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Twitter Reactions: Rohit Sharma special knock puts India into semis

Rohit Sharma. (Source – Getty Images)

Australia and India clashed in Match 51 of the T20 World Cup 2024 at Gros Islet, St Lucia on Monday, June 24. Australia won the toss and elected to field first. They made one change, bringing in Mitchell Starc in place of Ashton Agar while India remained unchanged.

Virat Kohli, again, had a terrible outing after a couple of decent scores. He was out for a duck while pulling Hazlewood towards deep midwicket. However, the Aussies did not know what would hit them next. Rohit Sharma went on a rampage, hitting nearly all the Australian bowlers to the fence. He took a liking for Mitchell Starc, scoring 29 runs off one of his overs. Rishabh Pant supported Rohit but was eventually out for 15 off 14 balls.

Rohit was looking good for a hundred but was bowled by Starc on 92(41), an innings which included seven fours and eight sixes. Thereafter, cameos from Suryakumar Yadav (31 off 16), Shivam Dube (28 off 22), and Hardik Pandya (27* off 17) took India to 205/5 in 20 overs, a score which looked formidable for the Aussies considering the significance of the match.

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However, apart from the early hiccup in the form of David Warner’s wicket, the Aussies were looking determined to chase down the target. An 81-run partnership for the second wicket between Travis Head (76 off 43) and Mitchell Marsh (37 off 28) set the stage for a close finish. But a brilliant catch in the deep by Axar Patel of Marsh stemmed the momentum and Australia lost wickets regularly subsequently. 

When Head fell in the 17th over the target seemed distant, and despite the best efforts from Tim David and Pat Cummins, Australia succumbed to a 24-run defeat. Arshdeep was the pick of the bowlers, taking 3/37.

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Here are some of the best tweets from the match –

Most runs ever scored in one over by @ImRo45 in a T20 intl

Man what an over that was and it was Mitch Starc bowling

Can you believe it 🤯🤯🤯🤯#indvaus#crickettwitter #T20Wc2024

— DK (@DineshKarthik) June 24, 2024

We Believe in Karma
We Believe in Sharma 🤞🤞 #IndvAus

— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) June 24, 2024

Such a shame but take a bow Ro👏👏
Milestones don’t matter anymore and that’s the take away👌👌 #T20WorldCup

— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) June 24, 2024

Well played @ImRo45 brother man ❤️🙌#ICC2024

— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) June 24, 2024

Witnessing @ImRo45 bat was pure joy. He got into good positions, and his effortless bat swing and timing helped him achieve the distance he got. A special knock indeed.#AUSvIND #T20WorldCup

— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) June 24, 2024

In a match where India have smashed 166/4 in 16 overs:#JoshHazlewood has conceded 1/14 in 4 overs. 🤯#ViratKohli #Kohli #Virat #INDvsAUS #AUSvsIND #RohitSharma #Rohit #Rain #RainUpdate #WeatherUpdate #weather #StLucia #Lucia #T20WorldCup2024 #WorldCup2024 #T20WC2024

— Vengatesh Sabarirajan (@gvvengkatesh18) June 24, 2024

Zampa wins that battle🔥

— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) June 24, 2024

Great innings by our one and only hitman !! @ImRo45 deserved a 💯 . nonetheless puts india in a commanding position to set up a big score !!! #indiavsaus #ICCT20WC

— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) June 24, 2024

Hit man.

— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) June 24, 2024

Game on in St Lucia…Travis Head has an insatiable appetite for runs in big moments, especially against this Indian team! #T20WorldCup

— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) June 24, 2024

What a victory against best team welldone team india 🇮🇳👊🏏❤️ @BCCI
Indvsaus #t20wc2024

— Rahul Sharma (@ImRahulSharma3) June 24, 2024

Captain Rohit. Batter Rohit.
Some matches mean a lot more than the others. This one vs Australia was one of those games.
Well played, Team India 🇮🇳 #IndvAus

— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) June 24, 2024

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