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 outstanding performances.
Flops of India-Australia match:
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (India):
Bhuvneshwar has been transforming into the best India opening bowler. His spell against West Indies showed his class. Even he couldn’t pick wickets like his career starting but has been containing runs. He proved out to be economical against Australia too where he just gave 7 runs in three over and picked up a wicket. If he hasn’t conceded a boundary of the first ball he bowled it could have been a repeat of his figures against West Indies.
Glenn Maxwell (Australia):
Glenn Maxwell is only consistent performer of Australian squad in this World T20. Against India, with the ball he conceded just 20 runs in his 4 over turning out economical along with a priced wicket of Suresh Raina. In the field he caught the catch of Yuvraj Singh at Long-off. Later with the bat he scored 23 but it was the top score of Australian line-up. He scored that 23 runs off just 12 balls And in which he smoked 3 sixes.
Amit Mishra (India):
Mishra has been a trump card for India in this World T20. He stands out with two man of the match performances in first two games. Later in the match against Bangladesh he picked up 3 wickets. Even versus Australia he proved out to a big match player. In the three over he bowled he conceded 13 runs and picked up two wickets dismissing Hodge and Haddin.
Yuvraj Singh (India):
This match could be marked as the comeback match of India’s best T20 player Yuvraj Singh returning to form with a responsible innings when all the other in-form players fell early, and Yuvraj once again proved that form is temporary and class is permanent. He scored 60 off just 43 balls which included 5 fours and 4 sixes. His partnership with Dhoni for 5th wicket was off 84 off just 7 over.
Ravi Ashwin (India):
Ashwin has been the strike bowler of India in this World T20.Including the match against Australia he picked up 7 wickets two less than Amit Mishra. Against Australia he showed his class picking up 4 wickets which included of the players like Finch, Warner and Maxwell. This performance gained him the consecutive Man of the match award in this World T20. In the previous game he got MOM against Bangladesh.