India vs Australia, WTC final Day 1 highlights: Steve Smith eyes century after Head's ton propels AUS to 327/3 at Oval
IND vs AUS highlights, WTC 2023 final Day 1: Travis Head and Steve Smith guided Australia to 327/3 in 85 overs on Day 1 of the summit clash at The Oval.
Ind vs Aus, WTC Final Highlights: Travis Head smashed a 106-ball century while Steve Smith completed his half-century to hand Australia complete control on Day 1 of the World Test Championship (WTC) final against Team India at The Oval. The pair has stitched a crucial partnership for the fourth wicket after Pat Cummins and Co. were reduced to 76/3 in the second session of Day 1. India started the day on a strong note as speedster Mohammed Siraj packed Usman Khawaja for 0 in the first session.
Opener David Warner and top-ranked batter Marnus Labuschagne then held the fort, adding 69 runs for the second wicket before the Aussie southpaw fell for 43 (60). Mohammed Shami got rid of Labuschagne (26) early in the second session before Smith and Head made sure that Australia remain on the cusp of a gigantic 1st innings total. Head and Smith's impressive partnership of 251 off 370 balls guided Australia to 327/3 in 85 overs on Day 1 of the WTC final at The Oval.
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- Jun 07, 2023 10:36 PM IST
IND vs AUS, WTC final Live score and updates: Stumps! Smith smashes four on final ball
Total domination! A massive partnership from Smith and Head has propelled Australia to 327/3 in 85 overs. Labuschagne was the last wicket that India took in the 25th over. Smith smashed a four on the final ball of Day 1 as the star batter moved to 95 off 227 balls. He will be gunning for a century tomorrow. His partner-in-crime, superstar Head played a stunning knock of 146 off 156 balls. Thanks to the impressive partnership of 251 off 370 balls, Australia have an edge over India in the final at Stumps.
- Jun 07, 2023 10:31 PM IST
IND vs AUS, WTC final LIVE score: Can Smith reach his 100 before Stumps?
In the nervous 90s, Smith is taking things slow. He has been rock solid for the Baggy Greens. Taking no risk and anchoring the innings alongside Head, who has played a blinder of a knock in the final. Did you know? Head is the first batter to score a century in the WTC final.
- Jun 07, 2023 10:28 PM IST
IND vs AUS, WTC Final Live score: Expensive Siraj! Head dealing in boundaries…
Back-to-back fours for Head! He takes a single to put Smith back on strike. The ex-Australia skipper is nine runs short of a sublime century. An expensive over from Siraj. He leaks nine runs. AUS 320/3 after 84 overs.
- Jun 07, 2023 10:24 PM IST
IND vs AUS, WTC Final LIVE score: Travis Head takes Australia to 311-3
Travis Head is in for a daddy hundred at The Oval. He moves to 133 with a four in the 83rd over bowled by Shami. AUS 311/3 after 83 overws. Mohammed Siraj to bowl the next one.
- Jun 07, 2023 10:13 PM IST
IND vs AUS, WTC final Live score: New ball is available! Will India take it?
After a over from Siraj, sensational Shami has been brought back into the attack by Rohit. Yes! India have taken the new ball. “It's a double-edged sword,” Dinesh Karthik reacted after Rohit handed the new ball to Shami. Back-to-back five dot balls so far from Shami. He gets another maiden! AUS 301/3 after 81 overs.
- Jun 07, 2023 10:07 PM IST
India vs Australia, WTC final Day 1 Live updates: Time for Siraj!
After bowling 16 overs and the duo of Shardul-Jadeja working in tandems, Rohit has decided to rope in the wicket-taking bowler as Siraj is back into the attack. Siraj tasted blood in the first session but the speedster is yet to double his tally. Three hundred is up for Australia! AUS 300/3 after 79.4 overs.
- Jun 07, 2023 10:04 PM IST
IND vs AUS, WTC final LIVE score: Can India bounce back?
Team India needs a wicket and they need it quickly! Head and Smith are keen on taking Australia to a massive total before the end of the day's play. Only 11 overs are left. Jadeja or Shardul, who will break the partnership?
