India vs Australia Highlights, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: India win by 36 runs
India vs Australia As It Happened, ICC World Cup 2019: Catch all the highlights from the match between India and Australia at The Oval, London.
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Highlights: India beat Australia by 36 runs in their ICC World Cup match in London on Sunday. Batting first, India hammered 352 for five, and then, bowled out Australia for 316 in exactly 50 overs at the Oval. This is India’s second win in as many matches. Shikhar Dhawan’s 117 was the cornerstone of India’s imposing total which also featured major contributions from captain Virat Kohli (82) and Rohit Sharma (57). (Full scorecard)
India vs Australia, highlights:
Virat Kohli on India’s victory
“A top, top win for us after losing that series in India. We came in with intent right from ball one. The opening partnership was outstanding. It was outstanding with the ball on a good batting track. You have to bowl well. You can’t take things for granted. That 30 runs gives you the luxury. One of the top three getting hundred. We decided to send Hardik to cash in. For us if Shami has to play, it has to be overcast and proper bowling conditions. Very professional again. You hardly need to say anything to them.”
Shikhar Dhawan - Man of the Match
“We are happy with the result as it was a great team effort. It’s a great sign for our team and I’m happy with this man of the match award. Very happy with the performance overall. We are a great fielding side, we took great catches. We have a good bowling side, great spinners as well. We work really hard in the nets, our process is very strong that’s why the results are going our way. We ticked all the boxes today. We knew they are a great side and the match will go down to the wire. We need to continue ticking the boxes in upcoming matches. The fans are having a great time and they’ll be happy with this win.”
India record fourth win over Australia in World Cups
1983 World Cup - won by 118 runs
1987 World Cup - won by 56 runs
2011 World Cup - won by 5 wickets
2019 World Cup - won by 36 runs
India win by 36 runs
Starc gets run out and Zampa falls to Bhuvneshwar in the last over as Australia get bowled out for 316 runs. India win by 36 runs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the pick of the bowlers for India with figures of 3/50.
Australia need 41 from the last over
The target is out of Australia’s reach now. They have put up a good batting performance, but didn’t calculate the chase properly.
Bumrah dismisses Cummins, Carey scores fifty
Cummins nicks a delivery from Bumrah and gets out for eight runs. Things are falling apart for Australia. Carey has managed 50 off 25 balls, but this innings has come too late for Australia.
India in the driver’s seat
Australia need 61 runs from 23 balls to win. They will need a blinder of an innings from Carey for a victory from here.
Coulter-Nile departs for four runs
Kohli takes a brilliant catch in the deep to dismiss Coulter-Nile off Bumrah’s bowling. Australia’s hopes of winning this match are all but over.
Australia rest their hopes on Carey
Carey reads a delivery from Bumrah early and sends it to the boundary behind the wicket-keeper. He is batting on 36 runs from 17 balls, can he do it for Australia?
Australia need 84 runs from 42 balls
Carey smashes Chahal for 13 runs in the 43rd over as Australia’s equation is reduced to 84 runs from 42 balls. The Aussies are still in this game. Carey and Coulter-Nile have the ability to take their team home from here.
Jadeja takes an excellent catch
Maxwell struck a delivery from Chahal high into the sky, Jadeja runs in from the deep, dives and takes a brilliant catch. Australia’s hopes are fading away now. They need 106 runs from 54 balls to win.
Bhuvneshwar dismisses Stoinis
Bhuvneshwar bowls a perfect delivery to bowl Stoinis out for a duck. The ball comes into the batter as he plays the ball onto his stumps. Australia: 238/5 in 40 overs.
Steve Smith misses a delivery from Bhuvneshwar and gets hit on the pads, the umpire rules it not out, but a confident Kohli goes for a review. Ball tracker shows that the ball pitched on line and would have hit the stumps.
Maxwell threat for India
Maxwell has come out and hit the ball the all over the park. He moves to 21 runs off 9 balls. India need to dismiss him quickly.
