By Victor Kanayo
Australia on Sunday edged out India to win the 2023 Cricket World Cup by six wickets.
It’s the sixth time Australia have won the event, while India were seeking a third title.
The Australians were victorious over the Indians after a Travis Head century with a record-extending sixth 50-overs against the hosts.
The final encounter saw Travis Head smashing a magnificent century to fashion their six-wicket victory in the final against the tournament’s inform team India.
Put into bat, India rode battling half-centuries by KL Rahul and Virat Kohli to post a below-par 240 all out in exactly 50 overs at a packed Narendra Modi Stadium, as reported by Reuters.
The Australian team were chasing a target of 241 to win the championship after bowling India out for 240 in front of a 132,000-capacity partisan crowd at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
The hosts took three early wickets before Head and Marnus Labuschagne steadied the Australian innings, Head scoring 137 from 120 balls.
India won every single match of the tournament in the lead up to the final, while Australia lost their first two – with the pair playing each other in their opening game.
Earlier, England were knocked out of the tournament in the group stages.