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ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
India vs Australia World Cup semi-final: Google doodle celebrates the crucial tie
Internet search giant Google's new Cricket World Cup 2015 doodle for March 26 pitches India against Australia in the second semi-final. Google's homepage celebrates India-Australia match at Melbourne with a doodle which depicts batsmen with the flags of the two countries in the background. The caption of today's doodle is "Australia and India go head-to-head in semi-finals."

India entered into semi-final after defeating Bangladesh which got into minor controversy. 

According to the media reports, when Rubel Hossain bowled a full toss to Rohit Sharma who was caught at square-leg, the umpire thought the ball was too high and declared it a no ball, meaning the batsman was not out. However, the replays showed that the ball was waist height, and therefore a legal delivery.

Thereafter, the ICC's Bangladeshi President, Mustafa Kamal, later questioned the integrity which was also supported by Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina who agreed that there were umpiring errors. It was the ICC chief executive Dave Richardson who said that incident was a 50-50 call and the decision belonged to the umpire.

The 2015 Cricket World Cup is the 11th Cricket World Cup, jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand from 14 February to 29 March 2015. India is the defending champion, having won the tournament in 2011 when it was held in the Indian subcontinent by defeating Sri Lanka in the finals by 6 wickets. 

Furthermore, Sachin Tendulkar was named as the 2015 Cricket World Cup ambassador by the ICC for the second time as the official event ambassador. 

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