World Cup 2019: India Beats Australia By 36 Runs, Twitter Celebrates India’s Comprehensive Win

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India yet again proves themselves to be the contender of this year’s ICC Cricket world cup, as they beat the reigning world champions Australia by 36 runs in a thrilling World Cup match at the Oval on Sunday. It was a comfortable win for India in the end, as a significant knock from Shikar Dhawan (177 off 109 balls) gave the men in blue an edge over the Aussies.

India’s win over the defending Champions

India won the toss and opted to bat first, top order fired merciless, Shikhar Dhawan (117) smashed his 17th ODI century and developed a significant partnership with fellow opener Rohit Sharma (57) and skipper Virat Kohli (82) to power India to a commanding 352-5.

Into the chase,  Australia never looked to be in the chase except when Maxwell and Smith got those flurry of boundaries. David Warner and the captain Aron Finch gave an unusually slow start, where Finch scores 35 and Warner managed to score a half-century for 84 balls, which is considered as the slowest 50 of the left-hander. However, the Aussies got a good start but none could bat deep enough to see them home. The Indian bowlers were a bit expensive but in the end, they were the one in the driver’s seat as the Australian side was all out for 316 in the final ball, giving India a 36 run win.

India’s wins vs Aus in WC

1983, Chelmsford: 118 runs
1987, Delhi: 56 runs
2011, Ahmedabad: Five wickets
2019, Oval: 36 runs

There was rejoicing amongst the Indian fans as Kohli and co. decimated Australia in a record 4th time. There are some memes that we wanna share with you. #indvsaus

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