India vs Australia Final Attendance 92,453 Ahmedabad 2023 Cricket World Cup November 19 Narendra Modi Stadium Motera

Australia lifted their sixth Cricket World Cup title in front of a stunned 92,453 strong crowd at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad as they beat hosts and favourites India. Opener Travis Head was again instrumental in their victory, just as he had been in the semifinal against South Africa in Kolkata. Head took the all-important catch of Rohit Sharma when the latter was batting well, and backed it up with a fluent century as Australia won by six wickets.

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After being put into bat by Australian skipper Pat Cummins, India raced to 81 in the first powerplay, but Rohit’s dismissal to a fantastic running catch by Head proved pivotal. The hosts then lost Shreyas Iyer in the very next over and both Virat Kohli and KL Rahul were forced to slow down and consolidate.

Australia however continued to take wickets at intervals and India could only manage 240 in their allotted 50 overs- comfortably around 30-40 runs lesser than par. Continue reading “India vs Australia Final Attendance 92,453 Ahmedabad 2023 Cricket World Cup November 19 Narendra Modi Stadium Motera”

South Africa vs Australia Attendance 47,825 Eden Gardens Kolkata 2023 Cricket World Cup 2nd Semi Final

A fine-all round performance from Travis Head helped Australia edge South Africa in a thriller in front of a 47,825 strong crowd at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The three-wicket victory saw Pat Cummins’ men book a spot in Sunday’s final against hosts India in Ahmedabad.

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Perhaps wary of their own tendency to “choke” while chasing, Proteas skipper Temba Bavuma opted to bat first after winning the toss. It however backfired spectacularly as Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazelwood reduced them to 24/4 under cloudy conditions.

Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller put South Africa on the path of recovery but just as Klaasen was threatening to open up, Cummins introduced the part-time spin of Head, and he accounted for Klaasen and all-rounder Marco Jansen in successive balls to peg the Proteas back again. Continue reading “South Africa vs Australia Attendance 47,825 Eden Gardens Kolkata 2023 Cricket World Cup 2nd Semi Final”

India vs New Zealand Mumbai Attendance 32,801 Cricket World Cup 2023 Wankhede Stadium Semi Final

Mohammed Shami claimed career best figures of 7/57 in front of 32,801 crowd as The Men in Blue booked their spot in the final of the World Cup by defeating New Zealand by 70 runs in the first semi final at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday.

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India vs Netherlands Bengaluru 12 November World Cup Match Report 2023

Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul scored fantastic centuries as India thumped Netherlands by 160 runs at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday. Continue reading “India vs Netherlands Bengaluru 12 November World Cup Match Report 2023”

England vs Pakistan Kolkata Attendance 37,661 Cricket World Cup 2023 Eden Gardens

David Willey claimed figures of 3/56 in front of 37,661 crowd as England ended their World Cup campaign on an high by defeating Pakistan by 93 runs at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Saturday.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, openers Dawid Malan and Jonny Bairstow got England off to a solid start. The pair added 82 for the opening wicket before the former was dismissed by Iftikhar Ahmed for 31.

Haris Rauf then sent back Bairstow for 59. The pair of Joe Root and Ben Stokes added 132 runs for the third wicket stand before the latter was cleaned up Shaheen Shah Afridi for a swashbuckling 76 ball-84.

Harry Brook scored a breezy 17 ball-30 to take England to a mammoth score of 337/9 in 50 overs.

In response Willey got England off to a dream start by snaring both Abdullah Shafique (0) and Fakhar Zaman (1). Skipper Babar Azam along with Mohammad Rizwan added 51 runs for the third wicket before the former fell to Gus Atkinson for 38.

Agha Salman‘s (51) and a quickfire 35 from Harris Rauf helped their side reduce their margin of defeat, as they were bowled out for 244.

With the win, England eliminated Pakistan from the competition and booked their spot in the 2025 Champions Trophy.

South Africa vs Afghanistan Ahmedabad Attendance 10,927 Cricket World Cup 2023 Narendra Modi Stadium

Rassie van der Dussen scored a fine unbeaten 76 in front of 10,927 crowd as South Africa beat Afghanistan by 5 wickets at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad on Friday.

Afghanistan went in with Same XI, while South Africa made two changes, with Phehlukwayo and Coetzee coming in for Jansen and Tabraiz Shamsi.

After being asked to bat first, Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran got Afghanistan off to a steady start. The pair added 41 runs for the opening stand before the former was dismissed by Keshav Maharaj for 25.

Ibrahim Zadran fell soon after for 15. Maharaj claimed his second wicket of the innings by dismissing skipper Hashmatullah Shahidi (2) leaving their side in a spot of bother at 45/3.

Rahmat Shah along with Azmatullah Omarzai put on 49 runs for the fourth wicket stand before Lungi Ngidi broke the stand by claiming Rahmat for 26.

Afghanistan lost a bit of momentum in the middle stages, but a superb unbeaten 97 by Azmatullah Omarzai helped them reach 244 in their allotted 50 overs.

In response, Quinton de Kock and skipper Temba Bavuma got South Africa off to a solid start. The duo added 64 runs for the opening stand before Mujeeb Ur Rahman broke the stand by dismissing Bavuma for 23.

Rassie van der Dussen along with Aiden Markram put on 50 runs for the third wicket stand before the latter fell to Rashid Khan for 25.

Andile Phehlukwayo playing his first game of the tournament, put on an unbeaten 65 run stand for the sixth wicket to take Proteas to a comfortable fifth wicket win. Van der Dussen remained unbeaten on 76.

With the loss, Afghanistan are officially eliminated from the tournament.

South Africa 247 for 5 (van der Dussen 76*, de Kock 41, Nabi 2-35, Rashid 2-37) beat Afghanistan 244 (Omarzai 97*, Coetzee 4-44, Maharaj 2-25) by five wickets