India beat Australia by 36 runs in World Cup 2019

02:13 PM | 9 Jun, 2019
India beat Australia by 36 runs in World Cup 2019

LONDON - India thrashed Australia by 36 runs in the fourteenth match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Oval cricket ground here on Sunday.

Shikhar Dhawan's 117 was the cornerstone of India's imposing total of 352 for five which also featured major contributions from captain Virat Kohli (82) and Rohit Sharma (57).

Australia then struggled to keep up with the required rate in the face of tight bowling despite the fifties from David Warner, Steve Smith and Alex Carey.

Victory saw India make it two wins from two following their defeat of South Africa, with Australia now two from three after wins over Afghanistan and the West Indies.

On the other hand, Marcus Stionois managed to bag 2 wickets while Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, and Nile took one wicket each.

India beat South Africa by six wickets in their opening match of the World Cup, while five-time winners Australia won their opening game against Afghanistan by seven wickets and defeated West Indies by 15 runs in their second game of the tournament.

Playing XI

India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Lokesh Rahul, MS Dhoni (w), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah.

Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (w), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa.