Last Update on: June 10th, 2019 at 06:27 pm

India won their second match of the World Cup after they defeated reigning champions Australia by 36 runs. The Indian team came up with a collective effort with both bat and ball to obliterate Australia. Team India posted a gargantuan score of 352 runs after Indian skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bat first.

Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma added a fine opening partnership of 127 runs. Both the batters took their time in the initial phase of the innings as they respected Australia’s disciplined bowling. Subsequently, both the batsmen were able to get a move on after they got their eye in.

ICC World Cup 2019: Twitter Reacts as India Cruises to Convincing Win Against Australia
Shikhar Dhawan. Twitter

Rohit Sharma scored a fine knock of 57 runs with the help of three fours and one six. Shikhar Dhawan continued with his penchant of scoring runs in the World Cup matches as he roared back to form. The southpaw batsman scored a fine knock of 117 runs from 109 balls with the help of 16 fours.

Indian captain Virat Kohli scored a majestic inning of 82 runs from 77 balls. Kohli scored four fours and two sixes in his knock. MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya added the finishing touches as both of them were able to hit the ground running. Pandya thwarted 27-ball 48 whereas MS Dhoni blasted 14-ball 27 runs to take India to a massive score of 353 runs.

Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni
Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni. Credits: Twitter

On the other hand, the Australian team could not get going in their batting innings. David Warner struggled with his strike rate as he scored 66.67 runs for every hundred balls. Aaron Finch was highly disappointed when he was run-out for an impressive 35 runs.

Furthermore, Steven Smith continued his good form going as the right-hander scored 69 runs from 70 balls. However, Australia’s run chase suffered a massive blow when Smith and Marcus Stoinis were dismissed in the same over by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Chahal soon removed Glenn Maxwell with Jadeja taking a fine catch. However, Alex Carey blistering hitting kept Australia interested.

Here is how Twitter reacted:

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