However, Rohit Sharma and his team came to the finals from being unstoppable in 10 consecutive matches in the World Cup. But this is where they sink. In the final, they lost to Australia by six wickets. Travis Head scored a brilliant century against the hosts in the final against the danger of the team. Ajira took home the sixth title based on his run. Along with that, Head won the final best award. By winning this award, the left-handed batsman has set a record in World Cup history.
In the history of the World Cup, there were only three instances of man of the match in the same event in the semi-final and final. Head took the tally to four by becoming the man of the match in the final against India yesterday. Earlier, he won the man of the match award against South Africa in the semi-final. India’s Mahinder Amarnath, Sri Lanka’s Arvind de Silva and Australia’s Shane Warne won the Man of the Match awards before heading to the World Cup semi-finals and finals. Amarnath in 1983 World Cup, De Silva in 1996 and Warne in 1999 World Cup were Man of the Match for two consecutive matches. Head sat next to them after two ages.
Earlier, Head became the seventh batsman to score a century in the World Cup final. In this century he joined the ranks of legends like Clive Lloyd, Viv Richards and Ricky Ponting. Only Lloyd, Richards, Arvind de Silva, Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist and Mahela Jayawardene scored centuries before him.
On Sunday (November 19), Australia lost three wickets in the run chase against India. The rest of the story is in the head. Ajira won by hitting 15 fours and 6 sixes in an innings of 137 runs off 120 balls.