July 17, 2024

Australia defeated India in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 final at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad by 6 wickets

By: Bilal Bhat

19/11/2023 (JKNN) Australia clinched their sixth ICC World Cup title with a commanding victory over India at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Travis Head’s stellar performance, scoring an impressive 137 runs, proved pivotal in Australia’s triumph, despite facing early setbacks with the loss of wickets. Head’s aggressive play, featuring 15 fours and four sixes, showcased his dominance against the Indian bowlers.

Supported by Marnus Labuschagne, the duo crafted a formidable 192-run partnership, guiding Australia to another title.

In contrast, India faced challenges from the outset, losing key players like Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma early in their innings.

Despite Rohit Sharma’s aggressive start, he fell victim to Glenn Maxwell’s brilliance, curtailing his innings just shy of a half-century. Subsequent wickets, including Shreyas Iyer’s dismissal by Pat Cummins, left India at 81-3 in 10.2 overs.

KL Rahul and Virat Kohli aimed to revive India’s innings with a promising 67-run partnership.

However, Cummins disrupted their plans by removing Kohli just after he completed his half-century. Despite Rahul’s efforts, a lack of support from other batsmen led to India’s downfall, and they were eventually all-out for 240 runs in 50 overs.

Six Indian players failing to reach double digits underscored the challenges faced by the team, resulting in their first and costly defeat in the World Cup.

The contrast in performance highlights Australia’s dominance and their well-deserved victory in the 2023 ICC World Cup.



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