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LONDON: Shikhar Dhawan's classy hundred and a high quality bowling effort powered India to a 36-run victory over Australia, denying two fallen heroes a fairytale script whilst sounding a caution bell for their fighters in the World Cup on Sunday.

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The legend of Dhawan in ICC tournaments persisted to grow as his trendy 117 formed the cornerstone of an improbable batting show that propelled India to a commanding 352 for five.

In reply, Australia by no means gave the impression of getting there as they controlled most effective 316 in 50 overs with Steve Smith (69 off 70 balls) and David Warner's (56 off 84 balls) half-centuries being of little result.

After a professional run-chase towards South Africa in the opener, the second one match noticed the 'Men In Blue' burying the five-time world champions under a deluge of runs. An astounding 131 dot balls (21.5 overs) were bowled through Indian bowlers which in the end made the difference.



Warner's innings used to be an antithesis to his taste of play and pegged Australia again prior to he used to be sent again through Yuzvendra Chahal (2/62 in 10 overs). Still Australia used to be in with a slender probability until Usman Khawaja (42) and Smith were on the crease.

Khawaja shuffled method an excessive amount of trying to play a scoop behind sq. and used to be bowled through Jasprit Bumrah (three/61 in 10 overs), and Australia misplaced whatever momentum they'd received.

Smith, who performed his usual shuffling around the off-stump game, regarded threatening but an asking charge of 10 put immense power, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were given him with one that angled in to catch him in-front of stumps. It used to be a pleasant comeback for Bhuvneshwar (three/50 in 10 overs), who used to be hit for three barriers through Glenn Maxwell.

Once Smith used to be gone, the sport used to be as just right as over for Australia even supposing Alex Carey helped himself to a half-century (55 now not out off 35 balls). Having overwhelmed South Africa and Australia in the first two games, India will now be thought to be because the team to beat in this event.

Earlier, Dhawan, right through his 17th ODI hundred, discovered absolute best toughen from fellow opener Rohit Sharma (57 off 70 balls) in a stand of 127. He then joined forces with Virat Kohli, consolidating the innings with a 93-run stand for the second one wicket.

The skipper performed an excessively efficient knock with his two maximums off Mitchell Starc (1/74 off 10 overs) -- over long-on and additional duvet -- being the stand-out pictures of the sport.

The closing 10 overs yielded 116 runs, essentially because of generous contributions from the middle-order players Hardik Pandya and Mahendra Singh Dhoni in conjunction with their skipper.

The team's permanent floater, Pandya (48 off 27 balls) performed in a fashion most effective he can, and used to be the easiest icing at the cake on a flat Oval deck. Dhoni (27 off 14 balls) did his bit in hanging the finishing touches, which incorporated a six over sq. leg off Starc.

After skipper Kohli made the suitable call, the Indian openers performed out a just right spell from Starc and Pat Cummins (1/55 in 10 overs), with the latter pitching it up and time and again beating the bat.

What worked brilliantly for the Indian batsmen used to be the way through which they planned which bowlers they wanted to head after.

They took 157 runs from 20 overs bowled through Marcus Stoinis (2/62 in 7 overs), Adam Zampa (zero/50 in 6 overs) and Glenn Maxwell (zero/45 in 7 overs).

Rohit used to be dropped on 2 through Nathan Coulter-Nile at sq. leg off Starc and from then, the Indian openers was extra wary.

Dhawan, who has a lovely record on the Oval flooring, the place he averages over 120, waited for Coulter-Nile, and 3 barriers in the eighth over eased the power.

The hero of Australia's match towards West Indies, did not have the tempo to bother the Indians and he bowled quick enough to be lower and pulled through both the players. Rohit, for just right measure, hooked him for a six whilst Dhawan performed some fabulous lower pictures.


Leg spinner Zampa, who used to be impressive towards India in the closing sequence, used to be centered on the onset as both the openers used their toes to perfection. Once they started the use of their toes, the leg-spinner started losing it quick and Dhawan would rock onto the backfoot to punish him.


There's a announcing in Indian cricket that if Dhawan gets his duvet power going, he is unstoppable and that's the reason what came about at the day. Rohit used to be extra subdued but it surely did not subject because the Delhi southpaw's 16 hits to the fence set the tone.


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