Australia continued their dominance in the World Cups as they won their record sixth title at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday, November 19. It dealt yet another blow to Indian cricket team and their fans whose wait for an ICC event trophy is extended yet again. India last won an ICC event ten years ago in 2013, when MS Dhoni’s men lifted the Champions Trophy.
What happened in the India vs Australia final?
Ultimately, India could only get to 240 all-out in their 50 overs. Chasing a below-par target on a sluggish pitch, Australia lost three quick wickets early on. But because they knew the target, Travis Head changed his game and adapted to the conditions. He utilised the dew factor and hit a magnifecent hundred. He managed to take his team home along with Marnus Labuschagne, who also hit a fifty.
India’s trophy wait extended
India have now made it to either the semi-final or final of three ODI World Cups, two World Test Championships and three T20 World Cups in the last ten years. Add to that the loss in the Champions Trophy of 2017, and there have been nine occasions where the team failed to lift the trophy in the end.
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Australia take the lead in knockouts against India
This was the fifth meeting in the World Cup knockouts between the two teams. Having won the final of the 2003 ODI World Cup, Australia lost in the semi-final of the 2007 T20 World Cup and then in the quarterfinal of the 2011 ODI World Cup. India led 2-1 before they went down in the semi-final of the 2015 ODI World Cup. Before this final the record was 2-2, but with the win in this game, the knockout battle has now gone in favour of the Aussies 3-2.
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