ICC World Cup Final: Aussies Restrict India to Modest 240

 - Sakshi Post

Ahmedabad:  The aggressive bowling and fielding from Australia restricted India to 240 in their ICC ODI World Cup title clash at Narendra Modi stadium here on Sunday. Australia won the toss and invited the Indian team to bat first.  

Australia skipper Pat Cummins' decision to bowl after winning the toss paid off early as Mitchell Starc (3-55) and Pat Cummins (2-34) ripped through India’s top-order. Only KL Rahul and Virat Kohli completed half-centuries. Both the teams did not make changes to their playing eleven.

In this match, Virat Kohli went past former Australia captain Ricky Ponting to go second on the list of most runs in ODI World Cups while India skipper Rohit Sharma crossed Sri Lanka great Kumar Sangakkara in the list to go fourth. Kohli surpassed Ponting with 1,744 runs in 37 innings, Rohit surpassed Sangakkara with 1,560 runs in 28 innings.

Brief scores: India: 245  all out in 50 overs (Rohit Sharma 47, Virat Kohli 54, KL Rahul 66; Mitchell Starc 3/55, Pat Cummins 2/34, Josh Hazlewood 2/60 ). 

Fall of wickets

30/1 Shubman Gill 76/2 Rohit Sharma (C) 81/3 Shreyas lyer 148/4 Virat Kohli 178/5 Ravindra Jadeja 203/6 KL Rahul (WK) 211/7 Mohammed Shami 214/8 Jasprit Bumrah 226/9 Suryakumar Yadav, 240/10 Kuldeep Yadav

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