Australia completely outplayed India as they won by 49 runs in Barbados.
India won the toss and elected to field, but that was as good as it got for them. They started solidly as Harbhajan Singh opened with a maiden, but from there, Australia dominated.
The Indians as a unit were poor in the field, while a large portion of the blame must go to Ravindra Jadeja, who dropped Shane Watson off Harbhajan in the third over. The batter had just seven at the time and went onto make 54. In the very next over, Jadeja came on and Watson hit three consecutive sixes off the left-arm spinner.
That changed the momentum of the match, and it got worse for Jadeja as David Warner hit three more successive maximums in his next spell. Jadeja conceded 38 runs off two overs as the Aussie openers put on 104 for the first wicket off 10.4 overs. They would have rued not piling on more agony as they only got 39 in the final five overs, but 184-5 was an imposing total and was far too much for the Indians.
Their batting was characterised by atrocius shot selection and poor running as the top order looked petrified of the Australian fast bowling attack of Shaun Tait, Dirk Nannes and Mitchell Johnson. Nannes claimed the openers Murali Vijay and Gautam Gambhir, and the big wicket of Yuvraj Singh as they plummeted to 50-7.
Rohit Sharma was the only Indian batsmen who showed any heart, and his unbeaten innings of 79 helped their poor net run-rate and ensured they avoided embarrassment.
Australia 184-5 in 20 overs
Dave Warner 72, Shane Watson 54, Yuvraj Singh 2-20
India 135 all out in 17.4 overs
Rohit Sharma 79*, Shaun Tait 3-21, Dirk Nannes 3-25
Australia win by 49 runs
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