COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (Sat, Sept. 29) - Australia crushed India by a huge margin og 9 wickets in their first Super Eight encounter. Earlier India won the toss and chosing to bat first managed to put up a modest 140 for seven in Colombo yesterday.
All rounder and former ODI captaingrabbed 3-34 and struck 72 off 42 balls to lift Australia to an emphatic victory over batting power India in the Super Eights match of the World Twenty20.
Opting to bat on a slowish wicket, India were found themselves deep in trouble facing the pace of Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc while they had little answers for Shane Watson's swinging and variety of bowling.
In the first match of the day; Pakistan have kick-started their World Twenty20 Super Eights campaign with a 2-wicket victory over South Africa in a thrilling contest on the same venue.
Umar Gul emerged as Pakistan's unlikely batting hero, blasting a 17-ball 32 to give the 2009 champions' a narrow triumph over South Africa in a nail-biting contest on Friday.
Chasing a 134-run victory target, Pakistan were reeling at 76 for seven in the 15th over when Gul joined Umar Akmal (43 not out) and they added 49 runs off 4.3 overs to turn the group two match on its head.
After winning their matches Australia and Pakistan are now on top of the points table, respectively. See the latest points table above.