The much-anticipated ODI World Cup 2023 concluded with a heart-wrenching defeat for India against Australia in the summit clash. The iconic Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad witnessed an intense battle, culminating in Australia’s victory by 6 wickets.
Despite entering the final as favorites with an unbeaten record in the tournament, India succumbed to the pressure, allowing Australia to claim their 6th World Cup trophy.
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Rohit Sharma gets emotional
In the aftermath of the devastating loss, Indian captain Rohit Sharma couldn’t hide his disappointment. The usually composed leader was visibly heartbroken and was captured in tears as he made his way back to the pavilion. A video circulating on social media captured the emotional moment, portraying the deep impact of the defeat on Rohit Sharma.
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Here is the video:
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Travis Head powers Australia to memorable win
Winning the toss and electing to bowl, Australian captain Pat Cummins made a strategic decision that paid off handsomely. The Australian bowlers displayed a magnificent performance in the summit clash, restricting India to a below-par total of 240 runs in their allotted 50 overs.
Australia faced early setbacks, slipping to 47/3, with Indian bowlers showing resilience. However, Travis Head emerged as the hero for Australia, playing a breathtaking century innings. Head’s exceptional knock of 137 runs off 120 balls played a pivotal role in Australia’s successful chase, securing a memorable six-wicket win.
“Never expected this, not in a million years, truly an exceptional day. Lot better than sitting on the couch at home. Really glad to contribute, the first twenty balls I played gave me a lot of confidence and yea I was able to carry through,” said Head after winning the Player of the Match.
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