While players from both teams exchanged handshakes, Kohli and Maxwell had a special exchange. The Indian icon, who played a crucial 54-run innings, gifted his jersey to the explosive Australian, cementing the bond formed during their time together at the World Cup. Indian Premier League. Despite Kohli’s significant contribution in India’s total of 240 matches, he faced an unfortunate dismissal against skipper Pat Cummins. In an attempt to defend the ball, the inside edge went straight to the stumps and ended Kohli’s innings.
Facing a challenging batting surface, captain Rohit Sharma (47 in 31 balls), Kohli (54 in 63 balls) and KL Rahul (66 in 107 balls) played crucial innings for India.
India vs Australia live score, World Cup 2023 final: Virat Kohli out, Australian skipper takes big fish
Australian Mitchell Starc emerged as the top performing bowler with figures of 3/55. Captain Pat Cummins (2/34) and Josh Hazlewood (2/60) also gave commendable performances. Adam Zampa and Glenn Maxwell each contributed wickets.
In pursuit of 241, India were struggling with the Australians at 47/3. However, impressive performances from Travis Head (137 in 120 balls) and Marnus Labuschagne (58 in 110 balls) proved decisive, leading Australia to a six-wicket win for their sixth ODI World Cup title.
The two World Cup finalists are now set to face off in the five-match T20I series starting on Thursday in Visakhapatnam.
(with ANI inputs)