A thrilling showdown is going on at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. India and Australia are locking horns to become the World Champions. Thrills are there in every ball. While bowling in the first, the Aussie bowlers were excellent. They dominated the Indian batters in the first inning. While struggling in front of the Aussie bowling unit, the Indian lineup made an unwanted record first time in the World Cup 2023.
India’s Unwanted Fate:
India played exceptionally well throughout the World Cup. they entered in the finals being unbeaten. But in the final match, they were struggling in front of the Australian bowling lineup. Australians seemed well prepared for the dry and slow wicket of the World Cup final. While batting first, Indian batters struggled a lot. Australian bowlers stopped them with just 240 runs. India got all out for the first time in the World Cup 2023. Undoubtedly, that is an unwanted record for Team India on the big stage.
Australian pace was exceptional in the final match against India. The dry and slow pitch of Ahmedabad got the best out of him. They took 7 major Wickets. Mitchell Starc was the leading wicket-taker of the match from the Australian side. He picked up three wickets in 55 runs. Josh Hazelwood took 2 wickets in 60 runs. Pat Cummins ended up taking 2 wickets. Zampa and Maxwell took 1 wicket each.
Struggle in the First Innings:
India started the match well. They scored 80 runs in the first 10 overs. After that, the Aussie bowlers started dominating the Indian side. Virat Kohli and KL Rahul played responsible innings. At the start, Gill walked away quickly by scoring 4 runs. Skipper Rohit Sharma missed a well-deserved half-century. Unfortunately, he got out on 47 runs in 31 runs. He smashed 4 boundaries and 3 over-boundaries.
After his dismissal, Shreyas Iyer came. He hit the boundary in the second ball and got out in the third ball. That was a setback. Virat Kohli scored another half-century. He played a responsible knock of 54 runs in 63 balls. He hit 4 boundaries. In a pressured situation, he took some responsible singles and carried India in crucial times. KL Rahul was Mr. Dependable for India today. After Kohli got out, Rahul dragged the team. He played a knock of 66 runs in 107 runs. His inning contained 1 boundary.
After that, India’s batting just collapsed. Suryakumar Yadav got out on 18 runs. Jadeja walked away with 9 runs. Kuldeep Yadav scored 10 runs. Jasprit Bumrah got out scoring 1 run. Mohammed Siraj remained not out on 9 runs.