Australia vs India Final at Ahmedabad, 19 Nov, 2023

Toss: Australia, who chose to bowl
India 240/10 (50)
Australia 241/4 (43)
Australia won by 6 wickets
Man of the Match: Travis Head
  • GJ Maxwell 2 * (1)
  • Marnus Labuschagne 58 * (110)

Over 46.6 Mohammed Siraj bowls it short of length to GJ Maxwell, 2 runs, goes on to the back foot and pulled away through square leg and picks up a couple of runs.

Australia beat India by six wickets and lifted the 2023 World Cup.Sixth title in the last 10 editions of ODI World Cup

Marnus Labuschagne: Oh, mate! What we've achieved today is unbelievable, the best achievement I have been part of. To come to India. They were 10 from 10 with one to play with. They (India) have been unbelievable. Our bowlers have been sensational and Travis put on a hell of a show. I know I am a man of faith and believe in God. How things have panned out for me, unbelievable. I am lost for words. Very thankful to the coaches for sticking with me. To play 19 games straight from South Africa. big thanks to God for that.

David Warner: Our bowlers were fantastic, they set the tone from ball one. The fielding supported that. To bowl India out for 240 in a final is absolutely exceptional. There was a bit of nervous energy in the change room. We kept changing places. But that was a brilliant partnership between Marnus (Labuschagne) and Trav (Head). What a comeback that was from Head, especially after coming back from injury. That was fantastic.

Glenn Maxwell: A bit of a slog but it feels amazing, we were all excited when it got back down to 20 runs. I resigned myself to the fact that I wouldn’t have to bat like 2015, but obviously Heady got out, and I had to go out there and finish the job. It is a bit different when you see Head take on Bumrah. I got a taste of my own medicine. Head was phenomenal, and Marnus was second to none. It was an unbelievable partnership.

Josh Hazlewood: This is bigger (than 2015). We won at home in front of our home fans but the challenges that we've been through in the last couple of months, coming here, playing in these conditions against India which is a pretty special team. To win on a day like this is amazing. Such a great crowd, Indian fans are second to none, a few started to leave towards the end, amazing crowd. That's just the belief in the squad. Just got on a run and tonight it's the perfect game, we put it together when it counted.

Mitch Marsh: Pure elation right now. Been the hardest 8 weeks of cricket I was a part of. To be here with this group, it feels unbelievable.

Steve Smith: Incredible feeling! The atmosphere was amazing today. Great performance from the team. The bowlers set the tone, fielding was great. Travis Head - the show he put on was incredible. Took the game on and Marnus played another unbelievable knock and played a great supporting role. Wasn't the ideal start for us (with bat) but we had the belief and we have got a good group of players. We had a poor start and then had to get into the top four - Australia typically plays well in those moments. It has been a pretty big year for us winning the Test championship and this. Yeah, it was pretty good fun.

Mitchell Starc: He (Cummins) was phenomenal, he's been phenomenal all tournament in his decision making, his leadership. At times, he had to step up with the ball when it's been a bit flat. Capped off an unbelievable eight weeks for this group. I haven't got any words left. Between Pat, Ron (Andrew McDonald) and all our coaching staff, all our players across formats, it's been an incredible winter. I don't think you could write a script to top the win that we've had. To win a World Cup in India, it's been a fantastic eight weeks . Bloody successful and bloody enjoyable.

Travis Head | Player of the Match : I never expected this, not in a million years, truly an exceptional day. Lot better than sitting on the couch at home. Really glad to contribute, the first twenty balls I played gave me a lot of confidence and yea I was able to carry through. The way Mitch Marsh came out and took the game on set the tone, we knew the wicket may get tough. Was a great decision to bowl first after winning the toss, it paid dividends. Nice to be a part of it and play a role in all of that. He’s (Rohit Sharma) probably the unluckiest man in the world now. Was great to hold on to that catch, who knows he could’ve probably got a hundred if not more. (On joining the list of centurions in WC finals) Nice list to join, nice to be here, nice to contribute. It’s going to be a nice couple of days, looking forward to it.

Virat Kohli, Player of the Tournament

Rohit Sharma | Indian skipper: The result has not gone our way. We were not good enough today. We tried everything but it wasn't supposed to be. 20-30 runs more would have been good, KL and Kohli were stitching a good partnership and we were looking at 270-280 but we kept losing wickets. When you have 240 on the board, you want to take wickets but credit to Head and Labuschagne who stitched together a big partnership and put us completely out of the game. We tried everything we could but I feel wicket got slightly better to bat under lights. Don't want to give that as an excuse. We knew under lights it would be slightly better to bat, but don't want to give that as an excuse. We didn't put enough runs on the board. With the seamers upfront, we took those 3 wickets and another wicket there, we could open up the game. Credit to those two guys in the middle for stitching an outstanding partnership.

Pat Cummins | Australian skipper: I think we saved our best for last. We have been batting first pretty much for whole tournament and we thought it is a good night to chase down the target. Didn't really spin as much as we thought either. The boys were fantastic, we got an aging side and still everyone is throwing themselves on the field. We thought 300 might have been tough but achievable on that wicket, really chuffed with 240. Magnificent. Marnus with a cool head and Travis does what he does on the biggest stage, showed a lot of character. The selectors have backed him in and it is a big risk that we took and it paid off. I was pretty happy throughout the bowling innings. You look around and it is a special moment no matter whatever happened tonight. You gotta go and win the World Cup, you can't wait for it to happen. This year will be remembered for a long, long time and we had a lot of success over the winter and this one peaks it all. At the top of the mountain.

Over 46.6 Mohammed Siraj bowls it short of length to GJ Maxwell, 2 runs, goes on to the back foot and pulled away through square leg and picks up a couple of runs.

Australia beat India by six wickets and lifted the 2023 World Cup.Sixth title in the last 10 editions of ODI World Cup