raining heavily now in Colombo. Will there be a revised total or ..... Let us wait and watch.

Yes it is Ashwin opens the bowling.

The Australian innings is about to begin. Will M.S. Dhoni begins with his spinners at the start of the match?

We will continue the live updates once the Australian chase begins.

At the end of 20 overs, India made exactly 140 for seven. Australia should have to get 141 at over 7 per over. Can Indian spinners pull it off against the mighty Australian batting?

2059 hours Last over of the Indian innings. Raina on strike. Shane Watson to bowl the final over. He has given 23 runs but took 2 wickets in his three overs. Will it be 140 or less? Raina smashes the first ball between the long-on and mid-wicket for a boundary and it is 133 for six. Raina taps the next ball for another boundary and it is 137 for six. 8 runs off the first two balls. Will it be 140 plus? Raina lifts the next ball straight the long-off fielder (Maxwell) and Raina is out for 26 and it is 137 for seven. Three more balls to go and Harbhajan comes in. Ashwin faces the fourth ball of Watson's final over. Ashwin cuts the ball straight to third-man and takes a single and it is 138 for seven. Harbhajan smashes the ball straight to the long-on fielder and takes a single and it is 139 for seven. Final ball of the Indian innings. Ashwin faces, taps the ball and takes a single and India finishes at 140 for seven.

2055 hours Two more overs to go. Will India reach 140 plus, we will wait and watch. Pat Cummins bowls the 19th over. Raina taps the ball on the on-side and takes a single and it is 125 for six. Ashwin tries to hit the ball over the fine-leg but misses it completely and the ball goes through to the keeper. Ashwin hits the next ball straight to deep mid-wicket fielder and takes a single and it is 126 for 6. A wild swish from Raina and the batsmen goes for two byes and it is 128 for 6. Really bad fielding from the Australians. Raina pulls the next ball straight to deep mid-wicket and takes a single and it is 129 for six. At the end of the 19th over it is 129 for six.

2049 hours Starc to bowl the 18th over. A good yorker and Raina negotiates it and India remains at 115 for 6. A wide one from Starc and Raina plays it straight to the sweeper cover and takes a single and it is 116 for 6. Ashwin smashes the next ball straight over the mid-wicket boundary for a huge six, India moves to 122 for 6. Another wild swish from Ashwin and misses it completely and through to the keeper. Another beautiful shot from Ashwin and the ball falls short of Hogg and batsmen runs two and it is 124 for 6. At the end of the 18th over it is 124 for six.

2045 hours Four overs to go. Christian into the attack. Raina lifts the first ball straight down the ground for a boundary and it is 108 for 6. Raina cuts the next ball straight to the sweeper cover and takes a single and it is 109 for 6. Ashwin's wild swish and the ball goes through to the keeper. Ashwin cuts the ball to the point boundary and it is another four and India moves to 113 for 6. Ashwin plays it straight to the ground and takes a single nd it is 114 for 6. Ten runs off the over. Raina plays the last ball straight to the long-off fielder and takes a single and it is 115 for 6.

2038 hours Five overs remaining and it remains to be seen whether India can reach the magic total of 150. These two batsmen are capable of hitting big sixes. It is Cummins into the attack. He bowled beautifully taking 1 for 10 in his two overs. Rains cuts the ball and takes a single and it is 102 for five. No run off the next ball and it is 102 for five. Dhoni pulls the next ball to the deep mid-wkcet and takes two runs and it is 104 for five. No run off the fourth ball of the 16th overs and the score remains at 104 for five. Dhoni plays straight to the cover fielder (Bailey) and it is a big wicket, Cummins strikes. Dhoni is out and it is 104 for six. R. Ashwin comes in next.

2035 hours Hogg comes into the attack. Raina plays it straight piercing the fielder and the mid-off fieldsman for a boundary and it is 95 for five. A powerful punch from Raina. Raina dabs the next ball on the leg-side and takes a single and it is 96 for five. Dhoni plays the next ball straight to the cover fielder and no run. A wide one and it is four and bonus for India and reaches 100. India moves to 101 for five. The ball beats the wicket-keeper and races to the boundary. A beautiful delivery from Hogg and Dhoni misses it completely and it is 101 for five. Dhoni cuts the next ball straight to the point fielder and no run. At the end of 15 overs it is 101 for five.

2030 hours Shane Watson into the attack. Dhoni plays it straight to mid-off and no run. Dhoni pulls the next ball through the mid-wicket for a boundary and it is 89 for five. A short one and Dhoni played it beautifully. Outside the off stump and Dhoni leaves it to the keeper. Dhoni plays the next ball straight to the third-man and India moves to 90 for five. Around 150 or 160 is a good total to defend. Raina taps the ball on the legs-side and takes a single, it is 91 for five. At the end of 14 overs it is 91 for five (Dhoni on 13 and Raina on 2).

