Australia have received the Cricket World Cup for a record-extending sixth time, ending India’s dominant run in its house event with a six-wicket victory in a low-scoring ultimate on the again of Travis Head’s 137.
A closely partisan crowd contained in the 132,000-capacity Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, India was silenced as Head, the participant of the match, mixed with Marnus Labuschagne (58 not out) in a 192-run partnership to chase down the goal of 241.
“Not in a million years did I think that would happen,” Head stated as his teammates celebrated their victory in opposition to an India aspect who had stormed into the ultimate as the one unbeaten aspect of the event.
“What an amazing day. I’m just thrilled to be a part of it.”
The Indians, led by skipper Rohit Sharma, received all 10 of their matches earlier than the ultimate and had been searching for a 3rd trophy of their fourth look in a title match that introduced a rustic of 1.4 billion individuals to a digital standstill.
India, regardless of their huge riches, are with out a international title for the reason that 2013 Champions Trophy.
“Rohit Sharma was probably the unluckiest man in the world,” stated Head.
Australia completed the 2023 event with a run of 9 straight wins, after beginning with back-to-back defeats to India and South Africa. India received the World Cup in 1983 and 2011. Its final main success was profitable the International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy in 2013.