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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: India vs Australia Match key moments, pictures, highlights

Shikhar Dhawan's classy hundred and a quality bowling effort powered India to a 36-run victory over Australia, denying two fallen heroes a fairy-tale script while sounding a warning bell for their opponents in the World Cup at Kennington Oval, London on Sunday. The legend of Dhawan in ICC tournaments continued to grow as his stylish 117 formed the cornerstone of a fantastic batting display that propelled India to a commanding 352 for five. In reply, Australia never looked like getting there as they managed only 316 in 50 overs with Steve Smith (69 off 70 balls) and David Warner's (56 off 84 balls) half-centuries being of little consequence.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 10 June 2019, 02:32:55 PM
Dhawan's century, Pandya's power hitting and Kohli's class - India vs Australia game in pictures

Dhawan's century, Pandya's power hitting and Kohli's class - India vs Australia game in pictures

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Shikhar Dhawan's classy hundred and a quality bowling effort powered India to a 36-run victory over Australia, denying two fallen heroes a fairy-tale script while sounding a warning bell for their opponents in the World Cup at Kennington Oval, London on Sunday. (Photo courtesy: IANS)
Dhawan's century, Pandya's power hitting and Kohli's class - India vs Australia game in pictures

Dhawan's century, Pandya's power hitting and Kohli's class - India vs Australia game in pictures

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Dhawan, during his 17th ODI hundred found perfect support from fellow opener Rohit Sharma in a stand of 127. In his calm but composed innings, Rohit scored 57 off 70 balls. (Photo courtesy: IANS)
Dhawan's century, Pandya's power hitting and Kohli's class - India vs Australia game in pictures

Dhawan's century, Pandya's power hitting and Kohli's class - India vs Australia game in pictures

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After Rohit's wicket, Dhawan joined the forces with Virat Kohli, consolidating the innings with a 93-run stand for the second wicket. Kohli was all class in innings of 82 off 77 balls. His two maximums off Mitchell Starc (1/74 off 10 overs) -- over long-on and extra cover -- were the stand-out shots of the game. (Photo courtesy: IANS)
Dhawan's century, Pandya's power hitting and Kohli's class - India vs Australia game in pictures

Dhawan's century, Pandya's power hitting and Kohli's class - India vs Australia game in pictures

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The last 10 overs yielded 116 runs, primarily due to generous contributions from the middle-order players Hardik Pandya and Mahendra Singh Dhoni along with their skipper. The team's permanent floater, Pandya (48 off 27 balls) played in a manner only he can, and was the perfect icing on the cake on a flat Oval deck. (Photo courtesy: IANS)
Dhawan's century, Pandya's power hitting and Kohli's class - India vs Australia game in pictures

Dhawan's century, Pandya's power hitting and Kohli's class - India vs Australia game in pictures

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MS Dhoni did his bit in putting the finishing touches, which included a six over square leg off Starc. He scored 27 off 14 balls. (Photo courtesy: IANS)
Dhawan's century, Pandya's power hitting and Kohli's class - India vs Australia game in pictures

Dhawan's century, Pandya's power hitting and Kohli's class - India vs Australia game in pictures

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Chasing the mammoth total of 352, Australia didn't get the start they needed and their openers started too slow. Aussies skipper Finch got run out just when he looked like accelerating. Warner, however, never looked comfortable against the Indian bowlers and scored one of his slowest innings. Warner scored 56 off 84 balls. (Photo courtesy: IANS)
Dhawan's century, Pandya's power hitting and Kohli's class - India vs Australia game in pictures

Dhawan's century, Pandya's power hitting and Kohli's class - India vs Australia game in pictures

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Smith, who played his usual shuffling across the off-stump game, looked threatening but an asking rate of 10 put immense pressure, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar got him with one that angled in to catch him in-front of stumps. It was a nice comeback for Bhuvneshwar (3/50 in 10 overs), who was hit for three boundaries by Glenn Maxwell. (Photo courtesy: IANS)
Dhawan's century, Pandya's power hitting and Kohli's class - India vs Australia game in pictures

Dhawan's century, Pandya's power hitting and Kohli's class - India vs Australia game in pictures

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Once Smith was gone, the game was as good as over for Australia even though Alex Carey helped himself to a half-century (55 no off 35 balls). Having beaten South Africa and Australia in the first two games, India will now be considered as the team to beat in this tournament. (Photo courtesy: IANS)