India have won the toss and opted to bat first. India set the target of 353 runs for Australia. For India, Shikhar Dhawan scored a century and Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma made a half-century.
Australia started the chase and could not lose any wickets in the powerplay. David Warner and Steven Smith scored their second half-century of world cup 2019. David Warner scored 56 runs in 84 balls while Smith scored 69 runs in 70 balls with the help of 5 fours and one six.
Australia could not chase down the target and lost the match by 36 runs. In the bowling for India, Bhuvenshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumarh took three wickets and Yuzvendra Chahal took two wickets. Australia have lost their first match of world cup 2019 while India won back to back two matches in the world cup 2019.
In the second over of Australia inning, Jasprit Bumrah came to bowl, David Warner on strike. Bumrah bowls him and bowl gets inside edge of ‘Warner’s bat and touches the stump, but balls did not fall off and David Warner survived.
Shikhar Dhawan on his century,
“I played it very smartly and calmly. I enjoy playing on this ground and my record in ICC tournaments is pretty good. I’m happy with the century. It’s a great total, and we are in a good position. I think it’s a coincidence (I play well in ICC events). I feel we have enough runs on the board and we’ve got a good bowling side. I think they’ll trouble their batsmen.”
Highest totals for India in WC
413/5 v Bermuda Port of Spain 2007
373/6 v Sri Lanka Taunton 1999
370/4 v Bangladesh Mirpur 2011
352/5 v Australia The Oval 2019 *
338 v England Bengaluru 2011
Highest targets successfully chased in England
359 England v Pakistan Bristol 2019
350 England v New Zealand Nottingham 2015
341 England v Pakistan Nottingham 2019
326 India v England Lord’s 2002