The sparkling contest between arch-rivals India and Australia in the second semifinal of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 has hit the halfway mark. Australia which won the toss and elected to bat has put on board 328/7 in 50 overs. Though it is a good score to register batting first, the Australians would be a little disappointed after failing to make the most of the amazing start they had. They had made 15 runs when David Warner departed edging Umesh Yadav's delivery straight to mid-off into the safe hands of Virat Kohli. That was a big moment for team India and the Indian fans at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). But little did they know that they had to be content with just one wicket up until the 35th over. Aaron Finch and Steven Smith who paired for the second wicket put on a huge 182-run partnership that set up the foundation for Australia to flourish later. Steven Smith scored 105 off 93 balls which included 11 fours and 2 sixes before falling prey to Umesh Yadav in the first ball of the 35th over. When Smith walked off the ground, giving some respite for India, in walked Glenn Maxwell to continue the torment on the Indian bowlers. The Big Show true to his big reputation started his ruthless assault on the Indian bowlers but thanks to Ashwin, the aggression was cut short in the 38th over when Maxwell played a fine delivery straight to Rahane. With Maxwell (23) gone, Australia struggled for the first time in the match, finding it difficult to settle. Indian bowlers dismissed Finch (81) and Clarke (10) in quick succession to put pressure on Australia. Shane Watson and James Faulkner steadied a little before Faulkner (21) was castled by Umesh Yadav. A late assault by Mitchell Johnson (27*) ensured that Australia got to the final score of 328/7. It is now India's time to showcase its class and power as they chase 329 runs for victory in 50 overs. They will need controlled aggression if they are to win the match and inch closer to defending their title. India are 7 for no loss at the end of the second over.