ICC World Cup 2019: Twitter goes wild as Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and bowlers halt Australia’s winning streak

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Opener Shikhar Dhawan hit a blazing century to set up India’s 36-run win over Australia in the World Cup 2019 game on Sunday as the defending champions suffered their first defeat of this year’s tournament.

Dhawan’s 117 and his 127-run opening stand with Rohit Sharma laid the foundation for India posting 352 for five after captain Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat first on the dry surface at the Oval.

Kohli himself hit a brisk 82 and combined with Hardik Pandya for an 81-run third-wicket partnership that saw the pair pummel the Australian bowling attack.

Indian bowlers then dismissed the Aussies for 316 in 50 overs to register their second straight victory of this World Cup after an opening win against South Africa on Wednesday (June 5).

Brief scores: India 352/5 in 50 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 117, Virat Kohli 82; Marcus Stoinis 2-62, Pat Cummins 1-55) beat Australia 316 in 50 overs (Steven Smith 69, David Warner 56; Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3-50, Jasprit Bumrah 3-61) by 36 runs.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

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