In front of more than 100,000 spectators in the exhilarating final of the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023. Australia demonstrated a potent bowling display to limit India to a total of 240. Pat Cummins‘ decision to bowl first on a dry pitch looked risky at first when Rohit Sharma spearheaded India’s attack with forceful batting during the powerplay.
Although Sharma’s outstanding innings of four fours and three sixes suggested a significant score. Australia s choice to include spin bowlers paid off. The crowd fell silent after Travis Head made an incredible catch, and Sharma’s attempt to hit Maxwell was unsuccessful. After Cummins’ outstanding bowling trapped Shreyas Iyer and put India in a precarious situation, the silence persisted.
India had to regroup after losing two quick wickets, and Kohli and KL Rahul attempted to steady the innings. Australia made an effort, but they kept tight control and didn’t give up easy runs. Cummins spearheaded the bowling attack with his off-speed deliveries, giving up just one boundary in his ten-over stint.
Cummins led Australia from front
Kohli, who finished the tournament with fifty more points, was eliminated after scoring 54 due to Cummins’ skill. Australia s disciplined bowling kept boundaries at bay, even when India sent in Ravindra Jadeja to try and alter the batting order. Although Rahul scored fifty, India failed to generate the late surge they were hoping for.
Australia’s bowlers were successful because they employed slower cutters and reverse swing; Hazlewood and Starc, for example, both got rid of Jadeja and Rahul. Suryakumar Yadav was out to a slow bouncer from Hazlewood, which put an end to his attempts to raise India’s total. India’s innings ended at 240, paving the way for a thrilling conclusion in which Australia had anticipated that the game might change due to the looming question of dew.
The best Australia bowler was Mitchell Starc, who had a 10-55-3 bowling average. Cummins (2) and Hazlewood (2) provided him with strong support. With one apiece, Glenn Maxwell and Adam Zampa limited India to a meager total.