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Travis Head’s Heroics Lead Australia to Sixth World Cup Victory

In a nail-biting World Cup match, opener Travis Head's 137-run knock powered Australia to a remarkable sixth World Cup title.

In a thrilling World Cup showdown in Ahmedabad on Sunday, opener Travis Head’s scintillating knock of 137 propelled Australia to a historic sixth World Cup title. 

Facing a challenging target of 241, Australia encountered early setbacks at 47-3 before Head’s resilient innings guided them to a convincing six-wicket victory with seven overs to spare.

Head and labuschagne’s Record-Breaking Partnership:

Travis Head’s innings, marked by 15 fours and four sixes in his 120-ball performance, included a remarkable 192-run partnership with Marnus Labuschagne, who remained unbeaten on 58. 

This substantial stand ended India’s dominant streak of 10 consecutive unbeaten matches at the tournament.

Record-Breaking Century and Australia’s Bowling Prowess:

Head’s century, the seventh in a World Cup final and the third by an Australian, followed stellar performances by bowlers Mitchell Starc (3-55) and Pat Cummins (2-34). 

Their efforts contributed to dismissing India for 240, setting the stage for Australia’s triumphant chase.

Australia’s path to victory began with a disciplined bowling display as they elected to field first. Starc and Cummins, with their crucial wickets, played a pivotal role in limiting India’s total. 

Despite notable contributions from Virat Kohli (54) and KL Rahul (66), the slow and dry pitch favored the bowlers.

Head’s Remarkable Comeback and Key Performances:

Travis Head’s remarkable comeback to the squad, overcoming a fractured hand, proved pivotal in Australia’s World Cup success. 

His match-winning century against New Zealand in the group stage and a crucial 62 in the semi-final against South Africa showcased his resilience and determination.

India’s Efforts and Unforgettable Moments:

Despite efforts from Rohit Sharma (47) and Kohli, India faced setbacks as Cummins dismissed Kohli, and Head’s stunning catch cut short Rohit’s innings. 

The home crowd of 92,453 fans witnessed an unforgettable day, with Australia emerging as the triumphant team in this thrilling World Cup final.

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