IND vs AUS: India bowled out for the first time in World Cup 2023, post 240 in final

India were bowled out for the first time in the World Cup 2023 as they posted 240 in their 50 overs during the final in Ahmedabad. KL Rahul and Virat Kohli hit fifties but the Australian bowlers were on the money.

Australia needs 241 to win

A terrific bowling performance by Australians, led by Pat Cummins 2/34. India started well scoring 80 in the powerplay. But slow and low pitch made sure batters had to dig deep. Virat Kohli (54) and KL Rahul (67) kept the scoreboard ticking. But once those two got out, it was Australia all over.

IND 240/10 in 50 overs

Hazlewood to bowl last over. Kuldeep takes single on the first ball. Siraj gets a length ball smacks it straight past the bowler for a four!!!! Terrific shot. Similar shot on the third ball and gets a single. A dot on the fourth ball. Short ball and Kuldeep pulls it for a single. Short ball, Siraj hits and dashes for a double. Throw at bowler’s end means Kuldeep is runout.

  • ND 232/9 in 49 overs

    Cummins. Taking one single at a time. Five runs from that over.

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 17:44
    IND 227/9 in 48 overs

    Suryakumar makes room, slashes towards point but superb effort in the deep saves another boundary. OUT! Surya tries to go for a hit, gets a top edge and is caught by the keeper. Nine down. He goes for 18 off 28 balls.

    Mohammed Siraj takes a single on the last ball. Four runs and a wicket in that over.

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  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 17:34

    IND 223/8 in 47 overs

    Cummins for his ninth. Gets a short ball and Surya upper cuts it but only for a single. Just two singles in that over.

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 17:31

    IND 221/6 in 46 overs

    Starc bowling his last over. Two singles on the first two balls. On the pads and Kuldeep flicks it and gets a double. Six runs in that over.

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 17:24

    IND 215/8 in 45 overs

    Zampa for his last over. OUT! Bumrah tries to defend and gets hit on the pads. An appeal and umpires raises the finger. India eight down now. Suryakumar Yadav is still there but how much help will he get? Kuldeep Yadav takes a single on the last ball.

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 17:20

    IND 213/7 in 44 overs

    OUT! Shami attempts a slog off a length ball, gets an edge and is caught behind. India is seven down.

    Jasprit Bumrah gets off the mark with a single on the first ball. Surya takes a single on the last ball. Two off the over and a wicket.

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 17:14

    IND 211/6 in 43 overs

    Cummins is back. All eyes on Suryakumar. Slow and low pitch. Four singles in that over. How much more can India make?

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 17:08

    IND 207/6 in 42 overs

    Starc is back. No signs of attack from either of the two. OUT! Rahul is gone. Length ball and Rahul gets a feather straight to keeper. He’s gone for 66 off 107 balls. India is six down and Australia has more or less entered the tail.

    Mohammed Shami is here. On the pads and Shami nudges it towards fine leg for four! Six runs off the over and a wicket.

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 17:05

    IND 200/5 in 41 overs

    Zampa bowling his ninth over. Rahul pushes one towards long on and India reaches 200. Just three runs in that over.

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 17:00

    IND 197/5 in 40 overs

    Hazlewood for his eighth. Five singles in that over.

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 16:54

    IND 192/5 in 39 overs

    Zampa is back. The ball is spinning along with the pitch being slow. Not easy for the batters. Surya gets width on offer and cuts it past short third for four!

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 16:50

    IND 182/5 in 38 overs

    Hazlewood continues. Yet another three-run over. Absolutely amazing bowling by Australians so far.

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 16:46

    IND 179/5 in 37 overs

    Another appeal this time against Rahul for stumping off Maxwell. Foot is grounded and Rahul is safe. Just a single in that over.

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 16:38

    IND 178/5 in 36 overs

    Hazlewood is back into the attack. Back to back overthrows gets two doubles for India in the first two balls. Jadeja is beaten and Australians are interested even though umpire is not. Cummins reviews. Flat line and review is wasted. OUT! This time Jadeja is caught behind and the batters knows. He goes for nine off 22 balls.

    Suryakumar Yadav defends the first ball. Five and a wicket in that over.

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 16:35

    IND 173/4 in 35 overs

    Starc. Three runs off the first four balls. A quick single and Rahul gets to his fifty in 86 balls! Four runs off the over.

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 16:29

    IND 169/4 in 34 overs

    Travis Head bowling his second over. Yet another four-run over.

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 16:25

    IND 165/4 in 33 overs

    Starc into his sixth over now. After two dots on the first two balls, Rahul takes a single. Three singles off the over. No risks.

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  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 16:18

    IND 162/4 in 32 overs

    Seventh over for Zampa. Two singles in the first four balls. Two more. Four off the over.

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 16:14

    IND 158/4 in 31 overs

    Cummins continues. Four runs in the first four balls. Once again India is on the backfoot just when India seemed to have rebuilt. Two more single. Six off the over.

