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ICC Cricket World Cup, 2023
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IND
240/10
50 Ovs
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AUS
241/4
43 Ovs
Australia beat India by 6 wickets

INDIA

Batsmen
RB4s6sSR
Rohit Sharma (C)
473143151.61
c Travis Head b Glenn Maxwell
Shubman Gill
470057.14
c Adam Zampa b Mitchell Starc
Virat Kohli
54634085.71
b Pat Cummins
Shreyas Iyer
4310133.33
c Josh Inglis b Pat Cummins
KL Rahul (W)
661071061.68
c Josh Inglis b Mitchell Starc
Ravindra Jadeja
9220040.91
c Josh Inglis b Josh Hazlewood
Suryakumar Yadav
18281064.29
c Josh Inglis b Josh Hazlewood
Mohammed Shami
6101060.00
c Josh Inglis b Mitchell Starc
Jasprit Bumrah
130033.33
lbw b Adam Zampa
Kuldeep Yadav
10180055.56
run out (Marnus Labuschagne / Pat Cummins)
Mohammed Siraj
9810112.50
not out
Fall Of Wickets:
2-76-(Rohit Sharma (C) 9.4 ov)
1-30-(Shubman Gill 4.2 ov)
4-148-(Virat Kohli 28.3 ov)
3-81-(Shreyas Iyer 10.2 ov)
6-203-(KL Rahul (W) 41.3 ov)
5-178-(Ravindra Jadeja 35.5 ov)
9-226-(Suryakumar Yadav 47.3 ov)
7-211-(Mohammed Shami 43.4 ov)
8-214-(Jasprit Bumrah 44.5 ov)
10-240-(Kuldeep Yadav 50 ov)
-(Mohammed Siraj ov)
Bowlers
OMRWEcon
Mitchell Starc
1005535.50
Josh Hazlewood
1006026.00
Glenn Maxwell
603515.83
Pat Cummins
1003423.40
Adam Zampa
1004414.40
Mitchell Marsh
20502.50
Travis Head
20402.00

AUSTRALIA

Batsmen
RB4s6sSR
David Warner
7310233.33
c Virat Kohli b Mohammed Shami
Travis Head
137120154114.17
c Shubman Gill b Mohammed Siraj
Mitchell Marsh
151511100.00
c KL Rahul b Jasprit Bumrah
Steven Smith
491044.44
lbw b Jasprit Bumrah
Marnus Labuschagne
581104052.73
not out
Glenn Maxwell
2100200.00
not out
Josh Inglis (W)
00000.00
Mitchell Starc
00000.00
Pat Cummins (C)
00000.00
Adam Zampa
00000.00
Josh Hazlewood
00000.00
Fall Of Wickets:
1-16-(David Warner 1.1 ov)
4-239-(Travis Head 42.5 ov)
2-41-(Mitchell Marsh 4.3 ov)
3-47-(Steven Smith 7 ov)
-(Marnus Labuschagne ov)
-(Glenn Maxwell ov)
-(Josh Inglis (W) ov)
-(Mitchell Starc ov)
-(Pat Cummins (C) ov)
-(Adam Zampa ov)
-(Josh Hazlewood ov)
Bowlers
OMRWEcon
Jasprit Bumrah
924324.78
Mohammed Shami
714716.71
Ravindra Jadeja
1004304.30
Kuldeep Yadav
1005605.60
Mohammed Siraj
704516.43

Australia

241/4(43 Overs)

Right then, 241 is what Australia need to get their hands on the silverware and add another trophy to their already illustrious cabinet. Even though this looks like a below-par total, batting is not that easy on this sluggish surface. On the other hand, India's hope rests on their bowlers who have been exceptional so far and Rohit Sharma will hope that they can do the job yet again. The Men in Blue and their fans will be praying that the dew does not arrive but if it does, it will make battin

Mitchell Starc is in for a chat. He says that the way they took the field together was fantastic. Adds that there is not much help for the quick bowlers so they had to rely on variations. Credits Cummins and Hazlewood for their efforts and says when they played against England, there wasn't much reverse swing in the second innings. He is hoping that dew comes on in the second half as batting is not easy here. Ends by saying that it is the World Cup final and it comes down to who want it the mo

After being inserted into bat, India were once again off to a breezy start. Rohit Sharma was quick to get off the blocks, while a loose shot early in the innings led to Shubman Gill's downfall. Virat Kohli came out with positive intent, and he, along with Rohit, gave India a good head start in the first Powerplay. However, in the space of five deliveries, India lost Rohit and Shreyas Iyer to find themselves in a spot of bother. Kohli then joined hands with KL Rahul and soaked up the pressure wel

As far as Australia are concerned, it was Mitchell Starc who helped draw the first blood with the wicket of Shubman Gill. Even though they were put under pressure by Rohit Sharma, twin strikes in quick succession from Glenn Maxwell and Pat Cummins helped them wrestle the initiative back. Cummins rotated his bowlers well during the middle phase, and they did a stellar job, conceding only two boundaries between overs 11 and 40. Just when a partnership was blossoming, Cummins got rid of Kohli which

India have been bowled out for 240! A clinical bowling effort from Australia has them one step closer to lifting the Men's ODI World Cup trophy for the sixth time. Are we jumping the gun after only one inning? Well, many will feel so, but if you are a cricket fan without any bias, this is a total which will give an edge to Australia. It has been a combination of perfect planning and perfect execution from Pat Cummins' men and as a result, they will be the happier of the two sides.

Josh Hazlewood to Mohammed Siraj, ! RUN OUT! 

Josh Hazlewood to Kuldeep Yadav, Short of a length and on middle, Kuldeep Yadav pulls it towards deep square leg for one.

Josh Hazlewood to Kuldeep Yadav, Josh Hazlewood bowls a fine slower bouncer, on middle, Kuldeep Yadav goes through his pull shot way early and misses.

Josh Hazlewood to Mohammed Siraj, Back of a length and on off, Mohammed Siraj swats it towards mid off this time for another run.

Josh Hazlewood to Mohammed Siraj, ! The crowd finds its voice again!

Josh Hazlewood to Kuldeep Yadav, Fuller one and on middle, angling in, Kuldeep Yadav taps it wide of short covers for a single.

It will be Josh Hazlewood to bowl the final over.

Pat Cummins to Kuldeep Yadav, On a length and on off, Kuldeep Yadav guides it towards third man for one more.

Pat Cummins to Mohammed Siraj, Another fiery bumper at around 142 clicks, on middle and leg, Mohammed Siraj gets hurried and loses his bottom hand as the ball goes off the top edge towards fine leg for one.

Pat Cummins to Kuldeep Yadav, 1 run.

Pat Cummins to Mohammed Siraj, Overpitched and on off, Mohammed Siraj drills it towards mid off for a single.

Pat Cummins to Mohammed Siraj, Pat Cummins bangs in a quick bouncer now, on middle, Mohammed Siraj sways away from it.

Pat Cummins to Mohammed Siraj, Wide!

Pat Cummins to Mohammed Siraj, No run.

Josh Hazlewood to Kuldeep Yadav, This is on a hard length and around off, slower too, Kuldeep Yadav has a poke at it but misses it completely.

Josh Hazlewood to Kuldeep Yadav, No run.

Josh Hazlewood to Mohammed Siraj, 1 run.

Josh Hazlewood to Suryakumar Yadav, ! c Josh Inglis b Josh Hazlewood.

Mohammed Siraj is the last man in for India.

Josh Hazlewood to Suryakumar Yadav, This is pitched up, outside off, Suryakumar Yadav uses his feet and drills it wide of sweeper covers where David Warner runs to his left and dives to keep it inside. Two runs taken.

Josh Hazlewood to Suryakumar Yadav, Wide!

Josh Hazlewood to Suryakumar Yadav, No run.

Pat Cummins to Kuldeep Yadav, Pat Cummins nails the yorker this time, on middle, angling in, Kuldeep Yadav gets his bat down in time and digs it out well. Cummins appeals for the LBW, but nothing doing.

Pat Cummins to Kuldeep Yadav, A slower one now, full and on off again, Kuldeep Yadav steers it towards point.

Pat Cummins to Kuldeep Yadav, This is on a good length and around off, Kuldeep Yadav tries to cut it away but chops it down to the keeper.

Pat Cummins to Suryakumar Yadav, Pat Cummins bangs in another bumper around middle, angling in, Suryakumar Yadav sways away a bit and upper cuts it wide of third man for a run.

Pat Cummins to Kuldeep Yadav, Pat Cummins bangs this one into the pitch again, on middle, Kuldeep Yadav pulls it through square leg for a single.

Pat Cummins to Kuldeep Yadav, Short of a length and around off, Kuldeep Yadav stabs it down towards backward point.

Mitchell Starc to Kuldeep Yadav, Fullish delivery, on middle, Kuldeep Yadav drills it towards long on for one more.

Mitchell Starc to Kuldeep Yadav, Goes fuller and outside off, way otutside off, Kuldeep Yadav leaves it alone. Wided.

Mitchell Starc to Kuldeep Yadav, Overpitched and on the pads, Kuldeep Yadav flicks it nicely wide of deep square leg for a brace.

Mitchell Starc to Kuldeep Yadav, Back of a length and on off, Kuldeep Yadav dabs it towards short covers.

Mitchell Starc to Kuldeep Yadav, Pitched up and around off, Kuldeep Yadav steers it towards point.

Mitchell Starc to Suryakumar Yadav, This is on a good length and around off, Suryakumar Yadav looks to work it away but gets a leading edge towards long off for a run.

Mitchell Starc to Kuldeep Yadav, 1 run.

Adam Zampa to Kuldeep Yadav, Loops it up, googly, full and on leg, Kuldeep Yadav strokes it towards wide long on and the batters decide to cross for the single despite it being the last ball of the over.

Adam Zampa to Jasprit Bumrah, ! PLUMB IN FRONT! Adam Zampa gets into the act now for Australia! Zampa bowls this one flatter and quicker through the air, on middle, Jasprit Bumrah prods forward and plays for the ball turning away. The ball keeps straight and skids on to thud onto the front pad. Australia go up in unison and up goes the finger. Jasprit Bumrah knows he is a goner and decides to keep walking without wasting a review.

Kuldeep Yadav walks out to bat now.

Adam Zampa to Jasprit Bumrah, No run.

Adam Zampa to Suryakumar Yadav, Skidding on, short and on leg, Suryakumar Yadav stays back and knocks it towards wide long on for a single.

Adam Zampa to Suryakumar Yadav, Offers flight, full and on off, Suryakumar Yadav reaches out in front and slices it to point.

Adam Zampa to Suryakumar Yadav, Bowls it fractionally short, on middle, Suryakumar Yadav gets behind the line and pats it to cover.

Mitchell Starc to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run.

