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LONDON: The Indian batting device roared in unison to put the Australian attack below the cosh and assemble a mammoth overall at the Oval. Egged on via a very Indian complete area on Sunday, and led via a sophisticated century via Shikhar Dhawan, India paced the 50 overs perfectly to finish at 352 for five after electing to bat first on what was, for a change on this part of the sector, a sunny morning.

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Australia attempted a valiant chase however fell short via 36 runs, being bowled out for 316 in 50 overs.


India, who have now won two out of 2, and with New Zealand, is the only unbeaten groups in the World Cup thus far. It was an immaculate team batting efficiency on a pleasant track where the openers development the foundation of a giant overall, one in all them occurring to score an impactful hundred, the captain controlling the middle overs as he does for his bread and butter and finally, the ability hitters getting into the act with some lusty hitting towards the tip.

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Openers Dhawan and Rohit Sharma gave appreciate to the 2 classy pacers - Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins - in the preliminary overs. But with their eyes set and the bowling turning into friendlier with the introduction of Nathan Coulter-Nile and Marcus Stoinis, the Indians upped the ante and began finding the gaps and the limits.


The crucial moment of the innings came in Starc's first over itself when Sharma, on two, flicked him in the air however Coulter-Nile didn't latch directly to a difficult likelihood at sq. leg. An early wicket would most likely have changed the process the innings.

India were professional to make good the reprieve, slowly taking keep an eye on of the innings. The initiative was taken via Dhawan who showed his intent via giving the exchange to Coulter-Nile and muscling him for a straight 4. Two gorgeous cuts in the similar over via Dhawan meant Coulter-Nile had given away 14 in his first over.


Despite pushing aside Sharma (57) who was stuck behind off Coulter-Nile, there was no respite for the Aussies as captain Virat Kohli joined Dhawan in some other successful partnership worth 93 off 89 balls. The advantage of this stand was that while the limits saved coming, singles and twos were by no means disregarded.

After Dhawan's departure for 117, India sprang a marvel via sending in Hardik Pandya at No. four. Pandya enjoyed a direct stroke of success when on the first ball he faced, wicketkeeper Alex Carey dropped him off Coulter-Nile. Pandya made the Aussies pay with a belligerent 48 off just 27 balls whilst Kohli continued to accumulate runs at the different finish at his own tempo. It was the Virat-Hardik tango - 81 off 55 balls -- which utterly deflated the warring parties. After Hardik, it was MS Dhoni's turn to give a contribution 27 quick runs to the kitty.


Virat (82), who enjoyed the mayhem his colleagues were wreaking on the Australian assaults from the opposite finish, stayed till the very finish, getting pushed aside in the ultimate over.


At the 25-over mark, India were 136 for one. They added a whopping 216 in the subsequent 25.


The Aussies answer was slowed down to start with via David Warner's diffidence which put further drive on captain Aaron Finch. Later, Steve Smith (69) and Usman Khawaja (42) threatened to make a match of it. But with the asking price mounting, Khawaja attempted to paddle Jasprit Bumrah round however as a substitute were given bowled.


Bhuvneshwar Kumar then virtually settled the issue in his seventh over, 40th of the innings, via pushing aside each Smith and Marcus Stoinis. Big-hitter Maxwell perished to Yuzvendra Chahal to further ward off Australia. Carey (55 off 35) conjured up some late struggle however too much was being requested of him at that juncture of the innings.


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Dhawan's 117 leaves the Aussies reeling

Opener Shikhar Dhawan hit a blazing century to arrange a 36-run win over Australia in the World Cup on Sunday as the reigning champions suffered their first defeat of this yr's tournament. (Getty Images)

Indian openers lay foundation for the massive overall

Dhawan's 117 and his 127-run opening stand with Rohit Sharma(57) structured the groundwork for India's staggering 352 after captain Kohli won the toss at the Oval. (ANI Photo)

Captain Kohli returns to the runs

Kohli's brisk 82 combined with Hardik Pandya's hard-hitting game brought a a very powerful 81-run third-wicket partnership that pummeled the Australian bowling attack. (ANI Photo)

The pinch hitter delivers

Pandya, who was dropped first ball via wicket-keeper Alex Carey, made essentially the most of his reprieve to hit 48 runs off just 27 deliveries earlier than falling to Cummins. (AFP Photo)

Finch fails to make a distinction

For Australia, skipper Aaron Finch was run out for 36 while opening spouse David Warner survived an early scare when he edged a Bumrah delivery directly to his stumps, just for the bails to stay put. (Reuters Photo)

Warner's gritty 56 goes in vain

Warner were given going with Smith, who top-scored for Australia with 69, to put on 72 runs for the second one wicket, but the left-hander fell to the guile of Yuzvendra Chahal. (ANI Photo)

Smith and Khawaja bring the Aussies shut

Chasing 353, Smith (69) saved Australia in the hunt together with Usman Khawaja, who made 42. (Reuters Photo)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar's magical spell

But Bhuvneshwar Kumar noticed off Smith as part of a double strike in the 40th over that also accounted for Marcus Stoinis. (AFP Photo)

Chahal lands the a very powerful blows

After pushing aside Warner, Chahal were given the dangerous Maxwell out for 28 to effectively suffocate the chase, even supposing Carey's unbeaten 55 did arrange to get Australia to 316. (AP Photo)

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