Despite everybody’s wish to restrain Australia to below 300-mark, Indian bowlers failed to realize the need and proved that they are the same team that was repeatedly defeated by the host team in the Tri-Series.
The time taken to get a second wicket proved too difficult for India that the host team could easily make it from 200 to 300 and reached 328 in quick succession despite losing wickets after the 40th over.
In 50 overs, Australia made 329 runs, more than impressive in the World Cup leaving a huge task ahead for India. Under pressure, India may reckon the huge burden and it remains to be seen when it cracks.
Earlier, Australia won the toss and chose to bat first in the crucial second World Cup semifinal match being played at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday.
If India wins, then it will face the other host of the cup, New Zealand, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.
Australia: 1 David Warner, 2 Aaron Finch, 3 Steven Smith, 4 Michael Clarke (capt), 5 Shane Watson, 6 Glenn Maxwell, 7 Brad Haddin (wk), 8 James Faulkner, 9 Mitchell Johnson, 10 Mitchell Starc, 11 Josh Hazlewood.
India:RG Sharma, S Dhawan, V Kohli, A Rahane, S Raina, MS Dhoni* (wk), R Jadeja, R Ashwin, M Shami, M Sharma, U Yadav.