Khawaja departs for 42
Kohli brings back Bumrah and he delivers straight away. He bowls Khawaja out for 42 runs as Maxwell walks out to bat. Australia need 142 runs from 77 balls.
Australia cross 200 in 36 overs
Khawaja smashes Kuldeep for a six and a four as Australia cross 200 in 36 overs. They need 152 more runs from 14 overs.
Smith scores fifty
Steve Smith brings up his fifty off 60 balls. The batter has played an anchor-type innings so far, but that will not do today. He has to start playing the big shots if Australia are to chase down India’s total.
Required run rate goes above 10 per over
The match is running out of Australia’s hands. After being at 172/2 in 33 overs, they need 10.65 runs per over. The Aussies need a move on now.
Dhoni pulls off an excellent throw
Smith fails to get hold of a delivery and goes outside his crease, meanwhile Dhoni quickly picks up the ball and hits the stumps. Replays show that Smith put his bat inside the crease on time. Australia: 159/2 in 31 overs.
Lucky save for Khawaja
Khawaja gets a leading edge and the ball goes just over Chahal. The leg-spinner leaps, but isn’t able to get to the ball. Australia: 153/2 in 29 overs.
Chahal concedes just 5 runs
Chahal concedes just five runs in the 27th over as Australia move to 144/2. The Aussies are resting their hopes on Steve Smith at the moment.
Chahal strikes for India, Warner falls on 56
Chahal has provided the breakthrough for India once again. Warner tries to flick the ball against the breeze and Bhuvneshwar takes a simple catch in the deep. Australia: 135/2
Smith and Warner put on 66 runs
Smith and Warner are turning the heat on India at the moment. They are working the deliveries for singles and putting away loose deliveries for boundaries.
David Warner scores fifty
Warner tucks a delivery from Chahal and brings up his fifty off 77 balls. The Australian opener has to capitalise on this score and explode from here.
Warner nears fifty
Warner has struggled during his innings, but he is still in the middle. He has scored 49 runs off 76 balls so far.
Smith and Warner string threating stand
Smith and Warner have scored 37 runs off 41 balls so far. This stand is threatening for India. They have to keep picking up wickets to stay in the match.
Steve Smith looks good
Steve Smith is playing a confident innings. He is rotating the strike well and Warner is starting to find his groove at the other end.
Finch departs for 36 (35)
Only the 3rd time now that Finch is run out in the ODIs
The last time he was run out in ODIs was also in the World Cup (vs ENG, 14 Feb 2015)
Out of his 3 run outs, 2 have come against India
Finch run out for 36 runs
Kedar Jadhav effects a brilliant throw to run Aaron Finch out for 36 runs. India have finally got their breakthrough as Steve Smith walks in at number three.
Pandya makes a good comeback
After conceding 19 runs in his previous over, Hardik concedes just one run in the 12th over. Australia: 53/0.
Finch takes on Hardik
Finch smashes Hardik for a six and a four as Australia move to 44/0 on 9.5 overs. The Indians desperately need a wicket at this moment.
Brilliant start by India
7 overs have been bowled, Australia manage only 19 runs. This has been a very good start by the Indian bowlers. Hardik Pandya gets the ball and this is what could prompt an acceleration
Good tight line from Bhuvneshwar Kumar
He has found his rhythm perfectly here, hitting the length and aiming for the stumps, there is no room for Finch to work with and this start has been good by the Indian bowlers. Keeping the pressure and asking Finch and Warner to take risks
Back of a length ball on off, Warner jumps up and tries to ride it, the ball takes the bat and rolls on to the stumps, but as has been the case, the bails remain unmoved. Warner survives and the responds with a crisp cover drive to rub more insult to injury
Good solid start by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, he has troubled Finch in the past and the Australian captain was watchful in that over. 3 runs in that over, Finch survives!
Kohli departs, Rahul finishes with a flourish
Kohli departed in the final over but Rahul has walked out, smoked a six and a boundary as India have peeled off 352 in their 50 overs. This has been a mighty fine performance by the Indian group and Australia will need to bat out of their skins to breach this total.
