AHMEDABAD: The Indian cricket team has set a target of 241 runs for Australia in the ICC World Cup 2023 final being played at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium. After being restricted to 240 runs in 50 overs, the Indian giants are banking on their bowlers to defend the total and secure the coveted title.
KL Rahul and Virat Kohli emerged as the leading run-scorers for India, contributing 66 and 54 runs respectively. Indian captain Rohit Sharma also played a crucial role, scoring 47 runs in 31 balls. The Australian bowling attack, led by Mitchell Starc, managed to take wickets at crucial junctures, with Starc claiming three wickets and Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins securing two wickets each.
Virat Kohli became the first Indian cricketer to score fifty or more runs in both the semi-final and final of the same ODI World Cup.
India Playing XI
Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, and Kuldeep Yadav.
Australia Playing XI
David Warner, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis(w), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins(c), Adam Zampa, and Josh Hazlewood.