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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, IND Vs AUS, HIGHLIGHTS: All-Round India Humble Defending Champs Australia In Big-Ticket Match

India registered their second win in two matches after defeating Australia by 36 runs in the 14th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at The Oval, London on Sunday. Catch the match highlight and scorecard of IND vs AUS match here:

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, IND Vs AUS, HIGHLIGHTS: All-Round India Humble Defending Champs Australia In Big-Ticket Match
Australia have had the edge over India in ICC Cricket World Cup meetings, having won six of the last seven, including a 95-run triumph in Sydney in 2015.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, IND Vs AUS, HIGHLIGHTS: All-Round India Humble Defending Champs Australia In Big-Ticket Match
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2019-06-10T00:05:11+0530

World number two and heavy favourites India produced an all-round performance to beat defending champions Australia, who were on a ten-match winning spree, in the 14th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at The Oval, London on Sunday.

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Playing the lead roles were opener Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Virat Kohli.

After posting 352/5, the biggest total Aussies ever conceded in a World Cup match, Indian bowlers showed their class on a London top which remained a very good batting surface till the 600th ball.

Brief scores:

India: 352/5 in 50 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 117, Virat Kohli 82, Rohit Sharma 57)

Australia: 316 all out in 50 overs (Steve Smith 69, David Warner 56, Alex Carey 55 not out; Jasprit Bumrah 3/61, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3/50, Yuzvendra Chahal 2/62).

Man of the match: Shikhar Dhawan


11:14 PM IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar on with the last over. Mitch Starc runs out. Good throw from sweeper cover Vijay Shankar and the bowler completes the rite. Adam Zampa is the new man. Last ball, last wicket. Zampa caught by sub Ravindra Jadeja. Bhuvi's figures: 10-0-50-3. AUS-316 all out. India win by 36 runs.

11:09 PM IST: Jasprit Bumrah on with his last over. Brilliant stuff. The first ball keeps following the batsman, a dot. A similar delivery even though Alex Carey shuffles his stance, beaten. Another dot. Then two byes as everyone misses the ball, including MS Dhoni. Another dot, just sailing over the bail and Dhoni and Yuzvendra Chahal engage in hearty laughter. A single. Three runs from the over. His figures: 10-1-61-3. AUS-312/8 after 49 overs. They need 41 from the last over.

11:04 PM IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar on with his ninth over. A four off the first ball, then a single. And that's the fastest fifty of this World Cup, off 25 balls by Alex Carey. Nine runs from the over. AUS-309/8 after 48 overs. They need 44 runs from 12 balls.

10:59 PM IST: Jasprit Bumrah gets the wicket of Pat Cummins, off the last ball. Caught behind. Nine runs from the over. AUS-300/8 after 47 overs.

10:54 PM IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar into the attack. Alex Carey hits the fourth ball for a four. Seven runs from the over. AUS-291/7 after 46 overs. They need 62 runs from 24 balls.

10:49 PM IST: Jasprit Bumrah back into the attack. A dot to Alex Carey, then the Aussie wicket-keeper plays an outlandish shot over behind the wicket, almost a six. Bumrah then had Nathan Coulter-Nile (4 off 9 ) caught at deep by skipper Virat Kohli. FoW-283/7 (44.5 overs). Pat Cummins is the new man. Six runs from the over. AUS-284/7 after 45 overs.

10:44 PM IST: Hardik Pandya returns for his last over. Alex Carey hits a stuning baseball-like shot off th fifth ball for a four. No time for Kuldeep Yadav at long-on. Nine runs from the over. AUS-278/6 after 44 overs. They need 75 runs in 36 balls. Pandya's figures: 10-0-68-0. 

10:39 PM IST: Yuzvendra Chahal on with his last over. A dot to Alex Carey, then a four as Alex Carey plays the second ball over square leg. A double, then a six over the bowler's head. 13 runs from the over. Chahal's figures: 10-0-62-2. AUS-269/6 after 43 overs. They need 84 from 42 balls.

10:35 PM IST: Jasprit Bumrah back. Five runs off the first ball, thanks to Ravindra Jadeja and KL Rahul's misfields. Nine runs from the over. AUS-256/6 after 42 overs.