Virat Kohli won the toss, elected to bat first and then India showed their might with the bat. The openers started with caution, built a platform and then broke free after the first 10 overs. Rohit (57) took control, Shikhar (117) was on the charge, and Kohli did Kohli (82) things. Hardik (48) injected the late momentum and India finish with 352. A memorable century for Shikhar Dhawan in the match and Australia will have to script record if they chase this total down.
Stoinis grabs a stunner
Full ball outside the off stump, Dhoni biffs it back down the pitch, Stoinis throws his right hand out and grabs a stunning catch.
Dhoni drops the hammer
Starc has been punished today, he has been clobbered all over. A full ball in the arc, Dhoni swings it away over deep square leg and then stays put to swat away a short ball past short fine leg.
That was a low full toss outside the off stump, Hardik shuffles across and then tries to biff it over mid off, does not time it too well and the captain Aaron Finch jogs back to take the catch. A stunning innings comes to an end, he has played an absolutely sensational innings
Hardik is absolutely creaming them
You bowl is short, he stays tall and pulls it, bowl it full and he creams it past point. This has been a stunning innings so far from Hardik Pandya, India are looking to motor past 300.
50 for the skipper
Rocks back to a length ball, works it away to deep mid-wicket and scrambles across and gets to his 50. Controlled innings by the captain. He now will look to break free and take India well past 330 here
Well, this promotion could have ended in just one ball but Alex Carey shelled an easy catch and now Hardik Pandya is looking to get cracking. This can be a grand finish by India if Hardik gets going and with Dhoni waiting in the wings
He was looking to press on the accelerator and perishes in the process. Starc bowls one on the pads, the left-hander flicks it and it carries all the way to the man at deep square leg. A stunning innings comes to an end, he has built the perfect innings
Dhawan joins elite list
Shikhar Dhawan slammed a brilliant century as India headed towards a huge total against Australia in their ICC World Cup 2019 encounter against Australia at the Oval on Sunday. Thanks to his third World Cup ton, Dhawan is third in the list of Indian batsmen with the most number of centuries in the tournament.
Read about his record here.
Dhawan slams century
That ball was tapped to mid off, and Dhawan called Kohli and then sent him back, Kohli turned back, had to dive to make his crease, stumps were crashed and the ball ricocheted which allowed Dhawan to cross over. Third umpire says no out and Dhawan can celebrate. This has been a brilliant innings!
Maxwell doing a good job
The offie is not picking any wickets, but he is keeping things tight here which will allow Aaron Finch to attack from the other end. Kohli is taking his time, India should ideally aim for a score above 330.
Australia struggling with bowlers 4 and 5
The three pacers are doing a good job but Aaron Finch is under pressure trying to extract overs from his fourth and fifth bowlers. Dhawan has attacked Zampa which has forced Finch to give Pat Cummins an extended spell at this juncture
Dhawan clobbering Zampa
Full ball on off, Dhawan stretches forward and smacks the ball through covers. He then rushes forward and lifts the ball over mid on to find another boundary. The left-hander has put Adam Zampa under extreme pressure here and Finch is a man under pressure.
That ball was short of a good length from Nathan Coulter-Nile and it had extra lift as Rohit tried to fend it away, gets the top edge and is caught by Alex Carey. Australia break through finally, but the opener has done his job.
50 for Rohit
The form continues, thrashes a ball through covers, gets a boundary as the opener sprints to his own half-century. India have found the perfect platform here. Where is Australia getting their first wicket from?
100 partnership is raised
The Indian openers are at it again, both are looking extremely confident now. They have raised their 100-run partnership and now the loose balls are being dished up. Dhawan is putting them away with aplomb. Australia will be under pressure, extreme pressure!
