Cricket Australia became World One-Day Cricket champions for the sixth time. In the final played in Ahmedabad on Sunday, the host nation India lost by six wickets. Australia scored 241 runs for the loss of four wickets after India reached 240 in the first innings Everyone out He came. Batsman Travis Head was the star of the Australian team with 137 runs off 120 balls. Among the bowlers, Mitchell Starc was in fine form, taking three wickets and conceding just 55 runs. Bowler Pat Cummins was also in form and provided perhaps the biggest moment by bowling Virat Kohli. India’s leading run-scorer was stuck on 54 runs. On Wednesday, in the semi-final against New Zealand, Kohli was still on 50 a century (Minimum 100 points), which is a world record. It was the first defeat in the current World Cup for India, who became world champions in 2011. Australia were also world champions in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015. Captain Cummins’ side started the group stage of the tournament poorly, losing to India and South Africa. However, the next seven matches were all won in the first round. Against the Netherlands, who finished last among the 10 participating nations, Australia won by the largest margin ever in a World Cup: 309 runs. (Norwegian Refugee Council)
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