World Cup Final: Starc Shines as Australia Restrict India to 240 on a Slow Ahmedabad Deck

Ahmedabad: Australia delivered a stellar bowling performance in the World Cup final against India, limiting the home team to 240 all out at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Sunday. Opting to field in Ahmedabad, Australia rebounded after dismissing Indian captain Rohit Sharma (47 off 31) against the flow of the game.

Despite resilient half-centuries from KL Rahul (66 off 107) and Virat Kohli (54 off 63), India struggled to regain momentum after losing three wickets for 81 runs. The Australian bowlers consistently took wickets on the slow surface, with Mitchell Starc (3/55) emerging with the best figures in the match.

As the focus shifts, the spotlight now turns to India’s bowling attack and how they will fare against the Australians. India’s path to the final was marked by an impressive 10 consecutive victories, while Australia staged a strong comeback, winning eight consecutive matches after dropping their first two.

The clash promises an exciting showdown as both teams vie for the coveted title.

Brief Scores: India: 240/10 in 50 overs (KL Rahul 66 (107), Virat Kohli 54; Mitchell Starc 3/55, Pat Cummins 2/34).

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