Indian skipper Ajinkya Rahane and Shardul Thakur battled it out on day three of the WTC finals. They put on a 109-run partnership by the lunch break to take India to 261 for 6 in 60 overs. This time he also avoided the follow-on. Rahane and KS Bharat started the third day with India at 151 for 5. Scott Boland, who came in on the second ball of the day, bowled cleanly and ran into the tent. However, captain Pat Cummins made two big mistakes.
The Indian team batted quickly in the first session. With this momentum, the team’s score crossed 200 with the end of the 49th over. Shardul Thakur got a big life in this session, thanks to a no-ball by Australian captain Pat Cummins.
It so happened that in the 60th over, Cummins’ fourth ball caught Shardul’s pad. This time he appealed loudly, to which Panchani also raised his finger. At this point, it looked as if India had been dealt a seventh blow, but Shardul wasted no time in taking a review. After this, the third umpire looked at the replay and declared the ball a no-ball. Thus Shardul got a great gift of life. This is the second time in this match that Pat Cummins has lost a wicket with a no-ball.
6 No Balls from Pat Cummins, already the most by him in an innings. Two of thrn could have got him both Rahane and Shardul…
But these two have added 109 after losing KS Bharat on the second ball of the day#WTCFinal #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/Oo6mXSEUVf
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Earlier, Ajinkya Rahane was dismissed by Cummins on the second day, but a no-ball gave him a lifeline. After that, Rahane took care of the Australian bowlers. Rahane failed to score a century in this match. He scored 89 runs off 129 balls. This included 1 six and 11 fours. With this half-century, Rahane became the first Indian to score a half-century in a WTC final. Also, Shardul (51) also scored a half-century.
No-ball by Pat Cummins
In the WTC final, Cummins bowled 16 overs with 6 no-balls. 2 no-balls in this resulted in a huge loss for the Australian team. In fact, Cummins has bowled no-balls tirelessly over the years. He has bowled 22 no-balls since January 1, 2022. Cameron Greene is number one. He has bowled 26 no-balls. (wtc final skipper pat cummins with 2 wickets ruled out cause of no balls)
Australian bowlers with most no-balls after January 1, 2022
26- Cameron Greene
22- Pat Cummins
4- Mitchell Starc
2- Scott Boland
0- Nathan Lyon
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