India lost to Australia in the 2023 Cricket World Cup final© Agence France-Presse
Australia continued their exceptional record in the Cricket World Cup as they clinched their sixth title after defeating India by six wickets in the final of the Cricket World Cup 2023. Travis Head suffered a sensational knock after a disciplined performance from the bowlers as Australia ended the Rohit Sharma-led team’s unbeaten run in the competition . As champion, Australia won US$4 million in prize money while India received US$2 million as runner-up. The semi-final teams – South Africa and New Zealand – received US$800,000, while the other six teams that did not reach the semi-finals received US$100,000.
Teams also received separate prize money for their group stage victories.
Here’s a look at how much the top four teams have won at the end of the 2023 Cricket World Cup:
Australia (7 wins in the group stage) – $4.28 million
India (9 group stage wins) – $2.36 million
South Africa (7 wins in the group stage) – 1.08 million US dollars
New Zealand (5 group stage wins) – $1 million
India’s juggernaut came to an unexpected end as Australia denied the golden generation of Indian cricketers the silverware they so desperately craved by lifting an unprecedented sixth World Cup at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.
The Australians once again showed what meticulous planning and ruthless execution is all about, chasing down 241 in just 43 overs with Travis Head (137 off 120 balls) once again proving to be India’s nemesis.
Before the encounter, Australia captain Pat Cummins said there was “nothing more satisfying than hearing a large crowd fall silent” and he stuck to his word.
There was complete silence as Australia cruised to victory.
Many broken pieces of broken hearts were scattered across the massive Narendra Modi Stadium, which was expected to become the new ‘theatre of dreams’ for the thriving Indian cricket team.
(with PTI inputs)
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