India went into the final match of the World Test Championship 2023 with an eyebrow-raising playing XI. R Ashwin was out of the final eleven. Also, Akshar Patel, the spinner, did not get a chance. However, Akshar, who came in as a temporary substitute for Mohammad Shami, stole the show with brilliant fielding. Akshar won the hearts of cricket lovers by running out Australia’s Mitchell Starc in a spectacular manner.
Brilliant fielding by Akshar Patel
This incident happened in the 104th over of Australia’s innings. Axar Patel, the brilliant all-rounder of the Indian team, grabbed everyone’s attention. As it happened, Mohammed Siraj (Mohammed Siraj) bowled the ball to Mitchell Starc (Mitchell Starc), who was playing for 5 runs, and he hit it towards mid-off. He sprinted to steal a run, but Akshar Patel, who was fielding there, caught the ball with the speed of a cheetah. Also, he dived while picking up the ball with his left hand, and while standing on one leg, blasted the stumps with a rocket throw towards the non-striker’s end. Akshar fell while diving, but did not take his eyes off the ball. The Indian team was also happy to see his brilliant throw. Thus, Akshar Patel’s fielding in the form of Starc gave the Indian team their seventh wicket. Starc was dismissed for the team’s 402 runs.
This is the first time this has happened.
Shardul Thakur has dismissed Steve Smith for the first time in the history of Test cricket. However, he has performed brilliantly against Australia. He has taken 9 wickets in three innings in two matches.
Australia 469 all out after lunch break
The Indian team got off to a good start on the second day. India took 4 wickets before lunch. Travis Head, who was on 163, was caught by Mohammad Siraj off KS Bharat. Also, Steve Smith, who was playing on 121 runs, was bowled by Shardul Thakur. Cameron Green was caught by Mohammed Shami off Shubman Gill, while Mitchell Starc was run out by Akshar Patel. After this, Australia’s wickets continued to fall at regular intervals. Siraj took Australia’s last wicket. Siraj sent Australia captain Pat Cummins to the tent after being caught by Ajinkya Rahane. So Australia’s innings ended on 469 runs.
This time, Siraj took the most 4 wickets from India. Also, Shami and Shardul took 2 wickets each. In addition, Ravindra Jadeja also took 1 wicket to his name. (wtc final 2023 ind vs aus all rounder axar patel brilliant fielding run out mitchell starc with direct hit see video)
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