in

Cricket World Cup: India beat Australia by 36 runs

BBC – India claimed an impressive 36-run win over Australia at The Oval in the first heavyweight clash of the World Cup.

Summary

  • India claimed an impressive 36-run win over Australia at The Oval in the first heavyweight clash of the World Cup.
  • Australia, facing what would be a World Cup record chase, struggled to accelerate despite Steve Smith’s 69 as David Warner spent 84 balls making 56.
  • With wickets falling and the run-rate rising, Alex Carey hit a 25-ball half-century but it was not enough to stop Australia sliding to their first defeat of the tournament.
  • It might look like a tight scoreline but Australia, for long periods of the game, never looked as though they would come close to their target.
  • Australia face Pakistan at Taunton on Wednesday, while India, who have won their first two games, play top of the table New Zealand at Trent Bridge on Thursday.


Read more…

What do you think?

Written by Cric Editor

Archer embracing battle with Wood to be England’s fastest bowler

India beats Australia by 36 runs at Cricket World Cup