Australia has won their 6th World Cup in the 2023 edition of the tournament owing to a brilliant performance from their opener Travis Head who amassed 137 off 120 deliveries and sealed a rather dominating win over India, who have been rather dominating throughout the tournament. Chasing a rather meager target of 241 runs, Australia got over the line with 7 overs to spare and with 6 wickets in hand.
Earlier in the game, half-centuries from KL Rahul and Virat Kohli helped the hosts post 240 runs in the allotted 50 overs. Virat Kohli has had a remarkable outing in the 2023 World Cup. He is the leading run-scorer in the competition with 765 runs from 11 matches. The India star has also scored 3 centuries and 6 half-centuries. He now holds the record for scoring the most runs in a single edition of the World Cup.
Despite the fifties for Virat and Rahul India only managed to reach the score of 240 runs in their quota of 50 overs owing to the brilliant all-round performance from the Australian bowlers and fielders well assisted by the slowness of the pitch. Australia captain, Pat Cummins made the right call of bowling first after winning the toss. For teh Aussies, Pat Cummins (2/34) and Mitchell Starc (3/55) bowled excellent spells.
During the chase, despite the quick runs India managed to restrict the Aussies to a score of 60/3 in the first 10 overs but the herculean partnership of 192 runs between Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne (58 off 100 balls) helped them to win the World Cup 2023. The slowness of the pitch didn’t help the Indian spinners at all in the second innings due to the ample amount of dew. It was still a brilliant campaign for the Indian team who were unbeaten in the tournament till the summit clash.
Travis Head became the second batter to score a century in the World Cup final after Aravinda de Silva while chasing a target. He has annihilated Team India twice in 2023 first in World Test Championships final and then in the World Cup 2023 final at the Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad.
Here is how the cricketing fraternity reacted to Australia’s World Cup 2023 win:
— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) November 19, 2023
#AUSTRALIA ARE CHAMPIONS! 🏆
A 6️⃣th World Cup title for the men in Gold & Green!
Their never-say-never attitude comes to the fore once again, lifting the trophy after a tough start to their campaign!#CWCFinalonStarSports #CWC23 pic.twitter.com/flCy5PPudI
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) November 19, 2023
Congratulations to Australia on a 6th ICCCWC title. Never discount them. An elite sporting culture and dominance continues.
— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) November 19, 2023
Australia to cricket – I’m the best you’ve ever seen!
🏆 Men’s ODI WC titles – 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015, 2023
🏆 Men’s T20WC titles – 2021
🏆 Women’s ODI WC titles – 1978, 1982, 1988, 1997, 2005, 2013, 2022
🏆 Women’s T20WC titles – 2010, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2020, 2023#CWC23 pic.twitter.com/xrOcIuhz3T
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) November 19, 2023
Australia lost their crown in 2011 to India and won it back in 2015.
They lost it again in 2019 to England and have now regained it in style in 2023.
Five world titles in the last 7 attempts. Ruthless!! pic.twitter.com/oH7MkW8oDs
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) November 19, 2023
Congratulations Australia. You just know how to win World Cups
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 19, 2023
Today’s outcome might not be what we hoped for, but the team’s effort in the tournament was truly commendable and they fought well throughout. @BCCI
Congratulations to Australia.
— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) November 19, 2023
Congratulations Australia for becoming the world champions. Aussies Aussie Aussie oi oi oi . @iamShaniera
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) November 19, 2023
Well done Australia .. an incredible achievement against all the odds against a great team in there own backyard .. I personally have this as the greatest World Cup victory for a team .. to win here in #India is hardest place to claim the trophy .. #CWC2023Final
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) November 19, 2023
Post mortem can wait. Well played Australia. Absolutely professional approach especially after losing 3 good wickets in Warner Marsh and Smith. Well tried India. Dew seemed to have affected skills of Indian bowlers. That’s the reason Cummins chose to field.
— Makarand Waingankar (@wmakarand) November 19, 2023
Remarkable performances, tough fight, and well-deserved victory. 👏
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) November 19, 2023
Ironically, Travis Head was the last man to run in and join in the huddle as Australia won the men’s World Cup for a 6th time. He had the small matter of taking his pads off after having played one of the best finals knocks ever #CWC23 #IndvAus
— Bharat Sundaresan (@beastieboy07) November 19, 2023
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) November 19, 2023
BREAKING: Australia win the 2023 ODI World Cup after beating hosts India in the final 🏆✨ pic.twitter.com/jb23ou17eG
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) November 19, 2023
As I’ve said we are a champion team irrespective. So chin up boys….Many many congrats to Australia!
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) November 19, 2023
Australia in 2023 World Cup
1st match: Lost to India
2nd match: Lost to South Africa
Semi-final: Beat South Africa
Final: Beat India #INDvAUS
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) November 19, 2023
Congratulations Australia on winning the World Cup. I didn’t watch the 2003 final but I hate to say that I can finally relate what the average Indian fan felt then. #INDvsAUSfinal
— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) November 19, 2023
Captain Rohit Sharma gave his best in this World Cup.
Scored over 500 runs and did excellently well in the captaincy department, but the Final came and Australia took it away. Feel for him. 💔 pic.twitter.com/0rtVm537vd
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) November 19, 2023
Australia winning World Cups pic.twitter.com/PslEhbgu37
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) November 19, 2023
Congratulations Australia on becoming the World Champions. A special innings by Travis Head while showing great intent. pic.twitter.com/SvDm8SlJxB
— Shadab Khan (@76Shadabkhan) November 19, 2023