Head joins the elite club of World Cup finalists

Australia’s Travis Head became only the seventh batsman to score a hundred in a World Cup final when he achieved the feat against India in Ahmedabad on Sunday.

He made 137 in the first innings to seal a record-extending sixth World Cup title for his side in a comprehensive six-wicket rout of an Indian side that had won all 10 of their previous games in the tournament.

Head’s hundred was also the third by an Australian in a World Cup final, after Ricky Ponting’s 140 in 2003 and Adam Gilchrist’s 149 four years later.

Below, AFP Sport lists all the hundreds scored in the World Cup final.

Hundreds in World Cup Finals (score, bat, team, opponent, venue, year):

149 Adam Gilchrist, Australia v Sri Lanka, Bridgetown, 2007

140 not out by Ricky Ponting, Australia v India, Johannesburg, 2003

138 no Vivian Richards, West Indies v England, Lord’s, 1979

137 Travis Head Australia v India, Ahmedabad 2023

107 no Aravinda de Silva, Sri Lanka v Australia, Lahore, 1996

103 no Mahela Jayawardene, Sri Lanka v India, Mumbai 2011

102 Clive Lloyd, West Indies v England, Lord’s 1975


no = not out

Jaywardene’s century is the only World Cup final to be scored in a losing cause

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