‘What have you done Iyer’ – Fans react as Shreyas Iyer falls for just 4 runs in ODI World Cup final against Australia

Shreyas Iyer (Source - Twitter)
Shreyas Iyer (Source - Twitter)

Fans at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday, November 19 are witnessing a gripping encounter between cricket powerhouses India and Australia in the ODI World Cup 2023 final match. Australian captain Pat Cummins won the toss and opted to field, putting the onus on India’s top-order batter to set a formidable total.

Expectations were high, especially from the in-form Shreyas Iyer, who had showcased his prowess with two consecutive centuries in the preceding games. However, Cummins had other plans, dismissing Iyer in the 11th over with a well-executed length ball just outside off. Iyer, attempting to play the delivery too close to the off-stump, found himself caught behind after a slight misjudgment, contributing only 4 runs to the scoreboard.

Earlier, while starting the innings, true to his explosive style, skipper Rohit Sharma got off to a blistering start, but the promising Shubman Gill succumbed early to Mitchell Starc, managing only 4 runs. With the scorecard reading a mixture of promise and setbacks, Virat Kohli entered the fray with an aggressive intent.

Brilliant bowling display by Australia

However, the Australians struck a crucial blow by removing Rohit just three runs short of his half-century. Glenn Maxwell, with his guile, induced a false stroke from the Indian captain, and a sensational catch by Travis Head saw him departing, leaving the team in a challenging position.

Cummins continued to be a thorn in India’s side, claiming the wicket of Iyer in the following over. Now, the responsibility of stabilizing the Indian innings lies on the shoulders of KL Rahul and Kohli, who are attempting to forge a partnership to steady the ship.

The ODI World Cup final has unfolded as a gripping contest, with the pendulum swinging between the two cricketing giants. As the match progresses, the cricketing world awaits with bated breath to see which team will emerge victorious and etch their name in the annals of cricketing history.

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