Australia beat India by six wickets at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad to lift the 2023 ODI World Cup trophy. The Aussies won a record-extending sixth title, after having won the 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015 editions.
Opener Travis Head led the charge with a 120-ball 137 as Australia chased down a 241-run target in 43 overs to beat India in an ODI World Cup final for the second time. Ricky Ponting’s Autralian team had beaten Sourav Ganguly’s team back in 2003 in Johannesburg.
India had reached the final on the back of a 10-match winning streak and had beaten Australia in the league-stage match in Chennai last month. Australia, on the other hand, suffered two back-to-back defeats in its first two games but bounced back to win nine consecutive matches, including the final, to secure the title.
By winning the 2023 World Cup, Australia also broke the trend of the home team lifting the ODI World Cup title, which started in 2011 with MS Dhoni’s India winning the trophy after beating Sri Lanka in the final at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
The sequence continued in 2015 when Australia beat New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the 2015 final before England clinched a thrilling win on boundary countback against the Kiwis at Lord’s in the 2019 summit clash.
Full list of ODI World Cup winners
- Australia (2023)
- England (2019)
- Australia (2015)
- India (2011)
- Australia (2007)
- Australia (2003)
- Australia (1999)
- Sri Lanka (1996)
- Pakistan (1992)
- Australia (1987)
- India (1983)
- West Indies (1979)
- West Indies (1975)
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