Australia has clinched their sixth 50-overs World Cup title by defeating India in the final at Narendra Modi Stadium. The win came after a tense battle, with India’s 10-match winning streak in the tournament coming to an end. The winning prize purse for the tournament winner is USD 4 million, while the runners-up will receive USD 2 million. Losing semi-finalists, New Zealand and South Africa, will each receive USD 800,000.
The World Cup 2023 final marks a 20-year reunion between India and Australia since their last encounter in Johannesburg. India has faced multiple defeats in ICC events over the past decade, including losses in World T20 finals, Champions Trophy finals, and World Cup semifinals. In the final, India scored 240 all out in 50 overs while Australia reached their target of 241 in just 43 overs.
India’s poor performance in the final comes as a surprise to many fans who had high hopes for them after their impressive run of victories leading up to the match. Despite this loss, however, India remains one of the strongest teams in world cricket today and is sure to bounce back from this defeat.