Australia’s Adam Zampa achieved a significant milestone during the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 final against India on Sunday, November 19. The leg-spinner equaled the long-standing record of spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan for the most wickets taken by a spinner in a single edition of the CWC.

Adam Zampa equals Muttiah Muralitharan’s record in ODI World Cup 2023 Final

Zampa accomplished this feat in the 45th over of the Indian innings, delivering a length ball with scrambled seam to dismiss Jasprit Bumrah in front. Despite securing just one wicket in his spell, the Aussie leg-spinner reached an impressive milestone. Zampa concluded the tournament with 23 wickets in elven games, matching the record set by Sri Lanka legend Muralitharan in the 2007 edition held in the West Indies.

Most wickets by a spinner in a single World Cup tournament

  • Adam Zampa (Australia) – 23 wickets – 2023 World Cup
  • Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka) – 23 wickets – 2007 World Cup
  • Brad Hogg ( Australia) – 21 wickets – 2007 World Cup
  • Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) – 21 wickets -2011 World Cup
  • Shane Warne (Australia) – 20 wickets – 1999 World Cup

Zampa’s evolution in the CWC 2023

Zampa’s journey in the World Cup began with a slow start, but as the tournament progressed, he showcased an impressive evolution in his game. The leg-spinner’s guile and trajectory became increasingly potent, tormenting opposition batters and solidifying his position as a key player in Australia’s bowling arsenal.

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Zampa’s milestone on the Indian soil

In addition to his World Cup feat, Notably, he also became the first overseas bowler to reach 50 ODI wickets on Indian soil, achieving the landmark in 27 matches. With a total of 165 wickets in 96 ODIs, including multiple four and five-wicket hauls, Zampa has established himself as a potent force in the bowling department.

Australia’s triumph in the final

In the final against India, Australia emerged victorious, securing their sixth World Cup title. Despite India’s fighting half-centuries from Virat Kohli and KL Rahul, they could only post 240 in 50 overs. Australia, in response, orchestrated a dominant performance, with Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne stitching a crucial 192-run partnership for the fourth wicket, leading Australia to a comprehensive six-wicket victory in the summit clash.

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