Shikhar Dhawan's classy hundred and a quality bowling effort powered India to a 36-run victory over Australia in the World Cup on Sunday, 9 June.
The legend of Dhawan in ICC tournaments continued to grow as his stylish 117 formed the cornerstone of a fantastic batting display that propelled India to a commanding 352 for five.
In reply, Australia never looked like getting there as they managed only 316 in 50 overs with Steve Smith (69 off 70 balls) and David Warner’s (56 off 84 balls) half-centuries being of little consequence.
The Indian bowlers led by Jasprit Bumrah made a comeback in the second innings after Smith and Usman Khawaja added a 69-run stand for the third wicket. Bumrah dismissed Khawaja followed by Bhuvneshwar picking Smith’s wicket.
After their dismissal, only Alex Carey showed some resistance, who hit an unbeaten 55.
Bhuvneshwar, Bumrah picked up three wickets each and Chahal picked up two as India ended Australia’s run of 10 straight victories.
Meanwhile, Twitter congratulated India on their second victory in this World Cup as Indian thumped Australia:
Top win for India. Batsmen provided a safe total and in intervals, which is important to recognise, the bowling was excellent. This is a powerful performance and reminiscent of the start in 2015.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 9, 2019
Fantastic Team effort and another clinical win for Team India. Contributions from each of the batsmen and Bhuvi had a very good day with the ball. 2-2 and looking very dangerous. Congratulations India @BCCI #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/yWwglyKmFD— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) June 9, 2019
It was India that ended Australia’s run of 16 consecutive Test wins in 2001.— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) June 9, 2019
It was India that ended Australia’s run of 16 consecutive Test wins in 2008.
It is India to have ended Australia’s run of 19 consecutive successful chases in World Cup.#INDvAUS #AUSvIND #CWC19
- India's 50th ODI win over Australia.— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) June 9, 2019
- it was Australia's first ODI defeat after winning 10 in a row. Their last defeat came at Ranchi on 8 Mar 2019.
- Aus 1st #CWC defeat after winning 8 in a row. Last lost to NZ at Auckland in 2015 by 1 wkt
#CWC19 #CWC2019 #IndvAus#AUSvIND
1999: Australia beat India & went on to win the World Cup— Nikhil Mane ??? (@nikhiltait) June 9, 2019
2003: Australia beat India & went on to win the World Cup
2011: India beat Australia & went on to win the World Cup
2015: Australia beat India & went on to win the World Cup
2019: India beat Australia and ❓#cwc19
Winning streaks of Australia ended by India today:— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) June 9, 2019
- 8 consecutive wins in the World Cup (2nd best for AUS)
- 10 consecutive wins in ODI cricket (Best for AUS since 2011)
- 19 consecutive wins in CWC chases (Best for any team)#CWC19 #INDvAUS
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