In the final match of the ODI World Cup 2023 played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Australia defeated India by 6 wickets and defeated India’s dream of winning the trophy. In the title match, Australia saw excellent performance in both bowling and batting, due to which they were successful in winning this title for the sixth time. At the same time, a great performance was seen from Team India in the tournament in which Virat Kohli was given the title of Player of the Tournament. Let us know 10 big news from the sports world.
Australia won the ODI World Cup title for the sixth time
Under the captaincy of Pat Cummins, the Australian team performed brilliantly against India in the final match of the World Cup 2023. First, Team India was restricted to just 240 by the Kangaroo bowlers. After this, Travis Head played an important role in giving his team a historic victory by playing a match-winning century. With this, Australia won its 10th ICC trophy in all formats.
Rohit Sharma broke Kane Williamson’s record
Even though Indian captain Rohit Sharma could not play a big innings for the team in the final match, he definitely broke a big record of Kane Williamson in the World Cup with his inning of 47 runs. Now in the history of the World Cup, the record of scoring the most runs as a captain in a single edition has been registered in the name of Rohit Sharma, who scored a total of 597 runs in this tournament.
Virat Kohli left Ricky Ponting behind
Virat Kohli’s bat was seen speaking loudly in the ODI World Cup 2023. Kohli played an inning of 54 runs in the final match also. With this, he has now reached second place after Sachin Tendulkar in terms of scoring the most runs in World Cup history. Kohli has left behind Ricky Ponting, who has 1743 runs in his name in 42 innings of the World Cup.
Cummins and English registered a big record in the final
A big record has been registered in the name of Australian captain Pat Cummins and wicketkeeper Josh English in the World Cup final match against India. So far in the history of the World Cup, this has happened only eight times when a bowler in a match did not allow a single boundary in his entire 10 overs, but Cummins is the first fast bowler in all these. This is the first time in the final match of the World Cup that the wicketkeeper of any team has taken five catches, this record has now been registered in the name of Josh English.
Australia got big prize money for becoming the winner
Australia received Rs 33 crore as prize money after defeating India by 6 wickets in the final match. After the defeat, the Indian team was given Rs 16.5 crore as prize money as the runner-up. Whereas the teams eliminated from the semi-finals were given Rs 6.66 crore as prize money.
Rohit said I am proud of this team
While Indian team captain Rohit Sharma appeared disappointed after the defeat in the World Cup final match, he also said that he is proud of this team. After the match, Rohit said that even though the result was not in our favor, we know that today was not a good day for us. But I am proud of the team. To be honest, it would have been good if 20-30 runs were added to the score.
Rahul Dravid gave a big statement on Rohit’s captaincy
After Team India’s defeat in the final, Indian team’s head coach Rahul Dravid, while talking about the reasons for the defeat, said that we should have scored 280 to 290 in this match. He also said about the captaincy of Rohit Sharma that he is a great leader and he played positive cricket and gave us great rhythm during the entire tournament.
Virat Kohli won the title of Player of the Tournament
World Cup 2023 was great for Virat Kohli as a batsman. In the entire tournament, Kohli scored 765 runs in 11 innings at an average of 95.62, which also included three centuries. Kohli was given the title of Player of the Tournament for his excellent performance.
KL Rahul broke Rahul Dravid’s record
KL Rahul handled the responsibility of wicketkeeping brilliantly for the Indian team in the World Cup 2023. With this, Rahul has now become the player with the most dismissals as a wicketkeeper for India in an edition of the World Cup. Earlier, Rahul Dravid had made 15 dismissals as a wicketkeeper in the 2003 World Cup, whereas Rahul now has 16 dismissals in his name.
This feat happened for the first time in the history of the World Cup
In the ODI World Cup 2023, we saw a great game from the Indian team throughout the tournament. This time in the World Cup for Team India, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer have scored more than 450 runs. This is the first time in the 48-year history of the World Cup that four players from a team have scored more than 450 runs in one edition.
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