Australia's batting crisis exposed in horror loss

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Australia's last warm-up crippled up of the T20 World Cup has thrown up much questions than answers for the struggling batting line-up.

After being 3-11 astatine 1 point, Australia eked retired a humble full of 5-152, a people that India reached with 8 wickets, and 13 balls, to spare.

One of the fewer agleam spots for Australia was 57 disconnected 48 balls from Steve Smith, his archetypal half-century since March, portion Glenn Maxwell made 37 disconnected 28, and Marcus Stoinis an unbeaten 41 disconnected 25.

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But the mediate bid couldn't flooded a disastrous start, which saw David Warner (1), Mitchell Marsh (first ball) and Aaron Finch (8) depart wrong the archetypal 4 overs, arsenic Australia's frailties against rotation were exposed.

India was hardly troubled during the match, arsenic tin beryllium seen from the bowling figures, which diagnostic a uncommon quality from Virat Kohli, whose 2 overs outgo 12 runs. That attack carried implicit into the batting, which saw Rohit Sharma discontinue aft reaching 60 disconnected 41 balls.

Aaron Finch made conscionable 8 arsenic Australia was thrashed by India. (AAP)

KL Rahul was the lone wicket to fall, with Ashton Agar (1-14 disconnected 2) the palmy bowler.

The lucifer has further muddied the waters implicit what is Australia's champion T20 line-up, which is simply a damming indictment connected a squad which has had 5 years to hole for this tournament, and yet days retired from the archetypal lucifer the champion batting bid remains a mystery.

Australia opens its run against South Africa connected Saturday.

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