World Cup: India Win Blockbuster Against Australia

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India’s top order batsmen fired in unison and their bowlers produced a tidy display to beat holders Australia by 36 runs in a blockbuster World Cup contest at the Oval on Sunday.

Man of the match Shikhar Dhawan smashed 117, his 17th ODI century, and forged two significant partnerships with fellow opener Rohit Sharma and skipper Virat Kohli to power India to a commanding 352-5, news agency Reuters reports from London.

In contrast, several frontline Australian batsmen got decent starts, but none could bat deep enough as the five-time world champions, all out for 316 in exactly 50 overs, tasted their first defeat in the tournament.