Australia interrupted the host nation of India’s winning streak of ten games without a loss to win the prized trophy for a record-tying sixth time. The pitch for the 2023 ODI World Cup at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. It was the subject of intense debate and discussion. The pitches used for the semifinal games in Ahmedabad. The International Cricket Council (ICC) have been rated according to a report out on Friday.
The Match between Australia and India on November 19 was held on a repurposed track. On a slow surface India was put to bat first and folded for 240 runs. With seven overs remaining, the Australians managed to chase down the target thanks to a fantastic century from Travis Head.
IND vs AUS ODI World Cup Final
Prior to the crucial encounter, Australia’s captain Pat Cummins had allegedly voiced his concerns about the surface. Which had been used for the October 14 India-Pakistan game. While India’s skipper Rohit Sharma refrained from commenting on the subject. Subsequently, following the conclusion of the match. Two-time World Cup victor Ricky Ponting concluded that India’s strategy for the pitch had “backfired”.
The Ahmedabad track has received a “average” rating from the ICC. According to a Times of India story. Referee Andy Pycroft of the ICC gave the rating. The report went on to say that “averaged-rated” surfaces were used for five of India’s eleven matches. The matches against South Africa in Kolkata, England in Lucknow, Pakistan in Ahmedabad, and Australia in Chennai. The semifinal match between India and New Zealand in Mumbai. It was one of the games played on a pitch judged “good” by the ICC. According to veteran Indian spinner Javagak Srinath’s evaluation.