India’s KL Rahul scored the slowest half-century of the 2023 World Cup during the final against Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday.
Earlier, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson’s 81-ball fifty against Bangladesh at the M.A. Chidambaram in Chennai was the slowest of the tournament.
Rahul, who came in at 81 for three in the 11th over, scored a fighting fifty in 86 deliveries to keep India in the hunt for a third World Cup title.
He was eventually dismissed for a 107-ball 66 in the 42nd over by Mitchell Starc. India lost its last five wickets for just 37 runs and was bundled out for 240 in 50 overs. Rahul was India’s top-scorer, followed by Virat Kohli, who made 54 in 63 balls.
The target was eventually chased down by Australia with six wickets in hand and seven overs to spare. Opener Travis Head guided the Aussies home with a 120-ball 137 after India made early inroads to leave them tottering at 47 for three.
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