The World Cup 2015 Journey ends for India

March 26, 2015 | 05:48 PM | 124 Views
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The journey of World Cup 2015 has ended with a heartbreaking defeat from the Aussies in the second semi-final at SCG. Australia will face co-hosts New Zealand in the ICC Cricket World Cup Final on Sunday after a dominating performance saw them beat India by 95 runs. Australia now has a chance to win it's fifth World Cup title in Melbourne at the weekend. Australia and India met on Thursday in Sydney with a place in the final against New Zealand at stake. The number one ranked One-Day International (ODI) team had an unprecedented record in 14 ODI's against India at the SCG, losing just once. With four World Cup titles for Australia and two for India, the stage was set for a tussle between two of cricket's all-time best. After opting to bat first, Australia lost opener David Warner in the fourth over. They weren't to be bogged down though, with the in-form Steve Smith, accompanied by Aaron Finch, taking Australia to 197 with a 150 run partnership. Smith scored 105 runs in just 93 balls before Umesh Yadav claimed his second wicket. The hosts then lost three wickets for just 51 runs as Glenn Maxwell ,Michael Clarke and Finch were taken out. James Faulkner and Mitchell Johnson added quick-fire runs to push the hosts to a record breaking total of 328 for 7 from their 50 overs, making them the first team to score over 300 hundred in a World Cup semifinal.

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