Mitchell Starc to Jasprit Bumrah, Drifts a bit on the pads, on a good length, Jasprit Bumrah does well to work it in front of square and gets off the mark with a single.

Who will walk out now?

Mitchell Starc to Mohammed Shami, ! CAUGHT BEHIND! Mohammed Shami runs out of patience and hands Mitchell Starc his third wicket!

Mitchell Starc to Mohammed Shami, Delivers it on a short of a length, over middle, Mohammed Shami makes room and dabs it along the ground towards backward point.

Mitchell Starc to Mohammed Shami, Zoning in on the off-stump line, on a length, Mohammed Shami stays leg side of the ball and drives it straight to cover.

Mitchell Starc to Mohammed Shami, Missed out! Strays on the pads, on a good length, Mohammed Shami swings to help the ball away behind square with the angle but misses out. The ball rolls off his thigh pad behind to Josh Inglis.

Pat Cummins to Mohammed Shami, Serves it in the blockhole, outside off, Mohammed Shami is up to the task as he squeezes it wide of backward point and keeps the strike with a single.

Pat Cummins to Suryakumar Yadav, Back of a length again and with pace on, on off, Suryakumar Yadav swivels and pulls it aerially but in front of David Warner at deep square leg for a run.

Pat Cummins to Suryakumar Yadav, Bangs it into the deck and on middle, slower as well, Suryakumar Yadav is a bit early into the pull and wears it near the midriff.

Pat Cummins to Mohammed Shami, 1 run.

Pat Cummins to Mohammed Shami, Digs it in short by taking pace off, over middle, Mohammed Shami goes for the pull a bit tentatively and gets an under edge which rolls behind to Josh Inglis.

Pat Cummins to Suryakumar Yadav, Cummins bowls the off-cutter, a bit full and on middle, Suryakumar Yadav turns this one in front of square on the leg side and takes a single.

Mitchell Starc to Mohammed Shami, ! Nicely done! A bit too straight by Starc, on a nagging length, on leg, Mohammed Shami gets inside the line nice and early and tickles it towards the fine leg fence for his first boundary.

Mitchell Starc to Mohammed Shami, Lands it on a back of a length, on off, Mohammed Shami hangs back and pats it in front of cover safely.

Mitchell Starc to Mohammed Shami, Targets the stumps, on a length, Mohammed Shami accounts for the inward angle and gets behind the line to keep it out.

Mohammed Shami is the next man in.

Mitchell Starc to KL Rahul, ! EDGED AND GONE! An inspired bowling change from Pat Cummins as Mitchell Starc strikes right away! Body blow for India as KL Rahul's long vigilance comes to an end.

Mitchell Starc to Suryakumar Yadav, A bit fuller this time and angled in, around off, Suryakumar Yadav checks his shot as he pushes it away to deep point for a run.

Mitchell Starc to Suryakumar Yadav, Offers width this time outside off, on a good length, Suryakumar Yadav extends his arms and caresses it towards point.

Mitchell Starc to KL Rahul, TWO WIDES! A wayward start from Mitchell Starc! Strays down leg, on a length, KL Rahul lets it go. Josh Inglis dives away to his left but fails to pouch it safely. The ball pops out and rolls away for a run.

Adam Zampa to Suryakumar Yadav, Flatter this time and a bit shorter, on middle, Suryakumar Yadav defends it with a straight bat towards the bowler.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, Floated up, on middle and leg, KL Rahul uses his feet and knocks it down to long on for one. 200 comes up for India!

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, Drops it short now and a bit of extra bounce, on middle, KL Rahul stands tall and guides it from the crease to point.

Adam Zampa to Suryakumar Yadav, Loopy delivery, full and on leg, Suryakumar Yadav drags the sweep by taking his bottom hand off and hits it along the ground to deep backward square leg for a run.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, Gives even more air and bowls it full, on middle, KL Rahul drills it hard towards deep point for a single.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, Tossed up, turning away, on off, KL Rahul lunges forward and dabs it towards point.

Powerplay 3! With 5 fielders outside the 30-yard circle now for the last 10 overs, it will be even more tougher for India to find the boundaries. Also, it will be interesting to see Pat Cummins' tactics during this phase.

Josh Hazlewood to KL Rahul, Another full delivery, outside off, KL Rahul guides it with the outer half of the bat for one.

Josh Hazlewood to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run.

Josh Hazlewood to KL Rahul, Back of a length and on leg, KL Rahul works it through mid-wicket for another run.

Josh Hazlewood to Suryakumar Yadav, Touch fuller, on middle, shaping in, Suryakumar Yadav moves across to flick but gets an inside edge onto his pads as the ball goes towards fine leg. They cross.

Josh Hazlewood to Suryakumar Yadav, No run.

Josh Hazlewood to KL Rahul, Short of a length and around leg, KL Rahul hooks it towards fine leg for a single.

Adam Zampa to Suryakumar Yadav, ! A welcome boundary for India! Adam Zampa drags his length back, outside off, Suryakumar Yadav rocks back and opens the face of the bat at the last moment to cuts it past short third man for four runs.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, 1 run.

Adam Zampa to Suryakumar Yadav, A bit short and around leg, Suryakumar Yadav flicks it off the back foot through square leg for one.

Adam Zampa to Suryakumar Yadav, Pushed through quicker, full and around off, turns away, Suryakumar Yadav slashes at it but fails to connect.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, 1 run.

Adam Zampa to Suryakumar Yadav, 2 Wides!

Adam Zampa (7-0-29-0) returns to the attack now.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, Flatter, short and around off, KL Rahul moves back and punches it towards sweeper covers for a single.

Josh Hazlewood to Suryakumar Yadav, Goes fuller and on middle, Suryakumar Yadav flicks it nicely but straight to mid on.

Josh Hazlewood to KL Rahul, Back of a length this time, on off, KL Rahul punches it towards sweeper covers for a run.

Josh Hazlewood to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run.

Josh Hazlewood to Suryakumar Yadav, This is on a good length and on off again, Suryakumar Yadav stays back and keeps it out to the off side.

Josh Hazlewood to Suryakumar Yadav, On a length and around off, Suryakumar Yadav taps it towards point.

Josh Hazlewood to KL Rahul, Fuller and angling into leg, KL Rahul flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

Glenn Maxwell to Suryakumar Yadav, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to KL Rahul, Quicker one, short and on middle, KL Rahul punches it towards long on for one.

Glenn Maxwell to KL Rahul, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to KL Rahul, Flighted, full and on off, turns in again, KL Rahul opens the face and guides it wide of short third man, he wants the run but is sent back.

Glenn Maxwell to KL Rahul, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to KL Rahul, No run.

Josh Hazlewood to Suryakumar Yadav, Fuller in length and on middle, shaping in, Suryakumar Yadav knocks it towards covers.

Suryakumar Yadav walks out to the middle with India struggling at 178-5.

Josh Hazlewood to Ravindra Jadeja, ! EDGED AND GONE! No need of a review this time!

Josh Hazlewood to Ravindra Jadeja, No run.

Josh Hazlewood to KL Rahul, 1 run.

Josh Hazlewood to KL Rahul, Buzzers! Josh Hazlewood nails the yorker, on middle, KL Rahul jams it out towards mid on, Jadeja sets off for the run but is sent back, Glenn Maxwell has a shy at the bowler's end but misses with no back up as the ball goes towards the third man region. Two runs taken.

Josh Hazlewood to KL Rahul, More Overthrows!

Change.

Mitchell Starc to Ravindra Jadeja, No run.

Mitchell Starc to KL Rahul, 1 run.

Mitchell Starc to Ravindra Jadeja, This is on a hard length and on middle, Ravindra Jadeja stabs it towards mid on and scampers across for one.

Mitchell Starc to KL Rahul, Full again from Starc, on off, KL Rahul pushes it through covers for a run.

Mitchell Starc to Ravindra Jadeja, Back of a length and outside off, Ravindra Jadeja cuts it hard but straight to backward point.

Mitchell Starc to Ravindra Jadeja, Fuller one, on middle, angling in, Ravindra Jadeja clips it towards mid on for a quick single.

Travis Head to KL Rahul, Flighted, full and on middle, KL Rahul uses his feet but works it straight to short mid-wicket again.

Travis Head to KL Rahul, Drags his length back again, on middle, KL Rahul pats it down towards short mid-wicket.

Travis Head to KL Rahul, Tossed up, full and on leg, turns in, KL Rahul misses his flick as the ball goes off his pads towards wide of fine leg. Two leg byes taken.

Travis Head to Ravindra Jadeja, Short again from Head, outside off, Ravindra Jadeja cuts it towards deep point for a run.

Travis Head to Ravindra Jadeja, No run.

Travis Head to KL Rahul, 1 run.

Mitchell Starc to Ravindra Jadeja, Short of a length and outside off, Ravindra Jadeja lets it go to the keeper. No signal from the umpire. A dot to to end the over!

Mitchell Starc to KL Rahul, 1 run.

Mitchell Starc to Ravindra Jadeja, This is pitched up and on middle, shaping in, Ravindra Jadeja knocks it off the inside half of the bat towards mid on for a run.

Mitchell Starc to KL Rahul, Back of a length and around off, KL Rahul punches it towards sweeper overs for a single.

Mitchell Starc to KL Rahul, No run.

Drinks break! Australia continue to have India on the back foot in this final. Just when the Men in Blue were starting to breathe easy, Pat Cummins brought himself on and got the big fish. With only one recognised batter left in the shed in the form of Suryakumar Yadav, the Aussies will want to keep doing what they have done so far and keep the pressure on. With 18 overs remaining in the innings, India are going at 5.06 RPO but they cannot afford to lose another wicket here in their quest to

Mitchell Starc to KL Rahul, Mitchell Starc comes 'over the wicket and lands this on a good length, on off, angling in, KL Rahul stabs it towards short covers.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, A googly now, full and on middle, turns in, KL Rahul eases it towards long on for one.

Adam Zampa to Ravindra Jadeja, Flighted, full and on middle, Ravindra Jadeja drills it towards long on for another run.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, 1 run.

Adam Zampa to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run.

Adam Zampa to Ravindra Jadeja, Floated, short and around off, Ravindra Jadeja stays back and steers it towards short third man.

Adam Zampa to Ravindra Jadeja, Flatter, short and on middle, Ravindra Jadeja flicks it straight to square leg.

Pat Cummins to Ravindra Jadeja, Pat Cummins bowls this into the body of the batter, on leg, Ravindra Jadeja gets a bit cramped but manages to nudge it towards fine leg for one more.

Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, Back of a length and around off again, KL Rahul punches it towards sweeper covers for one.

Pat Cummins to Ravindra Jadeja, Pat Cummins bangs this one into the pitch and around leg, Ravindra Jadeja controls his hook towards fine leg for a run.

