The Cwc 2023 Final Loss Is Not What It Seems

India lost to Australia in the Cricket World Cup 2023 final, seemingly badly, but the headlines don’t tell the full story

Sai Ramachandran



India lost to Australia in last night’s Cricket World Cup finals played in Ahmedabad at the Narendra Modi Stadium.

This defeat came at the back of ten successive wins against the biggest and best cricket teams of the world, including Australia, in the league stages.

Not A Lament

But, this post is not a lament. It is an analysis and an explanation of why this defeat is not what is seems.

Let’s look at the World Cup games played at Ahmedabad.

The World Cup opened on October 5th at the Narendra Modi Stadium with a rematch between the finalists of the last World Cup — England and New Zealand. Scores — 283/9 and 284/1 respectively. NZ, batting second, won.

Next match at Ahmedabad on 14th October — Pakistan v India. 191 all out and 192/3 respectively.

Next, Nov 4th — Australia v England. 283 all out and 253 all out.

Final, Nov 19th — India v Australia — 240 all out and 241/4.

Prior to the final, the average score batting first was 252.

Similarly, before the final, the average wickets lost batting second was 4.67. This number is inflated by the…



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