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India beats Australia to win the world cup in a edge of the seat thriller match

The highlight in the match was the quick half-century by Dhoni in the last 5 overs to push for a grand total as India defeated Australia by 5 runs. 

Published: 04th June 2019 03:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th June 2019 03:24 PM   |  A+A-

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By Online Desk

India beat Australia by 10 wins and won the ICC world cup 2019 in the edge of the seat thriller final at London. Indian cricket team lead by Virat Kohli managed to score 310 runs in the first innings. The highlight in the batting was the quick half-century by Dhoni in the last 5 overs to push for a grand total. 

The Australian team led by Aaron Finch were steady throughout the second innings only to lose key wickets in the death over and ended up with 300 runs at the end of 50 overs. It was the batting unit's inability to meet pressure failed Aussies.

For India, Jadhav found an ideal partner in MS Dhoni, with the pair adding 141 for the fifth wicket as India got home with 10 balls to spare to go 1-0 in the five-match series. Dhoni's calming contribution, a 72-ball 59 not out - his 71st ODI half-century - consisting mainly hard-run singles and seven hits to the fence, including two back-to-back fours to seal the game.

Post match Virat Kohli said "It was a difficult game. I thought we did really well with the ball. The wicket didn't offer as much as it did under the lights."

This is India's 3rd world cup victory and the first under Virat Kholi's captaincy. Earlier, India had won the world cup in 1983 and 2011. 

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