WTC Final Day 2 Review: Rohit-Virat broke hearts… Indian skipper failed in big match, Australia dominated India on second day


Australia scored 469 runs in the first innings
Rohit Sharma and Co. in trouble
Smith studded century after the head

New Delhi. The Indian cricket team includes big names like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and Shubman Gill. In the ICC World Test Championship final (IND vs AUS WTC Final 2023), Indian fans had high hopes from these heroes, but on the very second day of this prestigious final against Australia at The Oval, the lions of Team India were seen getting piled up cheaply. As a result, it is now becoming difficult for India to save this Test match. The pitch on which Travis Head and Steve Smith scored brilliant centuries, India’s star batsmen were seen yearning for runs.

4 wickets of the top order of Team India had fallen on the score of 71. Everyone from Rohit to Virat was seen struggling in front of the Australian pace attack. Kangaroo bowlers bowled the Indian batsmen on the off stump and trapped them in their net. Rohit got out after scoring 15 runs while Gill scored 13 runs. Pujara and Virat returned to the pavilion after scoring 14-14 runs. Rohit wanted to play the good length ball in front but the ball hit the pad keeping low. Gill was caught by Boland on an inswing ball, while Pujara could not understand Green’s incoming ball, while Kohli was entangled in a bouncer by Starc. Ravindra Jadeja, who was moving towards the half-century, was trapped by off-spinner Nathan Lyon in his spin and made Team India’s score 142 for 5. Jadeja missed his half-century by 2 runs. He played a half-century partnership with Rahane.

At the end of the day’s play, Ajinkya Rahane returned unbeaten on 29 and wicketkeeper batsman Shrikar Bharat on 5 runs. The third day is going to be important for both the batters. This pitch can remain favorable for fast bowlers even on the third day. Till stumps, Team India scored 151 runs for 5 wickets. India is still 318 runs behind the Kangaroo team’s first innings.

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Rohit and Gill’s wickets fell on the score of 30
Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill had the responsibility of getting a good start on their shoulders. But Rohit had left Gill on a total score of 30. Pat Cummins got him out LBW. Gill also fell victim to Scott Boland on this score. After this, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli had the responsibility of grooming the innings. But he also disappointed. For Australia, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Boland and Cameron Green took 1-1 wickets.

Australia lost 8 wickets within 108 runs
Talking about Australia, he started the second day’s play with 327/3. Indian bowlers bowled well on the second day. Especially Pacer Siraj, who took 4 wickets. The Kangaroo team lost its 8 wickets by scoring 108 runs. Mohammed Shami and Shardul Thakur shared 2-2 wickets. At one time Australia had 361 runs for 3 wickets and it seemed that the Kangaroo team would cross the 500 mark but Team India’s bowlers stopped them for 469 runs.

Smith completes century with four
Australia lost the remaining 7 wickets by adding 142 more runs to their yesterday i.e. the first day’s score. Mohammad Siraj was the most successful bowler who took 4 wickets for 108 runs. For Australia, Travis Head scored 163 off 174 balls while Smith scored 121 off 268 balls. Smith scored his 31st Test century. Smith completed his 7th century in England and third on this ground with two consecutive fours in Siraj’s first over of the day.

Tags: Cheteshwar Pujara, India vs Australia, Mohd Siraj, pat cummins, Rohit sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, WTC Final

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