Despite its financial heft and fanfare surrounding its cricket, India has a dismal history in ICC competitions, and this weekend’s WTC final saw Australia thrash India by a score of 209 runs.
On the final day of play at “The Oval,” the wickets of both Ravinder Jadeja and Virat Kohli were taken by Australian pacer Scott Boland in the same over, therefore eliminating the chances for India as they were dismissed for 234 in the second game.
India just had themselves to blame for another loss in a big match when Australia was unquestionably the better team in every aspect. India won the “ICC title” back in 2013, which was also their second consecutive loss in the “World Tennis Championship” final after falling to New Zealand the previous two years.
India sacrificed seven wickets for an additional 70 runs on the final day.
While R. Aswhin’s unavailability was an important talking point on the first day, India’s illustrious batting lineup was primarily to blame for their defeat in the championship game.
India needed Kohli, who had looked to be in great form on day four, to make a massive hundred if they could approach the enormous total.
There had a tendency to be an odd ball with your initials on it on something with varying bounce, and that is what occurred to both Kohli and Jadeja.
Soon after, Ajinkya Rahane made a strong attempt at an opponent’s ball that he could have left to be caught, which would have guaranteed his team’s defeat, but Starc promptly drew his length back. The veteran batter took the wrong swing and was left shaking his head in despair.
To make it 213 for seven, Nathan Lyon’s lbw call on Shardul Thakur ended his short five-ball run. Although it first appeared that the game would continue till noon, the Indian tail helped the Australians’ task, and they were bowled out in the additional 30 minutes of action.