Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh showed his happiness with his team’s ICC Cricket World Cup title win, posting a picture with his father, legendary batsman Geoff Marsh who also lifted the gold with the Aussies back in 1987. Marsh took to Instagram to post a picture of his cup with his father. “2023 and 1987,” said the subtitle of Marsh’s story.
Mitchell Marsh had a strong Cricket World Cup. In 10 matches, Marsh scored 441 runs at an average of 49.00, with a strike rate of over 107. He scored two centuries and fifties in the tournament, with a best score of 177*. He finished as the tenth highest run-scorer in the tournament and also took two wickets.
Also won the 2015 Cricket World Cup final with Australia. In that tournament, he featured in just three matches, scoring 31 runs with a best score of 23. He also took five wickets in the tournament, a five-wicket haul against England.
Geoff also starred in the 1987 World Cup winning team, finishing as the third highest run scorer with 428 runs in eight matches at an average of 61.14, in two centuries and fifty years. His best score was 126*.
Coming to the match, Australia opted to bowl first and bowled out India for 240 in 50 balls. Skipper Rohit Sharma (47 in 31 balls, with four boundaries and three sixes), Virat Kohli (54 in 63 balls, with four boundaries) and KL Rahul (66 in 107 balls, with one four) contributed important highlights.
Mitchell Starc (3/55) was the pick of the bowlers for Australia. Skipper Pat Cummins (2/34) and Josh Hazlewood (2/60) also bowled well. Adam Zampa and Glenn Maxwell got a wicket each.
Defending 240, India started very well and the Aussies were down at 47/3. Knocks from Travis Head (137 in 120 balls, with 15 fours and four sixes) and Marnus Labuschagne (58 in 110 balls, with four boundaries) left the Indian team unanswered and guided Australia to a six-wicket victory.
Mohammed Shami took one wicket and Jasprit Bumrah took t
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