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 16:09

    IND 152/4 in 30 overs

    Zampa into his sixth over. An appeal by keeper for stumping against Jadeja. Australians aren’t that interest though but still the umpires have gone for the review. Nothing there. Three runs off the over.

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 16:02

    Virat Kohli chops on

    Cummins is back into the attack. OUT! Virat Kohli chops on! He’s in disbelief as is the whole stadium. He departs for 54 off 63 balls.

    Ravindra Jadeja is at the crease now ahead of Suryakumar Yadav. Three runs and a big wicket in that over.

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 16:00

    IND 146/3 in 28 overs

    Zampa continues. The batters still aren’t ready to take much risk. Four runs from the over.

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 15:57

    IND 142/3 in 27 overs

    Rahul gets India’s first boundary after 97 balls! He paddle scoops Maxwell for four! Seven runs off the over.

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 15:52

    IND 135/3 in 26 overs

    Zampa is back. Kohli pushes the ball towards long on and gets to his fifty! Ninth fifty in this World Cup. Rahul drives but another brilliant effort in the deep by Warner saves the boundary. Four runs off the over.

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 15:50

    IND 131/3 in 25 overs

    Maxwell with his fourth over. Kohli pushes one to the leg side for a quick single. Good running. Just three singles from the over.

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 15:47

    IND 128/3 in 24 overs

    Marsh gets a second over. He gets an inside edge out of Kohli. Luckily for India, it comes off his pads and lands safely. Another quiet over for India. Just three singles from the over.

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 15:43

    IND 125/3 in 23 overs

    Starc gets a crack now. Around the wicket against Rahul, who shows considerable restraint. An easy single with a push to deep cover break a string of three dot balls. Starc goes leg side and Kohli clips it for a couple of runs.

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 15:39

    IND 121/3 in 22 overs

    First over for Travis Head. Kohli pushes one to mid wicket for a single. Head holds Rahul down for three dot balls. Leg sidish from Head and Rahul nudges it away for a single to deep fine.

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 15:36

    IND 119/3 in 21 overs

    Fifth over for Hazlewood. Short ball and Rahul pulls, with control, for a single. Kohli too brings out the pull shot. But again, only for a single. The boundaries have dried up for India.

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 15:31

    IND 115/3 in 20 overs

    Mitch Marsh gets his first over of the day. He has the keeper up. Both Kohli and Rahul unwilling to take any risks at this point of the contest. Just two singles from the over. No boundaries for India in nearly ten overs.

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  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 15:27

    IND 113/3 in 19 overs

    Hazlewood returns for his fourth over. Couple of singles to start the over. Short from Hazlewood. Rahull pulls it away for another single. Kohli taps one to mid off and sets off on a quick single. Makes it easily.

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 15:23

    IND 107/3 in 18 overs

    Maxwell brought back into the attack. Starts with three dot balls against Rahul. A little wide from Maxwell for the fourth ball and Rahul slices it behind point for a couple of runs.

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 15:19

    IND 104/3 in 17 overs

    Cummins with another over. Rahul with a backfoot punch. Labuschagne at extra cover with a diving save to save a run for his side. Short from Cummins and Kohli times the pull well. But Warner puts in another dive. Australia has been mighty impressive on the field today.

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 15:13

    IND 101/3 in 16 overs

    Another over for Zampa. Short from the leggie and slashed away by Rahul. Only a single. Kohli punches one to long on and that is 100 up for India.

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 15:09

    IND 97/3 in 15 overs

    Short from Cummins. Rahul goes for a pull. Top-edge, but it lands short of deep fine.

    Kohli too gets a bouncer and he too mistimes it. Again it lands short of a fielder. Nervy moments for India.

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 15:05

    IND 94/3 in 14 overs

    Zampa with his second over. Rahul and Kohli trade singles to start the over. Low full toss from Zampa. Kohli can only get a single out of it. Rahul taps one to long on to add another single. Five singles from the over.

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 15:00

    IND 89/3 in 13 overs

    Cummins against Rahul. Four dot balls to start the over with. Cummins is offering Rahul with no room to work with. Rahul pulls one just past a fielder to get off the strike. Kohli takes another single to retain the strike.

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  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 14:56

    IND 87/3 in 12 overs

    Zampa into the attack. Kohli and Rahul picks up easy singles with drives down the ground. Five singles from the over.

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 14:49

    One brings two!

    Shreyas Iyer starts off with a four against Maxwell. Cummins with his second.

    Shreyas on strike. Cummins on the off-stump line and swings it away. Outside edge and easy catch for Inglis. India in trouble!!

    Shreyas Iyer c †Inglis b Cummins 4 (3b 1×4 0x6)

    Rahul starts with a couple of dot balls. He gets off the mark with a quick single on the off side.

    IND 82/3 in 11 overs

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 14:45

    Amazing catch by Travis Head!

    Another over for Maxwell. Rohit has had enough of defending against the offie. Steps out and thumps it over long on. SIX!!

    Length from Maxwell and Rohit smashes it through covers for a four.

    Rohit wants more. He goes down the track again. Edged and skied! Travis Head runs back from covers to make a brilliant catch! Rohit has to walk back.

