India vs Australia Live Score Updates, World Cup Final: Australia scripted a cricketing fairy tale by securing their 6th ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup title with a resounding 7-wicket victory over India in the final at Ahmedabad.
The triumph marked an extraordinary comeback for the Aussies, who stumbled in their initial matches but bounced back spectacularly to clinch the coveted trophy.
Pat Cummins, the Australian skipper, etched his name in history, becoming the third-highest wicket-taker for Australia in the tournament. His four crucial wickets against India propelled him past the legendary Brett Lee, reaching a total of 32 wickets in Cricket World Cups.
India’s Batting Display Falls Short in World Cup Final
In the final showdown against India, Australia faced a challenging target of 241. However, a spectacular century by Travis Head turned the tide in their favor. Head’s sublime knock, featuring 17 fours and a six, guided Australia from a precarious position of 47-3 to a commanding 185-3 in the 34th over.
Despite a brief setback with the dismissal of star batsman Steve Smith for just four runs, Australia remained in control. The seasoned campaigner, along with Marnus Labuschagne, successfully chased down the target, securing Australia’s historic sixth World Cup title.
Australia’s bowling prowess played a crucial role in restricting India to 240 runs earlier in the match. Left-arm quick Mitchell Starc claimed three wickets, while captain Pat Cummins showcased his economical bowling skills with figures of 2-34.
India’s batting effort, led by KL Rahul’s 66 and Virat Kohli’s 54, fell short as they aimed for a third World Cup title. The formidable Australian bowling attack, combined with strategic captaincy from Cummins, proved too much for the hosts.
The World Cup final witnessed a remarkable performance by Australia, underlining their status as one of the most successful cricketing nations. The achievement in 2023 adds to their previous triumphs in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2015, further solidifying their legacy in the cricketing world.