The hopes of Indian fans were shattered on Sunday. There was sadness all over the country. India suffered a six-wicket defeat at the hands of Australia in the World Cup 2023 final played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Australia won the World Cup title for the sixth time. At the same time, the Indian team failed to end the drought of the ICC title. Read the full match report.
World Cup Final 2023 Ind vs Aus
Travis Head (137) and Marnus Labuschagne (58*) and bowlers led Australia to a sixth World Cup title on Sunday. Australia defeated India by 2023 wickets with 42 balls remaining in the final of the World Cup 6 played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
The Indian team, which accepted the invitation to bat first by Australia, was all out for 50 runs on the last ball of the 240th over. In reply, Australia achieved the target by losing four wickets in 43 overs.
Australia won the World Cup title for the sixth time. The Kangaroo team won the World Cup title in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015. After 20 years, India and Australia were face-to-face in the World Cup final, but the Rohit Sharma-led team failed to avenge that defeat. In the 2003 World Cup final, India had to face a 125-run defeat at the hands of Australia.
At the same time, the Indian camp looked disappointed and disappointed. The Indian team failed to end the ICC trophy drought. India last won the 2013 Champions Trophy and since then the wait for its ICC trophy has continued.
India entered the World Cup final after 12 years but missed out on winning the title. Captain Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid’s dream of winning the World Cup remained unfulfilled. After the defeat, captain Rohit Sharma looked very emotional. Their tears didn’t stop.
Bumrah-Shami gave initial shocks
Chasing a target of 241 runs, the Australian team had a poor start. Mohammed Shami gave Australia the first blow by catching David Warner (7) at slip at the hands of Virat Kohli. After this, Bumrah caught Mitchell Marsh (15) at the hands of wicketkeeper Rahul and gave India another success. Bumrah brought India into the match by dismissing Steve Smith (4) lbw.
After this, Travis Head (137) and Marnus Labuschagne (58 *) shared 192 runs for the third wicket to make Australia the champion for the sixth time. Travis Head scored the fifth century of his ODI career with the help of 95 fours and a six in just 14 balls. Head scored his second century in the World Cup. Australia was just 2 runs away from victory, then headed out. Siraj caught Head out at the hands of Shubman Gill.
At the same time, Marnus Labuschagne completed 99 runs in 50 balls with the help of three fours. Labuschagne played the role of anchor and took the match away from India. Glenn Maxwell (2*) scored the winning shot and made Australia champions for the next four years. For India, Jasprit Bumrah took two wickets while Mohammed Shami took one wicket.
Rohit Sharma is gone, Gill disappointed
Earlier, the Indian team, which came out to bat, did not have a good start. Captain Rohit Sharma (47) gave India an aggressive start, but Shubman Gill (4) could not do anything special. He played a bad shot on Starc’s ball caught Adam Zampa at mid-on and returned to the pavilion.
After this, Virat Kohli (54) and Rohit Sharma shared a 46-run partnership for the second wicket. Then Glenn Maxwell gave India another shock by catching Rohit Sharma at the hands of Travis Head at point. Rohit Sharma scored 31 off 47 balls with the help of four fours and three sixes.
Run speed slowed down
After Rohit’s dismissal, Pat Cummins gave India a third blow by catching Shreyas Iyer (4) at the hands of wicketkeeper Josh Inglis. After this, Kohli and KL Rahul (66) tried to handle the Indian innings, but the run speed slowed down. The boundary was dry while both batsmen were at the crease.
Rahul ended the drought by scoring a boundary through a sweep shot. After 97 balls, India scored the first boundary. Rahul-Kohli shared a 67-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Then Kohli was cut and bowled by Cummins. Kohli scored 63 off 54 balls with the help of four fours.
No batsman played
After Virat Kohli’s dismissal, no batsman of the Indian team could settle on the crease. Ravindra Jadeja (9) was caught out by Hazlewood at the hands of English. Starc ended Rahul’s innings. Rahul scored 107 runs in 1 ball with the help of 66 fours. In the end, Suryakumar Yadav (18) could not score fast runs. Hazlewood also caught him out at the hands of the English.
Mohammed Shami (6) was caught out by Starc at the hands of the English. Jasprit Bumrah (1) was dismissed lbw by Adam Zampa. Kuldeep Yadav (10) was run out on the last ball. India was all out for the first time in the current World Cup. Mitchell Starc took three wickets for Australia. Josh Hazlewood and Captain Pat Cummins got two wickets each. Glenn Maxwell and Adam Zampa got one wicket each.