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IND vs AUS: WTC 2023 Final match live updates from Day 5

The World Test Championship 2023 came to a close on the fifth day of play at The Oval in London. Despite putting up a valiant effort, India couldn't secure the win and Australia emerged victorious with a commanding lead of 209 runs.

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WTC 2023 Final match between IND vs AUS

IND vs AUS WTC 2023 Finals

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  World Test Championship IND VS AUS

AUS AUS won the WTC 2023 Final by 209 runs


  IInd Innings  
 AUSAUS  270/8 (84.3)
IND IND
 234/10 (63.3)
  Ist Innings  
AUS AUS  469/10 (121.3)
 INDIND  296 (69.4)
          Toss  INDIndia opted to bowl
          Player of the Match  AUSTravis Head


On June 7, 2023, The highly anticipated ICC World Test Championship final between India and Australia is being played at The Oval in London. The leader for India's WTC final 2023 team is none other than Rohit Sharma, while Pat Cummins takes on the role of captain for the Australian squad. The winning team of this intense match will earn the title of World Test Championship champions for the 2021-2023 period.

WTC Final IND vs AUS Day 5 Highlights
The highly anticipated final match of WTC 2023 is coming to a close today. On the 5th day of the match, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane will be returning to resume their innings. 

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India had a disappointing start to their innings today, losing two crucial wickets of Virat Kohli and Jadeja in the opening overs of the game. Despite Kohli falling just short of his half-century and scoring 49 runs off 78 balls, including seven boundaries, India's resume suffered a setback. Sadly, Jadeja was unable to open his account and returned to the pavilion without scoring any runs. Ajinkya Rahane contributed 46 runs to Team India's score off 108 balls, which included seven boundaries. However, he eventually returned to the pavilion. Despite their efforts, Team India was all out and could only manage a total of 234 runs in 63.3 overs. As a result, Australia won the Test series by a margin of 209 runs over India.

Australian bowlers Lyon took four wickets. Boland took three wickets - although there was some controversy surrounding one of their decisions to take Shubman Gill's wicket which was deemed biased by the third umpire. Additionally, Starc managed to take two wickets while Cummins only took one.

WTC Final IND vs AUS Day 4 Highlights
The fourth day of the match has commenced, with Green and Labuschagne continuing their innings. Labuschagne was dismissed after scoring 41 runs off 126 balls and returned to the pavilion. Umesh Yadav claimed his wicket on this decisive Day 4. Further, Jadeja dismissed Green. Australia declared their inning at the score of 270 runs and when they had lost eight wickets.

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During the second inning, Jadeja managed to take three wickets while Umesh and Shami each secured two wickets. Siraj, on the other hand, was able to take just one wicket.

India began chasing the target of 444 runs in their second inning. However, controversy arose when Shubman Gill was caught by Green at a score of 41 runs. Despite clear footage showing the ball touching the ground after splitting the tall Australian fingers, the third umpire adjudged it as a clean catch and declared Shubman Gill "OUT". This decision sparked a social media debate, with fans calling it an 'Unfair Decision'. Nevertheless, the young Indian talent scored 18 runs off 19 balls with a strike rate of 94.74, showcasing his skills on the field.

Cheteshwar joined Rohit on the crease. The partnership between Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara proved fruitful as they added 51 runs off 77 balls. Rohit played a crucial knock of 43 runs off 60 balls, comprising of seven boundaries and one sixer, before returning to the pavilion. Pujara continued to play alongside him but was caught out after scoring 27 runs off 47 balls, hitting five boundaries.

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Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane are at the crease.

WTC Final IND vs AUS Day 3 Highlights
On day 3 of the WTC final, India were back in action with their inning. However, it was an unfortunate start as Bharat was bowled out on the second ball of the day. Nevertheless, Rahane and Shardul are currently at the crease and are working hard to continue India's inning while narrowing the gap between their score and Australia's.

Ajinkya Rahane displayed an impressive performance, scoring 89 runs off 127 balls with eleven boundaries and one sixer. Unfortunately, Cummins dismissed him and he returned to the pavilion. Ajinkya Rahane has accomplished the significant milestone of scoring 5000 runs in Test cricket. This achievement is a testament to his skill and dedication to the sport.

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Subsequently, Umesh came to bat but was soon dismissed after scoring only 5 runs. Shardul Thakur scored 51 runs off 109 balls with six boundaries. Australian bowler Cummins took three wickets. Green, Starc and Boland took two wickets each.

