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India Beats Australia to Reach T20 World Cup 2024 Semi-Finals


ICC World Cup  •  25 Jun, 2024  •  33,047 Views  •  ⭐ 4.3

Written by Shivani Chourasia


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India's victory against Australia in the T20 World Cup 2024 has catapulted them into the semi-finals. The decisive performance by Rohit Sharma, coupled with a strategic team effort, led India to dominate their Super Eight matches. Meanwhile, Australia's chances of advancing now hinge on other results. This blog dissects the crucial moments and key players that defined this thrilling encounter.

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Rohit Sharma's Stellar Performance

IND v AUS, Super 8: India storm into semifinal after Rohit Sharma hunts  down Australia - India Today
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India’s success can largely be attributed to the exceptional batting of Rohit Sharma. With an outstanding 92 runs, Sharma showcased his commitment to an aggressive style of play. His performance has been a cornerstone for India, earning them a spot in the semi-finals against England in Guyana. Sharma’s innings, featuring 76 boundary runs, forced Australia into errors and set an almost insurmountable target. His relentless approach and precision in shot selection left Australia struggling to contain him.

A Day of Record-Breaking Scores

IND vs AUS, WC final 2023: Travis Head hits 5th ODI hundred, takes game  away from India - BusinessToday
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On a bright morning in St Lucia, India set a formidable total of 205 for 5, built on broken records and strategic gameplay. Rohit’s aggressive batting and Australia’s subsequent blunders created a challenging target. Despite Travis Head’s notable effort, Australia now depends on Bangladesh to keep their semi-final hopes alive by defeating Afghanistan later in the day. The team’s performance was a collective effort, with each player contributing to the scoreboard and the overall strategy.

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Rohit's Explosive Start

IND vs AUS HIGHLIGHTS, T20 World Cup 2024: Rohit Sharma Leads From The  Front As India Set Up Semifinal With England With 24-Run Win Over Australia
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The day started dramatically for Rohit Sharma. On November 19, he faced disappointment, but on June 24, he transformed that pain into a powerful innings. After Virat Kohli was dismissed for a duck, Sharma unleashed a flurry of runs against Mitchell Starc, scoring 50 off just 19 balls by the fifth over. His rapid half-century was the lowest score at which an individual player had reached fifty in T20Is where ball-by-ball data is available. This aggressive start set the tone for the rest of the innings and provided a solid foundation for India’s total.

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