On Sunday (9th June), during the match 14 of the ongoing 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, India beat the defending champions Australia by 36 runs at The Oval (London).
India scored 352/5 (50 overs) after deciding to bat first. In reply, Australia was bundled out for 316 runs in 50 overs.
Brief Scores: India – 352/5 in 50 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 117, Virat Kohli 82; Marcus Stoinis 2/62)
Australia – 316 in 50 overs (Steven Smith 69, David Warner 56; Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3/50)
Result – India won by 36 runs
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:
i) India scored 352/5 (50 overs) in the first innings which is their highest Cricket World Cup total against Australia. India’s previous record was 289/6 (50 overs) at Delhi on 22nd October 1987.
ii) This victory was India’s second CWC victory against Australia outside India. Their first such incident happened during the 1983 World Cup at Chelmsford when India beat Australia by 118 runs (on 20th June 1983).
i) It is the first time since 1999 Cricket World Cup when Australia failed to win a match in chasing. Previously, they suffered a CWC defeat in chasing against Pakistan at Leeds on 23rd May 1999. Since then, Australia won 19 consecutive CWC matches in chasing before losing this latest CWC match.
i) Rohit Sharma has scored 2,037 ODI runs against Australia. He is the fourth batsman to score 2,000+ ODI runs against Australia. The top three batsmen in this list are Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar (3,077 runs), Caribbean cricketers Desmond Haynes (2,262 runs) and Sir Viv Richards (2,187 runs).
ii) Indian opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan scored 117 runs. It was the second century by an Indian batsman against Australia in Cricket World Cup history. The first batsman was Ajay Jadeja (100*) at The Oval on 4th June 1999.
iii) Indian opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan has scored 9,105 runs in the international career. He is the fourth Indian left-handed batsman, fifth Indian opening batsman and 15th Indian batsman to score 9,000+ international runs.
iv) Indian captain Virat Kohli scored 82 runs which is the second best knock by an Indian captain against Australia in Cricket World Cup. Mohammad Azharuddin is the record holder with 93 runs (at Brisbane on 1st March 1992). Also, since the 1996 Cricket World Cup, Kohli’s latest innings is the highest individual score by any captain against Australia in Cricket World Cup history.
v) Virat Kohli has scored 10,943 ODI runs and he climbed up the ninth position in the most ODI run-scorer table.
Top ten most run-scorer in ODI history
|Player (Team)||Runs scored|
|Sachin Tendulkar (India)||18426|
|Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka/ICC World XI/Asia XI)||14234|
|Ricky Ponting (Australia/ICC World XI)||13704|
|Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka/Asia XI)||13430|
|Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka/Asia XI)||12650|
|Inzamam-ul-Haq (Pakistan/Asia XI)||11739|
|Jacques Kallis (South Africa/Africa XI/ICC World XI)||11579|
|Sourav Ganguly (India/Asia XI)||11363|
|Virat Kohli (India)||10943|
|Rahul Dravid (India/Asia XI/ICC World XI)||10889|
i) Mitchell Starc had the bowling figures of 10-0-74-1. It is the most expensive bowling figures by an Australian bowler in Cricket World Cup history. The previous record holder was the off-spinner Ashley Mallett with the bowling figures of 12-0-72-1 against Sri Lanka at The Oval on 11th June 1975.
ii) Alex Carey slammed Australia’s second fastest half-century in Cricket World Cup history after completing 50 runs in just 25 balls. The record holder is Glenn Maxwell with 21-ball fifty against Afghanistan at Perth on 4th March 2015.