Pat Cummins to Ravindra Jadeja, Pat Cummins lands this on a hard length and on middle, angling in, Ravindra Jadeja tries to work it away but misses and gets hit high on the pads.

Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, This is on a good length and on off, KL Rahul pushes it through covers for a single.

Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, 2 runs.

Adam Zampa to Ravindra Jadeja, An optimistic shout for caught behind and stumping but turned down!

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, Drifting in, full and on middle and leg, KL Rahul pushes it off the front foot towards long on and rotates the strike.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, A bit quicker this time, on off, KL Rahul gets on the front foot again and drives it to cover.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, Floats it up now, turning away, outside off, KL Rahul lunges forward and slices it to cover-point.

Adam Zampa to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, 150 comes up for India!

Pat Cummins to Ravindra Jadeja, Directs another bumper but it is much straighter this time, at the batter, Ravindra Jadeja ducks underneath and lets it go. End of a successful over from Australia.

Pat Cummins to Ravindra Jadeja, Wide!

Pat Cummins to Ravindra Jadeja, No run.

Pat Cummins to Ravindra Jadeja, Goes full this time and on middle, Ravindra Jadeja works this one off his toes to mid-wicket.

Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, ! DRAGGED ON! Pat Cummins brings himself back on and strikes gold for Australia! Virat Kohli stands there in disbelief as the Narendra Modi Stadium is stunned into silence.

Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, Pace now and angling in at the hips, on a back of a length, KL Rahul gets a bit hurried but does well to take the bottom hand off and helps it to fine leg for one.

Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, Starts his new spell by digging it in short, on off, slower as well, Virat Kohli waits for the ball to arrive and steers it down to third man for a single.

Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, Short and sliding onto the pads, Virat Kohli flicks it off the back foot to the right of deep square leg but he has to settle for a single.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, 1 run.

Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, Drops it short, on middle, Virat Kohli rocks back and whips it past the diving Glenn Maxwell at mid-wicket for a single.

Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, No run.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, 1 run.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to KL Rahul, 1 run.

Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, 1 run.

Glenn Maxwell to KL Rahul, 1 run.

Glenn Maxwell to KL Rahul, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to KL Rahul, ! Clever batting and India have a boundary after 97 balls!

Glenn Maxwell to KL Rahul, No run.

Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, No run.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, 1 run.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, No run.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, 2 runs.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, No run.

Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, FIFTY for Virat Kohli! Fifth consecutive fifty for the King! Time and time again, he has stood up for India and he is doing it again here in the final.

Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, Strays down leg, fuller and slower, Virat Kohli glances it with the angle to fine leg and keeps the strike with a run. Another quite over passes by and still no boundaries hit in this partnership.

Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, Dropped short by Glenn Maxwell, on off and middle, Virat Kohli punches to the left of the bowler where the mid-wicket fielder slides across to his left and denies the single.

Glenn Maxwell to KL Rahul, 1 run.

Glenn Maxwell to KL Rahul, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, Drops it short now, on off, the ball keeps a tad low but Virat Kohli does well to keep it out and helps it wide of backward square leg for a single.

Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, Tosses it up, on middle and leg, Virat Kohli plays it with the turn to square leg.

Mitchell Marsh to KL Rahul, On a nagging length with pace behind it, around off, KL Rahul checks his shot and stabs it to the left of the bowler. Another tidy over from Mitchell Marsh, only three runs off it.

Mitchell Marsh to Virat Kohli, Slides on the pads, on a full length, Virat Kohli prods forward and clips it in front of square for a single.

Mitchell Marsh to KL Rahul, Shortens his length and bowls it over middle, KL Rahul hangs back and knocks it down to long on for one.

Mitchell Marsh to KL Rahul, A bit fuller and pace taken off, on off, KL Rahul drives it with an angled bat back to the bowler.

Mitchell Marsh to Virat Kohli, 1 run.

Mitchell Marsh to Virat Kohli, Oh...close! Rolls his fingers over the ball and bowls it on a good length, on middle, Virat Kohli goes for the clip but the ball comes back in. He gets an inside edge that lobs off the back pad but in front and to the right of Josh Inglis.

Mitchell Starc to Virat Kohli, Lands it on a short of a length, outside off, Virat Kohli uses the pace of the delivery and steers it down to third man for another single. Kohli and Rahul are still happy doing it in ones and twos.

Mitchell Starc to Virat Kohli, Loses his radar as he slips this one down leg, on a nagging length, Virat Kohli waits for the ball to arrive and flicks it between fine leg and deep square leg for a couple of runs.

Mitchell Starc to KL Rahul, Fuller this time, outside off, KL Rahul strides forward and works it with an open bat face to deep point for a run.

Mitchell Starc to KL Rahul, Back of a length now, around off, KL Rahul hops and punches it a bit wide of cover where Glenn Maxwell moves to his left and picks it up.

Mitchell Starc to KL Rahul, Goes wide of the crease on this occasion and rolls his fingers over the ball, full and on off, KL Rahul does well to play it late as he knocks it straight to cover.

Mitchell Starc to KL Rahul, Starts his new spell from around the wicket and gets this one to tail in late, on a length, on middle and leg, KL Rahul gets his bat out in front and firms the drive to mid on.

Travis Head to Virat Kohli, Goes slightly fuller and slower, on middle, Virat Kohli presses forward and whips it towards Steven Smith at mid-wicket. Good start with the ball for Travis Head, just 2 runs off it.

Travis Head to KL Rahul, Driftts a bit down leg, on a short length, KL Rahul lets the ball come to him and tickles it fine to fine leg for one more.

Travis Head to KL Rahul, Keeps it short again, on middle, patted back to Travis Head by KL Rahul.

Travis Head to KL Rahul, No run.

Travis Head to KL Rahul, Floats it up, on off, KL Rahul leans on and knocks it back to the bowler.

Travis Head to Virat Kohli, Starts off from around the wicket and bowls it short, on middle, Virat Kohli goes back in his crease and turns it to the right of mid-wicket for a single.

Josh Hazlewood to KL Rahul, Continues to test the surface by bowling short, over middle, KL Rahul fetches it from chest height and pulls it along the ground to square leg. Another miserly over from Josh Hazlewood.

Josh Hazlewood to Virat Kohli, 1 run.

Josh Hazlewood to KL Rahul, Lands it on a hard length, on off and middle, a bit of inward movement, KL Rahul gets on his toes again and eases it out to deep point for one more.

Josh Hazlewood to Virat Kohli, Pace on now but a bit too straight, on a good length, on leg, Virat Kohli swivels and helps it down to fine leg for a single.

Josh Hazlewood to KL Rahul, Digs it in short does Josh Hazlewood, at a slower pace, on off, KL Rahul controls the pull well by rolling his wrists and plays it to fine leg for one.

Josh Hazlewood to KL Rahul, Bowls it on a nagging length, angling in, on middle and leg, KL Rahul hops to get on top of the bounce and pushes it to mid off.

Mitchell Marsh to Virat Kohli, Another fuller one, takes pace off as well, Virat Kohli just turns it towards short mid-wicket.

Mitchell Marsh to KL Rahul, Goes back to his fuller length, on the pads, KL Rahul clips it through backward square leg for one.

Mitchell Marsh to KL Rahul, Pulls his length back a bit, on middle, KL Rahul works it wide of short mid-wicket but the fielder moves to his left to gather it up.

Mitchell Marsh to KL Rahul, Pitched up and on middle again, KL Rahul steps across and tucks it towards short mid-wicket.

Mitchell Marsh to KL Rahul, Full again and on middle, KL Rahul knocks it towards mid off.

Mitchell Marsh to Virat Kohli, Mitchell Marsh begins with a fuller delivery, on off, Virat Kohli eases it towards long on for a single.

Josh Hazlewood to Virat Kohli, This is on a good length and on middle, angling in, Virat Kohli uses his feet and clips it towards deep square leg for another run. Six singles in the over!

Josh Hazlewood to KL Rahul, This is pitched up and on off, KL Rahul strides forward and drives it towards sweeper covers for one more.

Josh Hazlewood to Virat Kohli, Short of a length and around off, Virat Kohli swats it in front of mid on and scampers across for one as the fielder also misses his shy at the bowler's end.

Josh Hazlewood to KL Rahul, Josh Hazlewood goes with the same plan as his skipper and bangs in a bouncer now, on middle, KL Rahul pulls it wide of deep mid-wicket for just another run.

Josh Hazlewood to Virat Kohli, On a length and on off again, Virat Kohli pushes it towards sweeper covers for a run.

Josh Hazlewood to KL Rahul, Back of a length and around off, KL Rahul punches it through cover-point for a single.

Glenn Maxwell to KL Rahul, Fires this one full and on middle, KL Rahul drills it wide of the bowler where Glenn Maxwell dives to his right but fails to stop it as the ball rolls towards long on. They cross.

Glenn Maxwell to KL Rahul, Quicker delivery, fullish and on middle, KL Rahul stays back to block it down the pitch.

Glenn Maxwell to KL Rahul, Glenn Maxwell continues with his shorter length, outside off, KL Rahul cuts it away through point for a couple of runs.

Glenn Maxwell to KL Rahul, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to KL Rahul, Short again, on middle, angling in, KL Rahul tucks it towards short mid-wicket.

Glenn Maxwell to KL Rahul, Flatter, short and outside off, KL Rahul looks to cut but chops it down to the off side.

Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, Pat Cummins ends the over with another bumper at 145.6 clicks, on middle, Virat Kohli once again ducks underneath it.

Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, No run.

Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, Another short delivery from Cummins around leg, KL Rahul lets it come to him and hooks it towards fine leg for another run.

Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, Short of a length and on middle, Virat Kohli pulls it wide of square leg where this time David Warner dives to his left to stop it and only allows a run.

Drinks break! Both teams have traded punches in the first 16 overs of the final but it will be Australia who will be happier with this start. Thanks to timely blows from Glenn Maxwell and Pat Cummins, the Aussies have the upper hand at the moment. With not much batting to come, Australia will continue to look for wickets and crush any hopes of an Indian recovery. As for India, they started well courtesy of Rohit Sharma but a couple of quick wickets has pegged them back. Virat Kohli and KL

Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, Pat Cummins bangs in another sharp bouncer, on middle, Virat Kohli ducks under it.

Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, On a length and around off, KL Rahul pushes it wide of short covers where Marnus Labuschagne dives to his left to make a good stop. A single is taken.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, Looped up, full and around off, KL Rahul drives it through covers for one.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, Pushed through quicker this time, another googly, skids through as well, KL Rahul stays in his crease and pushes it straight to short covers.

Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, Adam Zampa bowls the googly now, on middle, turns in, Virat Kohli forces it down to long on for another run.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, Another short delivery, outside off, KL Rahul goes on the back foot and cuts it wide of sweeper covers for a run.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, Short again, quicker too, KL Rahul stays back and blocks it down the pitch.

Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, Flatter, short and on middle, Virat Kohli moves back and punches it through covers for a single.

Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, Short of a length and on off again, KL Rahul dabs it straight to point. Another tidy over from the Aussie skipper.

Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, Back of a length and around off, slower too, KL Rahul tries to pat it away but gets an inside edge to the leg side.

Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, Touch fuller, on off, KL Rahul pushes it towards covers.

Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, In the air..safe again! Pat Cummins bangs this one into the pitch as well, on off, Virat Kohli goes for the pull but only manages to spoon it in the air just wide of short mid-wicket. They cross.

Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, Pat Cummins bangs in a sharp bouncer now, on middle, KL Rahul gets hurried as he looks to pull it and takes his eyes of the ball as well. It flies off the top edge on the bounce to fine leg for a single.

Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, Pat Cummins lands this on a good length, on middle, Virat Kohli nudges it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, Darts this one full and on the pads, Virat Kohli flicks it away nicely wide of deep square leg for one more.

Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, Flatter and in the blockhole this time, on middle, Virat Kohli digs it back to the bowler.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, Shorter in length and around middle, KL Rahul moves back and punches it towards long on for one.

Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, A loopy low full toss, on off, Virat Kohli drags it hard and wide of long on for another run.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, Floated, full and on leg, KL Rahul tucks it past short mid-wicket for a run.

Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, Tossed up, full and on middle, Virat Kohli comes forward to block but gets an inside edge through backward square leg for a single.

Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, Pat Cummins bowls a fine dipping yorker, on middle, Virat Kohli lets it come down and just nudges it towards fine leg for a run.

Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, Short of a length and around off, KL Rahul rolls his wrists and pulls it wide of square leg for a single.

Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, An off-cutter now from Cummins, full and on off, turns in as well, KL Rahul reads it early and blocks it out.

Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, Back of a length and on the sixth stump line, KL Rahul stays back and stabs it towards point.

Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, Goes a bit fuller this time, on middle, angling in, KL Rahul watches it through and knocks it towards mid on.

Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, This is on a hard length and on middle, KL Rahul hops up and tucks it towards short mid-wicket.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, Looped up, full and on middle, KL Rahul clips it through square leg for one more.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, No run.

Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, A bit short now, angling into leg, Virat Kohli moves back and flicks it towards deep square leg for one.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, Floated, full and on off, KL Rahul strides forward and eases it towards long off for another run.

Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, Tossed up, full and around middle, Virat Kohli drills it towards long on for a run.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, 1 run.

Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, Another short delivery from Cummins, on middle, slower too, Virat Kohli goes through his pull shot early and mistimes it towards square leg.

Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, Short of a length and on off, KL Rahul tentatively pats it down in front of point with one hand and scampers across for a single.

Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, No run.

KL Rahul makes his way out to the centre now.

Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, Back of a length and on off, KL Rahul dabs it towards point.

Pat Cummins to Shreyas Iyer, ! CAUGHT BEHIND! Pat Cummins strikes now and Australia are on top here!

Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, Fuller in length and around off, angling in, Virat Kohli looks to push it away but gets an inside edge through square leg for a single.

Powerplay 2! A total of four fielders are allowed outside the circle now till the 40th over.

Glenn Maxwell to Shreyas Iyer, Four!

Glenn Maxwell to Shreyas Iyer, No run.

Who will walk out now?

Glenn Maxwell to Rohit Sharma, ! c Travis Head b Glenn Maxwell.

Glenn Maxwell to Rohit Sharma, Four!

Glenn Maxwell to Rohit Sharma, ! Exquisite use of the feet!

Glenn Maxwell to Rohit Sharma, Drops it short and bowls it around off, Rohit Sharma punches it neatly but straight to cover.

Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, 2 runs.

Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, A bit uppish but wide of Pat Cummins!

Pat Cummins to Rohit Sharma, Goes into the wicket and bowls it slower as well, on middle, Rohit Sharma hops and controls the pull well towards deep backward square leg for a single.

Pat Cummins to Rohit Sharma, No run.

Pat Cummins to Rohit Sharma, Takes pace off right away does Pat Cummins, full and on off, Rohit Sharma lunges forward and drops it with soft hands. He calls Virat Kohli for a quick single and they complete it with ease.

Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, Leg bye.

Change,

Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, ! Cut away with ease!

Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to Rohit Sharma, 1 run.

Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, 1 run.

Glenn Maxwell to Rohit Sharma, Starts off with a tossed-up delivery from over the wicket, on middle, Rohit Sharma prods forward and works it through mid-wicket for a single.

Mitchell Starc to Rohit Sharma, Starc rolls his fingers over the ball and delivers it on a length, on off, Rohit Sharma reads it well and steers it off the front foot to deep point for a single.

Mitchell Starc to Virat Kohli, This is bowled on a back of a length, on off and middle, Virat Kohli gets behind the line to his time and defends it off the inner half of the bat at his feet.

Mitchell Starc to Virat Kohli, No run.

Mitchell Starc to Virat Kohli, ! Best of the lot!

Mitchell Starc to Virat Kohli, ! Class written all over this one!

Mitchell Starc to Virat Kohli, ! Not in complete control but Virat Kohli has his first boundary! Starc bowls it at the stumps, short of a good length, Virat Kohli skips down the track and looks to go over the bowler. The bat twists in his hands and ends up dragging it aerially but between mid-wicket and mid on for a boundary.

Josh Hazlewood to Virat Kohli, Hazlewood pulls the length back and bowls it on off, Virat Kohli steps out of the crease and rides on top of the bounce to guide it to deep point. Retains the strike with a single.

Josh Hazlewood to Virat Kohli, Good shot for no run! A bit fuller this time, on middle, Virat Kohli brings his wrists into play and flicks it neatly but straight to mid-wicket.

Josh Hazlewood to Rohit Sharma, Shaping in, on a good length, on middle and leg, Rohit Sharma hops and works it behind square on the leg side for a single.

Josh Hazlewood to Virat Kohli, 1 run.

Josh Hazlewood to Virat Kohli, Short of a length, just outside off, Virat Kohli gets a bit taken aback by the bounce and fends it by taking his bottom hand off as he plays it on the leg side.

Josh Hazlewood to Virat Kohli, Hurls it on a good length, on off, Virat Kohli defends it right under his eyes without much fuss towards cover.

Mitchell Starc to Rohit Sharma, ! Launched down the ground by Rohit Sharma!

Mitchell Starc to Virat Kohli, Virat Kohli is off the mark! Pitched up by Mitchell Starc, around off, Virat Kohli goes for the drive as he lunges forward but mistimes it to wide mid on and calls Rohit Sharma for a single.

Mitchell Starc to Virat Kohli, Short of a length, on off, Virat Kohli hangs back in his crease and dabs it neatly on  the off side.

Mitchell Starc to Virat Kohli, No run.

Mitchell Starc to Shubman Gill, ! TAKEN! Mitchell Starc draws first blood for Australia as he did during the 2015 World Cup final!

A huge roar from the crowd as Virat Kohli walks out to bat at number 3.

Mitchell Starc to Shubman Gill, Angles it away from Gill, on a good length, outside off, Shubman Gill presses forward and leaves the ball alone.

Josh Hazlewood to Rohit Sharma, Four!

Josh Hazlewood to Rohit Sharma, ! Who else but Rohit Sharma with the first six of the final!

Josh Hazlewood to Rohit Sharma, No run.

Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, Good running!

Josh Hazlewood to Rohit Sharma, In the air...just short! Josh Hazlewood bends his back and bangs it in short, at the batter, as he always does, Rohit Sharma takes on the short ball as he goes for the pull. He does not get a proper connection and luckily for him, the ball drops in front of the rushing fielder. Travis Head goes for the catch as he puts in a dive and does well to keep it to one.

Josh Hazlewood to Rohit Sharma, No run.

Mitchell Starc to Shubman Gill, Pitches it up now, around off, Shubman Gill shows the full face of the bat and drives it firmly to mid off. Rohit Sharma looks at Gill for a single but the latter is quick with a loud call of 'No' to send his skipper back.

Mitchell Starc to Shubman Gill, No run.

Mitchell Starc to Shubman Gill, First midfield from Australia and it's David Warner!

Mitchell Starc to Rohit Sharma, Angled away by Mitchell Starc, on a hard length, outside off, Rohit Sharma flays it away aerially but in front of deep point for a single.

Mitchell Starc to Rohit Sharma, No run.

Mitchell Starc to Rohit Sharma, Wide!

Mitchell Starc to Shubman Gill, Edged but short! Charges in from over the wicket and bowls it on the off-stump, Shubman Gill prods forward a bit to defend but gets an outside edge that surprisingly drops well in front of first slip. Josh Inglis dives away to his left but fails to reach and the ball deflects away behind first slip for a single.

Josh Hazlewood to Rohit Sharma, Swing and a miss!

Josh Hazlewood to Rohit Sharma, On the off-stump line, on a good length, Rohit Sharma covers the line of the ball and stabs it in front of cover for a dot.

Josh Hazlewood to Rohit Sharma, Excellent fielding yet again by the Aussies! Josh Hazlewood begins on a length, around off, Rohit Sharma gets half-forward to defend it with soft hands. Gets an outside edge that races past second slip but Adam Zampa at third man, covers good ground to his left and cuts it off. Two runs taken.

Josh Hazlewood to Rohit Sharma, Angling in, on a length, on middle and leg, Rohit Sharma gets behind the line and drops it in front of mid-wicket.

Josh Hazlewood to Rohit Sharma, ! He goes again, back-to-back boundaries for Rohit Sharma!

Josh Hazlewood to Rohit Sharma, ! Rohit Sharma gets going now! Delivers it full in length, outside off, Rohit Sharma shimmies down the track and frees his arms to cream the drive through covers for the first boundary of this final.

Josh Hazlewood to take the second new ball from the other end.

Mitchell Starc to Rohit Sharma, Fine stop by Pat Cummins! Starc serves it full again, on off, Rohit Sharma presents a high elbow and drives it along the ground towards mid off. Pat Cummins is quick to react as he dives away to his left and keeps it just a single. A tidy first over from Mitchell Starc.

Mitchell Starc to Rohit Sharma, Starc pulls his length back and gets this one to angle across the right-hander, in the channel, Rohit Sharma watches it all the way and leaves the ball alone.

Mitchell Starc to Rohit Sharma, Angled away now, on a length, around off, Rohit Sharma strides forward and pats it gently in front of cover.

Mitchell Starc to Rohit Sharma, Pitched up again, a bit of late inswing, on middle, Rohit Sharma pushes with a straight bat to mid off.

Mitchell Starc to Rohit Sharma, Rohit Sharma and India are underway!

Mitchell Starc to Rohit Sharma, A loud appeal from Mitchell Starc right away! Starts off on a full length, swinging into the pads from over the wicket, Rohit Sharma does not fully commit to the clip and gets rapped on the pads. Only Starc was convinced, not much from the rest of the players as the ball was sliding down leg.

