Cricket World Cup Final: Australia Beat India to Win Sixth Title
Travis Head struck a match-winning hundred as Australia beat India and claimed a record-extending sixth men’s Cricket World Cup title on Sunday, November 19th.
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Australia won with a six-wicket victory over the tournament hosts in the 2023 Cricket World Cup final, which took place at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium.
India had been undefeated throughout the tournament but were bowled out for 240 on the final ball of their innings.
Head starred for Australia on his way to a match-winning 137 — after Australia had been reduced to 3-47, chasing 241 on a tough pitch.
He became only the third Australian to score a century in a 50-over World Cup final, joining Ricky Ponting (2003) and Adam Gilchrist (2007) in doing so.
Head could easily have not been at the World Cup after breaking a bone in his left hand.
“To be able to do that on the biggest stage, in front of a full house, under all that pressure,” Head said, “is something I’ll be able to look back on later in my life.”
“Injured in South Africa — to come back and score a hundred in his first game back and then hit a hundred here tonight in front of a jam-packed crowd is absolutely phenomenal,” opening partner David Warner said.
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