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India vs Australia | 'Psychological Boost!' - Twitter Celebrates India's Comprehensive Win

Cricketnext Staff |June 9, 2019, 11:29 PM IST
India vs Australia | 'Psychological Boost!' - Twitter Celebrates India's Comprehensive Win

India made it two wins in a row at the ICC World Cup 2019 as they beat the defending champions Australia by 37 runs at The Oval.

Batting first, India got off to an excellent start courtesy their openers. While Rohit Sharma only managed to score 57, Shikhar Dhawan went on to register three figures – his third century at The Oval. Virat Kohli then joined Dhawan and looked in good touch.

While Kohli held on till the last over and was well-supported by Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul and MS Dhoni to take India to a 350-plus score.

There was controversy at the start of the run-chase as Jasprit Bumrah managed to beat David Warner and hit the stumps but the bails weren’t dislodged.

Australia started off well but the run out of Aaron Finch gave India a much-needed opening. But Steve Smith held the run-chase together for the defending champions.

But the wicket of Smith changed the complexion of the game. Wickets kept falling at regular intervals and eventually, India managed to bowl out Australia for 316.

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Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
AUS
5 4 1 0 8 +0.81
2
NZ
4 3 0 1 7 +2.16
3
IND
4 3 0 1 7 +1.02
4
ENG
4 3 1 0 6 +1.55
5
BAN
5 2 2 1 5 -0.27
6
SL
5 1 2 2 4 -1.77
7
WI
5 1 3 1 3 +0.27
8
SA
5 1 3 1 3 -0.20
9
PAK
5 1 3 1 3 -1.93
10
AFG
4 0 4 0 0 -1.63

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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