Australia will meet New Zealand in the Cricket World Cup final after defeating India by 95 runs at the SCG.
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Steve Smith was the hero for the co-hosts, notching up a score of 105 off just 93 balls to set up an imposing total of 328 for India to chase.
Australia’s innings didn’t get off to the best of starts after star opener David Warner was dismissed for just 12.
It was left up to Steve Smith and Aaron Finch to steady to ship, and it was the vice-captain who pressed on, notching up a century at his home ground.
Smith looked certain to push on and make a massive score, but a wayward shot saw him caught in the deep.
The big-hitting Glenn Maxwell then came to the crease and the Victorian begun in typical fashion, smashing a massive 102 metre six to get the Sydney crowd off its feet.
Maxwell wasn’t able to push on with his big score and was caught on 18, his partner Aaron Finch shortly followed after a solid knock of 81.
Australian skipper Michael Clarke needed to settle things down, but the 33-year-old was sent back to the pavilion for just 10.
James Faulkner didn’t fare much better and was cleaned bowled by the impressive Umesh Yadav.
Australia then managed to push on past a 300+ score, and they had Virat Kohli to thank in part after he dropped an absolute sitter.
The co-hosts reached above-par total of 328 and left India with it all to do.
India began brightly, with the opening pairing of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma putting on a partnership of 76.
However, Dhawan pushed his luck a little too far and was caught by Glenn Maxwell after looking for the boundary.
India expected a big score from star batsman Virat Kohli, but he was dismissed for just 1 after he skied a Mitchell Johnson short ball.
Rohit Sharma looked like he would steady the ship, but he edged Johnson straight onto the stumps to trudge back to the pavilion on 34.
Australia all-rounder James Faulkner then got in on the act, claiming the wicket of Suresh Raina to leave India in trouble at 108-4.
Michael Clarke’s men then somehow nabbed a successful review despite the lack of appeals from the slips.
Snicko barely registered a noise, but the fourth umpire gave it and it left the Indians reeling at 178-5.
Ravindra Jadeja and India skipper MS Dhoni were then both run out after brilliant pieces of fielding by Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell.
James Faulkner then played havoc on the India lower order, picking up two wickets in two balls to put Australia on the brink of reaching the final.
Mitchell Starc then got the job done for the Australians, clean bowling Umesh Yadav to spark celebrations at the SCG.