India defeated Australia by 36 runs to win their second match in World Cup 2019 at The Oval on Sunday. After Shikhar Dhawan (117) and Virat Kohli (82) led a power-packed batting performance, India’s bowlers produced an exceptional show against the defending champions.
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Shikhar Dhawan’s 17th ODI hundred, half-centuries from Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma (57) and a barnstorming 48 from Hardik Pandya helped India post 352 for 5 – the highest by any team against Australia in a World Cup match.
This was only the 4th time India defeated Australia in a World Cup. Australia have won 8 times against India.
Australia needed a smashing start to be in a position to gun down 353.
However, that was not to be. Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar tied down David Warner and Aaron Finch.
The Australian openers – two of the most dangerous in the world – were unable to get any kind of momentum in the first 10 overs.
Australia will now take on Pakistan on June 12 while India next play New Zealand on June 13.