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Debashis Sarangi ∙ Updated: Nov 20 2023, 3:33 PM | 2 Min Read

Why Did India Lose World Cup Final Vs Australia? Rahul Dravid Reveals

image-lp6cqbz7Indian players disappointed after a horror show in Ahmedabad [AP]

On Sunday, Australia defeated India comprehensively by six wickets in the all-important final to clinch their sixth World Cup title. Bowling first, Australia restricted India to a below-par 240-run total and chased it down inside 43 overs, thanks to an exceptional 120-ball 137 from Travis Head. 

After the game concluded, Indian head coach Rahul Dravid hailed the Australian opener for his superb knock. 

Speaking to the media in the post-match press conference, Dravid held the batters responsible for such a disappointing show in the final. The legendary batter reckoned that India were at least 30-40 runs short on a track that was a bit. 

He also said that had they scored a few more runs, it could've been a different game altogether. 

"We were 30-40 runs short. They bowled really well. The ball was stopping in the afternoon. There was not a lot of dew but it came better under the lights. We didn't get those boundaries and kept losing wickets at critical intervals," Dravid said. 

"If we had got to 280-290, it would have been a different game. They batted really well. Travis Head batted exceptionally well", he added. 

After finishing as the runners-up in the 2023 World Cup, India will take on Australia in a five-match T20I series starting on the 23rd of this month.