Australia easily defeated the Indian national team in their own home in the final of the 2023 Men’s Cricket World Cup.
Cricket is the most popular sport in India, with millions of passionate fans eagerly following the game and awaiting a championship victory.
Australia secured its record-extending sixth Cricket World Cup title on Sunday, ending India’s dominant run in its home tournament with a six-wicket victory in a low-scoring final. Travis Head’s remarkable performance with 137 runs was pivotal in the win.
The electric atmosphere inside the 132,000-capacity Narendra Modi Stadium, filled with heavily partisan fans, was stunned as Head partnered with Marnus Labuschagne (58 not out) to chase the target of 241.
Despite a shaky start with Australia at 47-3 after seven overs, Head and Labuschagne showed remarkable resilience, allowing their country to regain its status as the reigning king of one-day international cricket.
The tension built as the match neared its conclusion. Unfortunately for Head, he was dismissed on what turned out to be the penultimate ball of the game, caught in the deep while attempting a title-clinching boundary.
Glenn Maxwell entered the field, and with a quick two off his first ball, he sealed the victory that ignited fireworks above the world’s largest cricket venue.
This historic win adds to Australia’s impressive Cricket World Cup triumphs in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2015, reaffirming their dominance in the one-day international format.