World Cup 2023 Final: Australia defeat India by 6 wickets

In a much-anticipated clash India is all set to play their fourth World Cup final. Unbeaten in the tournament, India's ...

By Lokmat English Desk | Published: November 19, 2023 12:32 PM2023-11-19T12:32:26+5:302023-11-19T21:29:12+5:30

World Cup 2023 Final: Australia defeat India by 6 wickets | World Cup 2023 Final: Australia defeat India by 6 wickets

World Cup 2023 Final: Australia defeat India by 6 wickets


In a much-anticipated clash India is all set to play their fourth World Cup final. Unbeaten in the tournament, India's aggressive leadership under Rohit has been commendable. The largest cricket stadium in the world, the Narendra Modi stadium, provides the best setting for this big clash to take place. 

Plenty of stars are in action in this clash including Virat Kohli, who just complete 50 ODI tons, and David Warner. Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood will ask some questions in the opening spell to India batters. On the other hand, India's bowling attack has been on song too throughout the tournament. The Men in Blue will start as hot favourites but watch out for Aussies. 


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19 Nov, 23 : 12:35 PM

Nationwide havans and pujas - Echoes of prayers for India's World Cup victory.

19 Nov, 23 : 12:38 PM


The first time India and Australia faced each other in an ODI match was in the Benson and Hedges World Series Cup on December 6, 1980 in Melbourne. India were led by Sunil Gavaskar, Australia by Greg Chappell. India ended up winning that match by 66 runs.

19 Nov, 23 : 12:49 PM

As per reports, the Narendra Modi Stadium pitch surface will be the same as the India-Pakistan match, which is good to both batters and fielders. The teams on Sunday will play on the slow pitch, which will be the same pitch as the India vs Pakistan game played last month, the Indian Express reported.

19 Nov, 23 : 01:00 PM

Rahul Gandhi shares wishes for Men in Blue

Senior Congress leader and former President Rahul Gandhi advised the Indian team to ‘play fearlessly’ while noting that ‘billion hearts beat for them’. Other politicians including Sonia Gandhi, Mallikarjun Kharge, Arvind Kejriwal and Union Ministers Rajeev Chandrasekhar and Anurag Thakur also wished the Indian team ahead of the finals

19 Nov, 23 : 01:10 PM

Bring the world cup home’ says Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar wished the Indian team to bring back the coveted World Cup trophy after 12 years.

19 Nov, 23 : 01:48 PM

Australia have won the toss and decided to bowl first 

19 Nov, 23 : 02:05 PM

Rohit Sharma survives a tense first over from Mitchell Starc.

19 Nov, 23 : 02:07 PM

Rohit Sharma scores the first boundary of the World Cup 2023 final off Josh Hazelwood.

19 Nov, 23 : 02:16 PM

Rohit goes for the attack. Takes on Hazlewood straight away - two FOURS. First one through the covers and the next to mid-wicket. Gill yet to face a delivery. India vs Australia Live Score - IND 13/0 in 2 overs.

19 Nov, 23 : 02:19 PM

Gill edges the first ball he faces and it falls short of the first-slip fielder, as the youngster crosses over for a single to get off the mark, heaving a sigh of relief at the non-striker's end. India vs Australia Live Score - IND 18/0 in 3 overs.

19 Nov, 23 : 02:20 PM

Rohit scores the first six of the World Cup final, smokes Hazelwood over covers.

19 Nov, 23 : 02:29 PM

Gill departs, Starc strikes. The right-hander tried to pull Starc but the ball got big on him and hit hight on the bat, caught by Zampa at mid-on. India vs Australia Live Score - IND 30/1 in 4.2 overs.

19 Nov, 23 : 02:30 PM

Rohit has decided to not stop attacking, as he hits Starc, who had dismissed Gill in the same over, for a SIX at long-off to end the over. He moves to 31* off 20 balls. IIND 37/1 in 5 overs.

19 Nov, 23 : 02:35 PM

Virat smokes Mitchell Starc for 3 consecutive fours as India continue their attacking style of play inspite of losing Shubman Gill early.

19 Nov, 23 : 02:36 PM

Australia introduce spin early as Glenn Maxwell arrives at the bowling crease in the 8th over.

