World Cup 2019: Shikhar Dhawan elated after India’s clinical win over Australia

first_imgWorld Cup 2019: Shikhar Dhawan elated after India’s clinical win over AustraliaWorld Cup 2019: Shikhar Dhawan said India ticked all the boxes against Australia as they registered a 36-run win over the defending champions to mark their second win at World Cup 2019.advertisement Next Anita Jat LondonJune 10, 2019UPDATED: June 10, 2019 00:22 IST Shikhar Dhawan smashed a century at The Oval as India defeated Australia by 36 runs. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia defeated Australia by 36 runs to register their 2nd World Cup 2019 winShikhar Dhawan smashed 117 runs as India posted a target of 353 runs against AustraliaIndia will next face New Zealand at the World Cup on June 13Shikhar Dhawan on Sunday showed his masterclass as he played through pain for hours to score a characterstic 109-ball 117 as India registered their second World Cup 2019 win, beating five-time world champions Australia by 36 runs at The Oval on Sunday.It was an all-round effort from India that helped them tame one of the tournament favourites Asutralia. After Dhawan’s classy century, Virat Kohli played a captain’s knock and hammered a fearless 82. It was followed by unfettered batting from Hardik Pandya (48), MS Dhoni (27) and KL Rahul (11) as India posted a total of 352.On a nothing-to-offer pitch for bowlers, Indian pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah impressed with their figures of 3/50 and 3/61 respectively to all out Australia for 316.And that’s what Man of the Match winner Shikhar Dhawan talked about during a post-match interview. Dhawan said India ticked all the boxes as India out-batted, out-bowled and out-fielded at The Oval.”We are happy with the result as it was a great team effort. It’s a great sign for our team and I’m happy with this man of the match award,” Shikhar Dhawan said.”We ticked all the boxes today. We knew they are a great side and the match will go down to the wire. We need to continue ticking the boxes in upcoming matches. The fans are having a great time and they’ll be happy with this win.””Very happy with the performance overall. We are a great fielding side, we took great catches. We have a good bowling side, great spinners as well. We work really hard in the nets, our process is very strong that’s why the results are going our way. “advertisementShikhar Dhawan injured his left thumb during the match on a Pat Cummins’ bouncer but continued to bat for hours despite being in pain to get his 17th ODI hundred and 3rd in a World Cup.India will next face New Zealand on June 13 in a bid to continue their winning run at World Cup 2019.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and bowlers shine as India wallop AustraliaAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli asks crowd to stop cheater chants directed at Steve SmithAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Shikhar DhawanFollow Virat Kohlilast_img