In the unfolding drama of the India vs Australia World Cup Final, the live score updates paint a vivid picture: IND 197/5 in 40 overs; KL Rahul notches up an unbeaten half-century, while SKY holds his ground.
In the cricketing spectacle that is the World Cup Final, the battleground in Ahmedabad witnesses the dynamic duo of KL Rahul and Surya Kumar Yadav facing the challenge after the early dismissals of Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Iyer, and Ravindra Jadeja. The charismatic Virat Kohli exits after adding 50 runs to the scoreboard. Stay tuned for the live updates.
The scoreboard narrative unfolds as KL Rahul, with the bat in hand, showcases his prowess in the realm of runs (REUTERS). The ebb and flow of the game encapsulates the essence of competition, with India striving to secure victory against Australia.
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In the ongoing saga of the India vs Australia World Cup Final, the narrative takes a turn. In the cricketing epic, skipper Rohit Sharma’s stellar performance propels India to a formidable 97 for three in 15 overs. The script unfolds as anticipated, with both teams adhering to their chosen playing elevens.
Australia opts to put India in to bat on the canvas of a slow and arid pitch, aligning with Rohit Sharma’s preference in the packed Narendra Modi Stadium.
Rohit Sharma, true to his form in the tournament, takes charge during the powerplay. Despite a previous setback against Australia in the league game, Rohit (47 off 31) unleashes a relentless assault on the formidable pace duo of Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood. His offensive begins with a strategic step out, guiding Hazlewood through the covers, followed by a fortuitous boundary over mid-wicket. The innings included three sixes and four boundaries.
The departure of Shubman Gill (4 of 7) marks a pivotal moment, with Virat Kohli joining forces with Rohit in the center. Kohli, in a burst of brilliance, hammers three consecutive fours off Starc, sustaining the momentum initiated by Rohit.
However, the tide turned with a stunning running catch from Travis Head dismissing Rohit Sharma. In the subsequent over, Pat Cummins claims Shreyas Iyer, increasing the pressure on the home team.
Rohit Sharma leads India to the batting crease at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 final. The Men in Blue aim to post a substantial total, considering the anticipated dew affecting the evening session.
Fuelled by Rohit Sharma’s aggression and Virat Kohli’s composure, the batting unit has excelled in all encounters. Mohammed Shami’s excellence steers the bowling effort, with both pacers and spinners flourishing.
Meanwhile, Australia eyes a record eighth final appearance in the World Cup, confronting India for the second time in the final, two decades after their previous clash in the 2003 World Cup, won by Ricky Ponting’s side by 125 runs.
Rohit Sharma, scrutinizing the pitch for the second consecutive day, notes a subtle distinction from the track against Pakistan. With some grass on it, the wicket suggests a slower pace, potentially influencing the game’s dynamics.
Pat Cummins (c), Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc.
India vs Australia Highlights:
Starc delivers a back-of-a-length ball, pitching near leg stump. Shubman Gill attempts a shaky pull, caught by Adam Zampa down the ground.
Glenn Maxwell pitches one up outside off. Sharma advances, lofting a wild drive, brilliantly caught by Travis Head on the offside.
Pat Cummins breaks through with a short-of-a-length delivery outside off. Shreyas Iyer goes back, edges, and is caught by Inglis.
Cummins strikes again with a short-of-a-length ball outside off. Kohli is on the back foot, edges, and is bowled.