50 for Dhawan
It has been a great start by the left-hander, he was watchful at the start and then slowly picked up his pace as the innings progressed. A 50 for him as India have found the perfect platform here. Australia need to find their first wicket
Dhawan is looking good
India will be thrilled with this start, they have withstood the early storm and are now commanding proceedings at the Oval. Aaron Finch will need to find a wicket here, or this could get out of hand very quickly for him
This is now a good partnership between these two. 75 runs added in 15 overs and India have the perfect start on this pitch.
Now this is a good start by the Indian openers. After a watchful start, they are slowly finding momentum. 50 has been raised and Australia will be worried now. They need a wicket to crack things up and this pitch is also showing signs of spinning. It is set up nicely for India right now.
Glenn Maxwell has the ball in hand, Finch wants to get through few overs of spin. This could be the chance for Rohit and Dhawan to break free. Wow, and there is turn on this surface, Maxwell is getting it to turn. Now then, this is what might get the Indian spinners salivating!
Good comeback by Coulter-Nile
Shikhar Dhawan was hit on the left thumb and this could impede his stroke-making. Coulter-Nile has made a good comeback after being taken for three boundaries in his first over.
Dhawan gets going
He was patient against Cummins and Starc and now Dhawan has stamped his authority over Nathan Coulter-Nile. A straight biff down the ground and then standing tall to cut one away through covers. And then shuffling across to snap his wrists to get the ball racing across point
No wickets, not a rapid start
It been a good start by Cummins and Starc. Keeping it tight and not allowing the Indian openers to get cracking. Well, Rohit and Dhawan are looking to rotate the strike, the boundary balls are not coming as of now, but they are willing to bide their time
Dhawan with a drive
Fullish ball angled across by Pat Cummins, Dhawan leans into a drive and caresses it through covers for the first four of the match. The massive Indian contingent lets out a huge roar, India finally get some momentum
Dhawan being targetted with the short-pitched stuff
First Cummins and now Starc, they are banging the ball in to Shikhar Dhawan, testing him out with the short stuff. Dhawan is letting it go and then Starc follows it up with a pacy full ball aimed at the stumps. Good bowling, watchful and patient from Dhawan so far
Rohit survives a tough chance
Starc bowls one on the pads and Rohit flicks it uppishly towards square leg where Nathan Coulter-Nile dives full stretch but puts down a tough chance. Early reprieve for Rohit, top effort by the big quick there.
India off the mark
Rohit takes a short stride forward and then opens the face of the bat to drive a ball through covers, he takes a brace and India get going. A stroke of a man in form. Solid first over for both the sides
Rohit, Shikhar walk out
The centurion Rohit Sharma marks his guard. He will be watchful against this Australian attack. Shikhar Dhawan needs runs. Pat Cummins will run in with the new ball.
It’s building up
The teams have yelled out their respective national anthems, the crowd is making their presence felt, the Oval is bathed in sunshine, clouds are scattered all over, but those are fluffy ones, adding to the theatre. And here we go!
Australia playing XI
David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey(w), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa
India playing XI
Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
I would have batted first. It’s a dry surface, might get slower later. I think in the World Cup you are playing against different oppositions, good chance for the players to get out there and express themselves.
We are gonna bat first, looks a nice wicket. It’s been used before and it’ll get slower. Best conditions to bat first and put some runs on the board. The bowling attack can put pressure on the opposition. The batsmen would be wary about the situation. With the sun out, it’s a no brainer to bat first. It’s been used before so there is not much moisture in the pitch. We think it’s gonna play nicely and the bat will come on to the bat. We are playing with the same line-up because we have a nice balance.
It’s a typical Oval wicket with a covering of thick grass and it will do a bit later in the day. Kohli or Finch might select to bat first as it looks a good pitch to bat on. 280+ score on the cards, reckons Michael Slater.
Since the last World Cup Australia & India have played 18 ODIs against one another & are locked at nine wins each. The most reccent series was won 3-2 by Australia after going 2-0 down. Overall they have played 11 times in World Cups & Australia lead the head-to-head 8-3.
India Predicted XI against Australia
However, when it comes to Australia, Kohli & Co cannot rest on past laurels and it will be a tough fight against a team rejuvenated by the return of Steve Smith and David Warner. While convention dictates that teams generally stick to their winning combination, the conditions at the Oval may force India to make a change to their side.
