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Adam Gilchrist on Australia’s World Cup victory: “One Of The Finest Victories In Our Sporting History”


After Australia defeated the host nation, India, to win their sixth one-day international championship, former star batter Adam Gilchrist on Monday called the World Cup victory one of his country’s “finest” victories in cricket. Travis Head, the opener, stole the show in Sunday’s final in Ahmedabad, smashing a brilliant 137 off 120 deliveries to lead Australia to a commanding six-wicket victory. As the third Australian to score a century in a men’s World Cup final, Head joined Ricky Ponting and Gilchrist.

Gilchrist said, “So proud of this Australian team and crew,” on the former Twitter platform X.

“In my opinion, one of the greatest triumphs in the history of our sport is their ability to win another World Cup in the style and conditions they have.

Gilchrist, who amassed 149 runs without conceding in the 2007 World Cup final victory over Sri Lanka in Barbados, continued, “Time to celebrate.”

After winning in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2015, the Australian men’s team won the one-day international World Cup for the sixth time.

After Australia fell behind at 47-3 in the final, Head struck his second century of the competition to lead his team home with seven overs remaining, capping India’s remarkable run of ten World Cup victories. India had set a tough 241 in the match.

In front of a sizable crowd at the Narendra Modi Stadium, the team defeated the hosts, and according to Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley, the team deserved the title.

“This is another wonderful achievement by Pat Cummins and his team who have performed brilliantly in testing conditions and against strong opposition throughout the tournament,” Hockley said in a press release.

“To beat the previously undefeated India before their passionate home fans is an achievement that sits comfortably alongside any of Australia’s five previous ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup finals victories.”

Australia won the World Test Championship in June after defeating India in the London final, and they now have the 50-overs title to go along with it.

According to Hockley, taking home two championships in one year “is a testament to the caliber of our players across all formats”.

“Together with the retention of both the men’s and women’s Ashes and a sixth victory in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, there is so much to celebrate as we head towards another exciting summer of international cricket,” he said.

Congratulations were also extended “to all players and support staff on the 6th WC Title,” on X by Darren Lehmann, who won the World Cup with Australia as a coach and player.
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