In pictures | Defining moments of the 2023 Cricket World Cup

aAs the 2023 Cricket World Cup draws to a close, with Australia’s six-wicket win over India, Hindus Take a look at some of the biggest moments from the tournament in India.

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Rasheen Ravindra scored a quick century and took a wicket as New Zealand thrashed England by 9 wickets in their World Cup opener. The Indian-origin player would go on to be a revelation for the team as he scored three centuries and two fifties

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Dutch bowler Logan van Beek celebrates after dismissing South African David Miller during the match played at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala on October 17, 2023. The Dutch stunned the mighty Proteas to win the match by 38 runs.

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Pakistanis Muhammad Rizwan and Iftikhar Ahmed celebrate the team’s victory over Sri Lanka on October 10. Pakistan chased down Sri Lanka’s total of 344 runs to record the highest successful chase in World Cup history.

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Afghanistan bowler Rashid Khan celebrates with his teammates after taking the wicket of Mark Wood during the match against England on October 15, 2023. The young side proved to be outnumbered this year as they beat defending champions England, as well as Sri Lanka and Pakistan. The side gave the Australians a bit of a scare too, finishing above England in the table.

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Sri Lanka batsman Angelo Mathews was controversially adjudged ‘Timed Out’ against Bangladesh on 6 November 2023, because he took more than two minutes to take the crease.

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South Africa set the record for the highest total in a World Cup match by scoring 428 against Sri Lanka on October 7, 2023. Here Aiden Markram applauds the fans after reaching his century in just 49 balls.

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Australian Glenn Maxwell brought his team back from the brink with a brace against Afghanistan on November 7, 2023. The Australian broke several records, including the highest individual score ever in a World Cup match.

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India’s Mohammed Shami celebrates the wicket taken by Kane Williamson during the semi-final against New Zealand on November 15. Shami’s 7 wickets are the best by an Indian, and he also finished the tournament as the highest wicket-taker (23 wickets).

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Virat Kohli returns to the pavilion after scoring his 50th ODI goal, breaking the world record held by Sachin Tendulkar. Cohill also broke Tendulkar’s record for the most runs in a single World Cup, and was awarded the Player of the Tournament award.

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The most defining moment in the India vs Australia final was Travis Head’s catch of skipper Rohit Sharma who was scoring at a brisk pace. This catch brought Australia back into the game and the bowlers restricted India to 241. This catch has been compared with what Kapil Dev took to dismiss Viv Richards in the 1983 finals.

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Not only did Travis Head make a brilliant catch to dismiss Rohit Sharma, he also saved the Australian innings by scoring a brilliant 137. Australia were in a tough position at 47 for 3 in the finals in Ahmedabad.

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The Australian team celebrates their victory in the 2023 Cricket World Cup final against India in Ahmedabad on November 19, 2023. Australia dominated the finals and won the trophy for the sixth time.

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