Ahmedabad: Australian cricket captain Pat Cummins poses with World Cup trophy on Sabarmati cruise
Ahmedabad (Gujarat), November 20: Pat Cummins, leading Australian cricket team, celebrated their historic sixth World Cup victory by showcasing the trophy during a picturesque cruise on the Sabarmati River in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, on Monday.
The jubilant celebrations commenced after Australia's decisive six-wicket win against the previously undefeated Indian team at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. Pat Cummins and his team basked in their triumph with a serene cruise along the Sabarmati River. In a poignant moment, Cummins posed with the World Cup trophy, encapsulating the essence of their victory amidst the tranquil yet lively surroundings.
Expressing his exhilaration after the victory, Pat Cummins acknowledged their exceptional performance in the final game, stating, "We saved our best for the last match. Some of our key players rose to the occasion, and we're absolutely thrilled. We've predominantly batted first throughout the tournament, but tonight, we felt chasing would be advantageous. Everyone was eager to get out there. This year's success will be etched in memory for a long time, and this triumph stands atop the pinnacle."
In the match, India posted a total of 240 runs in 50 overs, with notable contributions from skipper Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and KL Rahul. Mitchell Starc's (3/55) bowling performance stood out for Australia, supported well by Pat Cummins (2/34) and Josh Hazlewood (2/60), while Adam Zampa and Glenn Maxwell also secured a wicket each.
During the chase, India had Australia struggling at 47/3 initially. However, commanding performances by Travis Head (137 off 120 balls, including 15 fours and four sixes) and Marnus Labuschagne (58 off 110 balls, with four boundaries) propelled Australia to a convincing six-wicket victory, leaving the Indian team unable to respond effectively.
The World Cup finalists are set to engage in a five-match T20I series, commencing in Visakhapatnam on Thursday.