In a stunning turn of events during the ODI World Cup 2023 final clash between India and Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium, a pitch invader breached security protocols, rushing onto the field to embrace former Indian captain Virat Kohli.

A massive security breach

The incident occurred during the 14th over of the match, creating a temporary disruption in the highly-anticipated showdown. The daring pitch invasion took an unexpected political turn as the fan donned a ‘Free Palestine’ T-shirt, raising questions about the motive behind the security breach.

The invader managed to reach Kohli, hugging him before being promptly detained by the stadium security personnel. Despite the breach, the security team acted swiftly to remove the fan from the ground, ensuring the safety of the players and the resumption of the match without further delay.

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Australian bowling dominance limits Indian batters

Before the security breach, the match witnessed an intense battle between bat and ball. Australian skipper Pat Cummins won the toss and opted to field, putting the Indian batting line-up to the test. Rohit Sharma provided a solid start with a quickfire 47 runs off 31 balls.

Also READ: WATCH – Travis Head takes a sensational catch to dismiss Rohit Sharma in IND vs AUS final – ODI World Cup 2023

Facing a challenging Australian bowling attack, Indian batters found it difficult to build partnerships. Virat Kohli continued his stellar form, contributing a crucial 54 runs off 63 balls before falling victim to Cummins. KL Rahul took charge, registering a resilient 66 runs from 107 balls with a lone boundary to his credit.

Mitchell Starc emerged as the standout bowler for Australia, claiming three wickets for 55 runs in his 10-over spell. Cummins and Josh Hazlewood provided valuable support, securing two wickets each (2/24 and 2/60, respectively).

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