10:31 PM IST: Yuzvendra Chahal returns. He removes dangerous Glenn Maxwell (28 off 14), caught at deep midwicket by sub fielder Ravindra Jadeja. FoW-244/6 (40.4). Nathan Coulter-Nile is the new man. Nine runs and a wicket from the over. Three wickets in seven balls. AUS-247/6 after 41 overs.

10:24 PM IST: Another over for Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Three singles off the first three deliveries, then the massive wicket of Steve Smith (69 off 70). India take the review and gets the reward. FoW-AUS 238/4 (39.4). Marcus Stoinis is the new man. And he lasts two balls. Bowled. Three runs and two wickets from the over. AUS-238/5 after 40 overs.

10:15 PM IST: Jasprit Bumrah gets another over. And he leaks 13 runs, three fours. Glenn Maxwell hits the first ball to the deep mid-wicket fence, then Steve Smith hits the fourth and fifth balls for back-to-back boundaries. AUS-235/3 after 39 overs. They need 118 runs in 66 balls.

10:10 PM IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar back into the attack. Big over for Australia. Glenn Maxwell hits the first two balls for fours, then Steve SMith finishes off with a four. 15 runs from the over. AUS-222/3 after 38 overs.

10:05 PM IST: Virat Kohli calls in Jasprit Bumrah to break the stand, and... Usman Khawaja (42 off 39)bowled. FoW-202/3 (36.4 overs). Glenn Maxwell is the new man. Six runs from the over. AUS-207/3 after 37 overs. They need 146 runs from 78 balls.

9:59 PM IST: Kuldeep Yadav on with his penultimate over. Usman Khawaja hits the second ball for a six, over long-on and a four off the third ball. Very good over for Australia. 14 runs from the over. AUS-201/2 after 36 overs.

9:55 PM IST: Hardik Pandya returns. Seven runs from it, including a fourth off the third ball, hit by Usman Khawaja. AUS-187/2 after 35 overs.

9:51 PM IST: Kuldeep Yadav on with his eighth over. Eight runs from it. Steve Smith reaches fifty with a fifty off the last ball, through cover. AUS-180/2 after 34 overs.

9:45 PM IST: Yuzvendra Chahal continues. Seven runs from it. Usman Khawaja hits his second four, off the fourth ball. A fine sweep shot. AUS-172/2 after 33 overs. They need 181 runs. Drinks.

9:42 PM IST: Kuldeep Yadav on with his seventh over. Six runs, including a four off the last ball, hit by Usman Khawaja through fine leg. AUS-165/2 after 32 overs.

9:39 PM IST: Another very good over from Yuzvendra Chahal. Four singles. AUS-159/2 after 31 overs.  Chahal's figures: 7-0-33-1.

9:35 PM IST: Kuldeep Yadav returns. Two singles from it. AUS-155/2 after 30 overs.

9:33 PM IST: Another very good over from Yuzvendra Chahal. Two singles and a double. AUS-153/2 after 20 overs. Last boundary Australia hit was off the last ball of 23rd over by Steve Smith.

9:29 PM IST: Hardik Pandya on with his eighth over. Another five-run over -- three singles and a double. And some good ground fielding from Indian fielders. AUS-149/2 after 28 overs.

9:26 PM IST: Yuzvendra Chahal is rushing through the overs. Five runs from his fifth over. AUS-144/2 after 27 overs.

9:21 PM IST: Hardik Pandya on with his seventh over. Five singles from it.  AUS-139/2 after 26 overs. Steve Smith is unbeaten on 34 off 34.

9:17 PM IST: Yuzvendra Chahal on with his fourth over, and gets the wicket of David Warner (56 off 84). Caught at deep by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. FoW-133/2 (24.4 overs). Usman Khawaja is the new man. Seven runs from the over. AUS-134/2 after 25 overs.

9:10 PM IST: Hardik Pandya on with his sixth over. And six runs from the over. AUS-127/1 after 24 overs.

9:06 PM IST: Kedar Jadhav, offspinner, gets his first over. A wide to start his spell, then a dot to Steve Smith. The former Aussie captain hits the next ball for a six, then finishes with a four. 14 runs from the over. AUS-121/1 after 23 overs. 

9:01 PM IST: Yuzvendra Chahal on with his third over. Two singles from it. David Warner reaches his fifty, one of his slowest, in 77 balls. AUS-107/1 after 22 overs.

8:58 PM IST: Jasprit Bumrah returns. Started with a wide, then a four, hit by David Warner. Six runs from his fourth over. AUS-105/1 after 21 overs.

