India vs Australia in the final match of the World Test Championship 2023. On the third day of this match, Indian team’s experienced batsman Ajinkya Rahane made a special record. He became the first Indian player to score a half-century in a WTC final. He also became the fourth Indian batsman to score the most runs in the finals of ICC tournaments. Let’s find out…
Ajinkya Rahane’s brilliant record
Ajinkya Rahane made his half-century in the 46th over. He then completed 69 off the final no-ball of the 55th over. With this run, he completed 5000 runs in Tests. Rahane scored 89 runs off 129 balls in the first innings. This innings included 1 six and 11 fours. Due to this innings, a special record was recorded in his name.
4th highest Indian run-scorer in the finals of ICC tournaments
Due to this innings, a special record was recorded in Rahane’s name. He became India’s fourth highest run-scorer in the finals of ICC tournaments. He scored 89 runs. The top scorer in this list is Sourav Ganguly. His highest knock was 117 in the 2002 Champions Trophy final. Second in the list is Gautam Gambhir who played a crucial knock of 97 runs in the 2011 ODI World Cup final. MS Dhoni is in the third place after this and he also scored an unbeaten 91 runs in the final match of the 2011 World Cup.
India’s highest run-scorers in ICC finals
117 – Sourav Ganguly (2002)
97 – Gautam Gambhir (2011)
91* – MS Dhoni (2011)
89 – Ajinkya Rahane (2023)*
On the third day of the match, the Indian team ended their first innings on 296 runs. Apart from Rahane, Shardul Thakur and Ravindra Jadeja scored the most runs for India. Shardul had 51 runs, while Jadeja had 48 runs. Also, captain Pat Cummins took the most 3 wickets while bowling for Australia. Also, Mitchell Starc, Scott Boland and Cameron Green took 2 wickets each. Nathan Lyon managed to take 1 wicket. (Highest Score for India in ICC final Ajinkya Rahane score 89)
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