In the World Cup 2023 final against Australia, India’s captain Rohit Sharma swiftly scored 47 runs in 31 balls, hitting four fours and three sixes.
In the Cricket World Cup final against Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium, India’s captain Rohit Sharma led the team to a swift start, scoring 47 runs in 31 balls with four fours and three sixes.
Glenn Maxwell dismissed him in the 10th over. Rohit’s contribution took his tournament run total to 597 in 11 matches, making him the highest-scoring captain in a single edition of the World Cup.
Rohit, who fell short of a fifty in the semi-final, exceeded Williamson’s 578-run total from the 2019 edition when he reached his 29th run.
Rohit Sharma has achieved the highest score by a captain in a single edition of the World Cup
Highest run-scorers among World Cup captains:
597 – Rohit Sharma leads with 597 runs in 2023
578 – Kane Williamson leads with 578 runs in 2019
548 – Mahela Jayawardene leads with 548 runs in 2007
539 – Ricky Ponting leads with 539 runs in 2003
509 – Aaron Finch leads with 509 runs in 2019
Virat Kohli achieved the initial half-century in the World Cup final, but he was eventually dismissed by Australia captain Pat Cummins.
Kohli achieved the milestone in 56 balls, hitting only four fours. He began the match as the tournament’s top batsman with 711 runs and previously secured his record-breaking 50th one-day international hundred during India’s unbeaten 70-run victory over New Zealand in the semi-final.
In that innings, Kohli exceeded the 49 centuries he shared with retired Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar. The Indian team confidently advanced to the final with an unbeaten record, having played 10 games – winning five by chasing and five by defending totals.
In contrast, Australia, having faced two consecutive losses at the beginning of the tournament, bounced back by winning eight consecutive matches to advance to the final.
India aims to secure their third World Cup title, while Australia is set on winning their sixth trophy.