Ahmedabad, Nov 19, 2023: Australia were crowned world champions for a record sixth time when they defeated India by seven wickets in the 2023 Cricket World Cup Final in Ahmedabad on Sunday.
Chasing a total of 241, the Aussies lost quick wickets in the powerplay but centurion Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne forged a 192-run stand to take the Aussies home with 42 balls to spare.
For India, this defeat was bright back the ghosts of their 2003 World Cup defeat to Australia.
Batting first, the famed Indian cricket team batting line-up failed to fire and set a below-par 241-run target for Australia. For India, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul scored half-centuries while Rohit Sharma slammed 47 off 31 balls. In reply, Australia reached the target in just 43 overs with Travis Head top-scoring with a 120-ball 147.