Here is India’s predicted XI against Australia.
The playing surface
How does this pitch look like?
Australia predicted XI against India
The bowling unit, led by seamers Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins has looked good and Australia would not want to make any changes in that department, considering India’s weakness against fast bowling on overseas surface. Adam Zampa has been a good spin bowling option, and it is highly unlikely, the Aussies would replace him with Nathan Lyon, who does not enjoy a good record in the limited-overs format.
Here is Australia’s predicted XI.
Indian team is off
Australia’s potent weapon and India’s nemesis
The prospect of seeing Mitchell Starc running in to Rohit Sharma or Virat Kohli fighting it out against the pace and bounce of Pat Cummins might be luring during the India vs Australia ICC World Cup 2019 match at The Oval on Sunday. But it is actually Australia’s ‘third seamer’ Nathan Coulter-Nile that India should be most concerned about.
Here is why Coulter-Nile is a threat against the Indian batting order.
Warner using a bat sensor
Australian opener David Warner is meticulously preparing for the tougher battles ahead in the World Cup by using a new device on his bat – a sensor that stores important data like back lift angle and maximum bat speed.
The International Cricket Council had approved the usage of bat sensor back in 2017 but save the Australian batsmen, not many have used it over the past two years.
A Bengaluru based company named ‘Smart Cricket’ has introduced its version of sensor chip device ‘Bat Sense’ which Warner has been using to collate data to counter the likes of Jasprit Bumrah.
Top five player battles
Defending champions Australia too will come into this clash high on confidence, following their victories in first two matches against Afghanistan and Windies respectively.
Here is a look at the top 5 player battles.
Clash of Titans
If there is one thing the Australian cricket team knows how to do at 50-over World Cups, it is to win. All the talk coming into the 2019 edition was that Australia, five-time champions and the current holders of the trophy, weren’t the dominant team they once used to be.
Read more about the rivalry here.
Dhoni, gloves, Army, insignia, BCCI, ICC
At the Oval on Sunday, all eyes will be on MS Dhoni when India meet Australia. The cameras will be zooming in on his gloves to look for the ‘badge’; his body language will be studied for clues—has the controversy with the insignia lifted him or subdued him? Then finally, the performance. Because a transformed Dhoni has been sensational against Australia in the recent past. With the bat, his average against Australia since 2018 is a towering 92, partly because the Aussies managed to get him out in only 3 of the six innings he has played in that period.
Read more about his worth to this Indian team here.
Rohit on the short-ball strategy
See, short ball for any batsman is not easy. Even the best guy who can pull the ball, who can hook the ball, will find it difficult. We understand that. And probably we have the bowling attack to do that. Having said that, you don’t want to be carried away with that.
The World Cup is warming up nicely
This World Cup has already seen some fine contests. Pakistan humbled England, Bangladesh took down South Africa, West Indies almost took care of Australia, and New Zealand stumbled, stuttered, but managed to get home against Bangladesh. And now, we have to heavyweights, just what this World Cup wanted.
World Cup is a great endorsement for 50-over cricket
The 2019 World Cup has lived up to the expectations of an elite tournament, what with some tight finishes, a couple of upsets and individual batting and bowling highlights.
Read what Ian Chappell has to say about this format.
Just like any other place in England, London’s weather too has been all but ideal. Team India’s practice session on Friday was washed out due to rain. The North, West and Southern parts of London received thunderstorms on the eve of the India-Australia World Cup game.
Find out about the weather here.
Hello and welcome
Australia have won 10 matches on the bounce, India are one of the favourites, they beat Australia in their own backyard and then were humbled by Aaron Finch’s side in India. There is rivalry, there is past history, there are match-winners and there is a trophy. All this make this clash between India and Australia a mouth-watering prospect, two contenders for the crown will battle it out at the Oval and it will all boil down to the nerves.
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the match between India and Australia