ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Australia Lifts the 6th ODI World Cup by Beating India in the Final
In the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 final, Australia and India were looking to take each other down. Australia won the toss and opted to bowl first. Rohit and Gill walked in to open for India. Like he has done the entire tournament, Rohit Sharma got his team off to a flying start once more. Rohit and Kohli batted with a lot of intent, even after losing Gill for little. After Travis Head’s yell put an end to Rohit’s innings, Australia bowled brilliantly. India was unable to muster any kind of momentum after Cummins dismissed the highly effective Shreyas for four. Rahul and Kohli shared a fifty-run stand, but yesterday the Australian captain returned to remove the former to quiet the crowd as he had requested. The Indian batsmen struggled to even rotate strikes as the boundaries dried up and the fielding was excellent. The ball was reverse-swinged by the pacers, making matters much more difficult for India on a slow track.
In 50 overs, India was bowled out for 240! They managed to cough up 240, which is a respectable but unsatisfactory number. Even without dew, India would be optimistic about their prospects. But Australia was the happier side by the midway point of this finale.
Australia got three boundaries in the opening over of the run chase. A first ball wasted opportunity. Warner edged the first legitimate ball of the second over, which was Shami’s first ball. A few overs later, Marsh nicks Bumrah’s hit-me ball to the keeper, and Smith decides not to review. After seven overs, the score was 47/3, and all Indian fans were ecstatic—naturally, considering the form of Bumrah and Shami. Travis Head was content to get through that challenging time, and once he discovered Labuschagne to be an ally, there was no turning back. The pair created a winning combination to put their team in position to win while loading the scoreboard with plenty of singles with a 192-run stand.
With every passing over, Head’s confidence increased, but Marnus was happy enough to play second fiddle and block a few of the Indian seamen’s hazardous spells. With a superb catch to remove Rohit Sharma in the opening over, Travis Head ignited the flames. He then used that unbreakable spirit at the bat to produce one of the greatest knocks you’ll ever witness in a World Cup final. Even though Marnus played the part of the silent killer tonight, anyone who has closely watched the Australian campaign would admit that Marnus should really be the team’s Player of the Series because of his significant contributions over the last two months at various points in the game.
Despite losing their top three in just seven overs, they didn’t panic. Instead, they established the standard with the field, dried out the boundaries, and removed set hitters at critical moments. Throughout this World Cup, Australia appeared bewildered at times after losing their opening several games. Nevertheless, in the end, they were able to put all those parts together to defeat India handily. They have also defied the tradition of the home team winning the World Cup by accomplishing that. India began in 2011, and the Australian team broke that record