Heartbreak Down Under: Australia’s Three ODI World Cup Wins Over India

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In this article, we would look at 5 instances when Australia broke Indian fans’ hearts in ODI World Cup.

It will be rematch of the 2003 World Cup final as India is set to face Australia in final of Cricket World Cup 2003 on November 19 at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Australia had broke million hearts in 2003 when they defeated Sourav Ganguly-led Team India by 125 runs and lifted the World Cup trophy for the third time.

While Rohit Sharma and Co. would be favourites to lift the title in front of their home crowd, underestimating the 5-time World Champions would be a mistake.

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Throughout much of the World Cup’s history, Australia has consistently been the dominant side, beating India 8 times in 13 clashes in the tournament.

In this article, we would look at 5 instances when Australia broke Indian fans’ hearts in ODI World Cup.

World Cup 1992 (Group Stage); AUS beat IND by 1 run

Dean Jones (90) and David Boon (43) stitched a crucial partnership as Australia posted 237 runs. In response, India gave a tough fought, courtesy of Mohammad Azharuddin’s 93. The side needed 13 runs in last over. Kiran More striked two consecutive fours and reduced it to 5 off 4. However, India lost More and could only score three runs in next three balls, eventually falling short by a run.

World Cup 2015 (Semi-final); Australia won by 95 runs

Defending champions India were looking strong ahead of the semi-final against host Australia. However, the MS Dhoni-led side had a bad outing with both bat and ball. Chasing a mammoth 329, the Men in Blue were bowled out for 233 and bowed out of the tournament in a heartbreaking manner.

World Cup 2003 (Final); Australia won by 125 runs

It was the game that haunted Team India and Indian fans for years. After 8 consecutive wins in the tournament, the Men in Blue were just one step away from World Cup glory, However, Australia buried India’s hopes with a dominating performance. The Men in Yellow set a target of mammoth 359. Team India failed to challenge the mighty Australian bowlers and lost by 125 runs.

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