2025 hours Hogg comes in and Raina takes a single off the first ball and it is 79 for five. Dhoni plays the next ball straight to the fielder and no run. It is a wide and it is 80 for five. Dhoni plays wrong one from Hogg and the ball beats the third man and it is a boundary, India moves to 84 for five. A defensive shot from Dhoni and no run. Dhoni takes a single playing it to the long-off and it is 85 for five. No run off the last ball of 13th over and it is 85 for five.

2020 hours Raina comes in next. Much depends on this pair of Rohit and Raina. Starc comes into the attack and straightaway strikes off the first ball. Rohit is clean bowled by Starc. The ball cuts in sharply and Rohit missed the ball completely and the timber is rattled. India in dire straits at 74 for five. India now depends on the captain M.S. Dhoni and Raina to take them out of this situation. Both the players are good finishers. Let us wait and watch. Dhoni leaves the first ball he faced through to the keeper and it is 74 for five. Dhoni plays the next ball through the cover and takes a single. It is 75 for five. Raina plays the next ball straight to cover and no run. Raina cuts the next ball and takes a single and it is 76 for five. Dhoni plays it to the third-man and takes two runs and it is 78 for five at the end of 12 overs.

2015 hours Shane Watson into the attack. He gave 13 runs off his first over. Yuvraj lifts the ball straight to the deep mid-wicket fielder (Maxwell) and he is out. Shane Watson strikes off his first ball of his new spell and it is dangerous Yuvraj and India loses another wicket and it is 70 for three. Rohit Sharma comes in next. Irfan Pathan plays the next ball, the ball just misses the stumps and Irfan takes two runs and it is is 72 for three. No run off the next ball and the score remains at 72 for three. Irfan pulls the next ball straight to Maxwell and takes a single and it is 73 for three. Rohit takes a quick single off the next ball and it is 74 for three. Watson strikes once again, Irfan taps the next ball and White takes a brilliant catch and India in dire straits at 74 for four at the end of 11 overs.

2011 hours Maxwell into the attack. Jumps out of the crease, Irfan plays it straight to the long-on fielder for a single and it is 67 for 2. Yuvraj takes a single and it is 68 for 2. Irfan tries to pull the ball but misses it and it is 68 for two. Irfan plays a lofted shot and takes a single and it is 69 for two. Yuvraj plays it straight to long-on and takes a single and it is 70 for two. At the end of 10 overs India remains at 70 for two.

2007 hours Irfan on 25 and Yuvraj on 1. Hogg continues. Yuvraj plays the first ball and it falls short of the short cover fielder. Yuvraj plays straight to the fielder and no run. Full toss from Hogg and Yuvraj plays between the mid-wicket and long-on fielder for a boundary and it is 64 for two. Good ball from Hogg, Yuvraj plays it defensively, no run. Yuvraj plays the next ball to the long-on fielder for a single and it is 65 for 2. Irfan takes a quick single off the last ball and at the end of 9 over it is 66 for two.

2000 hours Another change in the bowling it is Pat Cummins. Kohli plays the first ball defensively and the score remains at 56 for one. Good delivery from Cummins. Kohli tries to lift the ball over the mid-wicket but got a thick edge and Christian at the long-off takes a good catch and India loses the second wicket and it is 56 for two. Yuvraj Singh comes in next. Cummins is bowling beautifully now. Much depends on Yuvraj Singh. Irfan plays the next ball through the point fielder and takes two runs and it is 58 for 2. Ifran plays the next ball for a single and the ball hits on the top of the bat and hard chance for Australia. and it is 59 for two. Yuvraj plays his first ball and a good short ball from Cummins which was left alone by the batsman and through to the keeper. A good over from Cummins. Yuvraj taps the last ball and takes a single and it is 60 for two.

1958 hours India is making a steady progress after the wicket of Gambhir. Brad Hogg comes into the attack. Irfan Pathan sweeps the first ball for a boundary and it is 54 for one. Irfan taps the next ball for a single and it is 55 for one (Irfan on 22 and Kohli on 14). Kohli pulls the next ball to the deep mid-wicket fielder and takes a single and it is 56 for one. Appeals for an LBW but the ball just misses the leg-stump and going away. Irfan survives. Another shout but this time also the ball just misses the leg-stump and once again Irfan survives. At the end of 7 overs it is 56 for one.

1955 hours Kohli takes a single off the Christian's over and it is 43 for one. Kohli on 9 and Irfan on 15. Irfan plays it straight the long-on and takes a single and it is 44 for one. Kohli takes a single off the third ball of the sixth over and it is 45 for one. Irfan plays it wide of the fine-leg fielder and takes a single and it is 46 for one. Kohli down the wicket and plays through the cover fielder for a boundary and it's 50 for India in the sixth over. At the end of the six overs it is 50 for one.

