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Australia defeated India on Indian soil to win the sixth World Cup title

Australia finally brought down India, who were flying in the World Cup held at home. Ajira completed their hexa mission by defeating India on Indian soil. In the 13th final of the ICC ODI World Cup, Travis Head’s century and Marnus Labuchen’s half-century helped Australia beat India by a huge margin of 6 wickets to win their sixth World Cup title.

As the saying goes, the end is good to whom everything is good. In the case of India, it seems that the word has been completely matched. In the 2023 World Cup, India entered the final after being undefeated in 10 matches, including 9 matches of the group stage and the semi-finals. But they lost when they reached the final. After losing the toss against Ajid in the final, they were able to score only 240 runs on the bowling of Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood. India’s batsmen were all on the march today. Virat Kohli, Lokesh Rahul picked up half-centuries but it didn’t work.

Ajira also failed to bat against India’s target of 241 runs. They lost 3 wickets for only 47 runs. But the name of the team is Australia. They know how to fight under pressure. After 7 wickets fell for 91 runs in the group stage, Glenn Maxwell gave victory to the team by scoring 201 runs. And today after losing 3 wickets for 47 runs, Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne gave the team a win. Travis Head’s 137 runs off 120 balls and Marnus Labuschenne’s unbeaten 58 runs helped Australia to win by losing 4 wickets in 43 overs.

The Aussie batsmen went on a rampage from the start chasing India’s target. He took 15 runs in the first over. But in the next over, the rhythm fell.

Mohammed Shami bowls David Warner for 7 runs off 3 balls. He returned by handing the catch to Virat Kohli at slip off Mohammad Shamir. On his departure, Australia broke the opening pair by 16 runs.

After the departure of David Warner, Mitchell Marsh formed a partnership with Travis Head. The duo tries to overcome the team’s disaster. But they failed. This pair was broken by Mitchell Marsh in the team’s 41 runs.

Jasprit Bumrah scored 15 runs off 15 balls and returned to Sajghar with a catch in the hands of wicketkeeper Lokesh Rahul. Australia is in danger after losing 2 wickets for 41 runs on his departure.

Steven Smith also returned to the team’s 47 runs, increasing the danger of Australia. He returned after being lbw by Jasprit Bumrah after scoring 4 runs off 9 balls.

After losing 3 wickets for 47 runs, Travis Head and Marnus Labuchen took the lead of the team. These two batters started playing after watching. Keeping the wicket they kept playing with singles. Australia completed the team’s century in 19 overs with this pair.

After that, Travis Head scored a century in the World Cup final. After scoring a half century in 58 balls, he scored a century in 95 balls. Which includes 14 fours and 1 six.

After Travis Head, Marnus Labuchen brought up his half-century. He scored 50 runs off 99 balls. The pair was broken by Travis Head’s departure for the team’s 239 runs. In the end Ajira won by losing 4 wickets in 43 overs. Travis Head scored 137 runs off 120 balls and Marnus Labuchen remained unbeaten on 58 runs.

Earlier, India lost the toss against Ajid and lost the first wicket for just 30 runs. After that, India kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Virat Kohli and Lokesh Rahul picked up half-centuries but other batsmen were unsuccessful. Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah could not reach double figures. Suryakumar Yadav and Kuldeep Yadav scored 12 runs in the ninth wicket pair and Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammad Siraj scored 14 runs in the tenth wicket.

(19 November/NBW)


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