Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni smashed a sixer in the last over of the match to guide India to a four wicket win against Australia. The six flew a distance of 112 metres.

 

Former Indian cricketer Akash Chopra tweeted, “Dhoni is indeed a brilliant finisher…one of the best world has ever seen. Though not a 100% convinced that he timed it perfectly today!”

 

After restricting Australia to 269 for eight built largely around David Hussey's 72, the visitors overcame some jitters before overhauling the target with just two balls to spare in a dramatic last over to record their second successive win in the tournament. 

 

While Dhoni got India home, opener Gautam Gambhir — recalled at the expense of champion Sachin Tendulkar — laid the foundation with 92 from 111 balls.

 

He was unlucky to miss a century as he looked unfortunate to be adjudged leg before wicket to McKay.

 

Tendulkar was rested under India's rotation policy, denying the 38-year-old another chance to score his long-awaited 100th international century.