Google India On India vs Australia World Cup Finals 2003 and 2023: Google India has shared a picture on social media platform X which includes points comparing the ODI World Cup finals between India and Australia in 2003 and 2023. Google wrote, met again after 20 years. Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli were the top scorers in 2003 and 2023 respectively. And in both the finals there was a non-seasonal wicketkeeper by the name of Rahul.
On 19 November 2023, India and Australia will face each other in the final of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. Google India on Sunday shared a list of common similarities between World Cup finals between 2003 and 2023 on its social media platform X.
While sharing a list on X, Google said- Here we will meet again after 20 years, India vs Australia. Google listed Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar as the leading run scorers, while Rohit Sharma and Sourav Ganguly were listed as the first-time captains to lead a World Cup team in 2023 and 2003.
Google also mentioned in its note that players named Rahul were non-regular wicketkeepers for both the World Cups. Let us tell you that Rahul Dravid took charge of wicketkeeping in 2003 and KL Rahul is the wicketkeeper in the World Cup to be held in 2023.
In 2003, Australia seemed to have the advantage after going undefeated in all group-stage matches, and this year India also saw the same advantage. It is a different matter that like the 2003 World Cup, this time too India had to face defeat at the hands of Australia.
Bowlers and head made Australia world champion for the sixth time
Travis Head’s century followed a fine performance by the bowlers led by Mitchell Starc as Australia defeated India by six wickets in the ICC Cricket World Cup final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday to win an unprecedented sixth ODI World Cup and ninth consecutive win. It also broke the hearts of crores of Indians and the host team’s dream of becoming world champions.
India, which reached the final riding on the winning streak of 10 consecutive wins, was expected to win its third World Cup in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Narendra Modi Stadium. The most successful batsmen of the tournament, Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin had dreamed of being a part of the Indian team that won the ODI World Cup for the second time, while captain Rohit Sharma dreamed of becoming the ODI World Champion for the first time, but Pat Cummins’ team had fulfilled these dreams. Was not allowed to come true.
Australia showed why they are the top team in world cricket. The team started its campaign with two consecutive defeats including the first match against India but then won the title by winning nine consecutive matches.
Chasing India’s target of 241 runs, Australia scored 137 runs off Head’s 120 balls with four sixes and 15 fours, along with Marnus Labuschagne (58 not out off 110 balls, four fours) and 192 runs for his fourth wicket. With the partnership of , India won by scoring 241 runs for four wickets in 43 overs.
India thus failed to avenge the defeat against Australia in the 2003 World Cup final in Johannesburg. The team was also defeated by Australia in the final of the World Test Championship this year, while the same team defeated them in the 2015 World Cup semi-finals also.
Earlier, despite half-centuries from Lokesh Rahul (66 runs in 107 balls, one four) and Virat Kohli (54 runs in 63 balls, four fours) and a 67-run partnership for the fourth wicket between the two, they were limited to 240 runs in 50 overs. I went. Captain Rohit Sharma (47) started the innings and played a quick innings.
Starc was the most successful bowler for Australia, taking 55 runs and three wickets. Captain Pat Cummins (two wickets for 34 runs) and Josh Hazlewood (two wickets for 60 runs) also took two wickets each.
However, the foundation of India’s defeat was laid in the first innings itself when its batsmen adopted a very defensive attitude and the team could hit only four fours in the last 40 overs, which shows the dominance of the Australian bowlers.
While chasing the target, Australia also had a bad start and the team lost three wickets for 47 runs. Like in the semi-final, Shami took a wicket on his first ball of the match in the final also. He got David Warner (07) caught by Kohli in the slips.
Mitchell Marsh (15) hit a six on Shami but Jasprit Bumrah got him caught by wicketkeeper Rahul. Bumrah also LBW Steve Smith (04) in his next over.
Opener Travis Head, however, held one end. He hit two consecutive fours on Shami, due to which Australia scored 60 runs for three wickets in 10 overs. After this, Head along with Labuschagne improved the innings. Both of them completed the team’s century of runs in the 20th over.
Head hit his first six on Kuldeep Yadav and then completed his half-century in 58 balls with one run off his ball. After this the head adopted a sharp attitude. He completed the century partnership with Labuschagne in the 27th over with one run off Ravindra Jadeja and then hit three fours off Bumrah in the next over.
Head completed his century in just 95 balls with one run off Kuldeep. He took the team’s score beyond 200 runs in the 37th over with a six on Siraj and then sent Kuldeep’s ball to the audience. Labuschagne completed his half-century in 99 balls with four fours on Bumrah.
The team needed only 16 runs to win in the last 10 overs. When Australia was two runs away from victory, Head Siraj’s ball was played into the hands of Shubman Gill on the boundary. However, Glenn Maxwell took the team to the target with two runs on the next ball.
Earlier, Cummins won the toss and invited India to bat and the bowlers proved his decision right. Rohit once again showed his sharp attitude. After hitting two fours on Hazlewood, he hit a six and a four on consecutive balls in his next over.
Shubman Gill (04), however, while trying to hit Starc’s ball hard, got caught by Adam Zampa at mid-on. Kohli, who is in excellent form, hit three consecutive fours off Starc and took India’s score past 50 runs in 6.3 overs, which is the fastest half-century scored by any team in the ODI World Cup final.
After this, Rohit hit a six and a four on consecutive balls of Glenn Maxwell, but on the next ball, it was waved in the air and Travis Head took a brilliant catch while running backwards from the covers. He hit four fours and three sixes in his innings of 31 balls.
Shreyas Iyer (04), who scored centuries in the last two matches, opened his account with a four on Maxwell but in the next over, he was caught by wicketkeeper Josh Inglis on the ball of Cummins, due to which India’s score became 81 runs for three wickets. Kohli completed India’s century in the 16th over with a single off Adam Zampa.
Australian bowlers tightened the noose on India in the middle overs due to which the run rate declined. After Iyer hit fours on the last ball of the 10th over, India had to wait for 97 balls for the next boundary. In the 27th over, Rahul hit a four on Maxwell’s ball at fine leg with a paddle scoop.
Kohli completed his sixth half-century of the current World Cup in 56 balls with one run off Jampa. However, after completing his half-century, Kohli was bowled by playing Cummins’ bouncing ball on the wickets. Rahul completed his half-century in 86 balls with one run off Starc.
Hazlewood returned to bowling and got Ravindra Jadeja (09) caught by wicketkeeper Inglis, taking India’s score to 178 runs for five wickets. After Rahul’s first four, India once again had to wait for 75 balls for the boundary. Suryakumar hit a four on Jampa in the 39th over.
Rahul completed India’s 200 runs in the 41st over with a run off Zampa’s ball. After this, Cummins once again handed the ball to Starc and this time he got Rahul caught by English.
Starc also got Mohammed Shami (06) caught by English in the next over. India expected Suryakumar to score fast runs in the last overs but he too got caught by English on Hazlewood’s slow bouncer. He scored 18 runs in 28 balls. The Indian innings ended with the run out of Kuldeep Yadav (10) on the last ball of the innings.
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