IND vs AUS Final
Kohli struck a patient fifty, clocking 4 fours.

Australia humbled India to lift their sixth ICC ODI World Cup crown. Australia won the clash with six wickets to spare. India were folded for a paltry 240 in 50 overs after being asked to bat. Virat Kohli and KL Rahul hammered fifties, with Rohit Sharma scoring 47. For Australia, their pacers handled the job well, with Mitchell Starc claiming a three-wicket haul. 

India needed to start well and reduce the Aussies to a score of 47/3 in seven overs. However, the bowling faded thereafter as Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne added a record fourth-wicket stand to break the Indian hearts. Head scored a majestic hundred, with Labuschagne chipping in with a fifty. Australia made things look easy on a surface that eased up for batting. 

India once again failed to cross the line in a major ICC event, losing successive ICC World Test Championships. India’s wait for an ICC trophy has continued since 2013. India had also reached the 2014 ICC t20 World Cup final. Before this, they reached the semis in the 2015 and 2019 ODI World Cups.

Here is the list of records broken.

Rohit Sharma scripts this massive ODI WC record

Indian captain Rohit scored a brisk 47 at the top. With his 29-run in the contest, Rohit went past New Zealand’s Kane Williamson to become the captain with the most runs in a single WC edition. Williamson scored 578 runs in the 2019 WC edition. Rohit finished the 2023 campaign with 597 runs at 54.27.

Rohit and Gill add this record

Rohit and Sgubman Gill added 30 runs for the first wicket. In the 2023 WC, the duo tormented the opposition bowler. They now have 1523 partnership runs in 2023, the second-most in a calendar year in ODIs. Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly occupy the top spot (1635).

Kohli becomes the second-highest scorer in ODI WCs

Kohli struck a patient fifty, clocking 4 fours. Kohli, who raced to 1795 ODI WC runs, surpassed Ricky Ponting to become the second-highest scorer in the global event. Ponting managed 1743 runs. Only Sachin Tendulkar owns more runs (2278). 

Highest scorer in 2023 WC

Kohli ended the 2023 WC with 765 runs at 95.62. He finished as the top scorer ahead of Rohit. Kohli also smashed the most fours in ODI WC 2023 (68). Kohli and Rohit were the only two players with 60-plus fours in WC 2023. 

First-ever player with five consecutive fifty-plus scores in multiple ODI World Cups

Kohli is now the first-ever player with five consecutive fifty-plus scores in multiple ODI World Cup editions. His last five scores read 54 (vs AUS, final), 117, 51, 101*, and 88. Kohli also recorded five 50-plus scores in the 2019 World Cup. Notably, Australia’s Steve Smith is the only other player with five consecutive fifty-plus scores in a WC edition (2019).

Unique records for Kohli

Kohli has become the only Indian player to record fifty-plus scores in both semi-finals and finals of a World Cup edition. Kohli is the third player with a century and a fifty in the semi-final and final of a World Cup edition. Sri Lanka’s Aravinda De Silva (1996) and Australia’s Smith (2015) are the other batters with this feat.

KL Rahul slams these major records

Rahul registered his third 50-plus score of World Cup 2023. He finished the event with 452 runs at 75.33. It’s now the most runs by a designated Indian wicketkeeper in a World Cup edition. Meanwhile, Rahul is now the only Indian batter with over 400 runs in a World Cup edition at number five or below. England’s Ben Stokes is the only other batter to touch the 400-run mark in this regard. He hammered 455 runs at 65.00 in England’s 2019 World Cup-winning campaign.

Zampa equals Murali’s World Cup record

Aussie spinner Adam Zampa claimed 1/44 from 10 overs. With this wicket, Zampa raced to 23 scalps in WC 2023. Zampa equalled the record of former Sri Lankan legend Muthiah Muralidaran, who took 23 scalps in 2007. Zampa finished with 23 scalps at 22.39.

Bumrah completes 350 international wickets

Bumrah picked two wickets for India and has surpassed 350 international scalps. Bumrah owns 149 ODI wickets. Meanwhile, he has 74 scalps in the 20-over format and 128 in the longest format.

Most dismissals by an Indian wicket-keeper in an ODI WC

Rahul registered his 17th dismissal as a keeper in the 2023 WC when Bumrah dismissed Mitchell Marsh. He now owns the most dismissals by an Indian keeper in a single WC campaign. As per ESPNcricinfo, he surpassed the record of Rahul Dravid, who managed 16 dismissals in 2003. 

Sixth centurion in a World Cup final

Head has become the sixth centurion in a men’s ODI World Cup final. He joined the likes of Clive Lloyd, Viv Richards, Aravinda de Silva, Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist, and Mahela Jayawardene. Notably, he is the third Aussie player to achieve the mark. He is also just the second player to smash a hundred in the final against India (also Ponting in 2003).

Sixth WC trophy for Australia

Australia extended their tally of World Cup wins to six. Australia won the event in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015, and now 2023. Australia are the leading finalists as well (8). India have now lost to Australia for the second time in a WC final (also in 2003). India have won two and lost two finals in ODI WCs.

Ninth successive win in WC 2023 for Australia

Pat Cummins’ men won seven successive games to finish second in the 10-team league stage. Australia then beat South Africa in the semis, and now they have overcome India. Meanwhile, India’s 10-game winning record came to an end.

Partnership record for Head and Labuschagne

Head and Labuschaned added 192 runs for the fourth wicket. It’s now the highest fourth-wicket stand against India in ODI World Cups. It’s also the second-highest stand against India for any wicket in ODI WCs. It’s also the highest fourth-wicket stand for Australia versus India in ODIs. Meanwhile, Head and Labuschagne have posted the second-highest partnership record in the ODI World Cup finals. Ponting and Damien Martyn added 234* runs versus India in 2003.

Second-highest WC score by an Australian versus India at WCs

Head has now smashed the highest ODI World Cup score by an Aussie batter versus India. His 137 is behind the record of Ricky Ponting, who smashed an unbeaten 140 in the 2003 edition of the World Cup.

Most wickets by a bowling team in ODI WC edition

As per Cricbuzz, Indian bowlers claimed 99 wickets in the 2023 WC. It’s the most by a team in a single campaign. India surpassed Australia by 97 wickets in 2007.