Australia defeated India by six wickets to win their sixth ODI World Cup title in history. The men in yellow dominated the home team for most of the game and had it too easy for them in the end. Travis Head hit an incredible century, followed by a half-century from Marnus Labuschagne as the Indian bowlers looked to lose confidence in the middle.
Batting first, Rohit Sharma gave a great start to India but India lost wickets at regular intervals. Virat Kohli and KL Rahul were slowly building a vital partnership, but the former moved on, leaving the team morale shattered. After this, there was pressure on KL Rahul to complete it whereas the Bengaluru born cricketer could not do so. The pressure gradually got to the Indian team as the Australian bowlers were performing brilliantly in the middle.
When it came to chasing the target, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami took three quick wickets, but the pair of Head and Labuschagne took the game away from India’s hands. After the match, Rohit Sharma and Mohammed Siraj were seen crying in the middle, while billions of Indians felt their pain.
Impeccable bowling, amazing fielding
Australia performed brilliantly in the final one day world cup 2023, Travis Head and David Warner were brutal in the field while the pace trio of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins were incredible with the ball. They kept India under pressure for most of the innings and ultimately managed to restrict the Men in Blue to just 240 runs in the final.
Poor performance from India
Shubman Gill going for a glory shot and getting out was completely unnecessary. Rohit was performing well and hence he should have remained calm and built a good partnership. The pressure finally got to them after India lost the wicket of Shreyas Iyer. It took a long time for them to settle down, especially KL Rahul, which came in the form of a boomerang as the stumper-batsman could not take advantage of it later on. There was a time when India used to play 97 balls without hitting any boundary. summary of the story. Also, Ravindra Jadeja’s batting should also be under question as he is not able to prove himself with the bat.
keep it and chase the glory
That was probably the strategy of Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne in the middle. Despite losing three wickets in quick succession, Head never looked fazed as Australia chased down the target with ease. Labuschagne supported him well and with this Australia won another final.
Losing captain Rohit Sharma said:
The result was not favorable for us. We weren’t that good today. We tried everything but it was not to be. 20-30 more runs would have been better, KL and Kohli were making a good partnership and we were looking at a score of 270-280 but we kept losing wickets. When you have 240 runs on the board, you want to take wickets, but credit to Head and Labuschagne for taking us out of the game, but I think the wicket has become a little better to bat on in the lights. . Don’t want to use this as an excuse. We didn’t put enough runs on the board. Credit goes to those two guys in the middle for making a great partnership.
Winning captain Pat Cummins said:
I guess we saved our best for last. We have been batting first throughout the tournament and we thought it was a good night to chase. Didn’t really move around as much as we thought. The boys were fantastic, we’ve got an older team and everyone is still applying themselves on the pitch. We thought 300 was tough but achievable on that wicket, actually excited by 240. Fabulous. Cool-minded Marnus and Travis do what they do best on the biggest stage, they showed a lot of character. The selectors have backed him and it’s a big risk we took and it paid off. I was very happy during the entire bowling innings. You look around and it’s a special moment no matter what happens tonight. You have to go and win the World Cup, you can’t wait for it to happen. This year will be remembered for a long time and we had a lot of success in the winter and this is the pinnacle of it. On top of the mountain.
POTM Travis Head said:
Never expected, not in a million years, that this would be a truly extraordinary day. Much better than sitting on the couch at home. Really happy to contribute, the first twenty balls I played gave me a lot of confidence and yes, I was able to continue. The way Mitch Marsh came in and took the game forward, he created the atmosphere. That’s the energy we needed and we knew the wicket could be difficult. It was a very good decision to bowl first after winning the toss. I felt the wicket got better as the day went on. There was a slight change in it, it was beneficial. It felt good to be a part of it, it felt good to play a role in it. He (Rohit Sharma) is probably the unluckiest man in the world. Again, this (fielding) is something I have worked hard on. I couldn’t even imagine scoring a century, perhaps not even imagining surviving it. It was great to make that catch. It’s important to look after your mates, it’s a great thing to be able to do that on the big stage in front of a packed house. (On being included in the list of centurions in WC finals – Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist and Head) Certainly third in that list, it’s good to be in it, it’s good to be here and it’s good to contribute. I would just tell the boys that I am looking forward to the reunion.