The final match of the World Cup will be played today at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. India faces Australia in the title match. Both the teams will play each other in the World Cup final after 20 years. The last time Australia defeated Team India was in 2003. India will take the field to avenge that defeat. If Team India wins the World Cup, it will be its third title. At the same time, Australia is eyeing becoming champion for the fifth time.
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India has lost nine wickets in the final against Australia. Josh Hazlewood dismissed Suryakumar Yadav. Surya scored 18 runs on 28 balls.
Jasprit Bumrah also could not do anything with the bat. Adam Zampa made him LBW on the fifth ball of the 45th over. India has scored 221 runs for eight wickets in 46 overs. Suryakumar Yadav is unbeaten on 15 runs and Kuldeep Yadav is unbeaten on five runs.
Mohammed Shami has also returned to the pavilion. He was caught by Mitchell Starc at the hands of wicketkeeper Josh English on the fourth ball of the 44th over. Shami scored six runs in 10 balls.
40 overs of India's innings have ended. He has scored 197 runs for five wickets. KL Rahul is unbeaten on 64 and Suryakumar Yadav is unbeaten on eight runs. The team expects a big partnership from both the players.
Half of the Indian team has returned to the pavilion at 178 runs. Ravindra Jadeja was out after scoring nine runs in 22 balls. Josh Hazlewood got him caught by wicketkeeper Josh Inglis. Now Suryakumar Yadav is at the crease with Lokesh Rahul. Rahul is solid after scoring a half-century and India is expecting a big innings from him. Rahul will have to stay at the crease till the end and make a big score. India's score after 37 overs is 179/5.
32 overs of India's innings have ended. Team India has scored 162 runs for four wickets. KL Rahul is unbeaten on 45 and Ravindra Jadeja is unbeaten on five runs. Team India is expecting a big partnership from both.
India's legendary batsman Virat Kohli was out in the 29th over. Pat Cummins clean bowled him on the third ball of his over. Kohli scored 54 runs on 63 balls. He hit four fours in his innings.
Virat Kohli has completed his half-century in the final. This is his 72nd half-century in ODIs. Virat has scored 50 or more runs for the fifth consecutive innings. He did this in the 2019 World Cup as well.
KL Rahul and Virat Kohli have stayed at the crease after the fall of three wickets. Both have made a partnership of 26 runs for the fourth wicket. India has scored 107 runs for three wickets in 18 overs. Kohli is unbeaten on 35 and Rahul is unbeaten on 15 runs.
India's 100 runs have been completed. He has scored 101 runs for three wickets in 16 overs. Virat Kohli is unbeaten on 34 and KL Rahul is unbeaten on 10 runs. Both have made a partnership of 20 runs for the fourth wicket. The team expects a big partnership from Virat and Rahul.
The Indian team has scored 89 runs for three wickets in 13 overs. Virat Kohli is unbeaten on 27 and KL Rahul is unbeaten on five runs. Indian fans expect big innings from both the players.
India got the third blow in the form of Shreyas Iyer. He returned to the pavilion on the second ball of the 11th over. Iyer was caught by Cummins at the hands of wicketkeeper Josh English. He could score only four runs on three balls.
India got the second blow in the form of Rohit Sharma. He was out in the fourth over of the 10th over. He was caught by Travis Head on the ball of Glenn Maxwell. After Rohit's dismissal, Shreyas Iyer came to the crease. India has scored 80 runs for two wickets in 10 overs. Virat Kohli is unbeaten on 23 and Shreyas Iyer is unbeaten on four runs.
Seven overs of the Indian innings have ended. Team India has scored 54 runs on one wicket. Virat Kohli hit three fours on three consecutive balls of Mitchell Starc in the seventh over. Rohit Sharma is unbeaten on 33 runs on 22 balls and Virat is unbeaten on 16 runs on 13 balls.
Shubman Gill failed in the World Cup final. He was out in the fifth over off the bowling of Mitchell Starc. Adam Zampa standing at long on took his catch. Gill could score only four runs on seven balls. India got its first blow at the score of 30 runs. Team India has 37 runs for one wicket in five overs. Rohit Sharma is unbeaten on 31 and Virat Kohli is unbeaten on one run.
Rohit Sharma made an aggressive start against Australia's main fast bowler Josh Hazlewood. After hitting two fours in the first over, he hit a four and a six in the second over. India has scored 30 runs without any loss in four overs. Rohit Sharma is unbeaten on 25 and Shubhman Gill is unbeaten on four runs.
India's innings has started in the final against Australia. Shubman Gill is at the crease with captain Rohit Sharma. Mitchell Starc appealed against Rohit Sharma on the very first ball. However, the umpire rejected his appeal. Team India has scored three runs in one over without any loss.
Immediately after the toss, many aircraft started flying over the Narendra Modi Stadium. The air show has been organized by the Suryakiran team of the Air Force. The current players and spectators in the stadium were thrilled to see the air show.
India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj.
Australia: Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (c), Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.
AUSTRALIA ?? WON THE TOSS AND DECIDED TO BOWL
Both the teams have reached the field and the players of both the teams are practicing before the toss. Before the match, players do light exercise to keep their body fit and fresh. There is some catch practice and also some exercise. This prepares his body to run and dive during the match. Jasprit Bumrah and Mitchell Starc have also expressed their feelings before the toss.
The Indian cricket team has reached Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad for the ICC Cricket World Cup final match against Australia. A large crowd of fans welcomed the players enthusiastically. Team India is eyeing to win the World Cup trophy.
The closing ceremony will begin soon. First of all there will be an air show by the brave Indian Air Force team. Be careful of them when they are flying over the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
India has booked the ticket for the final by defeating New Zealand in the semi-finals. At the same time, the Kangaroo team won against South Africa. Now after 20 years, both the teams will once again face each other in the title match. Then Australia won the title by defeating India by 125 runs.
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