India were chasing a short target of 200 but were reduced to 2/3 early in the innings after skipper Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, and Shreyas Iyer were all out for Ducks.
K L Rahul and Virat Kohli both hit half-centuries to help India beat Australia by six wickets in the first match of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Virat Kohli and KL Rahul were the standout performers in India’s six-wicket victory over Australia in their first ODI World Cup match on Sunday in Chennai. Rahul blasted 95 not out while Kohli scored 85 as the duo stitched a crucial 165-run partnership to save India, who are 2 for 3 in their chase of 200 runs. Earlier, a united effort from the Indian bowlers enabled the team bowl out Australia for 199 after the hosts chose to bat first. Ravindra Jadeja took three wickets, while Kuldeep Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah both took two.