India and Australia face off in the final of the World Test Championship. The title match is being played from June 7 at the Oval in London. Looking at the statistics from the two days, the Kangaroo team strengthened their grip on the match. If India want to stay in the match without getting all out, a different strategy will have to be brought on the field.
Australia were bowled out for 469 on the second day (June 8) of the final of the World Test Championship. After this, the Indian team came into the field to bat. By the end of the day’s play, the Indian team scored 151 for 5 in the first innings. Australia team is still leading by 318 runs. So, Ajikya Rahane 29 and KS Bharat 5 not out in Indian team.
The Indian team will have to show the magic of Adelaide on the field
On Friday (June 9), the Indian team will begin play in front of 151 runs on the third day. If, the Indian team (Team India) wants to play this final match in its name, then the 20-year-old technique will have to be implemented. Earlier also Indian team used this technique against Australia to win the match.
I am telling you about the Test series between India and Australia in late 2003. The second Test match of the series was played in Adelaide from 12 to 16 December. Batting first, the Australian team made a huge score of 556 runs in front of India. Anil Kumble of Indian team took 5 wickets while bowling.
Agarkar’s 6 wickets turned the game around
The Indian team was behind by 23 runs in the first innings, but in the second innings, the Australian team was bowled out for 196 runs. Thus the Indian team got a target of 230 runs in that test match. Ajit Agarkar, a fast bowler, did wonders for the Indian team in the second innings. Agarkar took 6 wickets for 41 runs.
Then in the second innings, the Indian team scored 233 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. At that time, India won the match by 4 wickets. In the current match, India will have to use the magic of the Adelaide Test if they want to etch their name on victory.
Now Rahane-Bharat will have to show their strength on the third day
On the third day of the World Test Championship final on Friday (June 9), the Indian team will start the game 151 runs behind after losing 5 wickets in the first innings. India need 318 more runs to win. Ajinkya Rahane (29) and KS Bharat (5) will start for India on Day 3. Now, if the Indian team wants to hold on to this match, Rahane and Bharat will have to play a big knock on the third day of the match.
The Australian team scored 469 runs in the first innings. On the second day of the game, Steve Smith completed his century with a brilliant batting performance. Also, it was Smith’s 31st Test century. Smith was dismissed on 121 and Travis Head on 163. Mohammad Siraj has taken the most wickets for India with four wickets.
Playing-11 of both the teams for the World Test Championship final
Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, KS Bharat (wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Shami and Mohammad Siraj.
David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wicketkeeper), Pat Cummins (c) Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Scott Boland.
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