ICC Cup: Australia defeats India to lift trophy, netizens say, 'not the way we wanted things to end but..'
AUSTRALIA on Sunday won the ICC World Cup drubbing India at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Score: India 240 (50) Australia 241/4 (43).
Australia defeated India by 6 wickets to lift the ICC World Cup trophy at Narendra Modi Stadium on Sunday. The victory of the Kangaroos came as a major disappointment for Indians who were praying hard for team India's victory.
Soon after the victory, netizens expressed their disappointment towards Team India. However, many of them showed support for the ‘Men in Blue’ and praised them for their game.
“Fans Going to work tomorrow. After today's loss," wrote one user on X.
“Not the Way We Wanted Things to End But None the Less it Was a Great Tournament. Come Back Stronger @BCCI," wrote another user on X.
A few users remembered former Indian cricketer MS Dhoni for his spectacular performance in the final match of World Cup 2013.
Many cricket fans began leaving the auditorium even before the match ended.
A spectacular century by Travis Head put the Aussies on top in search of 241 against India.
Earlier, half-centuries by Virat Kohli and KL Rahul helped India score a total of 240 runs against Australia. The Australian bowling attack combined to turn the screw after a fast-paced powerplay, bowling India out for 240.
Victory for Australia is a crowning moment in what has been a phenomenal year for Pat Cummins’ side across formats, adding to their win over India in the World Test Championship final in June and their subsequent retention of the Ashes.
David Warner (7), Mitchell Marsh (15) and Steven Smith (4) all departed cheaply as Australia slipped to 47/3 inside the opening seven overs, with Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah taking the wickets.
But a superb partnership between Head and Marnus Labuschagne won it for Australia, with Head hitting a stunning century and Labuschagne playing the foil at the other end, bedding in with a resolute half-century of his own.
Travis Head was the star with the bat, hitting an inspired century to win Australia’s men their sixth ICC Cricket World Cup crown.
Australia in ICC ODI World Cup Final – Results
1987: Beat England by 7 runs (Kolkata)
1996: Lost to Sri Lanka by 7 wickets (Lahore)
1999: Beat Pakistan by 8 wickets (Lord’s)
2003: Beat India by 125 runs (Johannesburg)
2007: Beat Sri Lanka by 53 runs (Bridgetown)
2015: Beat New Zealand by 7 wickets (Melbourne)
2023: Beat India by & 6 Wickets (India)