New Delhi. Usman Khawaja of Australia has become the third batsman to be dismissed for 0 in the final of the World Test Championship. In the match between India and Australia (India vs Australia) that started on Wednesday, he was caught by Mohammad Siraj from wicketkeeper KS Bharat. Before Khawaja, India’s Jasprit Bumrah and New Zealand’s Neil Wagner were dismissed for 0 in the WTC Final-2021. New Zealand won the match by 8 wickets and won the World Test Championship trophy.
Bumrah made ‘Pair’
Bumrah has such a record in his name that he probably would never like to remember. He is the only player to be dismissed on ‘Pair’ (zero in both innings) in the WTC Final. In the first innings of the World Test Championship Final-2021 against New Zealand, the Indian team scored 217 runs and Bumrah got Kyle Jameson in his first ball. Were made victims (LBW). Bumrah could not open the account even in the second innings. He was caught by Latham on the ball of Tim Southee without scoring any runs.
In the second innings, the matter of relief for Bumrah was that he was dismissed on the fourth ball after playing three balls and survived the ‘Golden Duck’ (out on the very first ball) in both the innings. By the way, apart from Bumrah, New Zealand’s Wagner was also dismissed for 0 in the 2021 WTC Final. During New Zealand’s first innings, he was caught by R.K. Ashwin had caught Ajinkya Rahane.
This match was full of disappointment
For Bumrah, this match was disappointing not only in terms of batting but also in terms of bowling. Bumrah, who has won many matches for India in international cricket, did not get any wicket in the WTC Final. In the first innings he gave 57 runs in 26 overs and in the second innings he gave 35 runs in 10.4 overs but could not take any wicket in both the innings.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 08, 2023, 14:57 IST