World Cup 2015: India vs Australia in 5 milestones1 min read . Updated: 26 Mar 2015, 08:43 PM IST
Australia's perfect semifinal record and the bane of a 300-plus target in semfinals
Australia won Thursday’s World Cup semifinal against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground by 95 runs and managed to book their berth in the final versus New Zealand, to be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.
Here are five milestones from the India-Australia match:
1. 6-0: Australia’s win-loss record in world cup semifinals. This was also the first world cup semifinal between these teams. Previous world cup knockout stage matches have produced one win apiece (Australia won the 2003 final, India a quarterfinal in 2011). Australia has now won its last 13 completed one-day Internationals on home soil.
2. India’s loss ensured that a 300-plus target has never been chased down in a world cup knockout match. India, however, have chased down 300 runs or more 15 times in ODIs (no other team has done it more than eight times), but never in a world cup.
3. Australia’s 328/7 is the highest score by a team in a world cup semifinal. The previous highest was from the other semifinal on Tuesday, when New Zealand scored 299 for a win against South Africa.
4. Umesh Yadav is the only Indian bowler to have taken four wickets in the knockout stages of a world cup match. He has done it twice.
5. Steven Smith now has 11 scores of 50 or more in ODIs and Australia have a 100% win record when he does this.
With inputs from AFP