India fulfilled expectations of million Indians at home and big Indian crowd at Oval in London today by overcoming Kangaroo challenge by 36 runs.
Aussies almost lived upto expectations of it’s stature but just fell short at end chasing a score of 352, compiled by India. Chasing a mammoth score Aussies could make 316 .
For India Dhawan played exquisite innings and scored a brilliant effortless ton to give India a dream start and with help of Virat,Rohiत, Pandya and Dhoni took India past a formidable score of 350 plus.
Aussies did start slowly but at one stage looked like turning it around with Smith and Finch along with Khawaja making a match of it. Finch run out was a big blow and later Bumrah taking khwaja wicket put India on top. However Smith and Maxwell had a brisk firework in a threatening partnership before Chahal deceived Maxwell. Bhuvi trapping Smith before clean bowling Stoinis in quick succession brought India back in a quick fortunes changing game.
Carey scoring late hurricane knock of 50 of 25 balls had raised an Aussie bar with few lusty hits though not enough to close it for Australia.
India now has four points with two wins and would be in a right frame of mind to face next match against Kiwis.