In the International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s Cricket World Cup final, Australia secured their sixth title by defeating India with a margin of 6 wickets. Pursuing India’s target of 241 runs, Australia achieved victory in 43 overs with a loss of 4 wickets.
It’s worth noting that Australia had previously claimed the World Cup title in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2015.
Australian batter Travis Head played a splendid inning, scoring 137 runs off 120 balls, while Labuschagne remained unbeaten with 58 runs. Additionally, Mitchell Marsh scored 15, David Warner 7, and Steve Smith 4 runs before getting out. Meanwhile, Glenn Maxwell faced 2 balls and remained unbeaten with 2 runs.
The Cricket World Cup final took place at Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in the Indian city of Ahmedabad, where Australia won the toss and opted to field first.
From the Indian side, Jasprit Bumrah took 2 wickets, while Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj each claimed one. The Australian batters posed a tough challenge for the Indian bowlers.
The Indian team, batting first upon Australia’s invitation, faced a resilient wall of Team Australia. Despite playing the full quota of 50 overs, they managed to score 240 runs but lost all their players in the process.
In today’s match, Indian opener Shubman Gill failed to provide a strong start, scoring only 4 runs, while captain Rohit Sharma departed after making 47 runs off 31 balls.
Virat Kohli scored 54, and KL Rahul contributed 66 runs before getting out. Suryakumar Yadav scored 18, Ravindra Jadeja 9, and Mohammed Shami scored 6 runs. Additionally, Shreyas Iyer scored 4, Kuldeep Yadav 10, Mohammed Siraj 9, and Jasprit Bumrah managed to score 1 run.
Australian bowler Mitchell Starc dismissed 3 Indian batsmen, while Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins took 2 wickets each. Adam Zampa and Glenn Maxwell claimed one wicket each.
Prior to this, Australian captain Pat Cummins won the toss and chose to bat against India, stating that the pitch is dry, and they will try to take early wickets and restrict India to a low score.
In the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, Indian batsman Virat Kohli has been honored with the Player of the Tournament, while India’s Mohammed Shami has been recognized as the tournament’s best bowler.
Player of the Tournament: Virat Kohli The World Cup 2023 concluded with Australia’s victory over India, but India retains the honors for the top batsman and bowler in the tournament.
According to details released by the International Cricket Council (ICC), Virat Kohli was awarded the Player of the Tournament for scoring 765 runs in the World Cup 2023, making him the top scorer of the event.
Virat Kohli also set a record for the most centuries in a World Cup in his ODI career.