The final match of the World Test Championship 2023 between India and Australia is underway. Indian team seems to be behind in this match. Australia has built a mountain of 469 runs in the first innings. Chasing this challenge, the Indian team has scored 151 runs in the first innings losing 5 wickets. This includes only 15 runs from skipper Rohit Sharma. However, Rohit has also made a special record in his name.
What is Rohit’s record?
Rohit Sharma created a special record as soon as he came out to bat in the WTC final match against Australia being played at the K Oval ground in London. Rohit became the first player to open the Indian innings in 5 different ICC finals.
Rohit has opened the innings five times in ICC finals
In the WTC final, Rohit scored 15 runs in the first innings off 26 balls with the help of 2 fours. At this time, Rohit had to take the road to the tent after being bowled by Pat Cummins. He has previously opened for India in the 2013 Champions Trophy, 2014 T20 World Cup, 2017 Champions Trophy and the final of the 2021 World Test Championship.
Talking about the match, Australia scored 469 runs in the first innings while batting first. In this, Travis Head scored 163 and Steve Smith scored 121 runs. While chasing this challenge, the team management along with the fans had a lot of expectations from the top order batsmen of the Indian team. However, Rohit Sharma (15), Shubman Gill (13), Virat Kohli (14) and Cheteshwar Pujara (14) could not even cross the 20-run mark. Ravindra Jadeja meanwhile contributed 48 runs. Also, Ajinkya Rahane (29 not out) and KS Bharat (5 not out) are still on the field. (wtc final 2023 rohit sharma has become first player to open in 5 different icc finals)
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