Ahmedabad, 19/11: Australia will need 241 to beat India in the Cricket World Cup final at Ahmedabad on Sunday following a disciplined fielding display.
The record five-time champions dismissed unbeaten tournament hosts India, bidding for a third title, for 240. Left-arm quick Mitchell Starc took 3-55 and Australia captain Pat Cummins, who won the toss, a miserly 2-34 in his maximum 10 overs.
KL Rahul top-scored with 66 but hit only one boundary in 107 balls. Star batsman Virat Kohli made 54 after India captain Rohit Sharma struck a fluent 47 off just 31 balls opening the innings.
India skipper Rohit Sharma played another blinder before Australia bounced back to reduce the hosts to 97 for three in 15 overs in the World Cup final. On expected lines, both teams did not make changes to their playing eleven.