Australia broke Indian cricket fans and players hearts in the final after inflicting a six-wicket defeat to the host. Australia lifted the ODI World Cup trophy for the sixth time. Australia’s Travis Head was the match winner for the Australian team, as the left-handed batter scored a blistering century in the final and took his team towards victory.
India’s innings in the World Cup 2023 final at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, weren’t good enough, as while batting first in the final of the tournament, India posted a total of 240 runs on the board, which was not a par score according to various experts, as a 300+ score could be a battling total for India. A quick start given by Rohit Sharma and then a resilient innings from KL Rahul and Virat Kohli took India to a decent score; both players scored fifties in the final, but Australia was too good to be beaten in the final.
Although India got quick wickets when Australia started chasing the target, the Indian bowlers couldn’t carry on the momentum as Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne built a strong partnership where left-handed batter Travis Head scored a century and Marnus scored his fifty in the World Cup final. Australia went on to achieve the target of 241 runs with 42 balls to spare.
Though India lost the final and the chance to lift the ODI World Cup trophy for the third time, Indian players played magnificently throughout their league matches and in the knockout stage as well to reach the final, and some Indian players were awarded post-match. Here is the list of the winners of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 awards.
Virat Kohli: Player Of The Tournament| Most Fifties| Most Runs
Virat Kohli got the Player of the Tournament award for his exceptional performance throughout the 2023 World Cup. He scored 765 runs in the tournament with 3 centuries and 6 half-centuries, which is the maximum number of fifties by an Indian batter in the tournament.
Mohammed Shami: Best Bowling Figures| Most Wickets
India’s star bowler Mohammed Shami picked up the most wickets in the tournament in just seven matches he played. Mohammed Shami was the reason behind India’s victory in the semi-final match, where he took seven wickets against New Zealand. His performance won his best bowling figures award.
Rohit Sharma: Most Sixes
India’s skipper Rohit Sharma played his explosive game throughout the tournament to provide the start his team needed in every match, and while doing that, he dealt in maximums; he hit 31 sixes in the tournament, the highest by anyone in the World Cup 2023.
Glenn Maxwell: Highest Score| Highest Strike Rate
Australia’s batter Glenn Maxwell scored 201 runs against Afghanistan to register one of the biggest come-from-behind victories in the ODI World Cup. He scored 201 runs off 128 balls with a strike rate of 150.37, which was the highest in the World Cup 2023.
Quinton de Kock: Most Hundreds| Most Dismissals By A Wicket-Keeper
South Africa’s wicketkeeper, Quinton de Kock, was awarded the most hundreds in the ODI World Cup 2023. Quinton de Kock scored four centuries in this tournament, scoring 594 runs. He also got the award for having the most dismissals behind the wickets. Quinton de Kock made 20 dismissals behind the wickets in the 2023 World Cup.
Daryll Mitchell: Most Catches
New Zealand’s right-handed batter got his name on the list of awards for grabbing the most number of catches in the tournament. Daryll Mitchell caught 11 catches in the 2023 World Cup.
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