Done with the pre-match formalities! It is a sea of blue with a few yellow spots at the Narendra Modi Stadium. The atmosphere is absolutely electrifying and we are all set to start this final. The Australian players can be seen in a huddle who then spread out to take their respective field positions. Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill are the two openers for India while Mitchell Starc has the new ball in hand and is raring to go. Let's play...

We are moments away from the start of this big final, but before that, the umpires walk out to the middle followed by the players of both teams who line up for their respective national anthems. It will be Australia's first followed by the national anthem of India.

Rohit Sharma, the captain of India says that they would have batted first anyway. Adds that it looks like a good wicket and they will look to put runs on the board in this game. Tells that whenever they play here, the crowd comes in big numbers. Mentions that it is a big occasion but they will have to be nice and calm and get the job done. Says it is a great feeling and a dream come true to walk out as captain of India in a World Cup final and he said that in the press conference as well. Furth

Pat Cummins, the skipper of Australia, says that they will bowl first. Mentions that the wicket is a little bit dry and says that they want to bowl during the day and back themselves to chase later. Shares that dew is one factor and reckons that it gets better to bat here as the day progresses. Feels really proud of the group and says that they have not put a foot wrong after that tough start. Hopes for more of the same in this game. States that when it was announced that the final would be play

India (Unchanged Playing XI) - Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj. 

TOSS - It is toss time in the biggest stadium in the world. Rohit Sharma flips the coin for one last time in this World Cup and Pat Cummins calls it right in the final. Australia have elected to BOWL first.

Australia (Unchanged Playing XI) - Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis (WK), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (C), Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.

Right then, 241 is what Australia need to get their hands on the silverware and add another trophy to their already illustrious cabinet. Even though this looks like a below-par total, batting is not that easy on this sluggish surface. On the other hand, India's hope rests on their bowlers who have been exceptional so far and Rohit Sharma will hope that they can do the job yet again. The Men in Blue and their fans will be praying that the dew does not arrive but if it does, it will make battin

Mitchell Starc is in for a chat. He says that the way they took the field together was fantastic. Adds that there is not much help for the quick bowlers so they had to rely on variations. Credits Cummins and Hazlewood for their efforts and says when they played against England, there wasn't much reverse swing in the second innings. He is hoping that dew comes on in the second half as batting is not easy here. Ends by saying that it is the World Cup final and it comes down to who want it the mo

After being inserted into bat, India were once again off to a breezy start. Rohit Sharma was quick to get off the blocks, while a loose shot early in the innings led to Shubman Gill's downfall. Virat Kohli came out with positive intent, and he, along with Rohit, gave India a good head start in the first Powerplay. However, in the space of five deliveries, India lost Rohit and Shreyas Iyer to find themselves in a spot of bother. Kohli then joined hands with KL Rahul and soaked up the pressure wel

As far as Australia are concerned, it was Mitchell Starc who helped draw the first blood with the wicket of Shubman Gill. Even though they were put under pressure by Rohit Sharma, twin strikes in quick succession from Glenn Maxwell and Pat Cummins helped them wrestle the initiative back. Cummins rotated his bowlers well during the middle phase, and they did a stellar job, conceding only two boundaries between overs 11 and 40. Just when a partnership was blossoming, Cummins got rid of Kohli which

India have been bowled out for 240! A clinical bowling effort from Australia has them one step closer to lifting the Men's ODI World Cup trophy for the sixth time. Are we jumping the gun after only one inning? Well, many will feel so, but if you are a cricket fan without any bias, this is a total which will give an edge to Australia. It has been a combination of perfect planning and perfect execution from Pat Cummins' men and as a result, they will be the happier of the two sides.

Josh Hazlewood to Mohammed Siraj, ! RUN OUT! 

Josh Hazlewood to Kuldeep Yadav, Short of a length and on middle, Kuldeep Yadav pulls it towards deep square leg for one.

Josh Hazlewood to Kuldeep Yadav, Josh Hazlewood bowls a fine slower bouncer, on middle, Kuldeep Yadav goes through his pull shot way early and misses.

Josh Hazlewood to Mohammed Siraj, Back of a length and on off, Mohammed Siraj swats it towards mid off this time for another run.

Josh Hazlewood to Mohammed Siraj, ! The crowd finds its voice again!

Josh Hazlewood to Kuldeep Yadav, Fuller one and on middle, angling in, Kuldeep Yadav taps it wide of short covers for a single.

It will be Josh Hazlewood to bowl the final over.

Pat Cummins to Kuldeep Yadav, On a length and on off, Kuldeep Yadav guides it towards third man for one more.

Pat Cummins to Mohammed Siraj, Another fiery bumper at around 142 clicks, on middle and leg, Mohammed Siraj gets hurried and loses his bottom hand as the ball goes off the top edge towards fine leg for one.

Pat Cummins to Kuldeep Yadav, 1 run.

Pat Cummins to Mohammed Siraj, Overpitched and on off, Mohammed Siraj drills it towards mid off for a single.

Pat Cummins to Mohammed Siraj, Pat Cummins bangs in a quick bouncer now, on middle, Mohammed Siraj sways away from it.

Pat Cummins to Mohammed Siraj, Wide!

Pat Cummins to Mohammed Siraj, No run.

Josh Hazlewood to Kuldeep Yadav, This is on a hard length and around off, slower too, Kuldeep Yadav has a poke at it but misses it completely.

Josh Hazlewood to Kuldeep Yadav, No run.

Josh Hazlewood to Mohammed Siraj, 1 run.

Josh Hazlewood to Suryakumar Yadav, ! c Josh Inglis b Josh Hazlewood.

Mohammed Siraj is the last man in for India.

Josh Hazlewood to Suryakumar Yadav, This is pitched up, outside off, Suryakumar Yadav uses his feet and drills it wide of sweeper covers where David Warner runs to his left and dives to keep it inside. Two runs taken.

Josh Hazlewood to Suryakumar Yadav, Wide!

Josh Hazlewood to Suryakumar Yadav, No run.

Pat Cummins to Kuldeep Yadav, Pat Cummins nails the yorker this time, on middle, angling in, Kuldeep Yadav gets his bat down in time and digs it out well. Cummins appeals for the LBW, but nothing doing.

Pat Cummins to Kuldeep Yadav, A slower one now, full and on off again, Kuldeep Yadav steers it towards point.

Pat Cummins to Kuldeep Yadav, This is on a good length and around off, Kuldeep Yadav tries to cut it away but chops it down to the keeper.

Pat Cummins to Suryakumar Yadav, Pat Cummins bangs in another bumper around middle, angling in, Suryakumar Yadav sways away a bit and upper cuts it wide of third man for a run.

Pat Cummins to Kuldeep Yadav, Pat Cummins bangs this one into the pitch again, on middle, Kuldeep Yadav pulls it through square leg for a single.

Pat Cummins to Kuldeep Yadav, Short of a length and around off, Kuldeep Yadav stabs it down towards backward point.

Mitchell Starc to Kuldeep Yadav, Fullish delivery, on middle, Kuldeep Yadav drills it towards long on for one more.

Mitchell Starc to Kuldeep Yadav, Goes fuller and outside off, way otutside off, Kuldeep Yadav leaves it alone. Wided.

Mitchell Starc to Kuldeep Yadav, Overpitched and on the pads, Kuldeep Yadav flicks it nicely wide of deep square leg for a brace.

Mitchell Starc to Kuldeep Yadav, Back of a length and on off, Kuldeep Yadav dabs it towards short covers.

Mitchell Starc to Kuldeep Yadav, Pitched up and around off, Kuldeep Yadav steers it towards point.

Mitchell Starc to Suryakumar Yadav, This is on a good length and around off, Suryakumar Yadav looks to work it away but gets a leading edge towards long off for a run.

Mitchell Starc to Kuldeep Yadav, 1 run.

Adam Zampa to Kuldeep Yadav, Loops it up, googly, full and on leg, Kuldeep Yadav strokes it towards wide long on and the batters decide to cross for the single despite it being the last ball of the over.

Adam Zampa to Jasprit Bumrah, ! PLUMB IN FRONT! Adam Zampa gets into the act now for Australia! Zampa bowls this one flatter and quicker through the air, on middle, Jasprit Bumrah prods forward and plays for the ball turning away. The ball keeps straight and skids on to thud onto the front pad. Australia go up in unison and up goes the finger. Jasprit Bumrah knows he is a goner and decides to keep walking without wasting a review.

Kuldeep Yadav walks out to bat now.

Adam Zampa to Jasprit Bumrah, No run.

Adam Zampa to Suryakumar Yadav, Skidding on, short and on leg, Suryakumar Yadav stays back and knocks it towards wide long on for a single.

Adam Zampa to Suryakumar Yadav, Offers flight, full and on off, Suryakumar Yadav reaches out in front and slices it to point.

Adam Zampa to Suryakumar Yadav, Bowls it fractionally short, on middle, Suryakumar Yadav gets behind the line and pats it to cover.

Mitchell Starc to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run.

Mitchell Starc to Jasprit Bumrah, Drifts a bit on the pads, on a good length, Jasprit Bumrah does well to work it in front of square and gets off the mark with a single.

Who will walk out now?

Mitchell Starc to Mohammed Shami, ! CAUGHT BEHIND! Mohammed Shami runs out of patience and hands Mitchell Starc his third wicket!

Mitchell Starc to Mohammed Shami, Delivers it on a short of a length, over middle, Mohammed Shami makes room and dabs it along the ground towards backward point.

Mitchell Starc to Mohammed Shami, Zoning in on the off-stump line, on a length, Mohammed Shami stays leg side of the ball and drives it straight to cover.

Mitchell Starc to Mohammed Shami, Missed out! Strays on the pads, on a good length, Mohammed Shami swings to help the ball away behind square with the angle but misses out. The ball rolls off his thigh pad behind to Josh Inglis.

Pat Cummins to Mohammed Shami, Serves it in the blockhole, outside off, Mohammed Shami is up to the task as he squeezes it wide of backward point and keeps the strike with a single.

Pat Cummins to Suryakumar Yadav, Back of a length again and with pace on, on off, Suryakumar Yadav swivels and pulls it aerially but in front of David Warner at deep square leg for a run.

Pat Cummins to Suryakumar Yadav, Bangs it into the deck and on middle, slower as well, Suryakumar Yadav is a bit early into the pull and wears it near the midriff.

Pat Cummins to Mohammed Shami, 1 run.

Pat Cummins to Mohammed Shami, Digs it in short by taking pace off, over middle, Mohammed Shami goes for the pull a bit tentatively and gets an under edge which rolls behind to Josh Inglis.

Pat Cummins to Suryakumar Yadav, Cummins bowls the off-cutter, a bit full and on middle, Suryakumar Yadav turns this one in front of square on the leg side and takes a single.

