On the fourth day of the final of the World Test Championship 2023, Australia declared their innings at 270 for 8. Also, the Indian team was challenged to 444 runs for victory. However, as two Australian players scored a century in the first innings, no one scored a century in the second innings. However, one batsman managed to score a half century. That player is none other than Alex Carey. This time he also made a special record on his name.
Alex Carey’s half century
The responsibility of bowling the 77th over from the Indian team was on the shoulders of Ravindra Jadeja. Also, Alex Carey was on strike. This time, Carey scored a run on Jadeja’s first ball and brought up his half-century. He faced 82 balls to make this half century. He scored these runs with the help of 6 fours. He also created a special record by scoring this half century. He became the first Australian batsman to score a half-century in the final of the World Test Championship. Interestingly, he remained unbeaten in the second innings. He scored 66 off 105 balls with 8 fours.
Centuries of Smith and Head
Australia lost the toss and scored 469 runs losing all wickets while batting first. These runs were scored by Australia on the back of centuries by Steve Smith (121 off 268 balls) and Travis Head (163 off 174 balls). Apart from him, not a single batsman has scored a half century. Alex Carey was dismissed for 48 runs in the first innings. Also, David Warner played an innings of 43 runs. While bowling for India this time, Mohammad Siraj took the most 4 wickets, while Mohammad Shami and Shardul Thakur took 2 wickets each. Also, Jadeja managed to take 1 wicket.
Challenge of 444 runs before India
Australia declared their second innings on 270 for the loss of 8 wickets on the fourth day of the match. This gave India a challenge of 444 runs to win. Only Alex Carey managed to score a half century from Australia this time. Apart from him, Mitchell Starc and Marnus Labuschagne scored 41 runs each. Smith (34) and Head (18), who scored centuries in the first innings, could not produce a big innings. This time Ravindra Jadeja shone while bowling for India. He took the most 3 wickets. Also, Mohammad Shami and Umesh Yadav took 2 wickets each, while Mohammad Siraj managed to take 1 wicket.
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