IND vs AUS World Cup 2023 : In a promising start to their ICC World Cup campaign, India defeated Australia by six wickets on Sunday. Despite a rocky beginning where the home team lost three wickets with just two runs on the board, half-centuries from Virat Kohli and KL Rahul powered India’s chase of 200. Kohli and Rahul’s impressive 165-run partnership for the fourth wicket proved to be the turning point, leading India to victory in 41.2 overs.
Earlier, India showcased a disciplined bowling effort, restricting Australia to 199 runs. Captain Pat Cummins chose to bat first but the visitors struggled, reaching only 119 for five in the 30th over. Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja was the star performer, taking 3/38 with his middle-over brilliance. Steven Smith top-scored for Australia with 46 runs off 71 balls, while David Warner contributed 41 runs from 52 balls.
Australia: 199 all out in 49.3 overs (Steven Smith 46, David Warner 41; Ravindra Jadeja 3/38, Kuldeep Yadav 2/42, Jasprit Bumrah 2/35).
India: 201/4 in 41.2 overs (Virat Kohli 85, KL Rahul 97 not out; Josh Hazlewood 3/38).
IND vs AUS World Cup 2023 Virat Kohli becomes India’s leading run-scorer in ICC white-ball events, edges past Sachin Tendulkar
Star batter Virat Kohli had another record-breaking outing on the cricket field on Sunday as he became the Indian batter with the highest amount of runs in ICC white-ball tournaments, edging past legendary Sachin Tendulkar. In 27 ICC T20 World Cup matches, he has scored 1,141 runs at an average of 81.50, with 14 fifties in 25 innings and a best score of 89. On the other hand, Tendulkar has 2,719 runs at an average of 52.28, with seven centuries and 16 fifties and best score of 152.