The much-awaited final match of the ODI World Cup took place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, in which Australia and India were face to face. Australia won the toss and chose to bowl first.
As Indian captain, Pat Cummins’ decision to bowl first on a dry pitch initially seemed risky. Rohit Sharma Led the attack aggressively with an impressive display of shots during the first ten overs. Sharma hit four fours and three sixes and looked all set for a big score.
However, the introduction of off-spinner Glenn Maxwell by the Australian captain in the final over of the powerplay proved crucial. Rohit tried to hit a six but the ball went in the air and Travis Head took a brilliant catch. Shreyas Iyer also became the victim of Cummins’ skillful bowling, which put India in a challenging position.
Kohli scored another half-century but was out to Cummins after scoring 54 runs. The Australian team bowled with great control and did not allow the Indian batsmen to score runs freely in the death overs. The Indian team could only score 240 runs in the end, which always seemed like a below average score.
The Australian team, chasing the target, lost the initial wickets. david warner, Steven Smith and Mitchell Marsh were out cheaply. Then Marnus Labuschagne and Head came together and showed great resilience and comfortably carried the innings forward. Head scored a brilliant century and made a brilliant partnership of 192 runs for the fourth wicket with Labuschagne to give Australia victory. Head scored 137 runs in 120 balls with the help of 15 fours and four sixes, while Labuschagne contributed 58 runs in 110 balls.