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India vs Australia semi final match smashes record on Twitter

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MUMBAI: India’s defeat in the semi final match against Australia in the ICC Cricket World Cup may have been disappointing for Indians but the energy set the social media arena on fire.

The India - Australia semi final match recorded the highest number of live Twitter impressions on the platform compared to all ICC Cricket World Cup matches. It garnered close to 161. 4 million Twitter impressions. The previous highest match was the India versus Pakistan match, which accounted for 118.3 million Twitter impressions.

The top tweets per minute (TPM) moments were:

1) Australia winning by 95 runs

2) M.S Dhoni being run out for 65

3) James Faulkner dismissing Rohit Sharma leaving India with 232/9

4) Aaron Finch being dismissed for 81, Australia was 233/4

5) David Warner being dismissed too, Australia was 15/1

The top three mentioned India players were M.S.Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. On the other hand, Steve Smith, Aaron Finch and Mitchell Johnson were the top three players for Australia.

A group MEC report, which analysed the India versus Pakistan and the semi final match against Australia shared some highlights too. It said the chatter around the India-Pak match on 15 February was 0.7 million. On the other hand, the India-Australia semi final match had a chatter of 0.9 million. (All the chatter has been gathered across Twitter, Facebook, other forums and blogs). The report also highlighted that the top two hashtags were #ShameOnTimesNow and #DareToBeDhoni.

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