Hundreds gather as Cricket World Cup final fever soars in London
The videos accessed by ANI, hundreds of fans were seen wearing Indian cricket team jerseys and watching the final match between India and Australia at Boxpark in London.
LONDON: The craze for the ODI World Cup 2023 between India and Australia has reached the United Kingdom capital, where hundreds of cricket fans came together to watch the final match on Sunday.
In the videos accessed by ANI, hundreds of fans were seen wearing Indian cricket team jerseys and watching the final match between India and Australia at Boxpark in London.
In a wholesome video, the fans were also seen celebrating Virat Kohli's half-century in the final match against Australia.
India stormed into the finals after a 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 to a massive target.
KL Rahul arrived to apply the finishing touches to power India to a score of 397/4. With New Zealand appearing in control of the chase, Mohammed Shami struck at the right moments to ensure that India reached the final.
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.
Australia (Playing XI): Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis (Wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (C), Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (Wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj.