Australia emerged victorious in the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 at the iconic Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Facing a formidable Indian team, Australia secured their 6th world cup title, showcasing exceptional skills both with the bat and ball.
The highlight of the final was undoubtedly Travis Head’s spectacular century, a masterful innings that propelled Australia to victory. His remarkable knock of 137 runs not only demonstrated his batting prowess but also showcased the ability to handle pressure on the grandest stage.
India, coming into the final with an unbeaten record in the tournament, faced a challenging situation as they batted first on a dry wicket. Despite a promising start from Rohit Sharma, a rash shot cost them their opener early. Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer followed suit with quick dismissals, putting pressure on the Indian batting lineup.
The slow and dry conditions made scoring difficult, with the Indian batsmen finding it challenging to establish momentum. Even the partnership between Virat Kohli and KL Rahul struggled to find boundaries for a prolonged period. India managed to post a below-par score of 240, a target that proved insufficient in the face of Australia’s determined pursuit.
India came out hard limiting Australia to 40-3 but Travis Head’s hundred and Marnus Labuschagne’s half-century did the job for Australia.
While Travis Head stole the show with his century, Marnus Labuschagne played a pivotal role in steadying the Australian innings. His composed fifty off 99 balls ensured that Australia maintained control, especially in the face of India’s spirited bowling efforts.
Despite the heartbreaking defeat in the final, India’s journey in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 was nothing short of exceptional. The team displayed dominance in all 10 games leading up to the final, showcasing a collective effort rather than relying on individual brilliance.
In a recent release of the Best Fielding Impact Ratings for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, several players stood out for their exceptional fielding contributions. The top 10 fielders based on impact ratings are:
Top 10 Players With The Highest Fielding Impact Ratings In World Cup 2023
- Marnus Labuschagne – 82.66
- David Warner – 82.55
- David Miller – 79.48
- Ravindra Jadeja – 72.72
- Sybrand Engelbrecht – 58.72
- Virat Kohli – 56.79
- Aiden Markram – 50.55
- Mitchell Santner – 46.25
- Glenn Maxwell – 45.07
- Glenn Phillips – 42.76