Clarke: I feel really tired. Smithy was exceptional. Credit needs to go to all the players. Thanks to MS Dhoni and his team. They have played really well. I am pretty sure MS has got a lot of cricket left in him. The most pleasing things is the way we have trained. I still don't think we've played the perfect game yet, but we know it's going to be tough against New Zealand. I think we'll fly to Melbourne tomorrow.'
Clarke shakes hands with Dhoni before coming on to talk.
Dhoni: I think they played good cricket. Over 300 is a difficult score to chase, but it was just above par. They looked like getting 350 at one stage we came back well. The fast bowlers could have done better. When you come to the knockout stages, you have to lift your game. We got off to a good start. Shikhar's dismissal was soft. There is a pressure when you are chasing 320. I don't think our lower-order can contribute much in these conditions. I am not sure about it. I am 33, I'm still running and maybe next year, close to the World T20 I will decide whether I want to play the next World Cup or not. Looks like these are the players who will continue forward. Thanks to both the Aussie and Indian fans. It's a bit disappointing for the Indian fans, but in the end only one team can win.
Steven Smith is Man of the Match for his magnificent 93-ball 105
Australia won by 95 runs and go through the Final, They will play New Zealand at the MCG on Sunday.
Over 46.5 Mitchell Starcto U Yadav,out Bowled! Starc signs off in style. Excellent reverse swinging yorker, Umesh tries to dig it out, but misses and the ball hits the base of middle and off. U Yadav b Starc 0(5)
Over 46.4 Mitchell Starc bangs it short onto the pitch to U Yadav, no runs, backs away and swings hard but misses. That wasn't too far away from the off stump.
Over 46.3 Mitchell Starcbowls a good length deliveryto U Yadav, no runs, gets cover the line and let it go through to the keeper.
Over 46.2 Mitchell Starcbowls a good length deliveryto U Yadav, no runs, gets forward and defends it straight back to the bowler.
Over 46.1 Mitchell Starcbowls a good length deliveryto Mohammed Shami, 1 run, comes on to the front foot and run it down to third-man.
End of Over 46 India 232/9
U Yadav 0/1 James Faulkner 9-1-59-3 Mohammed Shami 0/0
Over 45.6 James Faulknerbowls a good length deliveryto U Yadav, no runs, gets forward and defends it to cover.
Over 45.5 James Faulknerto MM Sharma, out Bowled!! Excellent slower ball again from Faulkner. Mohit doesn't get behind the line as he looks to defend, he misses it completely and the ball crashes into off stump. Mohit Sharma b Faulkner 0(1)
Over 45.4 James Faulknerto R Ashwin,out Bowled!! Off-cutting slower ball from Faulkner, Ashwin backs away and tries to send it behind square on the off-side, but misses and the ball rattles into middle and off. Ashwin b Faulkner 5(13)
Over 45.3 James Faulknerbowls a good length deliveryto R Ashwin, 1 run, stays on the back foot and guides it to short third man.
Over 45.2 James Faulknerbowls a good length deliveryto R Ashwin, no runs, gets forward and tries to dabs it but misses.
Over 45.1 James Faulkner bowls a pitched up delivery to R Ashwin, no runs, gets forward and goes for a drive through the off-side but misses.
End of Over 45 (4 runs) India 232/7
R Ashwin 5/9 Mitchell Starc 8-0-27-1 Mohammed Shami 0/0
Over 44.6 Mitchell Starcbowls a good length deliveryto R Ashwin, 1 run, gets forward and defends it towards point and sets off a single.
Over 44.5 Mitchell Starc bowls a back of length delivery to R Ashwin, no runs, gets right behind the line and defends it to the off-side.
Over 44.4 Mitchell Starcbowls a good length deliveryto R Ashwin, no runs, comes on to the front foot and defends it to the off-side.
Over 44.3 Mitchell Starcto MS Dhoni, out Dhoni Run Out!! Dhoni makes the long walk back. Excellent throw from Maxwell. Again, he had only one stump to aim at and he was bang on target. Full and on the leg stump, Dhoni flicks it to mid-wicket, he gave up as Maxwell picked up the ball very quickly and in the end he was well short of his crease. Dhoni run out (Maxwell) 65(65)