In the ICC Cricket World Cup, holders Australia have commenced their title defence with an emphatic 91-run victory over Zimbabwe. In their Group A opener at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad yesterday, electing to bat after winning the toss, the Aussies struggled for most part against a spin-oriented Zimbabwe attack before finishing at 262 for six in 50 overs. Opener Shane Watson top-scored with a fine 79, while Vice-Captain Michael Clarke remained unbeaten on 58.
Chasing the target of 263 runs, Zimbabwe were all out for 171 in 46.2 overs.
Shane Watson was declared the Man of the Match.
Today, England face the Netherlands at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground in Nagpur in a Day-Night match.
All India Radio will broadcast live commentary on the match. The commentary can be heard on Rajdhani Channel and FM Gold from 2 pm onwards.