Mitchell Starc to Mohammed Shami, ! Nicely done! A bit too straight by Starc, on a nagging length, on leg, Mohammed Shami gets inside the line nice and early and tickles it towards the fine leg fence for his first boundary.

Mitchell Starc to Mohammed Shami, Lands it on a back of a length, on off, Mohammed Shami hangs back and pats it in front of cover safely.

Mitchell Starc to Mohammed Shami, Targets the stumps, on a length, Mohammed Shami accounts for the inward angle and gets behind the line to keep it out.

Mohammed Shami is the next man in.

Mitchell Starc to KL Rahul, ! EDGED AND GONE! An inspired bowling change from Pat Cummins as Mitchell Starc strikes right away! Body blow for India as KL Rahul's long vigilance comes to an end.

Mitchell Starc to Suryakumar Yadav, A bit fuller this time and angled in, around off, Suryakumar Yadav checks his shot as he pushes it away to deep point for a run.

Mitchell Starc to Suryakumar Yadav, Offers width this time outside off, on a good length, Suryakumar Yadav extends his arms and caresses it towards point.

Mitchell Starc to KL Rahul, TWO WIDES! A wayward start from Mitchell Starc! Strays down leg, on a length, KL Rahul lets it go. Josh Inglis dives away to his left but fails to pouch it safely. The ball pops out and rolls away for a run.

Adam Zampa to Suryakumar Yadav, Flatter this time and a bit shorter, on middle, Suryakumar Yadav defends it with a straight bat towards the bowler.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, Floated up, on middle and leg, KL Rahul uses his feet and knocks it down to long on for one. 200 comes up for India!

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, Drops it short now and a bit of extra bounce, on middle, KL Rahul stands tall and guides it from the crease to point.

Adam Zampa to Suryakumar Yadav, Loopy delivery, full and on leg, Suryakumar Yadav drags the sweep by taking his bottom hand off and hits it along the ground to deep backward square leg for a run.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, Gives even more air and bowls it full, on middle, KL Rahul drills it hard towards deep point for a single.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, Tossed up, turning away, on off, KL Rahul lunges forward and dabs it towards point.

Powerplay 3! With 5 fielders outside the 30-yard circle now for the last 10 overs, it will be even more tougher for India to find the boundaries. Also, it will be interesting to see Pat Cummins' tactics during this phase.

Josh Hazlewood to KL Rahul, Another full delivery, outside off, KL Rahul guides it with the outer half of the bat for one.

Josh Hazlewood to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run.

Josh Hazlewood to KL Rahul, Back of a length and on leg, KL Rahul works it through mid-wicket for another run.

Josh Hazlewood to Suryakumar Yadav, Touch fuller, on middle, shaping in, Suryakumar Yadav moves across to flick but gets an inside edge onto his pads as the ball goes towards fine leg. They cross.

Josh Hazlewood to Suryakumar Yadav, No run.

Josh Hazlewood to KL Rahul, Short of a length and around leg, KL Rahul hooks it towards fine leg for a single.

Adam Zampa to Suryakumar Yadav, ! A welcome boundary for India! Adam Zampa drags his length back, outside off, Suryakumar Yadav rocks back and opens the face of the bat at the last moment to cuts it past short third man for four runs.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, 1 run.

Adam Zampa to Suryakumar Yadav, A bit short and around leg, Suryakumar Yadav flicks it off the back foot through square leg for one.

Adam Zampa to Suryakumar Yadav, Pushed through quicker, full and around off, turns away, Suryakumar Yadav slashes at it but fails to connect.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, 1 run.

Adam Zampa to Suryakumar Yadav, 2 Wides!

Adam Zampa (7-0-29-0) returns to the attack now.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, Flatter, short and around off, KL Rahul moves back and punches it towards sweeper covers for a single.

Josh Hazlewood to Suryakumar Yadav, Goes fuller and on middle, Suryakumar Yadav flicks it nicely but straight to mid on.

Josh Hazlewood to KL Rahul, Back of a length this time, on off, KL Rahul punches it towards sweeper covers for a run.

Josh Hazlewood to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run.

Josh Hazlewood to Suryakumar Yadav, This is on a good length and on off again, Suryakumar Yadav stays back and keeps it out to the off side.

Josh Hazlewood to Suryakumar Yadav, On a length and around off, Suryakumar Yadav taps it towards point.

Josh Hazlewood to KL Rahul, Fuller and angling into leg, KL Rahul flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

Glenn Maxwell to Suryakumar Yadav, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to KL Rahul, Quicker one, short and on middle, KL Rahul punches it towards long on for one.

Glenn Maxwell to KL Rahul, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to KL Rahul, Flighted, full and on off, turns in again, KL Rahul opens the face and guides it wide of short third man, he wants the run but is sent back.

Glenn Maxwell to KL Rahul, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to KL Rahul, No run.

Josh Hazlewood to Suryakumar Yadav, Fuller in length and on middle, shaping in, Suryakumar Yadav knocks it towards covers.

Suryakumar Yadav walks out to the middle with India struggling at 178-5.

Josh Hazlewood to Ravindra Jadeja, ! EDGED AND GONE! No need of a review this time!

Josh Hazlewood to Ravindra Jadeja, No run.

Josh Hazlewood to KL Rahul, 1 run.

Josh Hazlewood to KL Rahul, Buzzers! Josh Hazlewood nails the yorker, on middle, KL Rahul jams it out towards mid on, Jadeja sets off for the run but is sent back, Glenn Maxwell has a shy at the bowler's end but misses with no back up as the ball goes towards the third man region. Two runs taken.

Josh Hazlewood to KL Rahul, More Overthrows!

Change.

Mitchell Starc to Ravindra Jadeja, No run.

Mitchell Starc to KL Rahul, 1 run.

Mitchell Starc to Ravindra Jadeja, This is on a hard length and on middle, Ravindra Jadeja stabs it towards mid on and scampers across for one.

Mitchell Starc to KL Rahul, Full again from Starc, on off, KL Rahul pushes it through covers for a run.

Mitchell Starc to Ravindra Jadeja, Back of a length and outside off, Ravindra Jadeja cuts it hard but straight to backward point.

Mitchell Starc to Ravindra Jadeja, Fuller one, on middle, angling in, Ravindra Jadeja clips it towards mid on for a quick single.

Travis Head to KL Rahul, Flighted, full and on middle, KL Rahul uses his feet but works it straight to short mid-wicket again.

Travis Head to KL Rahul, Drags his length back again, on middle, KL Rahul pats it down towards short mid-wicket.

Travis Head to KL Rahul, Tossed up, full and on leg, turns in, KL Rahul misses his flick as the ball goes off his pads towards wide of fine leg. Two leg byes taken.

Travis Head to Ravindra Jadeja, Short again from Head, outside off, Ravindra Jadeja cuts it towards deep point for a run.

Travis Head to Ravindra Jadeja, No run.

Travis Head to KL Rahul, 1 run.

Mitchell Starc to Ravindra Jadeja, Short of a length and outside off, Ravindra Jadeja lets it go to the keeper. No signal from the umpire. A dot to to end the over!

Mitchell Starc to KL Rahul, 1 run.

Mitchell Starc to Ravindra Jadeja, This is pitched up and on middle, shaping in, Ravindra Jadeja knocks it off the inside half of the bat towards mid on for a run.

Mitchell Starc to KL Rahul, Back of a length and around off, KL Rahul punches it towards sweeper overs for a single.

Mitchell Starc to KL Rahul, No run.

Drinks break! Australia continue to have India on the back foot in this final. Just when the Men in Blue were starting to breathe easy, Pat Cummins brought himself on and got the big fish. With only one recognised batter left in the shed in the form of Suryakumar Yadav, the Aussies will want to keep doing what they have done so far and keep the pressure on. With 18 overs remaining in the innings, India are going at 5.06 RPO but they cannot afford to lose another wicket here in their quest to

Mitchell Starc to KL Rahul, Mitchell Starc comes 'over the wicket and lands this on a good length, on off, angling in, KL Rahul stabs it towards short covers.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, A googly now, full and on middle, turns in, KL Rahul eases it towards long on for one.

Adam Zampa to Ravindra Jadeja, Flighted, full and on middle, Ravindra Jadeja drills it towards long on for another run.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, 1 run.

Adam Zampa to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run.

Adam Zampa to Ravindra Jadeja, Floated, short and around off, Ravindra Jadeja stays back and steers it towards short third man.

Adam Zampa to Ravindra Jadeja, Flatter, short and on middle, Ravindra Jadeja flicks it straight to square leg.

Pat Cummins to Ravindra Jadeja, Pat Cummins bowls this into the body of the batter, on leg, Ravindra Jadeja gets a bit cramped but manages to nudge it towards fine leg for one more.

Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, Back of a length and around off again, KL Rahul punches it towards sweeper covers for one.

Pat Cummins to Ravindra Jadeja, Pat Cummins bangs this one into the pitch and around leg, Ravindra Jadeja controls his hook towards fine leg for a run.

Pat Cummins to Ravindra Jadeja, Pat Cummins lands this on a hard length and on middle, angling in, Ravindra Jadeja tries to work it away but misses and gets hit high on the pads.

Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, This is on a good length and on off, KL Rahul pushes it through covers for a single.

Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, 2 runs.

Adam Zampa to Ravindra Jadeja, An optimistic shout for caught behind and stumping but turned down!

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, Drifting in, full and on middle and leg, KL Rahul pushes it off the front foot towards long on and rotates the strike.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, A bit quicker this time, on off, KL Rahul gets on the front foot again and drives it to cover.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, Floats it up now, turning away, outside off, KL Rahul lunges forward and slices it to cover-point.

Adam Zampa to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, 150 comes up for India!

Pat Cummins to Ravindra Jadeja, Directs another bumper but it is much straighter this time, at the batter, Ravindra Jadeja ducks underneath and lets it go. End of a successful over from Australia.

Pat Cummins to Ravindra Jadeja, Wide!

Pat Cummins to Ravindra Jadeja, No run.

Pat Cummins to Ravindra Jadeja, Goes full this time and on middle, Ravindra Jadeja works this one off his toes to mid-wicket.

Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, ! DRAGGED ON! Pat Cummins brings himself back on and strikes gold for Australia! Virat Kohli stands there in disbelief as the Narendra Modi Stadium is stunned into silence.

Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, Pace now and angling in at the hips, on a back of a length, KL Rahul gets a bit hurried but does well to take the bottom hand off and helps it to fine leg for one.

Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, Starts his new spell by digging it in short, on off, slower as well, Virat Kohli waits for the ball to arrive and steers it down to third man for a single.

Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, Short and sliding onto the pads, Virat Kohli flicks it off the back foot to the right of deep square leg but he has to settle for a single.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, 1 run.

Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, Drops it short, on middle, Virat Kohli rocks back and whips it past the diving Glenn Maxwell at mid-wicket for a single.

Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, No run.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, 1 run.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to KL Rahul, 1 run.

Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, 1 run.

Glenn Maxwell to KL Rahul, 1 run.

Glenn Maxwell to KL Rahul, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to KL Rahul, ! Clever batting and India have a boundary after 97 balls!

Glenn Maxwell to KL Rahul, No run.

Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, No run.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, 1 run.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, No run.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, 2 runs.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, No run.

Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, FIFTY for Virat Kohli! Fifth consecutive fifty for the King! Time and time again, he has stood up for India and he is doing it again here in the final.

Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, Strays down leg, fuller and slower, Virat Kohli glances it with the angle to fine leg and keeps the strike with a run. Another quite over passes by and still no boundaries hit in this partnership.

Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, Dropped short by Glenn Maxwell, on off and middle, Virat Kohli punches to the left of the bowler where the mid-wicket fielder slides across to his left and denies the single.

Glenn Maxwell to KL Rahul, 1 run.

Glenn Maxwell to KL Rahul, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, Drops it short now, on off, the ball keeps a tad low but Virat Kohli does well to keep it out and helps it wide of backward square leg for a single.

Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, Tosses it up, on middle and leg, Virat Kohli plays it with the turn to square leg.

Mitchell Marsh to KL Rahul, On a nagging length with pace behind it, around off, KL Rahul checks his shot and stabs it to the left of the bowler. Another tidy over from Mitchell Marsh, only three runs off it.

Mitchell Marsh to Virat Kohli, Slides on the pads, on a full length, Virat Kohli prods forward and clips it in front of square for a single.

Mitchell Marsh to KL Rahul, Shortens his length and bowls it over middle, KL Rahul hangs back and knocks it down to long on for one.

Mitchell Marsh to KL Rahul, A bit fuller and pace taken off, on off, KL Rahul drives it with an angled bat back to the bowler.

Mitchell Marsh to Virat Kohli, 1 run.

Mitchell Marsh to Virat Kohli, Oh...close! Rolls his fingers over the ball and bowls it on a good length, on middle, Virat Kohli goes for the clip but the ball comes back in. He gets an inside edge that lobs off the back pad but in front and to the right of Josh Inglis.

Mitchell Starc to Virat Kohli, Lands it on a short of a length, outside off, Virat Kohli uses the pace of the delivery and steers it down to third man for another single. Kohli and Rahul are still happy doing it in ones and twos.

Mitchell Starc to Virat Kohli, Loses his radar as he slips this one down leg, on a nagging length, Virat Kohli waits for the ball to arrive and flicks it between fine leg and deep square leg for a couple of runs.

Mitchell Starc to KL Rahul, Fuller this time, outside off, KL Rahul strides forward and works it with an open bat face to deep point for a run.

Mitchell Starc to KL Rahul, Back of a length now, around off, KL Rahul hops and punches it a bit wide of cover where Glenn Maxwell moves to his left and picks it up.

Mitchell Starc to KL Rahul, Goes wide of the crease on this occasion and rolls his fingers over the ball, full and on off, KL Rahul does well to play it late as he knocks it straight to cover.

Mitchell Starc to KL Rahul, Starts his new spell from around the wicket and gets this one to tail in late, on a length, on middle and leg, KL Rahul gets his bat out in front and firms the drive to mid on.

Travis Head to Virat Kohli, Goes slightly fuller and slower, on middle, Virat Kohli presses forward and whips it towards Steven Smith at mid-wicket. Good start with the ball for Travis Head, just 2 runs off it.

Travis Head to KL Rahul, Driftts a bit down leg, on a short length, KL Rahul lets the ball come to him and tickles it fine to fine leg for one more.

Travis Head to KL Rahul, Keeps it short again, on middle, patted back to Travis Head by KL Rahul.

Travis Head to KL Rahul, No run.

Travis Head to KL Rahul, Floats it up, on off, KL Rahul leans on and knocks it back to the bowler.

Travis Head to Virat Kohli, Starts off from around the wicket and bowls it short, on middle, Virat Kohli goes back in his crease and turns it to the right of mid-wicket for a single.

Josh Hazlewood to KL Rahul, Continues to test the surface by bowling short, over middle, KL Rahul fetches it from chest height and pulls it along the ground to square leg. Another miserly over from Josh Hazlewood.

Josh Hazlewood to Virat Kohli, 1 run.

Josh Hazlewood to KL Rahul, Lands it on a hard length, on off and middle, a bit of inward movement, KL Rahul gets on his toes again and eases it out to deep point for one more.

Josh Hazlewood to Virat Kohli, Pace on now but a bit too straight, on a good length, on leg, Virat Kohli swivels and helps it down to fine leg for a single.

Josh Hazlewood to KL Rahul, Digs it in short does Josh Hazlewood, at a slower pace, on off, KL Rahul controls the pull well by rolling his wrists and plays it to fine leg for one.

Josh Hazlewood to KL Rahul, Bowls it on a nagging length, angling in, on middle and leg, KL Rahul hops to get on top of the bounce and pushes it to mid off.

Mitchell Marsh to Virat Kohli, Another fuller one, takes pace off as well, Virat Kohli just turns it towards short mid-wicket.

Mitchell Marsh to KL Rahul, Goes back to his fuller length, on the pads, KL Rahul clips it through backward square leg for one.

Mitchell Marsh to KL Rahul, Pulls his length back a bit, on middle, KL Rahul works it wide of short mid-wicket but the fielder moves to his left to gather it up.

Mitchell Marsh to KL Rahul, Pitched up and on middle again, KL Rahul steps across and tucks it towards short mid-wicket.

Mitchell Marsh to KL Rahul, Full again and on middle, KL Rahul knocks it towards mid off.

Mitchell Marsh to Virat Kohli, Mitchell Marsh begins with a fuller delivery, on off, Virat Kohli eases it towards long on for a single.

Josh Hazlewood to Virat Kohli, This is on a good length and on middle, angling in, Virat Kohli uses his feet and clips it towards deep square leg for another run. Six singles in the over!

Josh Hazlewood to KL Rahul, This is pitched up and on off, KL Rahul strides forward and drives it towards sweeper covers for one more.

Josh Hazlewood to Virat Kohli, Short of a length and around off, Virat Kohli swats it in front of mid on and scampers across for one as the fielder also misses his shy at the bowler's end.

Josh Hazlewood to KL Rahul, Josh Hazlewood goes with the same plan as his skipper and bangs in a bouncer now, on middle, KL Rahul pulls it wide of deep mid-wicket for just another run.

Josh Hazlewood to Virat Kohli, On a length and on off again, Virat Kohli pushes it towards sweeper covers for a run.

Josh Hazlewood to KL Rahul, Back of a length and around off, KL Rahul punches it through cover-point for a single.

Glenn Maxwell to KL Rahul, Fires this one full and on middle, KL Rahul drills it wide of the bowler where Glenn Maxwell dives to his right but fails to stop it as the ball rolls towards long on. They cross.

Glenn Maxwell to KL Rahul, Quicker delivery, fullish and on middle, KL Rahul stays back to block it down the pitch.

Glenn Maxwell to KL Rahul, Glenn Maxwell continues with his shorter length, outside off, KL Rahul cuts it away through point for a couple of runs.

Glenn Maxwell to KL Rahul, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to KL Rahul, Short again, on middle, angling in, KL Rahul tucks it towards short mid-wicket.

Glenn Maxwell to KL Rahul, Flatter, short and outside off, KL Rahul looks to cut but chops it down to the off side.

Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, Pat Cummins ends the over with another bumper at 145.6 clicks, on middle, Virat Kohli once again ducks underneath it.

Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, No run.

Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, Another short delivery from Cummins around leg, KL Rahul lets it come to him and hooks it towards fine leg for another run.

Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, Short of a length and on middle, Virat Kohli pulls it wide of square leg where this time David Warner dives to his left to stop it and only allows a run.

Drinks break! Both teams have traded punches in the first 16 overs of the final but it will be Australia who will be happier with this start. Thanks to timely blows from Glenn Maxwell and Pat Cummins, the Aussies have the upper hand at the moment. With not much batting to come, Australia will continue to look for wickets and crush any hopes of an Indian recovery. As for India, they started well courtesy of Rohit Sharma but a couple of quick wickets has pegged them back. Virat Kohli and KL

Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, Pat Cummins bangs in another sharp bouncer, on middle, Virat Kohli ducks under it.

Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, On a length and around off, KL Rahul pushes it wide of short covers where Marnus Labuschagne dives to his left to make a good stop. A single is taken.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, Looped up, full and around off, KL Rahul drives it through covers for one.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, Pushed through quicker this time, another googly, skids through as well, KL Rahul stays in his crease and pushes it straight to short covers.

Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, Adam Zampa bowls the googly now, on middle, turns in, Virat Kohli forces it down to long on for another run.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, Another short delivery, outside off, KL Rahul goes on the back foot and cuts it wide of sweeper covers for a run.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, Short again, quicker too, KL Rahul stays back and blocks it down the pitch.

Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, Flatter, short and on middle, Virat Kohli moves back and punches it through covers for a single.

Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, Short of a length and on off again, KL Rahul dabs it straight to point. Another tidy over from the Aussie skipper.

Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, Back of a length and around off, slower too, KL Rahul tries to pat it away but gets an inside edge to the leg side.

Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, Touch fuller, on off, KL Rahul pushes it towards covers.

Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, In the air..safe again! Pat Cummins bangs this one into the pitch as well, on off, Virat Kohli goes for the pull but only manages to spoon it in the air just wide of short mid-wicket. They cross.

Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, Pat Cummins bangs in a sharp bouncer now, on middle, KL Rahul gets hurried as he looks to pull it and takes his eyes of the ball as well. It flies off the top edge on the bounce to fine leg for a single.

Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, Pat Cummins lands this on a good length, on middle, Virat Kohli nudges it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, Darts this one full and on the pads, Virat Kohli flicks it away nicely wide of deep square leg for one more.

Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, Flatter and in the blockhole this time, on middle, Virat Kohli digs it back to the bowler.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, Shorter in length and around middle, KL Rahul moves back and punches it towards long on for one.

Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, A loopy low full toss, on off, Virat Kohli drags it hard and wide of long on for another run.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, Floated, full and on leg, KL Rahul tucks it past short mid-wicket for a run.

Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, Tossed up, full and on middle, Virat Kohli comes forward to block but gets an inside edge through backward square leg for a single.

Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, Pat Cummins bowls a fine dipping yorker, on middle, Virat Kohli lets it come down and just nudges it towards fine leg for a run.

Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, Short of a length and around off, KL Rahul rolls his wrists and pulls it wide of square leg for a single.

Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, An off-cutter now from Cummins, full and on off, turns in as well, KL Rahul reads it early and blocks it out.

Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, Back of a length and on the sixth stump line, KL Rahul stays back and stabs it towards point.

Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, Goes a bit fuller this time, on middle, angling in, KL Rahul watches it through and knocks it towards mid on.

Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, This is on a hard length and on middle, KL Rahul hops up and tucks it towards short mid-wicket.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, Looped up, full and on middle, KL Rahul clips it through square leg for one more.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, No run.

Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, A bit short now, angling into leg, Virat Kohli moves back and flicks it towards deep square leg for one.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, Floated, full and on off, KL Rahul strides forward and eases it towards long off for another run.

Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, Tossed up, full and around middle, Virat Kohli drills it towards long on for a run.

Adam Zampa to KL Rahul, 1 run.

Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, Another short delivery from Cummins, on middle, slower too, Virat Kohli goes through his pull shot early and mistimes it towards square leg.

Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, Short of a length and on off, KL Rahul tentatively pats it down in front of point with one hand and scampers across for a single.

Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, No run.

KL Rahul makes his way out to the centre now.

Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, Back of a length and on off, KL Rahul dabs it towards point.

Pat Cummins to Shreyas Iyer, ! CAUGHT BEHIND! Pat Cummins strikes now and Australia are on top here!

Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, Fuller in length and around off, angling in, Virat Kohli looks to push it away but gets an inside edge through square leg for a single.

Powerplay 2! A total of four fielders are allowed outside the circle now till the 40th over.

Glenn Maxwell to Shreyas Iyer, Four!

Glenn Maxwell to Shreyas Iyer, No run.

Who will walk out now?

Glenn Maxwell to Rohit Sharma, ! c Travis Head b Glenn Maxwell.

Glenn Maxwell to Rohit Sharma, Four!

Glenn Maxwell to Rohit Sharma, ! Exquisite use of the feet!

Glenn Maxwell to Rohit Sharma, Drops it short and bowls it around off, Rohit Sharma punches it neatly but straight to cover.

Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, 2 runs.

Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, A bit uppish but wide of Pat Cummins!

Pat Cummins to Rohit Sharma, Goes into the wicket and bowls it slower as well, on middle, Rohit Sharma hops and controls the pull well towards deep backward square leg for a single.

Pat Cummins to Rohit Sharma, No run.

Pat Cummins to Rohit Sharma, Takes pace off right away does Pat Cummins, full and on off, Rohit Sharma lunges forward and drops it with soft hands. He calls Virat Kohli for a quick single and they complete it with ease.

Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, Leg bye.

Change,

Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, ! Cut away with ease!

Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, No run.

Glenn Maxwell to Rohit Sharma, 1 run.

Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, 1 run.

Glenn Maxwell to Rohit Sharma, Starts off with a tossed-up delivery from over the wicket, on middle, Rohit Sharma prods forward and works it through mid-wicket for a single.

Mitchell Starc to Rohit Sharma, Starc rolls his fingers over the ball and delivers it on a length, on off, Rohit Sharma reads it well and steers it off the front foot to deep point for a single.

Mitchell Starc to Virat Kohli, This is bowled on a back of a length, on off and middle, Virat Kohli gets behind the line to his time and defends it off the inner half of the bat at his feet.

Mitchell Starc to Virat Kohli, No run.

Mitchell Starc to Virat Kohli, ! Best of the lot!

Mitchell Starc to Virat Kohli, ! Class written all over this one!

Mitchell Starc to Virat Kohli, ! Not in complete control but Virat Kohli has his first boundary! Starc bowls it at the stumps, short of a good length, Virat Kohli skips down the track and looks to go over the bowler. The bat twists in his hands and ends up dragging it aerially but between mid-wicket and mid on for a boundary.

Josh Hazlewood to Virat Kohli, Hazlewood pulls the length back and bowls it on off, Virat Kohli steps out of the crease and rides on top of the bounce to guide it to deep point. Retains the strike with a single.

Josh Hazlewood to Virat Kohli, Good shot for no run! A bit fuller this time, on middle, Virat Kohli brings his wrists into play and flicks it neatly but straight to mid-wicket.

Josh Hazlewood to Rohit Sharma, Shaping in, on a good length, on middle and leg, Rohit Sharma hops and works it behind square on the leg side for a single.

Josh Hazlewood to Virat Kohli, 1 run.

Josh Hazlewood to Virat Kohli, Short of a length, just outside off, Virat Kohli gets a bit taken aback by the bounce and fends it by taking his bottom hand off as he plays it on the leg side.

Josh Hazlewood to Virat Kohli, Hurls it on a good length, on off, Virat Kohli defends it right under his eyes without much fuss towards cover.

Mitchell Starc to Rohit Sharma, ! Launched down the ground by Rohit Sharma!

Mitchell Starc to Virat Kohli, Virat Kohli is off the mark! Pitched up by Mitchell Starc, around off, Virat Kohli goes for the drive as he lunges forward but mistimes it to wide mid on and calls Rohit Sharma for a single.

Mitchell Starc to Virat Kohli, Short of a length, on off, Virat Kohli hangs back in his crease and dabs it neatly on  the off side.

Mitchell Starc to Virat Kohli, No run.

Mitchell Starc to Shubman Gill, ! TAKEN! Mitchell Starc draws first blood for Australia as he did during the 2015 World Cup final!

A huge roar from the crowd as Virat Kohli walks out to bat at number 3.

Mitchell Starc to Shubman Gill, Angles it away from Gill, on a good length, outside off, Shubman Gill presses forward and leaves the ball alone.

Josh Hazlewood to Rohit Sharma, Four!

Josh Hazlewood to Rohit Sharma, ! Who else but Rohit Sharma with the first six of the final!

Josh Hazlewood to Rohit Sharma, No run.

Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, Good running!

Josh Hazlewood to Rohit Sharma, In the air...just short! Josh Hazlewood bends his back and bangs it in short, at the batter, as he always does, Rohit Sharma takes on the short ball as he goes for the pull. He does not get a proper connection and luckily for him, the ball drops in front of the rushing fielder. Travis Head goes for the catch as he puts in a dive and does well to keep it to one.

Josh Hazlewood to Rohit Sharma, No run.

Mitchell Starc to Shubman Gill, Pitches it up now, around off, Shubman Gill shows the full face of the bat and drives it firmly to mid off. Rohit Sharma looks at Gill for a single but the latter is quick with a loud call of 'No' to send his skipper back.

Mitchell Starc to Shubman Gill, No run.

Mitchell Starc to Shubman Gill, First midfield from Australia and it's David Warner!

Mitchell Starc to Rohit Sharma, Angled away by Mitchell Starc, on a hard length, outside off, Rohit Sharma flays it away aerially but in front of deep point for a single.

Mitchell Starc to Rohit Sharma, No run.

Mitchell Starc to Rohit Sharma, Wide!

Mitchell Starc to Shubman Gill, Edged but short! Charges in from over the wicket and bowls it on the off-stump, Shubman Gill prods forward a bit to defend but gets an outside edge that surprisingly drops well in front of first slip. Josh Inglis dives away to his left but fails to reach and the ball deflects away behind first slip for a single.

Josh Hazlewood to Rohit Sharma, Swing and a miss!

Josh Hazlewood to Rohit Sharma, On the off-stump line, on a good length, Rohit Sharma covers the line of the ball and stabs it in front of cover for a dot.

Josh Hazlewood to Rohit Sharma, Excellent fielding yet again by the Aussies! Josh Hazlewood begins on a length, around off, Rohit Sharma gets half-forward to defend it with soft hands. Gets an outside edge that races past second slip but Adam Zampa at third man, covers good ground to his left and cuts it off. Two runs taken.

Josh Hazlewood to Rohit Sharma, Angling in, on a length, on middle and leg, Rohit Sharma gets behind the line and drops it in front of mid-wicket.

Josh Hazlewood to Rohit Sharma, ! He goes again, back-to-back boundaries for Rohit Sharma!

Josh Hazlewood to Rohit Sharma, ! Rohit Sharma gets going now! Delivers it full in length, outside off, Rohit Sharma shimmies down the track and frees his arms to cream the drive through covers for the first boundary of this final.

Josh Hazlewood to take the second new ball from the other end.

Mitchell Starc to Rohit Sharma, Fine stop by Pat Cummins! Starc serves it full again, on off, Rohit Sharma presents a high elbow and drives it along the ground towards mid off. Pat Cummins is quick to react as he dives away to his left and keeps it just a single. A tidy first over from Mitchell Starc.

Mitchell Starc to Rohit Sharma, Starc pulls his length back and gets this one to angle across the right-hander, in the channel, Rohit Sharma watches it all the way and leaves the ball alone.

Mitchell Starc to Rohit Sharma, Angled away now, on a length, around off, Rohit Sharma strides forward and pats it gently in front of cover.

Mitchell Starc to Rohit Sharma, Pitched up again, a bit of late inswing, on middle, Rohit Sharma pushes with a straight bat to mid off.

Mitchell Starc to Rohit Sharma, Rohit Sharma and India are underway!

Mitchell Starc to Rohit Sharma, A loud appeal from Mitchell Starc right away! Starts off on a full length, swinging into the pads from over the wicket, Rohit Sharma does not fully commit to the clip and gets rapped on the pads. Only Starc was convinced, not much from the rest of the players as the ball was sliding down leg.

Done with the pre-match formalities! It is a sea of blue with a few yellow spots at the Narendra Modi Stadium. The atmosphere is absolutely electrifying and we are all set to start this final. The Australian players can be seen in a huddle who then spread out to take their respective field positions. Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill are the two openers for India while Mitchell Starc has the new ball in hand and is raring to go. Let's play...

We are moments away from the start of this big final, but before that, the umpires walk out to the middle followed by the players of both teams who line up for their respective national anthems. It will be Australia's first followed by the national anthem of India.

Rohit Sharma, the captain of India says that they would have batted first anyway. Adds that it looks like a good wicket and they will look to put runs on the board in this game. Tells that whenever they play here, the crowd comes in big numbers. Mentions that it is a big occasion but they will have to be nice and calm and get the job done. Says it is a great feeling and a dream come true to walk out as captain of India in a World Cup final and he said that in the press conference as well. Furth

Pat Cummins, the skipper of Australia, says that they will bowl first. Mentions that the wicket is a little bit dry and says that they want to bowl during the day and back themselves to chase later. Shares that dew is one factor and reckons that it gets better to bat here as the day progresses. Feels really proud of the group and says that they have not put a foot wrong after that tough start. Hopes for more of the same in this game. States that when it was announced that the final would be play

India (Unchanged Playing XI) - Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj. 

TOSS - It is toss time in the biggest stadium in the world. Rohit Sharma flips the coin for one last time in this World Cup and Pat Cummins calls it right in the final. Australia have elected to BOWL first.

Australia (Unchanged Playing XI) - Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis (WK), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (C), Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.