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Summary

  1. India 161-4 (19.4 overs) - Kohli 82* (51 balls)
  2. Aus 160-6 (20 overs) - Finch 43, Maxwell 31
  3. India to face West Indies in semi-finals
  4. England women beat Pakistan by 68 runs
  5. Eng women to face Australia in semi-finals

Live Reporting

By James Gheerbrant and Stephan Shemilt

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

That's it for today. It's India who progress to the semis, to take on West Indies on Thursday. England meet New Zealand on Wednesday. And before all that, Sri Lanka meet South Africa tomorrow. Join us for live text of that from 14:30 BST.

Virat Kohli
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The Prime Minister of India writes...

What a match! Proud of our team. Great innings @imVkohli & exemplary leadership @msdhoni.

A footballer writes

Virat Kohli is some player!In the high pressure situations shows what type of player you are and he does it time and time again! #IndvsAus

Captain's reaction

Australia captain Steve Smith: "I thought 160 was probably around par. It took an incredible innings from Kohli to get India over the line. Batting like that under pressure, he’s done it for a long time and he played beautifully again tonight, credit to him.

"We probably let ourselves down in the first game against New Zealand. After that we were always chasing our tail from there really.  We weren't able to do it tonight. Credit to India. We wish them all the best for their upcoming games."

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Captain's reaction

India captain MS Dhoni: “It was a tough score to chase. They batted really well in the first six overs, after that we bowled well and managed to restrict them to 160. I knew it was a tough wicket but we felt that if we ran well in the middle overs we would have a good chance. 

"Kohli has been playing brilliantly over the last three, four years. Every day when you play a big innings you want to improve and learn and that is what he has done. He’s very hungry to score runs for the team, but other batsmen will now have to step up, we cannot rely on one. He will feel the pressure slightly less that way, still we feel we need to step up in our batting."

MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli
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Farewell Watto

Alas, India's victory means that we have seen the last of Shane Watson on the international stage.

English fans may remember for his occasional haplessness in the Test arena but he was an outstanding all-rounder for Australia in the shorter formats.

And he finished with a superb performance in this game: 18 not out, two wickets and a superb catch in a typically wholehearted effort.

Special mention for @ShaneRWatson33...Outstanding performance tonight .. No shame at all in leaving the international scene in that fashion

Thrill of the chase

Virat Kohli in successful chases in T20Is 15 inns, 737 runs, ave 122.83, S/r 131.13, 50s: 8 Highest: 82*, Lowest: 21 #IndvsAus #DimagSay

Player reaction

More from India's Virat Kohli: "That performance certainly has to be in my top three but probably it is top right now because I'm a bit emotional. Against Australia, a world class side, it was a quarter-final for us, a lot was riding on us playing at home, and with the crowd you want to give them as much entertainment as possible. The positive energy from the people helps push you through."

Virat Kohli after helping India seal a place in the semi-finals
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Teh: Not sure what I love more, Kholi's untempered show of emotion or Big MS Dhoni walking off like he just had a net.

Tom: Virat Kohli is a genius.. Absolute class act to watch and one of the best in the world.

Player reaction

India's Virat Kohli: "I'd like to thank the crowd for coming out to support us, it was unbelievable, they help push you through those tough times. This is what you play cricket for. Trust me, you don't like these situations too much, they improve you as a cricketer but... I don't know what to say. I'm overwhelmed. The position we were in... to win the match from there. MS Dhoni kept me calm, it was a wonderful team-batting effort."

Virat Kohli after winning the match for India
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Charles Dagnall

BBC Test Match Special

"Incredible scenes here as smokes billows up and the flags come out waving. The celebrations into this Mohali night won't stop for quite some time."

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

"It was a lesson in how to pace an innings from Kohli, it doesn't get better than that. Well done to India. Being the host nation, it's important for them to get through as well. I have a feeling we won’t get out of this ground for about six hours now.”

India celebrate victory
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Kohli took 32 runs off his last 11 balls. It felt inevitable too. We knew he was the key wicket, we knew Australia had to get him early, and they didn't get a chance. Kohli was simply too good today.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

"What a game. I thought Australia really had the making of most of that but Kohli carried the whole India team today. Genius."

India win by six wickets

MS Dhoni spanks the first ball of Faulkner's over for four, and it's all over. What a display from Virat Kohli though, just majestic. India will play West Indies in Mumbai on Thursday.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

"You can really see how fired up Kohli is. His eyes are wide. The way India have paced this game has made it a real treat for the crowd here."