8:53 PM IST: Yuzvendra Chahal on with his second over. Five singles from it. AUS-99/1 after 20 over. 28 runs in the last five overs.

8:49 PM IST: Kuldeep Yadav continues with his fifth over. David Warner hits the first ball for a four, through extra cover. Seven runs from the over. AUS-94/1 after 19 overs.

8:45 PM IST: Bowling change. Virat Kohli introduces Yuzvendra Chahal, legspinner. Eight runs from the over. Three doubles and a single. AUS-87/1 after 18 overs.

8:41 PM IST: Kuldeep Yadav continues to bowl in tandem with Hardik Pandya. Four singles from his fourth over. AUS-79/1 after 17 overs. They need another 274 runs.

8:36 PM IST: Hardik Pandya continues with his fifth over. Eight runs from the over, including four off a no-ball. AUS-75/1 after 16 overs. Drinks.

8:30 PM IST: Kuldeep Yadav continues. Four singles. AUS-67/1 after 15 overs. They need 281 more runs.

8:26 PM IST: Hardik Pandya on with his fourth over. Four runs and the wicket of Aussie skipper Aaron Finch (36 off 35). Run out off the first ball, by Kedar Jadhav and Pandya.  FoW-61/1 (13.1 overs). Steve Smith is the new man.

8:20 PM IST: Kuldeep Yadav on with his second over. Six runs from it. A double off the first ball, then four singles. AUS-59/0 after 13 overs.

8:16 PM IST: Good response from Hardik Pandya. One single from his second over. David Warner is struggling, 169 off 41. AUS-53/0 after 12 overs.

8:11 PM IST: Kuldeep Yadav gets his first over. Four runs from it, two singles and a double. AUS-52/0 after 11 overs. They need 301 runs more.

8:08 PM IST: Hardik Pandya continues and huge one Australia. David Warner hits the first for a four, then Aaron Finch follows it up with s six and two fours off the last three balls. 19 runs from the over. AUS-48/0 after 10 overs.

8:02 PM IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar continues. Five runs, a double and three singles from the over. AUS-29/0 after nine overs.

7:57 PM IST: Bowling change. Hardik Pandya, right-arm medium pacer, leaks five runs from his first over. AUS-24/0 after eight overs.

7:53 PM IST: Another brilliant over from Bhuvneshwar Kumar. A single off the first ball and that's all. David Warner survives a run-out chance off the last ball, with Virat Kohli's throw missing the target by a whisker. AUS-19/0 after seven runs.

7:49 PM IST: A maiden over from Jasprit Bumrah. David Warner, one of the most explosive batsmen is tied down by Bumrah.

7:45 PM IST: Brilliant over from Bhuvneshwar Kumar. One run from it, a wide. AUS-18/0 after five overs.

7:39 PM IST: Jasprit Bumrah on with his second over. Seven runs, including a four off the fourth ball, hit by Aaron Finch. AUS-17/0 after four overs.

7:34 PM IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar continues with his second over. Only two runs from it, a double off the third ball. AUS-10/0 after three overs.

7:31 PM IST: Jasprit Bumrah on. David Warner plays on but the bails remain stuck in the groove. Bowled but not wicket. Another dot and Warner plays a delightful cover drive for a four. A quick single. Ravindra Jadeja is taking the field for Shikhar Dhawan. Five runs from the over. AUS-8/0 after two overs.

7:26 PM IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar on with the first over. Two dots to left-handed Aussie opener David Warner. A single off the third., to mid-wicket. A double off the fourth as Finch plays it straight, full face of the bat and inside the line. Classic straight drive. A dot. Another straight delivery and gets blocked on the front foot. Three runs from the over.

7:20 PM IST: David Warner and Aaron Finch to open for Australia. Bhuvneshwar Kumar gets the new ball.

Innings Break

6:57 PM IST: India scored more than 100 runs in the last ten overs with skipper Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni scoring at a good rate. KL Rahul gave the finishing touches with 11 off three balls.

Brief scores: India: 352/5 in 50 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 117, Virat Kohli 82, Rohit Sharma 57).

