Travis Head has hit his 2nd hundred this world cup. Australia look all set to clinch their 6th ODI World Cup trophy. Australia are 191/3 after 34.1 overs. Travis head still going strong at 106 from 96 balls.
Have Head and Labuschagne stolen the game away from India? The two Aussies have contributed 118 runs after their team was down at 47 for 3. The Kangaroos look in comfortable position now as panic grips Indian team. Australia at 165/3 after 29 overs.
Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne complete their 50-run partnership to steady the Australian run-chase in Ahmedabad. Australia 99/3 after 19 overs. Indian badly need a wicket here to be in the game. Travis Head inching towards his fifty at 43*.
Steven Smith was caught in front of Wickets by Bumrah. Bumrah outwitted Smith with a slow delivery. Smith opted not to challenge the decision and left the field. The delivery was full and swerved inward. Smith failed to anticipate the change-up and got hit on the back pad in line with the off-stump. However, replays and ball-tracking revealed that the impact occurred outside the off-stump.
Bumrah has got Mitch Marsh! Rahul and Bumrah were confident they've got their target. Umpire Illingworth signaled the dismissal, and the Motera stadium roars in response. The delivery was short and outside off, veering away significantly. Marsh, with minimal foot movement, attempted a shot by throwing his hands at the ball, resulting in a nick behind to Rahul. The atmosphere in Ahmedabad is charged with excitement
India have got the early wicket of David Warner to put Australia under early pressure after posting 240 on the board in 50 overs during the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023 final in Ahmedabad.
Jasprit Bumrah conceded 15 runs from the first over before Shami came into the attack ahead of Mohammed Siraj to send back the dangerous Warner for 7 in the second over.
With over 1,30,000 present at the gigantic Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Team India are currently taking on Australia in the 2023 World Cup. An unbeaten Indian side, led by Rohit Sharma, lost the toss as Pat Cummins chose to bat first. Nevertheless, the commentators were truly surprised at Australia's decision to field first.
Left-arm speedster Mitchell Starc took the new ball as the Men in Yellow were on the ball from the outset, saving at least 3 boundaries. Starc also got the first breakthrough for the five-time champions as Shubman Gill holed out to mid-on trying to play a short-arm jab, with Adam Zampa taking a fine catch.
Rohit Sharma played a few exquisite shots before Glenn Maxwell got the wicket out of nowhere as the Indian captain got a thick edge, departing for 47 off 30 deliveries. Shreyas Iyer was the next to go as he edged one to Josh Inglis behind the stumps, with skipper Cummins getting a vital breakthrough. Even as Virat Kohli and KL Rahul have stopped the wicket rot, they haven't scored a boundary in over 70 deliveries.
Kohli, who is the highest run-getter in the tournament, has passed his half-century off 56 deliveries. However, Cummins, who had earlier dismissed Iyer, got the big breakthrough as Kohli chopped on to his stumps a few overs after reaching his half-century.
All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja became the 5th Indian batter to fall as Josh Hazlewood found reverse swing in the 36th over. The left-hander survived a close DRS call in the 4th delivery of that over, but Hazlewood found the edge in the very next ball as Josh Inglis took a simple catch.
Mitchell Starc returned to nip out KL Rahul for a 107-ball 66 and Mohammed Shami. Adam Zampa, who hadn't taken a wicket until the 45th over, trapped Jasprit Bumrah right in front of the stumps. Hazlewood's short-ball plan worked perfectly against Suryakumar Yadav as he got a glove on it and the ball spooned to Josh Inglis behind the stumps.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends the 2023 World Cup final:
Meanwhile, over 100 celebrities are currently attending the 2023 World Cup final in Ahmedabad, with names like Narendra Modi, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, and many others present at the venue.
Team India have been unbeaten in the 2023 World Cup so far and reached the semi-final after beating New Zealand by 70 runs at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Australia, who have won the World Cup a record times, bounced back after 2 consecutive losses to win 8 matches on the bounce.
They beat old foes South Africa in a nervy finish at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.