Australia shatter a billion dreams; defeat India in ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 final
Courtesy of Travis Head, Australia won the ICC Cricket World Cup for the sixth time in the history of the tournament.-
Australia on Sunday defeated 'hosts' Team India at the world's largest Narendra Modi Stadium by 6 wickets. Winning the toss, Australia opted to bowl first in the high-octane game. Although Team India skipper Rohit Sharma started the match with a bang, Shubman Gill's performance was a letdown in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 final. Courtesy of Australia's well-planned bowling & fielding, the Kangaroos choked India to only 240 runs in 50 overs.
Coming to the run-chase, there were slight hick-ups for Australia after losing three early wickets in the powerplay, the Men In Yellow then steadied the ship. Opened Travis Head scored a brilliant century scoring 137 runs and Marnus Labuschagne played an anchor innings of 58 runs.
Before 2023, Australia won the ICC Cricket World Cup in 1987, 1999, 2003, and 2015. It is pertinent to mention that Australia locked horns with India in the 2003 World Cup and defeated the Men In Blue led by Sourav Ganguly.