December 10, 2023

A pro-Palestinian protester stormed the field at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Sunday, disrupting the cricket World Cup final between India and Australia. The protester, wearing a face mask of the Palestinian flag and a shirt reading “stop bombing Palestine,” was removed from the pitch after running towards Virat Kohli, according to Sky News.

Australia won a record-extending sixth 50-overs World Cup title after opener Travis Head smashed a magnificent century to fashion their six-wicket victory in Sunday’s final against the tournament’s form team India. Put into bat, India rode battling half-centuries by KL Rahul and Virat Kohli to post a below-par 240 all out in exactly 50 overs at a packed Narendra Modi Stadium. Australia suffered a top-order wobble of their own but Head’s 137 off 120 balls saw them romp home with seven overs to spare in a match that never reached great heights. The majority of those present in the 132,000-capacity ground sat in deathly silence as the home team, who had won 10 matches in a row to make the final, succumbed to their first loss of the tournament in the all-important summit clash.