Australia has won its sixth Cricket World Cup title with a six-wicket victory over India in a low-scoring final. Travis Head led the charge for Australia with an impressive 137, which proved to be the winning factor. The match took place in front of a heavily partisan crowd at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, India.
Head was named player of the match and expressed his disbelief at the victory, especially since India had entered the final as the only unbeaten team of the tournament. India’s skipper, Rohit Sharma, had led his team to ten consecutive victories before the final, hoping to secure their third World Cup title in their fourth appearance in the final match.
However, Australia’s run of nine straight wins in the tournament ultimately led them to triumph. After starting with two defeats to India and South Africa, Australia managed to overcome their initial struggles and emerged as champions.
India, with a population of 1.4 billion people, had been eagerly anticipating a victory after last winning a global title in 2013 during the Champions Trophy. Despite their vast resources and previous successes, it seemed that India’s luck had run out as Australia secured their record-extending sixth World Cup victory.
Australia has previously won this tournament five times before – in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015 – solidifying their status as a dominant force in international cricket.