A century by Travis Head was the deciding factor in Australia’s victory over India, which allowed them to claim the Cricket World Cup for themselves.
After knocking India out for 240 runs in front of a partisan crowd of 132,000 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, the team was chasing a target of 241 to win the tournament. The stadium has a capacity of 132,000.
Head scored 137 runs off of 120 balls to help steady the Australian innings after the hosts took three early wickets. Marnus Labuschagne also contributed to the steadying of the innings.
According to Head, it was a “amazing day” and an experience that he “will be able to look back on later in life.”
He continued, “I am fortunate to have recovered from my broken hand] and to be here. I never anticipated that I would be.”
In the lead up to the championship match, India were undefeated throughout the entire tournament, whereas Australia lost their first two games, including their encounter against India in the tournament’s opening round.
It is the sixth time that Australia has won the competition, while India was hoping to take home the trophy for the third time.
The English team was eliminated from contention in the group round of the competition.
Labuschagne described the victory of the Australians as “unbelievable” and the “best achievement” he has been a part of during his career.
He continued by saying that India had been the best team in the tournament, but you felt that we had a shot if we played our best cricket.
“Our bowlers were really outstanding. A remarkable performance was given by the head.
“I am a man of religion and have a strong belief in God, yet I cannot fathom how something like this could have place. I don’t even know what to say.
David Warner of Australia stated that the bowlers “set the tone from ball one” and that it was “exceptional” for them to bowl India out in the final for 240 runs.
Additionally, he mentioned that Travis Head had a “incredible comeback” after being wounded prior to the beginning of the competition.
Mitchell Stark, who was responsible for three wickets, commented that “You can’t write a script to top the winter we’ve had.”
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