India and Australia met for the final ODI World Cup 2023 match on 19 November at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Australia defeated India by six wickets as India put a low score on the board in the first innings. India became one of the few teams who won all the matches in the ODI World Cup season but lost the game in the finals.
From the first match against Australia of the ODI World Cup 2023 to the finals, the results changed but one thing that remained constant was the brilliant fielding by the Indian team’s former captain, Virat Kohli. Virat Kohli was awarded as the fielder of the match in the Indian dressing room yet again after the game against Australia.
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Rohit Sharma on India’s loss in the ODI World Cup finals
“The result has not gone our way. We were not good enough today. We tried everything but it wasn’t supposed to be. 20-30 runs more would have been good, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli were stitching a good partnership and were looking at 270-280 but we kept losing wickets,” said Rohit Sharma in the post-match ceremony.
“When you have 240 on the board, you want to take wickets but credit to Head and Labuschagne who stitched together a big partnership and put us completely out of the game. We tried everything we could but I feel the wicket got slightly better to bat under lights,” Sharma said.
Rohit further added, “Don’t want to give that as an excuse. We knew under lights it would be slightly better to bat, but we don’t want to give that as an excuse. We didn’t put enough runs on the board. With the seamers upfront, we took those 3 wickets and another wicket there, we could open up the game. Credit to those two guys in the middle for stitching an outstanding partnership.”