Australia defeat India in World Cup Final

Australia saved their best performance for the ICC World Cup final as they beat India by six wickets in front of 130,000 spectators.

India continued to score runs albeit at a slower rate.

Australia put on a mesmerising performance as they defeated India by six wickets to win the ICC World Cup for the sixth time.

Over 100,000 fans packed into the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad to witness the encounter.

Going into the match, India were the favourites, having won every tie so far in the World Cup campaign.

Australia won the toss and elected to bowl first.

India got off to a steady start but Australia’s fielding was preventing their opponents from getting more runs.

The noise from the fans was huge but they were stunned in the fourth over when Shubman Gill’s mistimed shot goes into Adam Zampa’s hands.

Virat Kohli was next to the crease.

Continuing his excellent form, Kohli hits three consecutive fours.

But captain Rohit Sharma was caught via a spectacular effort by Travis Head, leaving India 76-2.

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Australia’s fielding and bowling kept them in the game and the five-time winners soon dismissed Shreyas Iyer.

India eventually reached 100 runs, however, their run-rate was far lower than in previous matches in the tournament.

Kohli soon reached his half-century, sparking a cheer from the masses.

But that turned into silence when Kohli’s shot resulted in the ball hitting his bat and striking the wicket. A stunned Kohli stood still while Pat Cummins roared in delight.

Despite the loss, India continued to score runs albeit at a slower rate.

The hosts reached 200 but it was a muted response from the mostly Indian crowd.

Australia continued to chip away, taking out the likes of Mohammed Shami and KL Rahul.

Fans were dismayed at India’s batting display and Australia’s quality performance.

India’s final score stood at 240 all out.

The score had all the makings of a thrilling end.

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Australia began their innings aggressively but it cost them an early wicket as David Warner’s wide shot was caught by Kohli.

The crowd went wild when Mitchell Marsh was dismissed, leaving the side 41-2.

Throughout the tournament, India’s bowling has been impressive and it continued as Jasprit Bumrah took out Steve Smith.

By the 10th over, Australia were 60-3.

Australia’s score continued to slowly rise, reaching 79-3.

Australia continued to score runs while India struggled to put pressure on their opponents.

Halfway through the innings and Australia were in a good position.

Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne’s partnership soon reached 100, which was met with total silence from the Indian crowd.

Head was putting on a batting masterclass, reaching his century with ease.

He continued hitting boundaries as India’s chances of a win continued to dwindle.

As Australia edged closer, the cheers from the dugout got louder.

Pat Cummins gave Adam Zampa a big hug while Glenn Maxwell put his arm around Mitchell Marsh.

But the batting partnership remained focused to ensure they secured the win.

However, the celebrations were halted as Head’s performance suddenly ended when his shot was caught by Shubman Gill.

In came Glenn Maxwell and he swiftly scored two, winning the World Cup for Australia.

Dhiren is a journalism graduate with a passion for gaming, watching films and sports. He also enjoys cooking from time to time. His motto is to “Live life one day at a time.”

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