World Cup 2023: Australia has won a record sixth World Cup title by defeating India in the final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. With Team India flailing in the final match, Pat Cummins and Co. etched their name in the history books.
Perfect trip to India
It proved to be an almost perfect World Cup for India as the team won 10 out of 11 matches. But it could not end up being a victory. – India’s campaign against the Australian team in Chennai got off to a nervous start and at one stage India were 2 runs for the loss of three wickets while chasing a modest target of 200 runs. But the partnership of Virat Kohli and KL Rahul led India to a spectacular win and helped them continue their campaign with a win.
– The competition between India and Pakistan always depends on who handles the pressure better. On October 14, Babar Azam and Company could not handle it. Pakistan’s batting collapsed, they were bundled out for 191 runs at the Narendra Modi Stadium. Captain Rohit came forward for India and led the team to a spectacular victory by 7 wickets. With this win, India maintained their perfect record against the arch-rivals, taking India to 8-0 in the ODI World Cup.
All-rounder Hardik Pandya injured
– India suffered a major blow midway through their group-stage journey when all-rounder Hardik Pandya got injured while bowling against Bangladesh. Due to an ankle injury, Hardik initially had to miss a few matches, but was later ruled out of the rest of the tournament. However, Hardik’s injury became an opportunity for Mohammed Shami and he grabbed it with both hands. Since then Shami also became the fastest player to take 50 wickets in World Cup history.
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– One of the biggest moments in Indian cricket history and certainly the biggest moment of Virat Kohli’s career came when he broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record of most ODI centuries by scoring a historic 50th century against New Zealand in the first semi-final at the Wankhede Stadium. left back. With 765 runs, Kohli also became the leading run-scorer in the World Cup.
Mohammed Shami’s bowling
– Mohammed Shami proved to be the architect of India’s biggest victory so far in the World Cup. This big record for India came with defeating Sri Lanka by 302 runs in Mumbai. India posted a mammoth score of 357/8 after dazzling fifties from Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer. Then the pace trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj and Shami showed enthusiasm, Sri Lanka was reduced to 55 runs in 20 overs. Shami tore apart the Sri Lankan batting line-up, taking 5 for 18 to seal India’s biggest World Cup win to date and second overall in ODIs.