IND vs AUS Highlights: Australia take complete command, India trail by 318 runs at Day 2 close

IND vs AUS Highlights, Day 2: Australia are cruising to their maiden WTC Final title at the end of Day 2. India…

IND vs AUS Highlights: KS Bharat & Ajinkya Rahane close Day 2 at 151/5 with India still trailing by 318 runs in India vs Australia WTC Final

IND vs AUS Highlights, Day 2: Australia are cruising to their maiden WTC Final title at the end of Day 2. India are 5 wickets down in 469-run chase. Had it not been for Ravindra Jadeja’s counter-attacking 48, India would have been in more trouble. At Day 2 stumps, India posted 151/5 with Ajinkya Rahane (29) and KS Bharat (5) on the crease. India still trail by 318 runs. Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara all fell cheaply.

Earlier India scalped 7 wickets after Australia resumed at 327/3. Steve Smith completed his century while Travis Head smashed 150 before both fell. Mohammed Siraj was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets while Mohammad Shami and Shardul Thakur scalped two each. Ravindra Jadeja also got a wicket.

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IND vs AUS Session Breakdown of Day 1:

  • 1st Session: Overs: 23 | Runs:73 | Wickets: 2
  • 2nd Session: Overs: 28 | Runs: 97 | Wickets: 1
  • 3rd Session: Overs: 34 | Runs: 157 | Wickets: 0

Day 1 Summary: Opting to bowl, India started brilliantly. Mohammed Siraj struck early to dismiss Usman Khawaja. While David Warner & Marnus Labuschagne steadied the ship with a 69-run stand, Shardul Thakur struck to remove the World No 1 Test batter for 26.

As Australia headed back to the pavilion for lunch at 71/2, Mohammad Shami came back post lunch to rattle the Aussies. With David Warner falling for 43, India sniffed a chance. However, it all went down the drain with the sun shining bright at the Oval.

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While Steve Smith played cautiously without taking any risks, Travis Head took on Indian attack. He continued to plunder Indian attack as the pitch got easier to bat on. By Tea, Australia 170/3 and India needed to respond.

However, poor bowling by Umesh Yadav and Shardul Thakur never let India back in the game. Siraj and Shami tried their bit with Ravindra Jadeja also joining in but Head reached his 100 in just 106 balls. Smith brought up a patient half-century off 144 balls as the duo commanded the passage of play.

At the end of Day 1, Australia posted 327/3 with Head unbeaten on 146 and Smith not out on 95.

No Rains Expected On Day 2 or 3

According to, the weather on the first three days (June 7, 8 , 9) will be mostly sunny with blue skies. The temperature will be around 21 to 22 degree Celsius and just one per cent chances of precipitation.

India vs Australia Playing XIs:

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli. Ajinkya Rahane, Srikar Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami. Mohammed Siraj

Australia: David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne. Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green. Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Scott Boland

WTC Final 2023: Live Broadcast and Streaming

The India vs Australia World Test Championship Final will be telecasted live on Star Sports Network in India in both Hindi and English. The Live Streaming of the match will be available on Disney + Hotstar.

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