    Rohit Sharma c Head b Maxwell 47 (31b 4×4 3×6)

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 14:41

    IND 66/1 in 9 overs

    Pat Cummins brings himself on. Rohit and Virat sneak in a quick single to start the over. Good running between the wickets. A tad short from Cummins. Rohit pulls it, but without much timing. Just a single.

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 14:37

    IND 61/1 in 8 overs

    Australia brings Maxwell early on. Rohit and Kohli take easy singles to start off the over. Maxwell misses his length. Short and Kohli carves it through covers for an easy four.

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 14:34

    IND 54/1 in 7 overs

    Kohli takes on Starc early in the over. Not too full. But Kohli charges forward to launch it over the leg side infield for a four. He follows it with a an incredibly well-timed backfoot punch. FOUR MORE!!!

    Make that three!! This time Kohli whips out a smooth cover drive. No stopping that. FOUR!!

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 14:29

    IND 40/1 in 6 overs

    Two dot ball from Kohli to start off the over. A tap to leg side bring Rohit on the strike. Rohit follows suit with a clip to the leg side, to add a single. Uneventful over. Just three runs from it.

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 14:26

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  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 14:24

    IND 37/1 in 5 overs

    Virat Kohli makes his way out to the middle. Wide from Starc and Kohli is happy to leave it. Straighter from Starc and Kohli defends with a straight bat. Chips one to leg side next ball to take a single and get off the mark.

    Full from Starc to Rohit. No mistakes! Smoked over long off!! SIX!

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 14:20

    Gill falls!

    Gill on strike. Leaves a Starc wide delivery alone for the first ball. Back-of-a-length next. Gill attempts his trademark short-arm jab. But all he can do is hit it straight to Zampa at mid on. First srike for Australia.

    Shubman Gill c Zampa b Starc 4 (7b 0x4 0x6)

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 14:19

    IND 30/0 in 4 overs

    Hazlewood continues. Over the wicket against Rohit. Short ball and Rohit goes after it. Half-a-chance for Travis Head at deep square leg. But he makes sure to prevent a boundary. Hazlewood goes short again. This time Rohit aces the timing. A pull shot of the highest quality. SIX!!! Full ball next and smashed straight back for a four.

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 14:12

    IND 18/0 in 3 overs

    Starc against Gill. OUTSIDE EDGE!!! But it doesn’t carry to first slip. India sneaks in a single. Starc follows it up with a leg-side wide. Width from Starc and Rohit goes bang. But it is straight at the fielder. Just a single.

    Full from Starc to Gill. The right-hander brings out the cover drive. Good save again to prevent a boundary.

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 14:06

    IND 13/0 in 2 overs

    Hazlewood gets an edge out of Rohit. But it falls short of the second slip and runs away. Great diving save from Zampa to save a four at deep third. Full from Hazlewood next and Rohit advances and smashes it through covers four the first four of the day.

    Length ball on the leg stump and Rohit flays at it. Not the greatest timing, but four nevertheless. Better length from Hazlewood next two balls. Rohit defends the next two.

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2023 14:02

    IND 3/0 in 1 over

    Over the wicket from Starc. First one is on the pads. Going down the leg side. Second one is wide on the off and Rohit crashes it through covers for a couple of runs. INDIA OFF THE MARK.

    Rohit defends the next two balls. Good line from Starc. On the fifth stump next ball and Rohit decides to leave it.

    Full from Starc for the last ball and Rohit leans into the drive. Good diving stop from Cummins to save a boundary.


ICC World Cup 2023 Prize Money

The winner of the tournament will get a prize purse of USD 4 million (approximately Rs 33 crore) while the runners-up will get richer by USD 2 million (approximately 16 crore).The two losing semi-finalists (New Zealand and South Africa) will get USD 800,000 (Rs 6.5 crore approximately) each.
The other six teams who failed to qualify for the knockouts will get USD 100,000 (Rs 83 lakh approximately) each, and the winner of each group stage match will get an incentive of USD 40000 (Rs 33 lakh approximately).
The apex body said that the prize money also sets the precedent for the upcoming ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in 2025, with ICC announcing equal sums for both men’s and women’s events during the Annual Conference held in Durban, South Africa in July 2023.

ICC World Cup Closing Ceremony

With the world’s largest cricket stadium underneath packed to the brim by euphoric fans, the Surya Kiran Acrobatic Team of the Indian Air Force put up a spectacular show before the World Cup final between India and Australia in Ahmedabad on Sunday.

A total of nine Hawk Mk-132 SKAT aircrafts of the IAF created history as it is for the first time that they produced an aerial show ahead of any cricket match in India and it is only fitting that their maiden show took place before a World Cup final.

The Surya Kiran team pilots, a part of the 52nd Squadron of the Indian Air Force, produced a 10-minute show before the toss at the Narendra Modi Stadium, which has a capacity of more than 1,30,000.

Usually composed of 13 pilots, the ‘ambassador of Indian Air Force’ SKAT team has only nine of them performing at any given time in their Hawk advanced trainer jets.

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