Narendra Modi Stadium roars at sound equals to jet as Shami Strikes Early in CWC 2023 Final against Australia
During the World Cup 2023 final at the Narendra Modi Stadium, the deafening roars of fans echoed at 127 dB, nearly as loud as a fighter jet.
Ahmedabad: In a thrilling ICC World Cup 2023 final at the Narendra Modi Stadium, the deafening roars of fans echoed at 127 decibel (dB), nearly as loud as a fighter jet, after Mohammed Shami claimed the wicket of David Warner in the second over of Australia’s run chase. Chasing a modest target of 241 for victory, Australia faced an early setback when Shami induced an edge off Warner’s bat, with Virat Kohli making a sharp catch at first slip.
The explosive moment sent shockwaves through the stadium, reaching a noise level comparable to a military jet take-off at 130 dB. The atmosphere remained electric as Jasprit Bumrah further fueled India’s resurgence, dismissing the dangerous Mitchell Marsh in the 5th over, putting India firmly back into contention after a lackluster batting performance in the first innings.
Australia’s captain, Pat Cummins, had expressed their intention to silence the capacity Indian crowd, and the early wickets seemed to accomplish just that. The Australian team managed to pick wickets at regular intervals, disrupting India’s momentum after opting to bowl first.
India’s innings saw noteworthy contributions from KL Rahul (66), Virat Kohli (54), and Rohit Sharma (47). However, the rest of the batting lineup struggled to make an impact on the slow wicket at Motera, leading to a relatively subdued crowd during India’s innings.
The fans, momentarily quieted by the lack of boundaries and sixes in India’s innings, regained their fervor with the early breakthroughs in Australia’s run chase. The new white ball became India’s ally as they staged a spirited fightback, keeping the crowd engaged and amplifying the excitement in the stadium.