Rohit Sharma fell three runs short of a half-century

Kohli-Rahul Resilience Amid Bowling Brilliance

With the loss of two quick wickets, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul took charge, displaying resilience in the face of an outstanding Australian bowling performance. 

Australia's disciplined approach, particularly Pat Cummins' off-pace cutters, kept India's run rate in check, creating a phase of 97 balls without a boundary.

Pat Cummins emerged as the chief architect of Australia's success, employing strategic variations to disrupt India's rhythm. Kohli, who had been in prolific form throughout the tournament, fell victim to Cummins' cunning cutter, chopping on after reaching his 9th fifty of the competition. 

Virat Kohli and KL Rahul consolidated after a couple of quick wickets

Australia's Bowling Mastery in the Middle Overs

During the middle overs, Australia's bowlers maintained a stranglehold on India's batting lineup. Cummins continued his exceptional form, setting the tone with precise off-cutters.

 Mitchell Marsh and other supporting bowlers adhered to tight lines, denying India any scoring opportunities. The brilliant execution of bowling plans left India grappling for momentum.

Despite KL Rahul's valiant effort in reaching a half-century, and Kohli's composed innings, India struggled to stage a late surge. The Australian bowlers, anticipating dew that could favor batting later, ensured that India's total was kept in check at 240. 

While not an imposing target, it poses a challenging chase for Australia in the World Cup final.

The attention now shifts to Australia's batting lineup as they aim to counter India's total and stake their claim to cricket's ultimate glory. 

As the two teams prepare to switch roles, the final promises to be a spectacle of strategic acumen, skill, and nerve-wracking competition. The world watches with bated breath as the climax of the World Cup unfolds in the heart of Ahmedabad.