6:51 PM IST: Marcus Stoinis on with the last over of the match. Low full toss and MS Dhoni (27 off 14) hits it straight back and Stoinis takes a very good return catch. FoW-338/4 (49.1 overs). New man Lokesh Rahul gets gift, a full toss and he flicks it over deep square leg boundary. A single and a double. A wide, outside off. And Kohli (82 off 77) departs. Caught at deep by Pat Cummins. Kedar Jadhav joins KL Rahul for the last ball. And Rahul hits the last ball for a four. 14 runs from the last over. IND-352/4.

6:44 PM IST: Mitchell Starc on with his last ball. First ball, on MS Dhoni arc, and the former India captain sends it over deep square leg for a massive six. A short ball, and a four. Pulls away to deep fine leg disdainfully. A leading edge and a double. A dot, wide and full. A single to extra cover. Virat Kohli hits the ball straight, but Starc fields it. A dot to end the over. 13 runs from the over. Starc's figures: 10-0-74-1. IND-338/3 after 49 overs. 57 runs from the last five overs.

6:39 PM IST: Marcus Stoinis returns for his sixth over. Virat Kohli takes a single, then a dot. MS Dhoni takes a double off the third, to long-off. A wide, outside off. A bad ball on the body and Dhoni pulls it to fine leg boundary. A single to mid-off. A slower bouncer to Kohli for a dot. Nine runs from the over. IND-325/3 after 48 overs. Kohli is on 80 off 74.

6:33 PM IST: Mitchell Starc on with his penultimate over. Virat Kohli hits the first ball for a six, over deep extra cover. Supreme touch. A single, then MS Dhoni gets a four. Top-edge and beats a leaping Alex Carey. A double to extra cover. A single, then a single to then the over. 15 runs from the over. IND-316/3 after 47 overs. 59 runs from the last five overs.

6:28 PM IST: WICKET! Pat Cummins on with his last over. Hardik Pandya hits the third ball for a four, to backward point. A wide, then a two to deep square leg. He needs a couple for fastest fifty of this World Cup. But he holes out at mid-off. Caught by Aaron Finch. Wide and full and Pandya (48 off 27) fails to clear in the circle. FoW-301/3 (45.5 overs). MS Dhoni is the new man. Cummins' figures: 10-0-55-1.

6:20 PM IST: Mitchell Starc returns. Hardik Pandya takes a single off the first ball. A dot to Virat Kohli. A double, then Kohli picks the length ball for a massive six over long off. Another couple, to mid-wicket. A single to end the over. 12 runs from it. IND-293/2 after 45 overs. Kohli on 70 off 68.

6:14 PM IST: Pat Cummins returns. Hardik Pandya hits the first ball for a six, straight over the bowler's head. A four off the second, to backward point. A yorker length delivery down leg, and Pandya misses. A dot. A double to long-on. A diving save from Usman Khawaja. A wide, outside off. A single to short fine leg. A dot to Virat Kohli to end the over. 14 runs from the over. IND-281/2 after 44 overs. 51 runs from the last five overs and 61 in 42 for the third-wicket stand. Pandya is 41 from 22.

6:09 PM IST: Adam Zampa on with his sixth over. Hardik Pandya hits the fifth ball for a six, over deep mid-wicket. 10 runs from the over. IND-267/2 after 43 overs.

6:05 PM IST: Nathan Coulter-Nile completes his spell. 11 runs from his last over. Virat Kohli hits the first ball for a four, then Hardik Pandya hits the last for another four. IND-257/2 after 42 overs. Coulter-Nile's figures: 10-1-63-1.

6:01 PM IST: 50th ODI fifty for Virat Kohli. In 55 balls and three fours. #IND 238/2 (40.3). Hardik Pandya, who just changed the bat, hits the fourth ball for six over deep mid-wicket. 10 runs from Glenn Maxwell's seventh over. IND-246/2 after 41 overs.

5:57 PM IST: Nathan Coulter-Nile on with his penultimate over.  Hardik Pandya hits his first boundary, off the third ball, to square leg. Six runs from the over. IND-236/2 after 40 overs. Virat Kohli is unbeaten on 49 off 53.

5:54 PM IST: Pat Cummins on with his eighth over. Five runs from it, three singles and a double IND-230/2 after 39 overs.

5:50 PM IST: Nathan Coulter-Nile continues. A dot to Virat Kohli, then a single. Colter-Nile almost gets the wicket of new man Hardik Pandya. Alex Carey drops a regulation catch behind the wicket. Five runs from the over. IND-225/2 after 38 overs.

