3pm BST: India vs Australia

  • India win by six wickets with five balls remaining and face West Indies in semi-final in Mumbai on Thursday [31 March]
  • Virat Kohli top scores with 82 from 51 balls.
  • Australia set 161 to win with Aaron Finch making 43.
  • Aaron Finch top scores with 43 in innings of 160 for 6.
  • New Zealand face England in other semi-final on Wednesday [30 March]
  • India won the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007; Australia have never won the competition.
Virat Kohli
Kohli scored a brilliant 82 to see India home with five balls to spare. Getty Images

Incredible finale. India are into the World Cup semi-finals to face the West Indies. Virat Kohli is the star of the innings again, with 82 from 51. Australia had the game seemingly tied up with four overs left but Kohli and Dhoni put on 67 for the fifth wicket to take the game away with them and put it to bed with five balls left.

Well that is all we have time for on this T20 World Cup live blog. We will have live coverage of both semi-finals on Wednesday and Thursday, but until then goodbye.


20th over: India 161 for 4 - Virat Kohli has played perhaps his greatest T20 innings here which has brought India back from the brink. Just four need from the last over, which seemed improbable at best around 20 minutes ago. MS Dhoni hits the winning runs, as he often does. India win by six wickets.


19th over: India 157 for 4 - Dhoni getting treatment after what has been some ridiculous running between the wickets. The umpires are hardly moving this along. A moment a brilliance, though we may have already seen it, might be enough to book a semi-final spot. Epic finale in prospect. Slower ball from Coultner-Nile means a dot ball and a crucial one for Australia. Four for Kohli from a ball in the blockhole. Australia have yet to plug that gap but it is superb batting from Kohli. A half tracker is send for four again and that might be that for Australia, who are throwing this one away. Kohli goes again, over the top and through for a third. Eight needed from eight. Slower ball from Coultner-Nile is followed by a fourth four of the over. Game. Set. Match


18th over: India 141 for 4 - James Faulkner back for his last two overs. 39 needed off 18 and Kohli closes the gap with a boundary. The win predictor is slightly in India's favour and it will tick further towards them as a second four follows. Are Australia about to come apart at the seams here? Now Kohli goes over the top for six! Incredible hitting. This is the over for India you feel as the required run rate drops below 10 for the first time for a while. The running has been terrific and they get two from a dab into the offside. 20 needed from 12.


17th over: India 122 for 4 - Watson gets the ball in the blockhole and frustrates Dhoni. One big over might be enough for India but they can ill-afford dot balls. Kohli goes to fifty but it is largely irrelevant at this stage. If he is still there at the end then surely India will have done it. The run rate keeps going up and India need a huge effort here. Dhoni gets an edge though and gets four.


16th over: India 114 for 4 - The Indian crowd looks in good spirits when the cameras pan to them but the noise in Mohali suggests there are plenty of nerves out there. Australia have been terrific with the ball and Hazlewood has been among them. He is back for his final over and starts with a slower ball. Kohli sits back and waits for the second, lunging back as they get a second from nowhere. Need more of those I would suggest. Required rate now above 12 but Kohli sees to that, with a fine stroke through mid-wicket as he splits two fielders. The running between the wickets has been superb in this innings and they get more extra runs.


15th over: India 102 for 4 - MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli in now and the hopes of a nation rest on this partnership. Wickets at regular intervals have disrupted this chase. Shane Watson in for his third over after taking that fine catch. Dhoni off the mark with a single but from his third ball he goes bid and swings for the fence, getting four. Hundred up for India and though they remain behind Australia, there remains a glimmer.


14th over: India 94 for 3 - Australia revert to seam. If India can get the ball away then they're in business, despite the required run rate climbing above 10-an-over. Vuvraj is freeing his shoulders but he is tucked up by Faulkner. Kohli gets lucky with an inside edge which evades the stumps. While he stays in, and with Dhoni to come, anything is possible for India. Vuvraj continues to limp around and he eventually goes as a Faulkner slower ball produces a miss-timed drive.


WICKET! India 94 for 4: Vuvraj Singh (21) c Watson b Faulkner


13th over: India 89 for 3 - Zampa on for his second over and will India try and take him on. It will give Steven Smith a real dilemma if they do. A full toss gives us an early answer, and it is smashed into the crowd. Terribly delivery but put away but the injured all-rounder. Australia want an lbw the very next ball but not convinced it pitched in line.


