Australia Secures Sixth World Cup: Glenn Maxwell Seals Victory
Glenn Maxwell’s winning runs lift Australia to a historic sixth World Cup title. Pat Cummins and the team celebrate in front of 92,453 fans after a comprehensive six-wicket win. While Travis Head’s century shone, the contrasting scenes at the Narendra Modi Stadium saw India’s unbeaten streak shattered, leaving players visibly disheartened.
Numerous questions surrounded the match, from India’s total to the pitch conditions. Despite a strong start by India’s bowlers, Head’s positive century and Marnus Labuschagne’s composure shifted the game in Australia’s favor. The dew played a role, making the surface more favorable for batting, and the duo’s partnership dashed India’s hopes.
The first half of the match witnessed Pat Cummins’ effective use of cutters, creating challenges for India. Early wickets, including Shreyas Iyer’s, silenced the capacity crowd, leading to a grinding partnership between Virat Kohli and KL Rahul. Cummins, with a crucial wicket of Kohli, stunned the crowd again, and India struggled to make a comeback.
India’s middle overs proved challenging, managing only four boundaries from overs 11 to 50. Despite Rohit Sharma and Kohli’s brisk start, the total reached only 240. In response, Australia, led by Travis Head, outplayed India, breaking the Men in Blue’s unbeaten streak and securing a historic sixth World Cup title. A billion hearts were left broken as Australia celebrated their triumph.