Shikhar Dhawan hit a shining century to enable India to post 352 for five against Australia in a key World Cup conflict at the Oval on Sunday. 

The opening batsman drove the Indian charge after skipper Virat Kohli won the hurl and batted - a choice he said was an "easy decision" given the radiant conditions in south London. 

Kohli additionally turned out all firearms bursting to crush 82 and join with Hardik Pandya for a 81-run third-wicket stand that saw the pair beat title holders Australia's bowlers. 

The left-gave Dhawan made 117 off 109 balls and imparted an opening stand of 127 to Rohit Sharma (57) that set the tone for the innings. 

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Most 100s by a group in WCs: 

27 India 

26 Australia 

23 Sri Lanka 

17 West Indies 

15 New Zealand 

14 South Africa/Pakistan/England 

India's absolute implied Australia were left expecting to outperform Ireland's 329 for seven against England in 2011, the most astounding score by any group batting second to win a World Cup coordinate. 

Dhawan and Sharma, who made 57, pivoted their careful begin against the Australia new-ball pair of Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc to place India in charge with their sixteenth century association in one-day internationals. 

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Paceman Nathan Coulter-Nile at long last struck in the 23rd over, having Sharma gotten behind, with both Australia and India hoping to expand unbeaten records at the current year's World Cup. 

It was a first wicket of the World Cup for Coulter-Nile, who dreaded he may be dropped in spite of a match-winning 92 with the bat in Australia's tight success over the West Indies last break. 

Dhawan continued, in any case, to achieve a hundred with a solitary of Marcus Stoinis after the ball bounced back off the stumps. 

He recognized his seventeenth ODI century by removing his head protector and waving his bat to enormous cheers from a to a great extent India-supporting group. 

The forceful Dhawan then drove a 93 mph conveyance from Starc straight past the left-arm fast's head for four. 

In any case, Starc inevitably had Dhawan gotten at profound midwicket to end an innings highlighting 16 limits 

Kohli, out for 18 in India's opening win against South Africa, at that point took as all-rounder Pandya, pushed up the request, if brilliant help for his captain. 

Kohli enrolled his 50th fifty at this dimension in an effectively famous profession that has taken him to the highest point of the world's batting diagram in Test and ODI cricket. 

Pandya, who was dropped first ball by wicket-manager Alex Carey, took advantage of his relief to hit 48 keeps running off only 27 conveyances before tumbling to Cummins. 

MS Dhoni additionally contributed with an energetic 27 as India scored 59 keeps running from the last five overs. 

Stoinis took the wickets of Dhoni and Kohli in the last finished yet KL Rahul completed off the innings with a limit.

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