12th over: India 80 for 3 - A huge 93 needed from 54 balls and it must be panic stations for India now. Kohli goes big on Maxwell and sends it for six, with a very awkward looking stroke, and a timely boundary for India. Twelve from the over and more of that will do for the hosts.


11th over: India 68 for 3 - Australia want a stumping when Nevill gets Vuvraj and though he takes the bails off, he doesn't do it in time and India survive. Very low key passage of play as the run rate approaches 10-an-over. Adam Zampa with the first over of spin, a period which will test India to their fullest. Just three from the over.


News from Chennai where England's women are through to the World Cup semi-final after beating Pakistan by 68 runs. England set their opponents 149 to win, but Pakistan were bowled out for just 80. Australia lie in wait for Charlotte Edwards' team.


10th over: India 65 for 3 - Vuvraj gets more treatment before the start of the 10th over and this really isn't helping India. Australia won't mind these constant stoppages which are breaking up the chase, but they will want to get on with things too. More strapping applied to Vuvraj and we're finally back underway. Vuvraj runs seemingly pain free when back on strike so that extra bout of treatment may have done the trick. Kohli can't be happy however as he has to abandon taking a two, but a fumble gives India a free run.


Ninth over: India 59 for 3 - Has to be a worry for India that Australia's success is coming via their seam contingent. Singh edges for four, past first slip. Vuvraj gets a single off his hip but he barely makes it down the other end and he is limping heavily. Looks like his ankle is giving him some trouble and he getting treatment at the non-strikers end. Given that running between the wickets will be key in this chase, not an ideal start for Vuvraj who will continue but surely he'll just tee-off now. He fends off his first ball since the injury but he is really struggling.


Eighth over: India 50 for 3 - India are some way behind where Australia wee after their whizz-bang start. Watson continues and Raina and Kohli run well either side of the wicket, picking up a couple of runs but India are desperate to restore parity and it is there undoing again. Raina gets a top edge through to Nevill, giving Watson his second wicket. Vuvraj Singh in now and he won't hang around. India go to fifty but they're firmly on the back-foot.


WICKET! India 49 for 3: Suresh Raina (1) c Nevill b Watson


Seventh over: India 45 for 2 - Atmosphere in Mohali has changed completely after that second wicket, with the run-rate having now gone above nine an over. Australia persist with seam, which is not a great sign for India with spin still to follow. Raina gets a fortunate four after miss-timing a drive, but the quick outfield takes it to the rope.


Sixth over: India 37 for 2 - Shane Watson with the ball for the final time in international cricket? Kohli dabs him down to third man first ball. Good length from the all-rounder in this final over of the powerplay as India look to keep wickets in hand rather than go hard during the fielding restrictions and could that their undoing? Watson bowls Sharma as he looks to create an angle. The hosts are 22 runs adrift of where Australia were at the same stage.


WICKET! India 37 for 2: Rohit Sharma (12) b Watson


Fifth over: India 34 for 1 - Kohli on strike at last and you feel India's hopes rest on his broad shoulders. Josh Hazlewood into his third over and he has been terrific, until he face Kohli who whips the ball through for four. Fine stroke. Another four edged through point and this is just what the doctor ordered for the hosts. Chants of 'Kohli, Kohli' from the home crowd. All on him is this chase.


Fourth over: India 24 for 1 - Sharma in on the act with a four through deep mid-wicket; one bounce and four. He goes for the same area again but he gets the toe end of the bat and it is only one. Coulter-Nile changes the pace up and that does for Dhawan. Good stuff from the Australian paceman as Dhawan miss-times and finds Khawaja. Big wicket that, which brings Virat Kohli to the crease.


WICKET! India 23 for 1 Shikhar Dhawan (13) c Khawaja b Coulter-Nile


Third over: India 18 for 0 - Hazlewood down after bowling a wide, perhaps the equivalent of blaming a divot for an air shot in football. Dhawan and Sharma struggling to get anything straight away but the former picks it up nicely, smashing it away for six. The Indian crowd are alive again and a few more singles make it an encouraging over for the hosts.