In a dead rubber Group-A encounter between India and Australia in 2014 ICC World Twenty20, India won the match comfortably by 73 runs. We shall look at the players during this match who made a huge impact over the game with their poor performances which costs their team.
Flops of India-Australia match:
George Bailey (Australia):
Australian captain had a bad day in field. He had done well with winning the toss and restricting India to marginal over par score with his captaincy. But he couldn’t perform well with bat as he was dismissed for just 8. He came in to bat when his team was 44/4 he tried to stay but with require run rate increasing he smashed a six over Jadeja but he next ball he was dismissed trying for another shot.
Rohit Sharma (India):
Rohit Sharma has been always in news for his consistency. With a great sheer talent he never uses properly, but if he does he scores big. Having passing through a good form scoring back to back fifty in this World T20 he recorded his first failure. Against Australia he fell cheaply scoring just 5 runs. He smashed the first ball for four of Hodge but tried to hit over the top he failed and got an outside edge fell straight into hands of fielder. In the field he took a brilliant catch which may satisfy him.
Suresh Raina (India):
Suresh Raina looked like finding some form back after been removed from the team. He came back well with some good performances in warm up games and versus Pakistan. But he couldn’t make over an opportunity against Australia as he was sent back for just 6. Even with the ball he turned out be expensive conceding 16 runs in the only over he bowled.
Aaron Finch (Australia):
Finch was the one of the expected players to star in this World T20. So he did against Pakistan and got a start against West Indies. But he failed in the game against India. He ended scoring just 6 runs of 11 balls he faced, of which the first ball he scored a boundary. And later was been dismissed trying to move on with required rate.
Shane Watson (Australia):
Recognized as one of the best All-Rounder of the game and devastating hitter, Shane Watson has failed in this World T20 with both bat and ball. His failure continued against India where he failed with bat scoring just a run when his team needed him. With this his runs tally in this tournament became 7 runs. Earlier he failed with the ball proving expensive, conceding 36 in his four over, which could have been even worse as his last over went for just 7 runs.