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India crush sorry Australia

India maintained their perfect record at the World Twenty20 with a thumping 73-run win over Australia in Dhaka.

Australia found out they were eliminated from the tournament just before the match, when Pakistan expectedly beat Bangladesh, but a terrible batting performance prevented them from gaining any consolation.

George Bailey's winless side were bowled out for 86 - with Ravichandran Ashwin taking 4-11 - after India had been restricted to a reachable 159 for seven.

Yuvraj Singh's 60 was the best of India’s batting performance, after they were sent in to bat for the first time in the tournament.

India had already sealed their progress to the semi-finals with three successive wins, which relied on their top order doing the bulk of the scoring, but they had to rebuild from 66 for four to set up the match.

Yuvraj did the majority of the recovery work, alongside skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni as they combined in an 84-run stand from 42 balls.

Yuvraj hit four sixes and five fours in his 43-ball innings - to press his claims for a place in the semi-final - but he and Dhoni both fell inside the final two overs during which India only added 12.

With Australia's powerful batting line-up, that target appeared well within their reach.

But they spectacularly collapsed, with David Warner and the in-form Glenn Maxwell the only batsmen inside the top six to reach double figures as Ashwin helped India to victory.

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