Australia are World Cup champions once again, defeating India by six wickets in front of 92,453 fans at Narendra Modi Stadium to lift the coveted trophy for a sixth time.
Travis Head pummelled India’s world-class bowlers during the run chase, scoring a masterful 137 (120) to help Australia chase the 241-run target with 42 balls to spare.
The 29-year-old smacked 15 boundaries and four sixes during his heroic knock, becoming the seventh cricketer and third Australian to score a century in a World Cup final.
Head, who missed the first half of the tournament with a wrist injury, combined with Marnus Labuschagne for a 192-run partnership for the fourth wicket, rescuing Australia after an early collapse of 3-31 during the Powerplay. It was the second-highest partnership in World Cup finals.
It completes a triumphant six months for Pat Cummins’s Australians, who won the World Test Championship final in June and retained the Ashes on foreign soil in July.