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India had set a target of 241 runs batting first
Guwahati: Australia won the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 in what seemed an easy win against India in Ahmedabad on Sunday evening.
The Aussies won by seven wickets while chasing a target of 240 runs. India got bowled out on the last ball of the 50th over. Travis Head who scored a century despite his team losing three early wickets for 47 runs, was declared Man of the Match.
They had an advantage early after winning the toss and elected to bat on a pitch at the Narendra Modi Stadium that was tough on the batsmen. The calculation was spot-on because as the evening progressed, the ball began to come on to the bat and despite losing early wickets, the Aussies were able to glide through to the modest target that Rohit Sharma’s team put up.
Rohit Sharma’s boys were till now seen to be invincible, but as they say cricket is indeed an unpredictable game. Eventually, the Aussies picked up the trophy once again.
“Congratulations to Australia on a magnificent World Cup victory! Theirs was a commendable performance through the tournament, culminating in a splendid triumph. Compliments to Travis Head for his remarkable game today,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted after the match.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma also congratulated the winning team. Sarma tweeted: “Congratulations to Team Australia on lifting the coveted ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. Having bounced back after initial setbacks, the team has truly played like Champions, powered by Travis Head's century and a superb bowling attack!
Arunachal Chief Minister Pema Khandu too, congratulated Australia and India for their games.
“Australia’s triumph in the Final is truly commendable, showcasing an impressive performance in this #WorldCup. Travis Head’s remarkable game today deserves special recognition amidst their splendid victory.
Well played Team India. Sure you have lot of talents and these were at full display through the tournament. #WorldCup2023Final,” tweeted Khandu.
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