In the finals of the ODI World Cup 2023, Australia beat India by six wickets to win their sixth trophy. Hosts India once again failed to put up a show in the most crucial game of any multinational tournament. After posting a below-par total of 240/10, India failed to put up a show with the ball.
Earlier, Australia skipper Pat Cummins won the toss and opted to bowl first. The decision went well with the team, as India lost quick wickets. Opener Shubman Gill was dismissed for a mere four runs by Mitchell Starc. However, after his departure, India skipper Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli added 46 runs for the second wicket. Rohit once again failed to convert a good start into a big knock as he was dismissed by spinner Glenn Maxwell for 47 runs off 31 balls with the help of four fours and three sixes.
After his departure, Shreyas Iyer also went back, as he was dismissed by Starc. However, Kohli, along with wicketkeeper-batter KL Rahul, added 67 runs in 18.1 overs for the fourth wicket. Kohli, in his inning, scored 54 runs off 63 balls with the help of four boundaries. Meanwhile, Rahul, in his innings, scored 66 runs off 107 balls with the help of a boundary. In the end, the team got bundled up for a below-par total of 240/10 in 50 overs.
Travis Head wins the game for Australia!
While chasing a below-par total of 240 runs, Australia got off to a flying start as they scored 16 runs off Jasprit Bumrah’s first over. However, Bumrah and Mohammed Shami made a comeback as they clinched three back-to-back wickets and left the Aussies in shock. Bumrah dismissed Mitchell Marsh and Steve Smith, while Shami dismissed David Warner. However, Travis Head had some other plans.
Head, along with Marnus Labuschagne, added 192 runs for the fourth wicket. Labuschange, in his innings, scored an unbeaten 58 runs off 110 balls with the help of four boundaries. Meanwhile, Head in his innings scored the match-winning century as he smashed 137 runs off 120 balls with the help of fifteen fours and four sixes. In the end, he was dismissed by Mohammad Siraj but had completed his work as, on the very next delivery, Australia won the game by six wickets.
Here is how fans react to Australia’s victory:
And India have won the CHOKERS TAG of World Cricket !!!
— Sumit Agarwal 🇮🇳 (@sumitagarwal_IN) November 19, 2023
It was never easy winning the cup but this man made it look easy… MS Dhoni
— बदहवासゞ (@badhwaas) November 19, 2023
Well played Team India led by Captain Rohit Sharma. We are still proud of you.#WorldcupFinal
— MRS. RAJALAXMI (@MrsRajalaxmi) November 19, 2023
Congratulations to Australia on winning the 2023 World Cup!
A moment of triumph for the team and their fans. 🏆🇦🇺 #WorldCup
— Jagdish Ranwa (@JCRanwa) November 19, 2023
Lost T20 world cup Final in 2014
– Lost Champion Trophy Final in 2017
-Lost WTC Final in 2021
– Lost WTC Final in 2023.
– Lost World Cup Final in 2023
Lost 5-6 matches in semi finals as well.
It's not South Africa but India which is the real choker…
— Mr.Yadav🏹 (@Mr_Yadav360) November 19, 2023
Well payed Asussies, it’s bad luck for us 💔💔
— Manu (@virat_facts) November 19, 2023
Such a painful day 🤧🥲😭 Dukh Dard Pida 💔
— GORDXROHIT (@gordxrohit) November 19, 2023