Australia have won the ICC 50 over World Cup for the 6th time, beating hosts India by 6 wickets at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, breaking 100,000+ Indian hearts in the stadium and billions around the world.
Winning the toss, Australia skipper Pat Cummins decided to put India to bat first, raising a few eyebrows, especially when India captain Rohit Sharma also said he would have batted 1st too.
Backing up their plan and brave decision to bowl first, Australia bowlers struck in regular intervals to restricts the mighty Indian batting lineup to a below par 240.
India made a quick start in the first power play thanks to Rohit Sharma’s quick-fire 47, but losing regular wickets meant that the hosts encountered a 10-over period without a boundary, slowing down considerably, due to the pressure exerted by the superb Australian bowling and fielding performance.
In the chase, India were in the game in the 1st power play, restricting Australia to 60 for 3 in 10 overs. However, man of the match Travis Head put on a brilliant innings for the ages, scoring a match winning 137 off 120 balls, along with Marnus Labuschagne, guided Australia to their 6th World Cup Title. (NewsWire)