Steve Smith scored a sublime century as Australia proved too strong for the Indian outfit one last time on their prolonged tour, winning the semi-final by 95 runs at the Sydney Cricket Ground, to book a place in their seventh World Cup finals.
Australian captain Michael Clarke was all praise for his Indian counterpart MS Dhoni ahead of their World Cup semi-final on Thursday terming the latter as the reason behind the defending champion’s resurgence in the tournament.
Former Indian bowling coach Joe Dawes reckons that India will find it tough to replicate Pakistan pace bowler Wahab Riaz's spell against Australia when they play the semi-final on Thursday at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has expressed his desire to have a fast pitch at the Sydney Cricket Ground when his side takes on defending champions India in the World Cup semi-final on Thursday.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has reprimanded Australian Shane Watson and Pakistani Wahab Riaz for violating the ICC’s Code of Conduct during the World Cup quarter-final at the Adelaide Oval on Friday.