The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 reached its pinnacle as Australia secured a historic sixth title by defeating India in an intense final. The tournament showcased exceptional performances, both team-based and individual, creating a cricketing spectacle that will be etched in the memories of fans worldwide.
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Final showdown: India vs Australia
Asked to bat first in the high-stakes encounter, India’s innings saw a mixed bag of performances, with KL Rahul emerging as the top scorer with a hard-fought 66 runs off 107 deliveries. Captain Virat Kohli contributed a solid 54, while Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav also made notable contributions. However, the Australian bowling attack, led by Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins, kept the Indian batsmen in check, restricting them to a total of 240 runs in 50 overs.
The Australian innings began with an early setback as David Warner departed for just seven runs. However, Travis Head played a spectacular innings, stealing the show with a brilliant 137 off 120 balls, including 15 fours and four sixes. Marnus Labuschagne provided crucial support with his composed 58. Despite a couple of wickets falling, Mitchell Marsh‘s quick cameo and Head’s heroics guided Australia to a successful chase, reaching the target of 241 in 43 overs with four wickets in hand.
Individual records and brilliance
While Australia emerged victorious, individual flashes of brilliance from players of various teams were displayed throughout the tournament. On that note, here’s a complete list of stats and records of the ODI World Cup 2023.
Stats and Records of ODI World Cup 2023:
- Leading run-scorer: Virat Kohli (765 runs)
- Leading wicket-taker: Mohammed Shami (24 Wickets)
- Highest strike rate (minimum 100 runs): Glenn Maxwell (150.18 strike rate)
- Highest batting average (minimum seven innings): Virat Kohli (95.62)
- Most half-centuries in ODI World Cup 2023: Virat Kohli (9 fifties)
- Fastest half-century in ODI World Cup 2023: Travis Head (25 balls)
- Most centuries in ODI World Cup 2023: Quinton de Kock (4 centuries)
- Fastest century in ODI World Cup 2023: Glenn Maxwell (40 balls)
- Most fours: Virat Kohli (68 fours)
- Most sixes: Rohit Sharma (31 sixes)
- Most catches: Daryl Mitchell (11 catches)
- Most sixes in an innings: Fakhar Zaman (11)
- Highest individual score in an innings: Glenn Maxwell (201*)
- Best bowling figures in an innings: Mohammed Shami (7/57)
- Best economy rate (minimum 20 overs): Jasprit Bumrah (4.06)
- Most dismissals by a wicketkeeper: Quinton de Kock (20 dismissals)
- Highest team total: South Africa (428/5)
- Lowest team total: Sri Lanka (55 all-out)
- Player of the Match in Final: Travis Head (137* runs)
- Player of the Tournament: Virat Kohli
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