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INDvsAUS | Australia wins maiden WTC Title against India
It is the first time in history that an Australian team has won all four ICC titles, after defeating India in the World Test Championship (WTC) final on Sunday.
The match at The Oval witnessed a remarkable collapse by the Indian team as Scott Boland played a crucial role in Australia win. India began their chase with a target of 444 runs. However, they stumbled and lost seven wickets for just 70 runs in the span of 24 overs before lunch on the fifth day. Boland contributed to the downfall by taking two wickets in a single over, including the prized wicket of Virat Kohli. He finished with impressive figures of 3-46 in 16 overs. Off-spinner Nathan Lyon also played a crucial role, taking four wickets for 41 runs to wrap up India’s innings.
INDvsAUS | Remarkable Collapse by the Indian Team
This victory allowed Australia to secure the one major men’s cricket title that had previously eluded them. The team, led by Pat Cummins, will now enter the first Ashes Test against England next week with high spirits and confidence.
WTC 2023 FINAL | Scott Boland Lead Australia to Victory
On the other hand, India, who were defeated by New Zealand in the inaugural WTC 2023 final in 2021, continue their quest for a major global cricket title. It has been a decade since India last won a significant tournament, and this loss has further extended their wait.
The odds were heavily stacked against India in this match, with a target of 444 runs being much higher than any successful fourth-innings chase in the 146-year history of Test cricket. The record for the highest successful chase in the fourth innings is held by the West Indies, who scored 418-7 against Australia in 2003 at Stadium John’s.
Australia’s victory in the WTC final has not only made history but has also set the stage for an exciting Ashes series against England. The win will undoubtedly boost their morale as they aim to reclaim the coveted Ashes urn.