1950 hours Shane Watson into the attack. Kohli plays the first ball and takes a single and it is 30 for one. Irfan lifts the next ball over the long-on boundary and it is first six for India and moves to 36 for one. Irfan plays straight to the mid-wicket fielder and no run. Irfan taps the next ball through to the deep mid-wicket fielder and takes a single and it is 37 for one. Kohli plays it on the on-side and takes a single and it is 38 for one. Making room for himself and Irfan lifts the next ball over the point and it is a four and good over for India. India moves to 42 for one after five overs.

1945 hours Now the in-form batsman Virat Kohli comes in. He is in sublime form. Starc continues and Irfan takes a single and it is 22 for one. Kohli plays the first ball he faces through the point for a boundary and it is 26 for one. Opens the face of the bat and taps the ball through point. Kohli takes a quick single off the next ball and it is 27 for one. Ifran pulls the next ball straight to the mid-wicket fielder for a single and it is 28 for one. Kohli pulls straight to the mid-on fielder Brad Hogg and no run. Beautifully played by Kohli and takes a quick single playing it wide of Hogg and it is 29 for one after four overs.

1939 hours Patt Cummins into the attack. Irfan plays it wide of long-off and takes a single and it is 16 for no loss. Gambhir just taps the ball through the fine-leg for a boundary and it is 20 for no loss. It is the third boundary for Gambhir. Plays the third ball defensively and the score remains at 20 for no loss. Gambhir cuts the next ball straight to the point fielder and no run. Gambhir makes room and cuts the ball to the third man for a single and it is 21 for no loss. Irfan takes a quick single and Cummins just kicks the ball to the stumps and they appeal. Gambhir is out and it is 21 for one after three overs and Gambhir is run-out for 17. A needless single at this stage of the match as Gambhir is playing beautifully.

1935 hours Irfan facing Mitchell Starc. Takes a single off the first ball and it is 9 for no loss. Head to head in T20 internationals India 3 and Australia 3. Gambhir takes a single off the second ball and it is 10 for no loss. Irfan plays defensively and score remains at 10 for no loss. Irfan tries to pull the ball but misses it and takes a quick leg-bye and it is 11 for no loss. Gambhir cuts the next ball through the point for a boundary and it is 15 for no loss. Gambhir cuts the last ball off the second over straight to the point fielder.

1930 hours Gambhir is on strike with Glenn Maxwell, the off-spinner opens the bowling. So it is spin rightaway by Australia, but Indians are very good players of spin. Let us wait and see. Gambhir drives the first ball through the cover for a couple and it is 2 for no loss. Gambhir cuts the next ball straight to point fielder. The ball is skidding through the surface which is good news for India. Gambhir drives the third ball through the cover for a boundary and it is 6 for no loss. Gambhir takes a single off the fourth ball and it is 7 for no loss. Irfan takes strike for the first time in this match. Irfan takes a quick leg-bye of the sixth ball and it is 8 for no loss at the end of first over.

And it is final now, it is Gambhir and Irfan open for India.

The national anthems of both the teams are played now.

The final eleven are

Australia team

DA Warner, SR Watson, MEK Hussey, CL White, GJ Bailey, GJ Maxwell, MS Wade, DT Christian, GB Hogg, PJ Cummins, MA Starc

India team

G Gambhir, V Kohli, SK Raina, Yuvraj Singh, RG Sharma, MS Dhoni, IK Pathan, R Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, PP Chawla, Z Khan

We have to wait for the national anthem.

One hopes India will open with Gambhir and Irfan as in the earlier game against England.

So, as expected, M.S. Dhoni is playing three regular spinners in Harbhajan, Ashwin and Chawla. Yuvraj and Raina can chip in with their off-spinners.

The two captains are in the middle and all set for the toss. George Bailey to spin the coin. India have won the toss and decides to bat first. Dinda and Balaji are out with Ashwin and Zaheer replacing them. No place for Sehwag.

Now let us wait for the toss.

India has to take wickets as David Warner, Shane Watson and Michael Hussey are in tremendous form. On the other hand, India has capable bowlers in Harbhajan, Balaji, Irfan and Ashwin. Let us wait and see whether Dhoni opts for 6 batsmen and five bowlers or 7 batsmen and four bowlers.

Let us hope there will be a cracker of a contest on the cards. The same pitch will be used for this game also. On seeing the trend of the previous match, the pitch expects to turn and it will be a balanced pitch. The team winning the toss will obviously elect to bat first and put a reasonable total on the board and defend it.

India in the group stage won both the matches against Afghanistan and England. Australia won their matches against West Indies and Ireland.

The first match in this Group was played between Pakistan and South Africa. Pakistan won the match by 2 wickets. South Africa opting to bat first scored 133 for six in their quota of 20 overs. Pakistan on the other hand huffed and puffed the low total to win by two wickets with two balls to spare.

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