India VS Australia ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Thrilling Finale Highlights

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India VS Australia ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Thrilling Finale Highlights

In a nail-biting showdown at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Australia emerged victorious against India in the final clash of the India VS Australia ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, clinching the title by a margin of 6 wickets. The battleground was set, and the fireworks on the field did not disappoint.

The Men in Blue set a challenging target of 240 runs for Australia within the stipulated 50 overs. Leading the charge for India was the dynamic KL Rahul, showcasing his prowess with a commanding 66 runs, closely followed by the relentless Virat Kohli, contributing a solid 54, and Rohit Sharma, adding 47 to the scoreboard. However, the relentless efforts of Mitchell Starc, claiming 3 crucial wickets, alongside the impactful spells by Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood, seizing 2 wickets each, kept India on a tight leash.

The Australian bowlers, especially the duo of Starc and Cummins, exerted unrelenting pressure on the Indian middle order, preventing the construction of significant partnerships. The crucial run-out of Kuldeep Yadav on the final delivery further bolstered Australia’s hold on the game. As the stage was set for the second innings, Australia geared up to chase down the set target.

However, the plot thickened with the slow pitch conditions favoring the bowlers. With the absence of dew, defending the target became a daunting challenge for the Men in Blue. The prospect of an enthralling second innings loomed large, promising a riveting showdown between bat and ball.

For a comprehensive look at the electrifying highlights of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 final between India and Australia, dive into the action-packed moments that defined this high-stakes clash below.

Scorecard – India VS Australia ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

India  (50 ovs maximum)

Rohit Sharma (c)c Head b Maxwell47314443151.61
Shubman Gill c Zampa b Starc47210057.14
Virat Kohli b Cummins5463994085.71
Shreyas Iyer c †Inglis b Cummins43310133.33
KL Rahul †c †Inglis b Starc661071331061.68
Ravindra Jadeja c †Inglis b Hazlewood922330040.90
Suryakumar Yadav c †Inglis b Hazlewood1828571064.28
Mohammed Shami c †Inglis b Starc61091060.00
Jasprit Bumrah lbw b Zampa1350033.33
Kuldeep Yadav run out (Labuschagne/Cummins)1018280055.55
Mohammed Siraj not out981310112.50
Extras(lb 3, w 9)12
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 4.80)240
Fall of wickets: 1-30 (Shubman Gill, 4.2 ov), 2-76 (Rohit Sharma, 9.4 ov), 3-81 (Shreyas Iyer, 10.2 ov), 4-148 (Virat Kohli, 28.3 ov), 5-178 (Ravindra Jadeja, 35.5 ov), 6-203 (KL Rahul, 41.3 ov), 7-211 (Mohammed Shami, 43.4 ov), 8-214 (Jasprit Bumrah, 44.5 ov), 9-226 (Suryakumar Yadav, 47.3 ov), 10-240 (Kuldeep Yadav, 49.6 ov)
Mitchell Starc1005535.50304130
Josh Hazlewood1006026.00224110
Glenn Maxwell603515.83194100
Pat Cummins1003423.40300020
Adam Zampa1004414.40221010
Mitchell Marsh20502.5070000
Travis Head20402.0080000

Australia  (T: 241 runs from 50 ovs)

David Warner c Kohli b Mohammed Shami73610233.33
Travis Head c Shubman Gill b Mohammed Siraj137120166154114.16
Mitchell Marsh c †Rahul b Bumrah15151511100.00
Steven Smith lbw b Bumrah49111044.44
Marnus Labuschagne not out581101334052.72
Glenn Maxwell not out21100200.00
Extras(b 5, lb 2, w 11)18
TOTAL43 Ov (RR: 5.60)241/4
Did not bat: Josh Inglis †, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (c), Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood 
Fall of wickets: 1-16 (David Warner, 1.1 ov), 2-41 (Mitchell Marsh, 4.3 ov), 3-47 (Steven Smith, 6.6 ov), 4-239 (Travis Head, 42.5 ov) • DRS
Jasprit Bumrah924324.77378000
Mohammed Shami714716.71286130
Ravindra Jadeja1004304.30291110
Kuldeep Yadav1005605.60253200
Mohammed Siraj704516.42164100