19 Nov, 23 : 02:49 PM

India lose their skipper Rohit Sharma for 47 after Travis Head clings on to a difficult catch.

19 Nov, 23 : 02:51 PM

Australia skipper Pat Cummins strikes as Shreyas Iyer nicks one to Josh Inglis.Rohit, Gill and Iyer out in the first 10 overs.

19 Nov, 23 : 03:11 PM

Virat Kohli and KL Rahul playing risk free cricket trying to build a partnership.

19 Nov, 23 : 03:33 PM

After 20 overs India score 115 for the loss of 3 wickets.

19 Nov, 23 : 03:35 PM

Pat Cummins throws the ball towards Josh Hazlewood. He will bowl his fourth over.

19 Nov, 23 : 03:51 PM

Kohli and Rahul stitch a vital 50 run partnership after the fall of Shreyas Iyer's wicket.

19 Nov, 23 : 03:53 PM

Virat Kohli notches up his 72nd ODI fifty in the all important World Cup 2023 final.

19 Nov, 23 : 04:04 PM

KL Rahul sweeps Maxwell for a boundary towards fine leg.Until Rahul's four off Maxwell, this was the longest boundary-less sequence (off the bat) for any team other than Netherlands in this World Cup.

19 Nov, 23 : 04:05 PM

Virat Kohli slammed 72nd ODI half century.

19 Nov, 23 : 04:05 PM

In the 32 ODI matches the Narendra Modi stadium has hosted, the average first innings score has been 237 while the average second innings score has been 208.

19 Nov, 23 : 04:10 PM

Stunned silence grips Narendra Modi stadium as India lose the big wicket of Kohli for 54

19 Nov, 23 : 04:17 PM

Ravindra Jadeja and KL Rahul's partnership key for India after the loss of Kohli's wicket.

19 Nov, 23 : 04:24 PM

It drinks time for both the teams India 162/4 after 30 overs 

19 Nov, 23 : 04:45 PM

 KL Rahul brings up his half century off 86 balls. Another superb knock from the right hander. Fighting fifty from the right hander.

19 Nov, 23 : 04:47 PM

Ravindra Jadeja dismissed by Josh Hazlewood. Ravindra Jadeja edges one to wicketkeeper Josh Inglis as josh Hazlewood picks his 1st wicket. Ravindra Jadeja is out for 9 (22)

19 Nov, 23 : 04:49 PM

Huge responsibility on SKY today to get his team out of trouble with his batting.

19 Nov, 23 : 04:58 PM

Wickets have put the brakes on India's run rate. India's run rate is below 5 right now. India are dealing in singles currently. India have not managed to hit a single boundary in 12 overs now. The last boundary too came after 97 balls.

19 Nov, 23 : 04:58 PM

India are five down and need a big stand between KL and SKY

19 Nov, 23 : 05:08 PM

200 up for India in the 40th over, it has been struggle for the Indians.

19 Nov, 23 : 05:12 PM

Huge moment in the game, as KL Rahul falls for 66.

19 Nov, 23 : 05:13 PM

Mohammad Shami who has been in prolific form with the ball comes out to bat.

19 Nov, 23 : 05:23 PM

India lose their 7th wicket, in Mohammad Shami, the hosts look in danger of being bowled out.

19 Nov, 23 : 05:27 PM

India lose their 8th wicket, in Bumrah as Zampa's dream World Cup run continues.

19 Nov, 23 : 05:31 PM

Starc will try to end this quickly with India losing 8 wickets. 

19 Nov, 23 : 05:32 PM

 Suryakumar Yadav key as India eye fighting total in the last five overs.

19 Nov, 23 : 05:35 PM

Mitchell Starc in ODI World Cup finals
2/20(8) vs NZ Melbourne 2015 (B McCullum, L Ronchi)
3/55(10) vs Ind Ahmedabad 2023 (S Gill, KL Rahul, Mohd Shami)

19 Nov, 23 : 05:35 PM

Most wickets for a spinner in a World Cup
23 M Muralitharan (22007)
23 Adam Zampa (2023)
21 Brad Hogg (2007)
21 Shahid Afridi (2011)
20 Shane Warner (1999)

19 Nov, 23 : 05:38 PM

India are right now relying heavily on Suryakumar Yadav and the men in blue will hope to get 260-270 which can be a fighting total.

