WATCH: Virat Kohli gives DEATH STARE to Marnus Labuschagne and sledges him during World Cup final between India and Australia
Kohli scored 54 runs from 63 balls, and before he could do more for the team, Aussie skipper Pat Cummins bowled him out.
Virat Kohli, Marnus Labuschagne (Image via X)
India need a miracle now as they are on the verge of losing the final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday (November 19). Despite being the most formidable team in the group stage, they were not able to put Australia in danger as they posted just 240 runs on the scoreboard. And though while bowling, they did scalp three quick wickets, it was tough for them to break the stand between Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head.
Earlier in their partnership, a moment caught the attention of the fans. Australia had scored 51 runs for three wickets when Virat Kohli gave a ‘death stare’ to Labuschagne and once the video surfaced on social media, it started going viral. Another video also has gone viral where Kohli could be seen sledging Labuschagne.
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Kohli scored 54 runs from 63 balls, and before he could do more for the team, Aussie skipper Pat Cummins bowled him out. KL Rahul scored the most runs, a slow but crucial 107-ball 66 runs, while captain and opener Rohit Sharma once again gave a quick start to the side with his 31-ball 47 runs.
Sunil Gavaskar slams Virat Kohli and KL Rahul for not scoring runs against part-time bowlers
After India’s ordinary batting performance, Sunil Gavaskar was left disappointed. He especially slammed Virat Kohli and KL Rahul for not targeting the part-time bowlers. Gavaskar opined that if the duo had taken more singles, then instead of a mere 240, they could have helped India post at least 270 on the scoreboard.
This was the partnership that steadied the innings. But I feel they allowed the non-regular bowlers to get away with not too many runs.Gavaskar said on Star Sports.
Travis Head bowling two overs for four runs, Mitchell Marsh bowling two overs for not too many overs. Those were the overs which I felt they shouldn't be taking too many risks, but they were not taking too many singles, meaning those 20-30 should have come in very handy.
Meanwhile, at the time of writing this article, Australia reached 192 runs for the loss of three wickets in 35 overs. They need 49 runs from 90 balls to win the match and clinch their historic sixth World Cup.
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