On November 19, 2023, the final match of the World Cup was held at the Narendra Modi Stadium between India and Australia. The decision of Australia’s Pat Cummins to field was met with surprise as India captain Rohit Sharma had been instrumental in their batting strategy throughout the tournament. Despite losing Shubman Gill early on, Sharma put up an entertaining show before falling just before the end of powerplay.
Following this, batsmen Virat Kohli and KL Rahul took up the challenge and engaged in a tough rebuilding job. Kohli hit three boundaries in a row but was soon dismissed after achieving his ninth 50-plus knock in 11 innings. Rahul managed to score a half-century, but the pitch proved challenging for shot-makers.
Throughout the game, Australia’s wicketkeeper Josh Inglis took five catches, which played a crucial role in India’s downfall. Despite their efforts, India fell short by 23 runs and lost the match to Australia.