New Delhi. Australia won the 2023 World Cup after defeating India by six wickets. In the title game played on Sunday at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Pat Cummins’ team won by 6 wickets. Batting first, Australia bowled out Rohit Sharma’s team for 240 in the title match. And then, thank you. A 192-run stand between opener Travis Head and middle-order batsman Marnus Labuschagne for the fourth wicket, the target was achieved with the loss of four wickets. Man of the match Rahed was dismissed for 137 runs. He faced 120 balls and hit 15 fours and 4 sixes during his innings as Labuschagne remained unbeaten on 58 and Glenn Maxwell remained unbeaten on 2 runs.
Australia’s wrist spinner Adam Zampa also scored an important feat in the final match. In the final, he took one wicket with 44 runs in 10 overs. This is his 23rd wicket in the tournament. With this he equaled Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan’s record. Till now, Murali held the record for taking most wickets by a spinner in a World Cup. The Sri Lankan off-spinner took 23 wickets in the 2007 World Cup. This time Zampao has written his name in this record along with Murali.
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Till the final match, India’s Mohammed Shami and Adam Zampa were in contention for the highest wicket-taker in the tournament. Shami had 23 wickets till the final and Zampa had 22 wickets. Both the bowlers took a wicket each in the final to take their tally to 24 and 23 respectively. Shami (Mohammed Shami) was the bowler who took the most wickets in the 2023 World Cup.
First Published: November 20, 2023, 15:01 IST