Dawn – Shikhar Dhawan hit a sparkling century to help India post 352 for five against Australia in a key World Cup clash at the Oval on Sunday.
- Shikhar Dhawan hit a sparkling century to help India post 352 for five against Australia in a key World Cup clash at the Oval on Sunday.
- It was a first wicket of the World Cup for Coulter-Nile, who feared he might be dropped despite a match-winning 92 with the bat in Australia’s narrow win over the West Indies last time out.
- But Starc eventually had Dhawan caught at deep midwicket to end an innings featuring 16 boundaries Kohli, out for 18 in India’s opening win against South Africa, then took as all-rounder Pandya, pushed up the order, provided superb support for his skipper.
- India captain Virat Kohli said it was a “no-brainer” to bat first against Australia after winning the toss.
- Australia are on a 10-match winning streak in ODIs but Finch added: “In a World Cup — it’s a different kind of pressure than playing a series against the same side.