Ind 153-4 (need 4 off 6)

Slower ball from NCN yields another dot but then Kohli spanks him through the covers for another four. Utterly, utterly brilliant. 

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

"This guy is just a genius. How else do you describe it? No matter how good the delivery, Kohli has a way to get it to the boundary."

Ind 153-4

Kohli larrups Coulter-Nile over extra cover for another four! Eight needed off eight, all over bar the shouting here...

Charles Dagnall

BBC Test Match Special

"Now India really are in the ascendancy. They look like they're headed for the semi-final." 

Kohli and Dhoni at the wicket
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Ind 149-4

On Kohli's legs and he pulls it away behind square for four. This is a masterclass. 12 needed off nine...

Ind 145-4

Brilliant from Kohli, just opening the face of the bat and slicing the ball through third man for four. Knew where the fielders were.

Ind 141-4

Slower ball, beats Kohli. Dot ball.

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Hasil Vekaria: Kohli you special player!

Rachel T: Doesn't matter what form of cricket it is, quality batsmen win through.   

Ind 141-4

Australia just need to suck in air here. They're not out of this, a good over would turn the tables on India again. Coulter-Nile has the ball...

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

"We thought 160 would be just enough to make this an exciting game... The fans are going crazy here now. Faulkner's been made to look like a teenage bowler, he's been pumped around the park."

Ind 141-4 (need 20 off 12)

Kohli hits down to long-on and scampers through for two. That's better from Faulkner, speared into the pads and that will only be one. And a lightning-quick scamper brings two off the last ball. India big favourites now...

Charles Dagnall

BBC Test Match Special

"All Faulkner can do is put his hands on his hips and watch where the ball is going as Kohli wins this game on his own."  

MS Dhoni and Kohli run between the wickets
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Ind 136-4

Faulkner returns and this is quite superb from Kohli - first he hooks Kohli in front of deep square for four, then he opens the face and steers him through point for another four. And then he launches him over the top for six! Kohli is winning this for India here...

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

"You can't teach that shot from MS Dhoni can you? I think Australia might win this in the last over though. Looking at their bowling, they've got two overs more from Faulkner. He's a real tough customer. Will Coulter-Nile take the other?"

Ind 122-4 (Kohli 50, Dhoni 12)

Brilliant from Watson, two deliveries speared into leg stump and India can only manage singles. But he errs off the last ball, wide and it's edged through third man for four. This is going down to the wire...

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Peter Eastwood: How lucky are we to live in a generation with Joe Root and Virat Kohli performing regularly on the World T20 stage.

50 for Kohli

Ind 116-4

A little nugget of gold for Australia as Watson unearths a dot ball first up. Precious. Next ball, sub fielder Ashton Agar does good work in the deep to keep them to one. Then Kohli swats a single to bring up his 50 off 39 balls. Another outstanding knock, he is just on another planet when it comes to chasing in the white-ball game.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

"This is how to handle pressure and build an innings. Brilliant. Could Kohli have timed this absolutely perfectly? Australia have still got the upper hand for me but this could be closer than we think. If there are two players that can do it it's definitely these two."

Ind 114-4 (need 47 off 24)

Great shot from Kohli, rolling his wrists to divert the ball wide of mid-on for four. Another two follows, and Australia have got to stop these twos. But they can't - even David Warner's bullet arm is no match for Kohli and Dhoni's jet heels. 12 off the over, eight of them in twos!

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Seetohul: Dhoni and Kohli. Now we are gonna see some proper running.

MS Dhoni in bat for India
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Ind 106-4

Hazlewood back and India need to charge now. Kohli knows that - he advances down the track, but Hazlewood foxes him with a slower ball. Great running off the next ball wrings two out of a well-struck shot to long leg. And two off the next ball as Finch fumbles in the outfield - some sweaty palms out there.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

"Once he gets his range and timing then MS Dhoni lets loose, but he's often a very awkward starter. He threw the whole bat at that four though. How India need his momentum. Australia got bogged down in the last five. India will be hoping they can turn it on."

Ind 102-4 (Kohli 37, Dhoni 6)

Short ball from Watson and Dhoni picks it up early and pulls it into the gap for a vital boundary. I still fancy India - there's no two batsmen they'd rather have at the crease - but it could be a nervy finish.

Ind 96-4

Watson back into the attack. Dhoni gets off the mark with a single down the ground. The required rate climbs over 11, are India leaving themselves too much here?