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India vs Australia - World Cup Final 2023 - BhashaLab Listen - 18th Nov 2023

Updated: Jan 7

Question: In the 2003 World Cup final, who led the Indian cricket team, and who emerged victorious in that clash between India and Australia?

Answer: In the 2003 World Cup final, the Indian cricket team was led by Sourav Ganguly, and Australia emerged victorious under the captaincy of Ricky Ponting.


Today, we're diving into the heart of the cricketing fever as we anticipate the grand finale of the World Cup. It's India against Australia, and the stage is set at the iconic Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

The World Cup caravan that began its journey in Ahmedabad is now back for the summit clash. India, with 10 consecutive wins, faces Australia, a team with a legacy of five World Cup victories. Both teams have showcased their mettle and resilience throughout this challenging journey.

In the last World Cup final encounter between India and Australia in 2003, Ricky Ponting's men emerged victorious. Fast forward two decades, and Rahul Dravid, a key player in the 2003 clash, now coaches the Indian team, infusing pragmatism without dampening the adrenaline surge.

India, led by the explosive Rohit Sharma, has been a force to reckon with. Stellar performances from Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, and the middle-order trio of Iyer, Rahul, and Suryakumar have set the stage on fire. Australia, with Glenn Maxwell's brilliance and a formidable bowling attack, remains a combative unit.

World Cup finals are not just cricket matches; they are colossal sporting engagements where players find reserves of strength or witness their legs turn to jelly. As the teams gear up, strategies will unfold, and nerves will be tested.

As we stand on the brink of this cricketing spectacle, the burning question remains: Who will win the World Cup - India or Australia? The answer lies in the hands of the players on the field. May the cricketing gods decide, and may the best team emerge victorious.

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