The World Cup victory by Australia was a historic moment for the sport, marking their sixth time as champions. The match was played in front of a heavily pro-Indian crowd, but Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne silenced them with a 192-run partnership.
With India seeking their third trophy in four appearances, the Australians played a strong game and outperformed their opponents in every aspect. Head’s performance was particularly impressive, earning him the title of only the seventh player to score a century in a men’s World Cup final. He also delivered a significant moment in India’s innings with a diving catch.
Despite starting off on a losing note, with back-to-back defeats to India and South Africa, Australia finished the tournament with nine straight wins. This marked the end of India’s major success streak that had begun with their win in 1983 and continued through 2011. The final victory prompted fireworks above the world’s largest cricket venue, celebrating this incredible achievement by the Australian team.