The Australian team began their second inning, it was not a good start for them as they lost the wicket of David Warner(1) to Siraj's impressive bowling. Despite the setback, the team remains determined to bounce back and secure a win. Umesh dismissed Khawaja(13) and Jadeja took the wickets of Smith(34) and Head(18). The day's play has come to a close, with Green and Labuschagne still at the crease. They will resume their inning tomorrow.

WTC Final IND vs AUS Day 2 Highlights
Australia continued to play their innings on Day 2, with Steve Smith leading the charge. The skilled batsman completed his century, scoring an impressive 121 runs off 268 balls. Travis Head also made a significant contribution to the team's total score, hitting 163 runs off just 174 balls before returning to the pavilion. Overall, Australia put up a strong performance and scored a total of 469 runs in just 121.3 overs.

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During Australia's entire inning, Mohammed Siraj was able to take the highest number of four wickets. Shardul Thakur and Mohammed Shami also contributed by taking two wickets each while Ravindra Jadeja managed to secure one wicket.

The Indian team began their chase of the target of 469 runs with Captain Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill as their openers. However, the Indian openers were unable to make a substantial impact as both were dismissed quickly. Rohit Sharma managed to score only 15 runs off 26 balls, while Shubman Gill scored 13 runs off 15 balls before being bowled out by Boland. Australian Captain Pat Cummins claimed the wicket of Rohit Sharma, leaving the Indian team in a difficult position early on in their innings. Both Rohit and Shubman hit two boundaries each in their inning. Cheteshwar Pujara made an appearance on the field. However, his performance was lackluster as he scored just 14 runs off 25 balls and was quickly dismissed from the game. Soon after, Virat Kohli followed suit and also scored 14 runs off 31 balls but unfortunately got caught out.

Ravindra Jadeja was just two runs short of scoring a half century, but he still played an impressive inning, hitting seven boundaries and one sixer for a total of 48 runs off 51 balls. Currently at the crease are Ajinkya Rhane, who scored 29 runs, and KS Bharat with 5 runs.

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WTC Final IND vs AUS Day 1 Highlights
Opting to bowl first after winning the toss, India watched as Australia's opening batsmen, David Warner and Usman Khawaja, began their innings. Unfortunately for Khawaja, he was dismissed without scoring a run off 10 balls. However, Marnus Labuschagne and Warner took charge of the innings, forming a strong partnership of 69 runs off 108 balls despite India's early success. Warner eventually departed with a score of 43 off 60 balls, including eight boundaries. Labuschagne continued to bat well but was eventually dismissed after contributing 26 runs off 62 balls. Travis Head played a phenomenal inning, scoring 146 runs off 156 balls. His unbeaten score included an impressive 22 boundaries and one sixer. Steve Smith is only five runs away from reaching his century. The team decided to call it stumps at the score of 327 after completing 85 overs of the game.

The Indian bowlers displayed exceptional skills as Mohammed Siraj took the wicket of Khawaja at zero run, Shami bowled out Labuschagne and Shardul Thakur sent Warner back to the pavilion. Their incredible performance proved to be a game-changer!

IND vs AUS Head-to-Head Record
India and Australia have a long-standing rivalry in Test cricket, having played against each other 106 times. Out of these matches, Australia has emerged victorious in 44 games while India has taken the lead in 32 matches. There have been 29 draws between the two teams, and one game was declared as a tie.

INDIA: India has made a significant climb to secure the second position in the World Test Championship points standings, with an impressive PCT of 58.80. During WTC 2023, India played a total of 18 matches, led by both Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in Tests for two years. By winning 10, losing only 5, and drawing 3 games, India earned their spot in the playoffs and rose to second place in the standings.

AUSTRALIA: Australia emerged victorious in the World Test Championship points tally, securing their place in the championship match. Over the course of the tournament, they participated in 6 Test series, playing a total of 19 games. Out of these, they won an impressive 11 matches and suffered only 3 losses. The remaining 5 games ended in a draw. With a win percentage of 66.67%, Australia outshined all other teams in the league.

IND and AUS Playing XI's
India squad: Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, KS Bharat(wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
Reserve Players: Ishan Kishan(wk), Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Jaydev Unadkat

Australia squad: Pat Cummins(c), Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Green, Scott Boland, Marnus Labuschagne, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Steve Smith(vc), Mitchell Starc, David Warner
Reserve Players: Josh Inglis, Todd Murphy, Michael Nesser, Marcus Harris

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