5:45 PM IST: Mitchell Starc continues. A single off the first ball. Shikhar Dhawan plays a brutal straight drive for a four. A dot, and two singles. Then, Dhawan (117 off 109) holes out. Caught by sub fielder Nathan Lyon at deep mid-wicket. FoW-220/2 (36.6 overs).

5:40 PM IST: Nathan Coulter-Nile on with his seventh over. Two singles then a dot. But Virat Kohli plays a cracking full shot to deep mid-wicket for a four. A single, then a wild swing from Shikhar Dhawan. Misses and a dot. Seven runs from the over. IND-213/1 after 36 overs.

5:36 PM IST: Australia's main striker, Mitchell Starc returns. Five runs from it, three singles and a double. IND-206/1 after 35 overs. 36 runs from the last five overs.

5:31 PM IST:  Glenn Maxwell on with his sixth over. Shikhar Dhawan hits two gorgeous fours, off the second and fourth balls, and 11 runs from the over. IND-201/1 after 34 overs. And, Dhawan becomes the second visiting player to score four ODI centuries in England after Viv Richards.

Gabbar roars. AP Photo

5:25 PM IST: Marcus Stoinis on with his fifth over. Virat Kohli slaps the first ball for a four at through mid-wicket. Half-chance though. A single and a yorker. Shikhar Dhawan blocks it. A straight drive and a run-out chance, then an overthrow to give Dhawan the single needed to bring up his hundred. In 95 balls. Eight runs from the over. His 17th ODI ton. IND-190/1 after 33 overs. Drinks.

RECORD ALERT! With that hundred, India have overtaken Australia for most tons in World Cup. India now have 27, to Australia's 36. Sri Lanka are third with 23.

5:20 PM IST: Glenn Maxwell on with his fifth over. Shikhar Dhawan takes a single to move to 98. Four runs from the over. IND-182/1 after 32 overs. Dhawan on 99. He and Virat Kohli added 55 runs in 57 balls.

5:16 PM IST: Marcus Stoinis returns. Virat Kohli takes a double, courtesy a misfield by Glenn Maxwell. A dot, then another double. A single to give the strike back to Shikhar Dhawan. A single. Another double and eight runs from the over. IND-178/1 after 31 overs. Dhawan on 97.

5:12 PM IST: Glenn Maxwell continues. Two dot balls to Shikhar Dhawan and a four, a controlled pull shot to deep square leg boundary. Two singles. A dot and six runs from the over. IND-170/1 after 30 overs.

5:10 PM IST: Pat Cummins on with his seventh over. A double off the first ball, as Shikhar Dhawan plays it deep cover. A dot then a fine ramp shot for a four. A single, then Virat Kohli blocks the fifth ball. And another dot to the Indian skipper. Seven runs from the over. IND-164/1 after 29 overs.

5:06 PM IST: Glenn Maxwell back for his third over. Four singles. IND-157/1 after 28 overs. Shikhar Dhawan is batting on 84 from 80. Virat Kohli on 12 odd 18.

5:01 PM IST: Pat Cummins returns. Three dot balls to Virat Kohli. Then wide, down the leg. First boundary for Kohli in the 15th ball. A wild cut shot to deep backward point. A bouncer to Shikhar Dhawan to end the over. IND-153/1 after 27 overs.

4:56 PM IST: Adam Zampa on with his fifth over. A dot to Virat Kohli, then a single. Shikhar Dhawan reaches out to the flighted delivery and plays it through cover for a four. Very good use of the pitch. A single, then another. Dhawan flicks the last ball to long-on. 11 runs from the over. IND-147/a after 26 runs. Dhawan into 80s.

4:53 PM IST: Wicket-taker Nathan Coulter-Nile continues. Four singles. IND-136/1 after 25 overs.

4:49 PM IST: Adam Zampa continues. Five runs, a double and three singles,  from the over. IND-132/1 after 24 overs.

Aussies celebrate the fall of Rohit. AP Photo

4:45 PM IST: WICKET! Nathan Coulter-Nile back into the attack. Two dots to Rohit Sharma, and the first wicket. Rohit (57 off 70) caught behind. Extra bounce doing the damage. #IND 127/1 (22.3). Virat Kohli is the new man. Two dots. Maiden wicket.

4:39 PM IST: Adam Zampa returns. Shikhar Dhawan plays the first ball to backward point for a double. Two singles. A dot to Shikhar Dhawan, then a single to mid-wicket. Another single. Six runs from the over. IND-127/0 after 22 overs.

