World Cup 2023 Final IND vs AUS: Team India was hoping that the wound would heal after 20 years since 2003. But that regret remained only regret. The wound has become deeper after India’s defeat against Australia. Team India could not take revenge of Dada after 20 years. Australia won the title for the sixth time by defeating India in the final of World Cup 2023. Earlier in the year 2003 also, under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly, the Indian team had faced Australia in the final, in which it had lost. But Rohit Sharma’s team was expected to win in the year 2023. But this could not happen.
Sourav Ganguly’s team lost in the final in 2003
Australia defeated India in the final of the World Cup 2003 by a huge margin of 125 runs. Team India, captained by Sourav Ganguly, was all out for 234 runs. Whereas Australia had scored 360 runs. Rohit Sharma’s team was expected to avenge this defeat. But in the final, Kangaroo again overpowered Team India. This time India had to face defeat by 6 wickets. India’s sorrow increased further due to this defeat.
Only Sehwag could score runs
The 2003 final was played in Johannesburg, South Africa. Batting first, Australia scored 359 runs at the loss of 2 wickets. In response, Team India could score only 234 runs. Captain Ricky Ponting had scored the highest score of 140 runs for Australia. Whereas only Virender Sehwag was able to perform for India. He had played an innings of 82 runs. Rahul Dravid had scored 47 runs. Apart from these, no player of Team India could play.
In the 2023 final, India batted first and scored 240 runs. During this, Rohit played an inning of 47 runs. Virat Kohli scored 54 runs. Kohli hit 4 fours. KL Rahul contributed 66 runs. He faced only one four while facing 107 balls. Travis Head played an important inning of 137 runs for Australia. Marnus Labuschagne scored unbeaten 58 runs.