ICC World Cup 2019: India register 36-run win against Australia at the Oval
The Oval : Shikhar Dhawan's magnificent hundred backed by good bowling performances took India to win over defending champions Australia in the 14th match at the Oval in ICC World Cup 2019.
Dhawan smashed his 17th ODI century was well-supported his counterpart Rohit Sharma and skipper Virat Kohli (82) that powered India to a massive 352/5 in 50 overs. Later, bowlers took charge. Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3/50) and Jasprit Bumrah (3/61) produced an exceptional show to bowl out the defending champions for 316-all out.
Blistering 48 runs by Hardik Pandya and smartly smashed half-centuries by Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli worked in favour of team India. This was also only the 4th time India defeated Australia in a World Cup. Australia have won 8 times against India.
Chasing a mammoth total, Australian openers Aaron Finch and David Warner failed to provide their team a flying start as Bumrah and Bhuvi dished out a disciplined effort in the first Powerplay.
With wickets at regular intervals, the required run rate kept on increasing. Bhuvneshwar struck twice in the 40th over to change the course of the match completely in India’s favour. He removed Smith and Stoinis to completely derail Australia’s momentum.
India has won both the games played in ICC World Cup 2019. The men in blue will now face New Zealand on Thursday (June 13).