4:35 PM IST: Mitch Starc on. Rohit Sharma hits the first ball through cover and fifty. In 61 balls. His 42nd ODI fifty. A dot than two doubles as Indian openers put Australia's main bowler under pressure. 10 runs from the over. #IND 121/0 (21)

4:31 PM IST: Shikhar Dhawan continues to take charge. The left-handed batsman hits Marcus Stoinis for back-to-back fours, off the third and fourth deliveries. 11 runs from the over. IND-111/0 after 20 overs.

4:26 PM IST: Mitchell Starc returns. Shikhar Dhawan takes a single off the first ball. A dot, then a single. Another dot and another single. And another single. Four singles. IND-100/0 after 19 overs.

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan now have 16 century opening stands, equalling Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden, second only to Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly (21).

4:22 PM IST: Marcus Stoinis on with his second over. A single off the fourth ball and Shikhar Dhawan reaches his fifty, in 53 balls. Six runs from the over. IND-96/0 after 18 overs.

Dhawan's previous four knocks at The Oval in ODIs: 102 not out, 125, 78 and 21.

4:18 PM IST: First ball after the Drinks and a bumber from Nathan Coulter-Nile. Rohit Sharma pulls it for the first six of the match. And four more singles to make it a nine-run over. IND-90/0 after 17 overs.

4:11 PM IST: Aaron Finch introduces his sixth bowler. Marcus Stoinis, right-arm medium pacer, comes into the attack. Shikhar Dhawan hits the first ball for a four, streaky. Over the keeper's head. Six runs from the over. IND-81/0 after 16 overs. Drinks.

RECORD ALERT! This is India's highest opening stand against Australia in World Cup, surpassing 76 by the same pair in 2015, at Sydney Cricket Ground.

4:07 PM IST: Nathan Coulter-Nile on with his third over. Six runs from it, including a four off the third ball. A snorter and Shikhar Dhawan duck pulls it. IND-75/0 after 15 overs.

Slow and steady from Indian openers at The Oval. AP Photo

4:03 PM IST: Adam Zampa on with his second over. Five singles and a double. IND-69/0 after 14 overs. This is interesting from the Indian openers. They looked in bad shape early in the innings, and now they are in control, without taking any risk.

3:58 PM IST: Glenn Maxwell continues. Rohit Sharam hits the first ball for a four, to third man. And he becomes second to score 2000 ODI runs for India against Australia, after Sachin Tendulkar – 3,077. Seven runs from the over. IND-62/0 after 13 overs.

3:55 PM IST: Another bowling change. Adam Zampa, legspinner, on. Poor loosener and Rohit Sharma hits it for a four. A single, then a four off the third by Shikhar Dhawan. 11 runs from the over. IND-55/0 after 12 overs.

3:50 PM IST: Bowling change. Glenn Maxwell, offspinner on. Three runs from the over. IND-44/0 after 11 overs.

Shikhar Dhawan punishes Nathan Coulter-Nile. AP Photo

3:46 PM IST: Nathan Coulter-Nile on with his second over. Two singles, off the second and third deliveries. IND-41/0 after 10 overs.

3:41 PM IST: Pat Cummins on with his fifth over. Three singles from it. IND-39/0 after nine overs. Meanwhile, Shikhar Dhawan has completed 1000 ODI runs in England.

3:36 PM IST: Bowling change. Nathan Coulter-Nile, right-arm fast bowler, comes into the attack. Huge over. Shikhar Dhawan hits three back-to-back fours off the third, fourth and fifth balls. 14 runs from the over. IND-36/0 after eight overs.

3:31 PM IST: A single from Pat Cummins' fourth over. A huge shout for caught behind against Shikhar Dhawan off the fourth ball. Short and well directed. No reaction from the umpire. And no review. IND-22/0 after seven overs.

Indian fans everywhere. AP Photo

3:27 PM IST: It's a sea of Blue in the heart of London. But the action is yet to be proportionately translated in the field. Another very good over from Mitchell Starc. One leg bye and a double. IND-21/0 after six overs. 

3:22 PM IST: Pat Cummins continues with his third over. A double off the first ball with Shikhar Dhawan playing it to mid-on. Two very good deliveries for dots, then a four through extra cover. And a single to end the over. Seven runs from it. IND-18/0 after five overs.

