Saturday, June 8, 2019

World Cup Cricket : India vs Australia

Matches against the Aussies are never easy specially when there is a burden of history to be overcome. India vs Australia has been one of the most celebrated cricket rivalries in recent times. In pure cricketing terms, it has surpassed the India vs Pakistan matches.

Australians have won 8 of the 11 World Cup matches between the two nations. There have been some very close encounters - Chennai (1987) and Brisbane (1992). Australia won both by one solitary run.

Who can forget the match in 1996 when the Indians snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. Indian batting collapsed after Sachin Tendulkar was stumped off a wide ball and left the Indian fans in
disbelief and frustrated.

The most recent close encounter was in 2011 when the Indians trumped a tricky chase, thanks to Sachin, Yuvraj and Raina.

Hopefully tomorrow's match will live up to the hype and we will witness a close, well contested and intense match.

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