World Cup 2023 Final: India all out for 240 runs, Kohli and KL Rahul scored half-centuries

Due to the excellent performance of the bowlers led by Mitchell Starc, Australia won the ICC Cricket World Cup despite half-centuries from Lokesh Rahul and Virat Kohli. world Cup In the final here on Sunday, India were bundled out for 240 runs. Rahul (66 runs in 107 balls, one four) and Kohli (54 runs in 63 balls) rescued India from the initial shock by making a partnership of 67 runs for the fourth wicket. However, the Australian bowlers regularly gave shocks to India due to which the host team was never seen moving towards a big score and ultimately the team was all out for the first time in the current World Cup on the last ball of the 50th over. Captain Rohit Sharma (47) played a fast innings in the beginning.

Mitchell Starc was the most successful bowler

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, India also suffered losses due to the over-defensive attitude of the batsmen. A total of 12 fours and three sixes were hit in the Indian innings. Out of this, only four fours were hit in the last 40 overs which shows the dominance of the Australian bowlers.

Rohit Sharma played an inning of 47 runs

Cummins won the toss and invited India to bat and the bowlers proved his decision right. captain Rohit Sharma (47) once again showed his sharp attitude. After hitting two fours on Josh Hazlewood, he hit a six and a four on consecutive balls in his next over. Shubman Gill (04), however, while trying to hit the ball sharply on Mitchell Starc, got caught by Adam Zampa at mid-on.

Virat Kohli, who was in excellent form, took India’s score beyond 50 runs in the seventh over with three consecutive fours off Starc. India completed its half-century 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 disappointed

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 their grip 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. Lokesh Rahul hit a four on Maxwell’s ball at fine leg with a paddle scoop in the 27th over.

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. He hit four fours in his innings of 63 balls. Rahul completed his half-century in 86 balls with one run off Starc.

However, 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. In this way, India could hit only two fours from the 11th to the 40th over. Rahul completed India’s 200 runs in the 41st over with a run off Zampa’s ball.

Suryakumar also disappointed

After this, Cummins once again handed the ball to Starc and this time he once again lived up to the captain’s expectations by getting Rahul caught by wicketkeeper Inglis. Rahul hit only one four in 107 balls. 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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