IND vs AUS / Team India again broke the dream of WTC Trophy - Australia's big win by 209 runs

Zoom News : Jun 11, 2023, 05:44 PM
IND vs AUS: Team India has lost the final match of the World Test Championship for the second time in a row. The team was defeated by Australia by 209 runs. Chasing a target of 444 runs, the Indian team got all out for 234 in the first session of the last day. No Indian batsman could score 50+ in the second innings. Virat Kohli (49 runs) was the top scorer. Australia declared their second innings on 270/8 at The Oval ground in London and gave India a target of 444 runs to win. The Indian team was all out for 296 runs in the first innings, while the Australian team was all out for 469 runs in the first innings.

Now see the game of the first four days in some points…

Day 1: Australia 327/3, centurion Head-Smith returned unbeaten On the first day, the Australian team had scored 327 runs for three wickets. For the team, Travis Head returned unbeaten on 146 and Steve Smith on 95 runs.

Day 2: India's top order failed, no one could cross the 20 mark India's start was not good in response to the score of 469 runs. At first, Rohit and Gill showed some good shorts, but both the openers could not extend their innings. First Rohit Sharma became the victim of Pat Cummins by scoring 15 runs. Then Gill also followed Rohit on a personal score of 13 runs. Here there were expectations from Pujara and Kohli, but both these giants also kept going by scoring 14-14 runs. After losing four wickets at 71, Rahane-Jadeja prevented the Indian innings from disintegrating for some time by sharing a 71-run partnership on 100 balls. Jadeja was just two runs away from his half-century when Lion caught him by Smith and sent him to the pavilion.

Day 3: Jadeja-Thakur saved from follow-on Australia took a 296-run lead over India on the third day of the World Test Championship (WTC) final. The team scored 123 runs for 4 wickets in the second innings till stumps. Marnus Labushen returned unbeaten on 41 and Cameron Green on 7 runs. Earlier, India was all out for 296 runs in the first innings.

Day 4: India 280 runs away from victory The Kangaroos started the fourth day on Saturday with a score of 123/4. Wicketkeeper Alex Carey returned unbeaten on 66, while Marnus Labuschagne and Mitchell Starc scored an identical 41 each. From India, Ravindra Jadeja got three wickets, Mohammad Shami and Umesh Yadav got two wickets each.

Smith-Head partnership was the winning factor The partnership between Steve Smith and Travis Head made the difference in the final match. Both shared a 285-run partnership on 408 balls for the fourth wicket during the first innings. With the help of this partnership, Australia scored 469 runs in the first innings, on the basis of this score, Australia came to the driving seat on the second day of the match.

Know here how India's wickets fell in the second innings

First: A good length ball outside off from Boland, taking the outside edge of the bat to third slip, which was caught by Green with one hand. The ball appeared to have touched the grass, so the field umpire sent the appeal to the third umpire and sought advice. Here the third umpire declared Gill out. Later there was controversy on this catch.

Second: Rohit Sharma was LBW in the course of sweeping the ball going outside the middle stump of Nathan Lyon. The Indian captain got out after scoring 43 runs. Here India got another blow.

Third: Pujara wanted to uppercut Pat Cummins' short pitch ball, but the ball touched the bottom edge of the bat and went into the gloves of wicketkeeper Alex Carey.

Fourth: Scott Boland got the wicket of Kohli caught by Steve Smith at slip.

Fifth: Boland bowled an outside swing to lefty batsman Ravindra Jadeja, which took the outside edge of the bat and went into the gloves of wicketkeeper Alex Carey.

Sixth: Rahane wanted to play the sixth stump ball going outside the good length, but the ball took the outside edge of the bat and went to wicketkeeper Alex Carey. Stark gets the first wicket.

Seventh: Lion inside turns the off stump ball of good length, Thakur could not understand it and the ball hit the pad. Thakur got out on zero.

Eighth: Mitchell Starc bowls a bouncer to Umesh Yadav, who takes an edge and goes to wicketkeeper Alex Carey, who takes a jumping catch.

Ninth: Nathan Lyon caught and bowled wicketkeeper Shrikar Bharat.

Tenth: Siraj wanted to reverse sweep on Lion's ball and was caught by Scott Boland at backward points.

50th test of both captains

Coincidentally, this is the 50th Test for the captains of both the teams. Indian captain Rohit Sharma and Australian captain Pat Cummins are playing the 50th Test match together.

Playing-11 of both the teams

India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, KS Bharat (wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj.

Australia: Pat Cummins (c), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Scott Boland.