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Cricket world erupts as Australia thrash India in CWC 2023 final to clinch 6th ODI World Cup title


Cricket world erupts as Australia thrash India in CWC 2023 final to clinch 6th ODI World Cup title


The ODI World Cup 2023 ended with Australia defeating India in the epic final at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday. Australia completely outplayed the Men in Blue in a one-sided contest to claim their 6th World Cup title.

Brilliant bowling restrict India at a below-par total

Opting to bowl first after winning the toss, Australiaโ€™s decision paid off as they restricted India to a total of 240 runs in their allotted 50 overs. Despite a strong start from Rohit Sharma, who scored 47 runs off 31 balls, and a steady innings from Virat Kohli (54 runs off 63 balls), India lost wickets at regular intervals.

KL Rahul top-scored for India with a patient 66 off 107 balls. Mitchell Starc was the pick of the bowlers for Australia, claiming 3 wickets for 55 runs in his 10 overs.

Travis Head stuns with a brilliant century

Chasing a target of 241, Australia faced an early setback with the dismissal of David Warner for 7 runs. However, Travis Head played a magnificent innings, scoring a brilliant 137 runs off 120 balls, including 15 fours and 4 sixes.

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Marnus Labuschagne contributed with a steady 58 off 110 balls. Despite losing a few wickets, Australia reached the target in 43 overs, with Travis Head anchoring the innings.

For India, Jasprit Bumrah was the most successful bowler, taking 2 wickets for 43 runs in his 9 overs. Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj also picked up a wicket each, but couldnโ€™t prevent Australia from clinching the title. In the end, Australiaโ€™s all-round performance, with both bat and ball, proved decisive as they secured a memorable victory in the final.

Here is how Twitter reacted:

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