- Jun 07, 2023 09:57 PM IST
IND vs AUS, WTC Final Live updates: Wasim Jaffer, Michael Vaughan engage in fun banter amid WTC final
Wasim Jaffer was called out by Michael Vaughan as the duo engaged in fun banter amid the WTC final. With Australia reaching a comfortable position on Day 1, Vaughan opted to poke fun at Jaffer. Here's how Jaffer responded.
- Jun 07, 2023 09:49 PM IST
India vs Australia WTC final LIVE score: Gavaskar all praise for Aussie batters!
As many as 47 runs have been leaked by the Indian bowlers in the last 10 overs. No shortage of runs in the third session as Smith and Head have put Australia on top. "Both have batted brilliantly," Sunil Gavaskar said on-air as the batting legend showered praise on the Aussie batters. AUS 280-3 after 75 overs.
- Jun 07, 2023 09:44 PM IST
IND vs AUS, WTC Final LIVE score: Match-changing partnership!
The partnership between Head and Smith has crossed the 200-run mark at the Oval. Exceptional batting performance by the Baggy Greens. Batting on 75 off 183 balls, Smith has smashed 11 fours in his gritty knock. Head, who has played a quick-fire knock of 115 (130) has fired 17 fours and a six. AUS 276/3 after 73.3 overs.
- Jun 07, 2023 09:34 PM IST
IND vs AUS, WTC Final LIVE score and updates: Steve Smith take charge!
A tidy one from Shardul Thakur as the medium pacer leaks only 2 runs in his 14th over. With Travis Head reaching triple-digit figures on Day 1 of the summit clash at The Oval, premier batter Steve Smith has decided to up the ante in the final session. He is batting on 72 off 173 balls. AUS 265-3 after 70 overs.
- Jun 07, 2023 09:28 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Jadeja returns into the attack!
On-song Steve Smith takes the aerial route and gets a boundary. He moves to 67 with the boundary. Plays the next one a dot before driving exquisitely for four. Nine runs off the over. AUS 263-3 after 69 overs.
- Jun 07, 2023 09:14 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Smith and Head deal in boundaries
Smith and Head continue to deal in boundaries. Smith first a full delivery by Shami for a FOUR, and Head does the same against Siraj in the next over. AUS: 247/3
- Jun 07, 2023 09:04 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Travis Head slams 100
Travis Head pushes the ball towards backward square leg and runs a single to bring up his century. He completes the milestone in 106 balls.
Shami then bowls a bouncer, which not only beats the batter but the wicketkeeper as well and races away for a four. AUS: 238/3
- Jun 07, 2023 08:58 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Brilliant batting by Steve Smith
Shami generates some movement, which beats the outside edge of Steve Smith, who then appreciates the ball. He then plays the next ball with soft hands and runs a double as the ball rolls past second slip. A total of four runs come in his over.
Siraj continues from the opposite end, who continues to test the Aussies with short deliveries. AUS: 232/3
- Jun 07, 2023 08:50 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Smith completes 50
Mohammed Siraj returns to the attack and he tests Travis Head with a barrage of bouncers. The first one floors Head, while the second knocks on his helmet.
Meanwhile, Steve Smith brings up his half-century. It's been a marathon innings from the former skipper, who took 144 balls to reach the milestone. AUS: 226/3
- Jun 07, 2023 08:43 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Shami bowls a quiet over
Shami bowls a quiet over as just one run come in it. AUS: 222/3
- Jun 07, 2023 08:38 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Smith hits two 4s
Umesh Yadav bowls it full and straight and Stev Smith punches it past the bowler for a boundary.
He hits another one in the over, this time towards mid-wicket. AUS: 221/3
- Jun 07, 2023 08:33 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Head moves into his 90s
Steve Smith hits Umesh Yadav for a four as he offers some width. Gets on top of the ball and hits it on the bounce to send the ball square of the wicket.
Shami too leaks runs from the other end as Travis Head hits him for a four. Nicely guides it over the slips. Then hits the pacer for a six in the same direction.
Head moves into his 90s. AUS: 212/3
- Jun 07, 2023 08:24 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Edge but doesn't carry
Umesh bowls a tight over, just one run come in it.
Shami continues from the other end and also manages to get an outside edge against Smith but it falls short before reaching Kohli at first slip.