19 Nov, 23 : 05:42 PM

India's worst fear comes true as men in blue lose Suryakumar Yadav with 15 balls to go. 

19 Nov, 23 : 05:44 PM

The ploy to bowl slow and short to Suryakumar Yadav has worked. For the umpteenth time in this innings, a shuffling SKY is early into his pull shot.

19 Nov, 23 : 05:49 PM

Five runs of the 48th over, aussies have truly choked India.

19 Nov, 23 : 05:53 PM


Kuldeep and Siraj have added some crucial runs for the 9th wicket.

19 Nov, 23 : 06:02 PM

India have been bowled out for 240 in 50 overs! 

19 Nov, 23 : 06:03 PM

Rahul played a patient knock of 66 off 107 balls but even he perished while trying to up the ante in the death overs. India's lower-order batters also found it tough to score with Ravindra Jadeja (9) and Suryakumar Yadav (18) not able to contribute anything significant to the total. For the Aussies, Mitchell Starc was the chief wrecker with 3 for 55 while captain Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood bagged a couple of wickets each. Spinners Glenn Maxwell and Adam Zampa also contributed with a wicket each.

19 Nov, 23 : 06:27 PM

Australia begin their chase with a boundary and the crowd goes silent 

19 Nov, 23 : 06:28 PM

Travis Head hits a boundary as the Aussie openers take on Bumrah 

19 Nov, 23 : 06:30 PM

Australia off to a blazing start as the openers score 15 runs in Bumrah's first over.

19 Nov, 23 : 06:30 PM

Mohammad Shami starts off with a wide. Rohit on the attack.

19 Nov, 23 : 06:31 PM

Mohammad Shami strikes a lovely catch by Kohli to dismiss the in form Warner.

19 Nov, 23 : 06:52 PM

Jasprit Bumrah strikes as Australia lose their second wicket.

19 Nov, 23 : 06:55 PM

Steve Smith arrives at the crease after the dismissal of Mitchell Marsh.

19 Nov, 23 : 06:55 PM

Smith holds the key for Australia as the former skipper holds a impressive record in knockout games.

19 Nov, 23 : 06:56 PM

Australia 42 for 2 after 6 overs.

19 Nov, 23 : 07:00 PM

Australia lose their 3rd wicket as Steve Smith departs lbw Jasprit Bumrah.

19 Nov, 23 : 07:11 PM

Australia gaining some momentum with some vital boundaries.

19 Nov, 23 : 07:14 PM

Spin introduced for the first time, as Rohit Sharma introduces Ravindra Jadeja into the attack.

19 Nov, 23 : 07:20 PM

Key moment in the game as Kuldeep Yadav introduced into the attack.

19 Nov, 23 : 07:41 PM

Post the wicket of Smith, the two aussie batsman have snitched a crucial partnership. However there is still no signs of dew.

19 Nov, 23 : 07:50 PM

100 up for Australia and Aussies are running away with this one.

19 Nov, 23 : 07:58 PM

Fifty up for Travis Head, he has had a great World Cup 2023 so far.

19 Nov, 23 : 08:10 PM

Rohit Sharma looks dejected as nothing seems to be working for him.

19 Nov, 23 : 08:11 PM

It looks like aussies are batting in a altogether different pitch.


19 Nov, 23 : 08:23 PM

The two aussie batsman are piling the misery on the Indians. The fans look dejected.

19 Nov, 23 : 08:41 PM

A World Cup hundred for Travis Head on the biggest stage.

19 Nov, 23 : 08:56 PM

Travis Head looking to finish it off early.

19 Nov, 23 : 09:03 PM

It's just mere formality now as Australia eye their sixth win.

19 Nov, 23 : 09:08 PM

Now Marnus Labuschange notches up his fifty. It has been an absolute masterclass from the two batsman.

19 Nov, 23 : 09:14 PM

Australia just 10 runs away from lifting their sixth World Cup.


19 Nov, 23 : 09:19 PM

Australia just four runs away from a historic win.


19 Nov, 23 : 09:26 PM

It's all over for India, as Australia lift their sixth World Cup.

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