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Bailey laments lowest point

Australia captain George Bailey lamented his side's "most disappointing game" in a miserable ICC World Twenty20 campaign after a 73-run defeat to India in Dhaka.

Yuvraj Singh struck 60 runs off 43 balls as India posted 159-9 before wiping out Australia for 86 in 16.2 overs at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.

Ravichandran Ashwin captured 4-11 as Australia's top order self-destructed in the Group Two clash with only three batsmen getting into double figures.

"I certainly don't think that our batters can hold their head particularly high in terms of their shot selection, match awareness, their game sense," Bailey said.

"I guess this is the most disappointing game of late from this team," said Bailey, who was "embarrassed" by his own performance in the tournament.

India, the 2007 champions, had already qualified for the last four and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was pleased with his side's efforts, especially those of Yuvraj.

The left-hander - the architect of India's 20-over (2007) and 50-over (2011) World Cup triumphs - showed glimpses of his best in hitting five fours and four sixes in his impressive innings.

"It was a brilliant innings, the way he paced it," said Dhoni, who shared an 84-run stand with Yuvraj.

"An innings like this was needed for him, when he can be expressive. He just needed to be himself. It was an ideal opportunity. He went in, played a few deliveries and then expressed himself.

"We all know the kind of batsman he is. He can clear any ground in the world. (It) doesn't matter whether (it's) a fast bowler or a spinner bowling.

"Initially he may struggle in the first five or seven deliveries. Your good luck is if you get him out, if not he will take you out of the game."