Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India], November 19 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel on Sunday said that the cricket World Cup final match between India and Australia will go beyond the boundaries of sport and strengthen the bonds between the two nations.
In a post on X, Gujarat Chief Minister Patel said, "Gujarat heartily welcomes Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and Deputy Prime Minister of Australia Richard Marles. I am sure that today's match while being a great cricketing spectacle, will go beyond the boundaries of sports to strengthen the bonds between the two nations."The cricket World Cup match between India and Australia is underway at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. India lost the toss and was asked to bat.
India stormed into the finals after registering a comprehensive 70-run victory over New Zealand on Wednesday. After Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill's explosive start, Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer scored a ton each to put India on course of a massive target.
In the second semi-final, South Africa made Australia sweat after setting a modest target. Australia skipper Pat Cummins and speedster Mitchell Starc held their nerves to take the hosts to a three-wicket win.
This encounter is a 20-year-old repeat clash of the 2003 World Cup Final when the two cricket-enthusiast nations faced each other and India will be aiming to reverse the result of the last encounter, which India lost by 125 runs. (ANI)