Watch: Australian team celebrate after clinching their sixth World Cup title
Australia lifted their sixth ICC Cricket World Cup title.
Australia broke more than a billion hearts as they defeated India in the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, which was played in Ahmedabad on November 19. With this win, Australia became six-time world champions.
It was a dominating performance by Australian team in the finals, as they did everything right from the start. Pat Cummins won the toss and chose to bowl first on a slow surface. Despite the initial start by Rohit Sharma, who made 47 in 31 balls and took India to 80/2 in 10 overs, Australia hit back with regular wickets.
Though Virat Kohli and KL Rahul made fifties, Indian batting went into a shell in front of disciplined Kangaroo bowling. In the end, India finished on a below-par 240 runs.
In reply, despite the loss of three wickets at 47 runs, Australia was bolstered by Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne, who added 192 runs for the fourth wicket. Marnus remained unbeaten on 58*, but Head made 137 runs, becoming the 3rd Australian to score a century in the World Cup final.
Australia won by six wickets with 42 balls remaining and became six-time world Champions.
Australian team celebration after winning the World Cup
Pat Cummins spoke on his’sweetest moment’ during the final, underscoring the relief he felt when Virat Kohli was eliminated. Cummins remarked that Australia’s triumph in the World Cup final against India, which secured Australia’s sixth ODI title, was the highlight of the team’s spectacular 2023 season.
Australia retained Ashes over their long-standing rivals, England, with Cummins at the helm. They also won the World Test Championship Final against India before defeating Rohit Sharma’s squad by six wickets in Ahmedabad to capture the highest title in one-day cricket.
Australia now holds both the ICC World Test Championship and the ICC ODI World Cup together. They also won the T20 World Cup in 2021, and it has been utter dominance from the yellow army.
Here is the video of celebration: