London: In the World Test Championship 2023 final (WTCFinal2023) match between India and Australia (IndiavsAustralia), the war has started on the Oval ground. Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and invited Australia to bat. After losing the toss, the Kangaroo team, which came to bat first, lost two wickets.
The Indian team has got another big success. Fast bowler Shardul Thakur gave another blow to the Australian team on 71 runs. Shardul hunted David Warner. Warner scored 43 runs in 60 balls and was caught out by wicketkeeper Shrikar Bharat. Warner shared a 108-ball 69-run partnership for the second wicket with Marnus Labuschagne.
David Warner and Usman Khawaja came in to open, but Khawaja did not last long. Fast bowler Mohammad Siraj gave the first blow to the Australian team by 2 runs. Siraj made Usman Khawaja a victim. Khawaja could not open the account after playing 10 balls and was caught out by wicketkeeper Srikar Bharat.
Australia’s score has crossed 50 runs. The team has made 54 runs after losing one wicket in 16 overs. Labuschagne is playing with 16 runs. Warner has scored 37 runs. India have given Shardul Thakur and Umesh Yadav a chance to change the bowling attack. Shardul has given 4 runs in 2 overs. He has also taken Madden over.
To pay tribute to the victims of the Odisha train accident, the players of both the teams entered the field wearing black armbands
In this Test, Indian and Australian players arrived to play the match wearing black armbands. Fans are curious to know why the players of both the teams are playing the match wearing black armbands. On June 2, three trains collided in Odisha’s Balasore district. SMVB-Howrah Express (12864), Coromandel Express and goods train collided near Bahnaga station. 288 people died in this accident. More than 1000 people have been injured.
To pay tribute to the people who died in this accident, in the final match of the World Test Championship, the players of India and Australia arrived to play the match with black armbands tied on their hands. Before the start of the match, all the players observed a silence. This final match has started from 7th June, which will be played till 11th June. This title match is being played at the Oval ground in London.
Indian Team: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, KS Bharat (wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Shami and Mohammad Siraj.
Australian team: David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wicketkeeper), Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Scott Boland