The power hitter Mahendra Singh Dhoni is known for his humongous shots that reach the audiences in the stand for some catching practices for the fans. One such shot came against Australian Mitchell Starc which made awestruck to skipper Virat Kohli who was just watching the ball in just shock and surprise and then bursting into laughter. Starc's 49th over in which his 143 km/hr ball was hit into the stand over deep square leg by MSD stunned Kohli in the non-striker's end.
Meanwhile, Dhoni's 27 from just 14 balls helped Indian to reach 352 which is highest ever score against Australia in the World Cup. India's 352-5 was also men in Blue's fourth-highest total in the World Cup. Earlier Shikhar Dhawan's blistering ton and Virat Kohli's, Rohit Sharma's 82 run and 57 runs respectively helped India to cross 350 mark. India's showman Hardik Pandya continues his wrath against Australia with 48 run knocks in just 27 balls.
All this show in the first innings has just done the 50 per cent work other 50 is depending on bowlers which are battling from the flat pitch of Oval. The likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is facing a challenge from the five times World Champion Australia which so far has shown its capability to overturn this match.
The opener Aaron Finch and David Warner posted over 61 run partnership for the first wicket before Finch's sloppy run out by Kedhar Jadhav. David Warner and Steve Smith have built their innings well but clever Yuzvendra Chahal was lucky enough to get warner. 4th down Usman Khawaja also played a handful of 42 run innings before Bumrah got him caught behind. Kumar's brilliant line and length bowling got Steve Smith who scored 69 from 70 balls. Kumar also knocked out Marcus Stoinis from a duck. Australia is now down to 238-5.