World Test Championship
Australia triumphs in the final of the World Test Championship, beating India by a score of 209 runs.Nathan Lyon and Scott Boland, who took four and three wickets, respectively, for Australia in the second innings, were the primary destroyers for Australia.At the Oval in London on Sunday, Australia triumphed over India in the final of the World Test Championship by a score of 209 runs to claim the title.The Men in Blue were all out for 234 runs in their second innings on the fifth day of the competition, which occurred when they were attempting to chase down a target of 444 runs.As a result of Australia’s victory, they were finally able to claim the one major men’s cricket title that had escaped them in the past.
destroyers for Australia
Nathan Lyon and Scott Boland, who each took three wickets for Australia in the second innings, were the primary destroyers for Australia.Although some of the Indian batters got off to good starts, none of them were able to maintain their position at the wicket for an extended amount of time. The significant contributions for India came primarily from Rohit Sharma (43), Virat Kohli (49), and Ajinkya Rahane (46).India resumed their innings on 164-3, requiring an additional 280 runs to make what would be a record-breaking total. The highest total scored by any side to win in the fourth innings in the 146-year history of the Test match was 418-7, which was achieved by the West Indies against Australia at St. John’s in 2003. All of the cricket logic was stacked against India.
However, in the opening session of the final day, Boland claimed two wickets in three balls, including the prize scalp of star batter Virat Kohli. Boland’s performance was a highlight of the day.When Kohli reached the score of 49, he had only added five runs to his score from the previous day. At that time, Boland was bowling a wide ball, and Steve Smith was diving to his right at second slip to make a spectacular catch on Kohli’s edged drive.Ravindra Jadeja was down for a duck two balls later, caught behind after nicking a brilliant Boland delivery that seamed away into the angle.
As India’s innings came to a close, Australia secured a decisive victory against them by claiming their final seven wickets while scoring only 70 runs.
A few quick scoresThe first innings score for Australia was 469 (T Head 163, S Smith 121; Mohammed Siraj 4-108).India scored 296 runs in their first innings (A Rahane 89 and S Thakur 51; P Cummins 3-83).Australia 2nd Innings: 270-8 dec (A Carey 66 no; R Jadeja 3-58)India scored 234 runs in their second innings (N Lyon took 4-41 and S Boland took 3-46).The final score was Australia’s victory by 209 runs.