IND vs AUS World Cup 2023 Final: The batting line-up of the Indian team, which was excellent in the World Cup 2023, could not perform as per its form and stature in the final. Australia captain Pat Cummins invited India to bat first after winning the toss at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, packed with spectators. Indian batsmen adopted a very aggressive attitude from the beginning of the innings. Captain Rohit Sharma scored a quick 47 runs.
As soon as both the openers were out, the Indian team came under pressure. After the third wicket of Shreyas Iyer fell on 81 runs, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul scored half-centuries and helped in taking the score to 240. In the final match, the entire Indian team was all out on the last ball of the 50th over. This was the first time when the Indian team, which was undefeated in the entire World Cup, was all out. This is the third lowest score of the Indian team in the World Cup final. In the history of the Cricket World Cup, the Indian team reached the finals four times, out of which it won twice.
Winning start from Australia
India started its campaign in this World Cup against arch-rival Australia. In the first match, India defeated Australia by 6 wickets with 52 balls remaining. In the second match, India defeated Afghanistan by 8 wickets with 90 balls remaining. In its third match played against Pakistan on 14 October, India had registered an easy victory by 7 wickets. In the fourth match, India defeated Bangladesh by 7 wickets with 51 balls remaining. The Indian team, which was the runner-up in the 2019 World Cup, defeated New Zealand by 4 wickets in the league stage. Took revenge for the semi-final defeat in 2019.
Biggest defeat to Sri Lanka in the league stage
In the World Cup against England, the Indian team batted in the first innings and scored 229 runs for 9 wickets in 50 overs. In response, the Indian bowlers restricted the England team to just 129 runs and registered an easy victory by 100 runs. The Men in Blue registered one of the biggest wins in World Cup history by bowling out Sri Lanka for just 55 runs by 302 runs. In the league stage, India defeated South Africa by 243 runs while won against Netherlands by 160 runs. Not only this, Rohit Brigade reached the final with pride after defeating New Zealand by 70 runs in the semi-finals.
Rahul played the slowest innings
The Indian batsmen, who had created terror in the hearts of the opposition teams with their brilliant performances in the league stage and semi-finals, got scattered like a pack of cards. KL Rahul, who scored the most runs in the Indian innings, played a marathon inning of 66 runs. To score 66 runs, he played 107 balls and could hit only one boundary. If we look at the scores of 50 or more made by 157 batsmen in the entire World Cup, this was the slowest innings.
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