3:17 PM IST: Mitchell Starc on with his second over. Two singles from it. IND-11/0 after four overs. This is a very slow start from the Indian openers. Understandably so, considering the brilliant pace attack from the Aussies.

3:14 PM IST: Pat Cummins continues. Another brilliant over for Australia. Two singles. IND-9/0 after three overs.

Australia's Mitchell Starc in action against India. AP Photo

3:09 PM IST: Mitchell Starc, right-arm fast, shares the new ball with Pat Cummins. No signs of swing. But the Aussie pacer is operating at a good level. He almost gets the big wicket of Rohit Sharma, only to be put down by a flying Coulter-Nile at mid-wicket. Five runs from the over. Shikhar Dhawan faced only two balls. IND-7/0 after two overs.

3:05 PM IST: Pat Cummins with the new ball. Rohit Sharma faces the first ball. Just two runs from the over.

2:45 PM IST: So, who are the key players? We can think of so many of them. Virat Kohli, Aaron Finch, Steve Smith, MS Dhoni, Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell Starc, Rohit Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal...

2:37 PM IST: Both the sides are unchanged.

India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Lokesh Rahul, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah

Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (w), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa

2:34 PM IST: India win the toss and bat first against Australia.

2:30 PM IST: Toss will be in five minutes. Just wondering, will there be new gloves for MS Dhoni?

2:25 PM IST: Team India huddled before the toss

2:18 PM IST: There were talks of Australia being 'the outsiders' in this World Cup, but they are looking for an 11th consecutive ODI victory. It is their longest run in the format since they strung together 12 victories in a row between 2009 and 2010.

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2:12 PM IST: What happened so far?

Australia chased down Afghanistan's 207 with ease, reaching the target inside 35 overs for a seven-wicket win in Bristol, then produced a gutsy 15-run victory over West Indies in Nottingham. Fighting back from 38-4 and 79-5, Australia reached 288, thanks to a surprising 92 from bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile and Steve Smith’s 73, before paceman Mitchell Starc took five wickets with the ball.

India beat South Africa by six wickets with vice-captain Rohit Sharma scoring an unbeaten hundred after Yuzvendra Chahal and Jasprit Bumrah set the tone with inspired bowling performances.

2:04 PM IST: Here's HOW you can watch the match live, live streaming et al.

1:53 PM IST: Here's the all-important fact! India have won 12 of their last 13 games played at the ICC World Cup; however, their only defeat in that span came at the hands of Australia in the semi-finals of the 2015 tournament.

1:50 PM IST: Squads

India: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Dinesh Karthik (wk), KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja

Australia: Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff, Kane Richardson, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins

In one of the most-anticipated matches of the tournament, Virat Kohli's India face the most successful side in the ODI cricket. India, after entering the tournament proper rather belatedly, have beaten South Africa and ready for more serious challenge.

Aaron Finch's Australia have a routine outing against minnows Afghanistan, then registered a 15-run win over a strong West Indian side to remain unbeaten in the tournament.

Finch plans to fire up his pace attack to put India under immediate pressure at the Oval. Rohit Sharma and Kohli both average over 50 against Australia in one-day cricket but Finch is taking inspiration from their recent match up in India, which saw the defending Cricket World Cup champions come from two games down to win the series.

“Having played India so much recently, we sometimes let Virat get off to a bit of a flier and let them get off the hook early,” said Finch.

“Once he gets into a rhythm he’s so hard to stop and you can’t afford to play catch up against great players and Rohit is the same.

“He’s so destructive when he starts to really put the pressure on you. You can’t afford to give them too much freedom but we can’t focus on just two players either, look at the rest of their batting line up.

“Those first ten or 15 balls it’s about making them take a risk and early wickets will be a real key.

“Winning those last three games in India gave us some self-belief we can beat this side in their home conditions and that gives us real confidence coming into a game like this.

“It comes down to seizing the key moments. You have to believe you can beat them, because they are a world-class side with some all-time great players.”

Mitchell Starc took five wickets against the West Indies but it was Nathan Coulter-Nile who hogged the headlines, with 60-ball 92 - not bad when you consider the fact that he previously averaged just 12 - to rescue Australia who were reeling on 38/4.

However, it was a performance that exposed Australia’s top order to hostile bowling, something that will have Indian seamer Jasprit Bumrah even more pumped up than normal as he watches Kohli stride out for the toss.

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