India won the match by six wickets, thanks to Virat Kohli’s heroics. Chasing a modest target of 160 runs, India looked shaky at the start, but once Kohli was set there was no looking back.
The pitch in PCA has been changed to a spin friendly surface upon the request of BCCI, as India will take on Australia in a crucial Pool B match on March 27, 2016.
Australia wins the toss and bats first. Both teams are unchanged.
The most powerful cricket governing body in the world is trying hard to leave no chance behind so that India will beat the Kangaroos and thus enter the semi-final lineup of the T20 World Cup.
According to reports, the pitch which was ready earlier was similar to the one used in Australia – Pakistan match. But India, who were unhappy about it, requested for a change, and now, a turning surface has been selected which will provide the hosts an upper hand.
Earlier, hosts have done the same kind of surface change in the match against New Zealand, but the move misfired as Kiwi spinners tore apart the Indian batting lineup.
Both India and Australia will be delivering their best in this encounter, as it will provide them the entry for the semifinals. Australia has regained their momentum in their previous outing against Pakistan. Key players Shane Watson and Steven Smith showed their full fury on that day, and it will offer an additional mental mileage to the side.
The live streaming of the game will begin at 07.30 PM in the official website of Star Sports. To watch the game on TV, you can tune into Star Sports (Indian subcontinent), PTV Sports (Pakistan) and Fox Sports (Australia).
On the other hand, India’s last match against Bangladesh was very much competitive. Dhoni and his men won the crucial match in the last ball, and this show revealed all the weaknesses of the team.
In all probabilities, the game which will be played today will be an open clash, and it is quite difficult to predict the favorites. As the pitch is suitable for spinners, the team who win the toss will most likely bat first.
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