India dished out an impressive performance against Australia to register their second consecutive win in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (CWC 2019). Chasing a mammoth target of 353, Australia were bowled out for 316 in 50 overs. The victory takes India now to third place on the CWC 2019 points table while Australia are on fourth place. India vs Australia Highlights of ICC World Cup 2019 Match.
Australia never looked in command of their chase and left losing wickets at regular intervals especially after Steve Smith and Usman Khawaja stand for the third wicket. After opening pair of Aaron Finch and David Warner put on 61 runs, the scoring rate dipped for Australia with the latter struggling to score freely. IND vs AUS Full Scorecard.
Though Warner and Smith added 72 runs for the second wicket but runs for Australia came at a slow pace. Warner registered his 19th ODI fifty and took 77 balls to reach the milestone. After his dismissal, Smith and Khawaja took Australia forward but the asking rate kept climbing.
India picked wickets towards the end as Khawaja, Smith, Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell fell in space of four overs. Wicket-keeper batsman Alex Carey tried hard to take Australia close to the target but he failed. Though he scored unbeaten 55 off 35 balls. MS Dhoni Follows ICC's Order, Removes Balidan Badge Logo From Wicket-Keeping Gloves During IND vs AUS, ICC CWC 2019 Match.
Here are Some Stat Highlights from IND vs AUS CWC 2019 Match
# Following Shikhar Dhawan's 100, India now has most centuries (27) by a team in World Cups.
# This was Shikhar Dhawan's third ODI century at the Oval.
# This is India's 50th victory against Australia in ODIs.
# Alex Carey's scored fifty off 25 balls.it is the second fastest fifty for Australia ever in World Cup and the fastest fifty of this WC.
# Steve Smith has now scored fifty-plus runs in seven out of his last eight World Cup innings.
# This is India's fourth win over Australia in World Cup out of 12 matches. Adam Zampa Kept Sandpaper in Pocket While Bowling During IND vs AUS CWC 2019 Match? Twitterati Allege Spinner of Ball Tampering; Share Video Clips.
For India, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah picked three wickets each. Yuzvendra Chahal accounted for two important wickets of Warner and Maxwell. Earlier, Shikhar Dhawan dominated the proceedings with the bat as he slammed his career’s 17th ODI century.
Apart from Dhawan, Rohit Sharma scored 57 and Virat Kohli scored 82. Hardik Pandya played a cameo of 48 runs off 27 balls. India now face New Zealand next on June 13 at the Trent Bridge.