The Australian team is performing tremendously in the final match of the World Test Championship. The Indian team won the toss and invited Australia to bat first. In the first innings, Australia scored 469 runs, while India scored 296 runs. By the end of the third day’s play, Australia scored 123 for 4. Spinner Ravindra Jadeja looks in good form in the second innings. Jadeja made a big record on Friday when he took the wicket of Steve Smith.
Steve Smith scored a century in the final match of World Test Championship i.e. WTC. In the first innings, he scored an important knock of 121 runs off 268 balls. In the second innings as well, the Australian team and fans were expecting a similar innings from Smith. However, Smith could not survive the spin of Ravindra Jadeja. He lost his wicket after scoring 34 runs off 47 balls. With this wicket, Jadeja became the second bowler to have the best performance against Smith in Test cricket. He has run Smith out of the field as many as 8 times.
When it comes to the best performers in Test cricket against Steve Smith, England’s Stuart Broad is number one. Broad has taken Smith’s wicket 9 times in Test cricket. For this he had to play 24 matches. Jadeja, who is second on the list, has taken Smith’s wicket 8 times in 13 Tests. Ravichandran Ashwin and James Anderson are ranked third and fourth in the list respectively. Both of them took Smith’s wicket 8 times each. But for this the number of Test matches played by them is different.
Bowler who dismissed Steve Smith most times in Test cricket
9 – Stuart Broad (27 Tests)
8 – Ravindra Jadeja (13 Tests)
8 – Ravichandran Ashwin (16 Tests)
8 – James Anderson (25 Tests)
7 – Yasir Shah (7 Tests)
Considering the overall match, the Australian team is leading by 296 runs at the end of the third day. Marnus Labuschagne (41*) and Cameron Green (7*) remain on the field and Australia have a total of 6 wickets in hand. India, on the other hand, need quick wickets. The performance of the Indian bowlers in the first session on Saturday (June 10) could influence the match. (Steve Smith was dismissed by Ravindra Jadeja for the 8th time in his Test career)
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