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.


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