Australia shattered India’s unbeaten streak when it mattered the most on Sunday, claiming their record-breaking sixth one-day cricket world championship.
Travis Head’s century, coupled with a resilient partnership exceeding 100 runs alongside Marnus Labuschagne, ensured Australia comfortably chased down India’s 240 with six wickets in hand at the Ahmedabad Narendra Modi Stadium.
Facing early setbacks with the dismissals of David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, and Steven Smith, Australia found stability through Head and Labuschagne.
The duo not only steadied the innings but also powered through to secure victory. Despite India’s stellar performance throughout the World Cup, they couldn’t replicate the magic in the final.
In a reminiscent display of the 2003 World Cup final, Australia asserted dominance in both innings, mirroring their triumph over India by 125 runs.
Earlier in the day, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli showcased gritty fifties, but Australia’s clinical bowling performance restricted India to a below-par 240.