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India won by 8 wickets
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That's all from our end today though. For this game anyway. You can still follow all the action from the Sri Lanka-Ireland game right here. For now though, this is Habil Ahmed signing off on behalf of the duo of Shashwat Kumar and Pratyush Rohra, who did most of the heavy lifting in today's game. Goodbye and stay safe!
From India's point of view, they will want to carry this momentum forward and get off to a flying start in a highly-anticipated fixture against cross-border rivals Pakistan. Historically, that's a fixture that has favoured the Men in Blue in terms of the World Cup. But in a match like this, you never know!

For Australia, though, it's time to go back to the drawing board and figure out what they need fix with it all on the line in just a few days' time. Grouped with the likes of defending champs West Indies and former champions in England, Australia would need to pick themselves up and bring their A-game if they are to make it to the final four in the tournament.
India started on the front foot, and haven't really looked back since. From the moment Ravichandran Ashwin picked up a couple of wickets in his very first over, you'd have backed the Indians to come away with this game. And deliver they did!

Be it Rohit's well-compiled 60 at the top of the order or Suryakumar Yadav's comfort playing all around the ground during his unbeaten 37, it's been a positive outing for the team that would have been hosts if not for these Covid-ravaged times. 

But batting isn't all that Virat Kohli's (Rohit Sharma's for today though) men will feel positive about after this game. Ashwin's two aforementioned wickets, economical spells by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Rahul Chahar and the potential second coming of a certain right-arm quick from years gone by as India's sixth bowler will all be seen as a positive for the Indian team ahead of an important World Cup campaign in their eyes.

As far as the Aussies are concerned though, they did have a couple of bright spots in what was mostly a disappointing performance from the team overall. Three bright spots (to be precise) that go by Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis. Where Smith found a little touch with the bat to score an important, but slightly laboured, half-century, Maxwell went on to show off his full range of shots before being bowled over by Chahar for a pretty solid 28-ball 37. 

The rearguard action from Stoinis at the back end of the innings that add 41 runs to the Aussie total will be largely encouraging in their quest for the one trophy that the team have not won in its storied history. They're going to have to do a lot better if they're to achieve their goals in this tournament though.

In the end, the Aussies were no match for a fantastic Indian performance as they comfortably chased down the 153-run target with 13 balls to spare and 18 wickets in hand. 
India win by 8 wickets!

That's a fairly comfortable win in the end. That's that from the game. India will be more than happy to come away with a big win ahead of their first Super 12 fixture against arch-rivals Pakistan. And they do it with a couple of overs to spare as well!
17.5 Kane Richardson to Hardik Pandya, SIX! THAT WILL BE THAT! Right in the slot on middle and off stump. Pandya sits deep in his crease and absolutely crunches that one over the bowler's head for a maximum! That should do Pandya's confidence a world of good as India coast to another warm-up victory!
17.4 Kane Richardson to Hardik Pandya, full delivery outside off stump. Pandya looks to go downtown but only manages to slice it over backward point for a couple. No rhythm whatsoever for Pandya so far!
Not the outing we'd have hope for from Pandya today but SKY seems to have come into this own today. He's looked as comfortable as ever all around the ground.
17.3 Kane Richardson to Suryakumar Yadav, slower delivery on a length outside off stump. Yadav gets onto the front foot and chips the ball down the ground towards long off for one
17.2 Kane Richardson to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR! SHOT! Slower delivery on a back of a length outside off stump. Yadav gets across his stumps and scoops it over short fine leg for four
17.1 Kane Richardson to Hardik Pandya, slower delivery dug into the track outside off stump. Pandya has a massive swipe at it but only mistimes it off the toe end for a single
Kane Richardson [1.0-0-6-0] is back into the attack
Not what we all wanted to see from Hardik Pandya at this stage. Would be much more fruitful if he tried to chase this one down quickly rather than taking his time. Will this be the over? 14 to get now..
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cricket bat icon Rohit Sharma
60 (41)
cricket bat icon Suryakumar Yadav
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cricket bat icon Hardik Pandya *
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cricket ball icon Pat Cummins
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16.6 Pat Cummins to Hardik Pandya, full delivery outside off stump. Pandya reaches out and drives the ball into the off side towards deep cover point for just another single
16.5 Pat Cummins to Suryakumar Yadav, slower delivery on a back of a length outside off stump. Yadav comes forward and chunks the ball towards long on for a single
16.4 Pat Cummins to Suryakumar Yadav, slower bumper at the batter on middle and off stump. Yadav looks for the upper cut but the ball just does not arrive. Makes no contact ultimately
Disgruntled Hardik Pandya as he stays deep in his crease to try and get one away. Still no..
16.3 Pat Cummins to Hardik Pandya, full delivery just outside off stump. Pandya lays back in his crease and shanks the ball down the ground towards long on for one more run
16.2 Pat Cummins to Hardik Pandya, full delivery outside off stump. Pandya backs away too much and barely reaches it in the end as he chalks the ball towards backward point
16.1 Pat Cummins to Hardik Pandya, slower delivery dug into the track outside off stump. Pandya sits deep in his crease and swats it towards long on for a couple of runs. Starc went down in installments there!
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