He had earlier hit Shami for a boundary in the over. AUS: 192/3
- Jun 07, 2023 08:17 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Shami reintroduced in the attack
Mohammed Shami is reintroduced in the attack and he starts with a maiden over. AUS: 184/3
- Jun 07, 2023 08:13 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Head deals in boundaries
Travis Head hits a good length ball by Umesh Yadav for a FOUR.
Six runs come from the over. AUS: 184/3
- Jun 07, 2023 08:09 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: 100-run partnership
The action resumes post the Tea interval and Umesh Yadav leads the attack for India.
Jadeja continues from the other end. He is hit for a four by Travis Head as seven runs come from his over.
Meanwhile, the pair of Travis Head and Steve Smith bring up the 100-run partnership. AUS: 178/3
- Jun 07, 2023 07:45 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Tea
Jadeja bowls the final over before Tea and one run come from it. Australia reach 170/3 at Tea, a good session for the Kangaroos as they were 73/2 at the end of opening session.
Meanwhile Travis Head and Steve Smith have added 94 runs for the fourth wicket.
- Jun 07, 2023 07:40 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Boundary
Umesh Yadav offers some width to Travis Head, who stands tall on the backfoot and cuts it past point for a four. AUS: 169/3
- Jun 07, 2023 07:37 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Back to back maiden
Back to back maiden overs by Umesh Yadav.
Rohit sticks to Jadeja from the other end but he is yet to make any inroads. A single from his over. AUS: 164/3
- Jun 07, 2023 07:29 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: IND search for wickets
Rohit Sharma reintroduces Umesh Yadav in the attack and he starts with a maiden over.
Jadeja too keeps things quiet as two runs come from his. But it is wicket that India want. AUS: 163/3
- Jun 07, 2023 07:22 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Head smashes half-century
Travis Head hits a length ball by Thakur for a four towards the cover region, which also brings up his half-century. He takes just 60 balls to complete the milestone.
Seven runs come from the over, which is followed by Jadeja's over, who gives away one run. AUS: 161/3
- Jun 07, 2023 07:16 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: AUS bring up 150
Shardul Thakur bowls a good over, which results in one run.
Jadeja continues from the other end and he is hit for a four by Travis Head. AUS: 153/3
- Jun 07, 2023 07:10 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Is India missing Ashwin?
One run come from Jadeja's over as AUS reach 148/3.
Is India missing Ashwin? Could be looking at the flow of runs. Australia at the moment negate the bowlers comfortably as Smith and Head add 70-plus stand.
- Jun 07, 2023 07:06 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Thakur concedes three runs
Shardul Thakur concedes three runs in his over and Jadeja continues from the other end. AUS: 147/3
- Jun 07, 2023 07:02 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Spin introduced
Spin is introduced for the first time in the match and Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack and he starts with a three-run over. AUS: 144/3
- Jun 07, 2023 06:56 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Smith hits consecutive fours
Siraj bowls a maiden over.
Thakur continues from the other end, who once again oversteps, and bowls a length ball outside off, which takes a thick edge and flies over the slip fielders for a boundary.
Thankur bowls another no ball in the over, before dropping it full, which is driven away by Steve Smith for another four. The final delivery is again pitched up and Smith flicks it towards the square leg region for another four. AUS 141/3
- Jun 07, 2023 06:44 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Smith hits a four
Another decent over by Siraj as three runs come from it.
Shardul continues from the other end, keeps it tight and mixes his length very nicely. Smith manages to get a boundary against the seamer, plays it towards the square leg region, wide enough to beat the fielder inside the 30-yard circle. AUS: 125/3
- Jun 07, 2023 06:34 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Flow of runs slow down
Siraj bowls a maiden, followed by Shardul, who concedes just one single. The flow of runs have slowed down after the introduction of Shardul. AUS: 117/3
- Jun 07, 2023 06:26 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Good start by Shardul
Shardul Thakur is reintroduced in the attack and he starts on a strong note. He generates bounce and also gets the ball to move away from the batter.
