Despite initial skepticism from Allan Border and many other Australians, Pat Cummins’ decision to send India in to bat at the World Cup final was ultimately praised as a brilliant tactical move. Australia went on to defeat India by six wickets, earning their sixth ODI title. Travis Head’s impressive century and a crucial catch helped turn the game in Australia’s favor. Cummins’ decision to bowl first was unexpected, as it goes against traditional cricketing wisdom of setting a high score and putting pressure on the opposition in the run chase. In the 2003 World Cup final, Indian captain Sourav Ganguly made a similar decision to send Australia in to bat and ultimately regretted it. Despite initial doubts, Cummins’ bold move proved to be a winning strategy for Australia in the end.
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