Virat Kohli accomplished a troublesome catch as Mohammed Shami dismissed David Warner handy India an early breakthrough throughout the Cricket World Cup 2023 ultimate towards Australia on the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday. Kohli had an opportunity to take a pointy catch on the primary ball of the Australian innings however he was a bit late in reaching it. Nonetheless, he made mistake on the second immediate when David Warner edged it in direction of the slips and Kohli was prepared to finish it simply. Due to the wicket, Shami equalled Adam Zampa as the highest wicket-taker in Cricket World Cup 2023 with 23 dismissals.
Quick bowler Mitchell Starc took three wickets as Australia dismissed India for 240.
5-time champions Australia elected to discipline first and the gamers backed up skipper Pat Cummins‘ determination with disciplined bowling and spectacular fielding on the world’s greatest cricket stadium crammed with a sea of India’s blue jerseys.
Australia will want 241 to safe their sixth World Cup title. India are chasing their third crown after 1983 and 2011.
Virat Kohli and KL Rahul hit 54 and 66 respectively after captain Rohit Sharma’s attacking 47 however the ball dominated the bat on a gradual, dry pitch.
Starc, a left-arm fast, returned figures of 3-55 whereas fellow tempo bowlers Cummins and Josh Hazlewood claimed two every to finish the innings in 50 overs.
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Rohit got here out attacking and hit a six within the fourth over adopted by a 4, however misplaced companion Shubman Gill, for 4, off Starc.
Kohli began cautiously however quickly gained steam with three successive boundaries off Starc to convey the capability crowd to its toes.
Australia launched spin within the eighth over with Glenn Maxwell changing Hazlewood and he quickly claimed the large breakthrough of Rohit.
India, who got here into the competition undefeated with 10 wins, slipped to 81-3 in 10.2 overs when Cummins despatched again the in-form Shreyas Iyer, who got here into the sport on the again of two centuries, caught behind for 4.
Kohli was joined by Rahul as the 2 went about their restore job in a partnership of 67 which was briefly interrupted by a pro-Palestinian pitch invader.
India went with no boundary for 16.1 overs with some disciplined Australian bowling blended with sharp fielding denying the batting pair straightforward runs.
Kohli reached his fifth successive fifty-plus rating within the event and Rahul broke the shackles with a 4 off Maxwell.
Cummins then produced a supply to again up his pre-match phrases of “nothing extra satisfying than listening to a giant crowd go silent” when he bowled Kohli.
Kohli chopped a short-of-a-length supply on to his stumps as he stood in disbelief earlier than trudging off and Cummins celebrated.
The star batsman, who smashed a report fiftieth ODI century within the semi-final towards New Zealand to surpass compatriot Sachin Tendulkar‘s 49 tons, finishes the event with 765 runs at a median of over 95.
Rahul reached his fifty in 86 balls and tried to anchor the innings to the tip however Starc dismissed the batsman caught behind and the remainder of the order did not final lengthy.
(With AFP inputs)
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