India vs Australia Live: Bhuvneshwar Kumar gave much-needed wickets to the Indian team at crucial moments which turned out to be game-changing. Steve Smith and Marcus Stoinis were dismissed by Bhuvneshwar in one over which tilted the match in India’s favour. On Australia’s part, Alex Carrey played well as he tried his best to help Australia win the game but it was too little too late for the Australians. Steve Smith and David Warner had played well in the beginning but the score turned out to be a big one for the Australians.
Earlier, Indian captain Virat Kohli (82) and opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan (117) were the stars with the bat as India managed to post 352 runs on the board against a good Australian bowling lineup. Hardik Pandya also scored a handy 48 which set the tone for India and helped them cross the 350 run mark in the final over. MS Dhoni and KL Rahul chipped with some important blows and set a target of 353 runs for Australia to win this match.
Virat Kohli had fielded an unchanged side for today’s match. Shikhar was declared player of the match for his brilliant hundred. India will take on New Zealand in the next game which will be on 13th June.
Australia World Cup Squad: Aaron Finch (captain), David Warner, Steve Smith, Usman Khwaja, Shaun Marsh, Alex Carrey, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa, Nathan Coulter Nile, Mitchell Starc.
India World Cup Squad: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Vijay Shankar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Ravindra Jadeja.