Cricket World Cup: Heartbreak for hosts India as Australia win in final | World News

Australia have won the Cricket World Cup after a Travis Head century took them to victory over India.

The team were chasing a target of 241 to win the championship after bowling India out for 240 in front of a 132,000-capacity partisan crowd at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

The hosts took three early wickets before Head and Marnus Labuschagne steadied the Australian innings.

India won every single match of the tournament in the lead up to the final, while Australia lost their first two – with the pair playing each other in their opening game.

It’s the sixth time Australia/India have won the event.

England were knocked out of the tournament in the group stages.

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