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India vs. Australia: ICC World Cup 2023 Final

India vs. Australia, the most-awaited final between the two champions, was played on November 19, 2023. Moreover, Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, was the venue of this mega event. It is to be noted that Australia has already won it five times. Yet it was their sixth triumph. Furthermore, India won the World Cup only twice.

However, another important fact about these two was that India did not lose any matches in this World Cup. On the other hand, Australia won 8 out of 10.

Furthermore, India was at the top of the world cup match ranking. Still, they faced their worst defeat. Basically, Australia won the toss. Yet they chose second-batting. 

Match Features of India vs. Australia

TossNarendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
SeriesICC ODI World Cup 2023
Man of the MatchTravis Head
Series ResultAustralia won the World Cup
UmpiresRichard Illingworth
Richard Kettleborough
Third UmpireJoel Wilson
Reserve UmpireChris Gaffaney
Match RefereeAndy Pycroft
Match Features

First inning: India vs. Australia; IND scored 240/10 in 50 overs.

Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill

Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill started the opening innings for India. On the other hand, Mitchell Starc started as the attacking bowler for Australia. India had a good start. But wait, they lost their first wicket in just 5 overs. They scored 30 until then. Yet on the ball of Starc Gill was dismissed.

Gill, after scoring four runs on seven balls, was dismissed. It was a short-length ball. Hence the batsman misjudged and ultimately played an uncomfortable shot. Thus, it resulted in an easy catch from Zampa.

India vs. Australia

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli came to the crease now. Yet the duo played smoothly till the 10th over. It’s so unfortunate for India. They faced another setback. Yet Rohit Sharma was dismissed on the ball by Maxwell.

However, the skipper scored 47 on 31 balls. The striking inning included 4 boundaries and 3 sixes.

Sharma shot on the ball of Maxwell. But what a classy catch Head caught. He just dived from cover and held it over his shoulder. Moreover, it was a stunning catch. However, India was 76/2.

Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer

Iyer came to the crease now. Yet it was not a good day for India as they faced another setback in just over. Iyer could not manage to play and was dismissed on four runs. It is to be noted that he played three balls and made one boundary. Then, on the ball of Cummins, he was dismissed.

Actually, the batter had a nibble and a thin edge. India was hence 81 against 3 wickets. So much pressure is built into blue shirts.

K.L. Rahul and Virat Kohli

KL Rahul was on the crease now. The duo played till the 29th over. They managed to boost the score. Kohli scored 54 runs on 63 balls. Moreover, he shot four boundaries. Yet they hardly reached 148; another setback was waiting for them.

Kohli was dismissed on the ball by Cummins. A moment of great strike for Kangaroos Finally, they prey on the goat.

Cummins has been amazing for Australia. Moreover, he angled the ball inside yet went directly over the stumps, short, and back into the pitch.

Furthermore, the ball did not hit the ball’s edge. Since Kohli did not have enough space to be free, he could only drag backward towards the stumps. Cummins drove off. Thus silenced more than 100,000 supporters of Kohli and co.

India vs. Australia

KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja was on the crease now. Yet the score could barely crawl till 178, reaching 36th over. Thus, India lost another wicket. Jadeja was dismissed. Moreover, on the ball of Hazlewood and due to the fielding of Inglis, he was just out.

The ball edged inside. Just due to the superb bowling of Hazlewood, which was fully outside off. Due to hints of a reverse move, Jadeja was ultimately poked inside. India was 178/5. This is not a good situation for the final.

Suryakumar Yadav and Mohammed Shami

KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav was on the crease now. Moreover, KL Rahul lost his wicket just after a few overs. While he scored 66 runs on 107 balls. Since his inning included only 1 boundary, Moreover, this brilliant bowling by Starc eventually resulted in a triumph.

The marvelous bowling of Starc resulted in the dismissal of KL Rahul. As the ball was around the wicket, it was still back length at off stumps. Moreover, it was straightened over him. However, I took the thin edge. India was hence 203/6.

Mohammed Shami and Suryakumar Yadav

Mohammed Shami was on the crease now. But he could not do much for his team. He lost his wicket just by playing 10 balls and scoring 6 runs. Moreover, his inning included one boundary. Again, the credit went to Starc and Inglis.

Perhaps the batsman could not understand the ball. Hence, his misperception charged him high. Further, the long ball, aimed at a big drive down the ground, lost his shape. Hence, India was 211/7.

Suryakumar Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah was on the crease now. But just like his teammates, he could not do much for his team. So he lost his wicket just by playing three balls and scoring one run. Actually, he was lbw on the ball of Zampa.

Kuldeep Yadav and Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav was on the crease now. Both players boosted the score to 226; unfortunately for India, they lost another wicket. SKY was dismissed on 18. Hence, his score included one boundary. Moreover, again, credit went to Hazlewood and Inglis.

The short-length ball resulted in dismissal as it looped around gloves.

Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammed Siraj

Mohammed Siraj was on the crease now. He played eight balls, yet he scored nine runs. Moreover, India took the tag of all-out. Yet they lost their last wicket on the last ball. Kuldeep Yadav was run out on the last ball. Moreover, he scored 10 runs against 18 balls.

Actually, the shot was not long. Still, he tried to run and was ultimately dismissed. India was 240/10.

Batting Summary of IND, India vs. Australia

BatsmenWicket byRunsStrike Rate
Rohit Sharmac Head
b Maxwell
Shubman Gillc Zampa
b Starc
Virat Kohlib Cummins54/6385.71
Shreyas Iyerc Inglis
b Cummins
KL Rahulc Inglis
b Starc
Ravindra Jadejac Inglis
b Hazlewood
Suryakumar Yadavc Inglis
b Hazlewood
Mohammed Shamic Inglis
b Starc
Jasprit Bumrahlbw
b Zampa
Kuldeep YadavRun Out
(Labuschagne/ Cummins)
Mohammed SirajNot Out9/8112.50
Extras(lb 3, w9)12
Total50 Overs240
Batting Summary

Bowling Summary of AUS, India vs. Australia

Mitchell Starc310
Josh Hazlewood210
Glenn Maxwell16
Pat Cummins210
Adam Zampa110
Mitchell Marsh02
Travis Head02
Bowling Summary

Second innings, India vs. Australia, AUS scored 241/4 in 43 overs.

David Warner and Travis Head

David Warner and Travis Head started the second inning for Australia. Yet Jasprit Bumrah was an attack bowler for India. It was so unfortunate for Australia that they lost their first wicket on the first ball of the second over.

Good effort by Mohammed Shami and Kohli. On the ball of Shami, Warner was dismissed. Moreover, India had an edge of support from the crowd. They shouted just on the first wicket. Furthermore, Kohli was standing on a slip and prepared to catch the goat.

Moreover, he did not need to put much effort into catching the ball. Warner wafted and nicked it behind.

Travis Head and Mitchell Marsh

Mitchell Marsh was on the crease now. Yet I could not play better. He scored 15 on 15 balls. However, his inning included one six and one boundary. The ball was short and off towards the outside. Hence, Jagged was further away. Moreover, Marsh did not move much. Yet he shot simply and was caught by Rahul. Australia was 41/2. Not a good start for kangaroos.

Travis Head and Steven Smith

Steven Smith was on the crease now. This duo also could not stand much. Smith was dismissed soon. On the ball of Bumrah, he was lbw out. Actually, it was a slower ball by Bumrah. Hence, the 120K ball was full and veered inside. The out was may be of contradiction, but the batsman did not choose to review.

Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head

Marnus Labuschagne came to the crease now. And also, the bad time for the Indian team started. The Head and Labuschagne duo resulted in a shining victory for the Australian team. The opener snatched the winning bite from the Indian team. Hence, he scored 137 runs on 120 balls. What a marvelous play he portrayed! Moreover, he shot 15 boundaries and four sixes.

Hence, his powerful inning made the game interesting for cricket fans worldwide. On the other hand, Labuschagne played his proper role as his companion. Not only cured the other side of the wicket. But she also scored half a century. 

Furthermore, he remained out till the end and scored 58 on 110 balls. The inning of Labuschagne included four boundaries. However, Travis Head pulled the score so high that on 239, he ultimately lost his wicket.

But he was so calm about his wicket loss, and the whole team warmly welcomed him. Moreover, Rahul and Kohli applaud him. Moreover, Siraj followed him with a short ball. He threw it toward midwicket. Ultimately, it resulted in a catch by Shubman Gill. 239/4.

India vs. Australia

Glenn Maxwell and Marnus Labuschagne

Maxwell was on the crease now. Not much scoring is needed as Travis Head has already made the plate. He scored two on one ball. Hence, the game ended with the triumph of Australia. Moreover, Australia became the World Champion for the sixth time.

Batting Summary of AUS, India vs. Australia

BatsmenWicket byRunsStrike Rate
David Warnerc Kohli
b Mohammed Shami
Travis Headc Shubman Gill
b Mohammed Siraj
Mitchell Marshc Rahul
b Bumrah
Steven Smithlbw
b Bumrah
Marnus LabuschagneNot Out58/11052.72
Glenn MaxwellNot Out2/1200.00
Extras(b 5, lb 2, w 11)18
Total43 Overs (RR:5.60)241/4
Batting Summary

Bowling Summary

Jasprit Bumrah29
Mohammed Shami17
Ravindra Jadeja010
Kuldeep Yadav010
Mohammed Siraj17
Bowling Summary

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