Three runs come in his over, out of which one was a no-ball. AUS: 116/3
- Jun 07, 2023 06:22 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: AUS counterattack
Travis Head smashes Shami for consecutive fours. The first one is flicked away behind square, while the second one is hit towards the gully region. This is some counterattacking by the Ausses. AUS:113/3
- Jun 07, 2023 06:15 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: 100 up for AUS
A single in the form of a leg bye and a single come in the over by Shami.
Siraj continues from other end, as Siraj bowls it slightly full, which is flicked for a boundary in the space between mid-wicket and long on for a boundary. That also brings up the 100 for Australia.
The runs are coming but Siraj is generating plenty of movement as the ball hits Smith after pitching on the off stump line. AUS: 104/3
- Jun 07, 2023 06:06 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: The boundaries keep coming
Travis Head and Steve Smith keep the scoreboard ticking, that too at a brisk pace. Head finishes the over by Siraj with a boundary as 8 runs come in it. AUS: 97/3
- Jun 07, 2023 06:02 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Head, Smith get a boundary each
Travis Head gets another FOUR as Siraj bowls it full, the batter opens the face of his bat and knocks it through cover-point region for another boundary.
Shami continues from his end and Steve Smith now gets a boundary. A good length delivery on middle and leg and Smith plays it fine, which goes in the air but there was no leg-slip placed.
The following delivery is a short one as Smith attempts to pull it. However, it settles in the wicketkeeper's gloves. A caught-behind appeal but the umpire isn't interested. The team also don't take a review, good, as TV replay confirms there was no bat involved. AUS: 89/3
- Jun 07, 2023 05:53 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Head opens his account
Travis Head finishes the Shami's over with a boundary. Good length outside off, and Head pokes it past gully for four AUS: 80/3
- Jun 07, 2023 05:50 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Shami strikes
A peach of a delivery by Mohammed Shami, which beats Labuschagne and knocks the stumps. Labuschagne falls for 26(62).
Travis Head joins Steve Smith in the middle. AUS: 76/3
- Jun 07, 2023 05:47 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Second session starts
The players are back for the second session and Siraj opens the attack. A decent start by the pacer as three runs come from it. AUS 76/2
- Jun 07, 2023 05:03 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Lunch
Umesh Yadav comes to bowl the final over before Lunch and just one run come from it.
Australia reach 73/2 at lunch with Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith in middle. Labuschagne is batting for 26, while Smith is just seven balls old at the crease.
- Jun 07, 2023 04:58 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: OUT!
Shardul Thakur bowls it full and wide against Warner, who drives it through covers for a four.
However, his stay comes to an end in the same over. Thakur changes his length and bowls it slightly short, cramping Warner for room. The left-hander tries to pull it towards fine leg but doesn't get the desired connection. KS Bharat dives to his left and grabs a good catch as Warner falls for 43(60).
Steve Smith is the new batter in. AUS: 72/2
- Jun 07, 2023 04:50 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: The runs keep coming
Shardul Thakur concedes two runs in his over.
Umesh continues from the other end and bowls a decent over until the final ball, which is drifting on the pads. Labuschagne plays it fine behind the stumps for a four. AUS: 67/1
- Jun 07, 2023 04:42 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Quiet over
A quiet over by Umesh Yadav as no run come from it. Surprising as Warner was on strike, who had earlier hit the quick for four boundaries in one over. AUS: 60/1
- Jun 07, 2023 04:39 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: India lose review
Another LBW appeal against Marnus Labuschagne by Shardul Thakur, and after some thinking Rohit takes the review. TV replay confirms the ball was bouncing over the leg-stump and India lose a review.
Labuschagne is batting outside the crease, something India should take note of before taking a review. The previous review against him had similar outcome, but India were saved by the umpire's call. AUS: 60/1
- Jun 07, 2023 04:33 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Labuschagne takes another blow
Umesh responds strongly after being hammered for 16 runs in the previous over.
Meanwhile, Labuschagne takes another blow on his gloves, but this time the intensity is slightly less than the earlier one, which was against Siraj. AUS 55-1
- Jun 07, 2023 04:31 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: IND take review
A loud LBW appeal against Labuschagne as Shardul Thakur gets the ball angled in towards the batter. The umpire isn't interested as Rohit opts for a review, however, not very convincing. TV replay confirms it was just brushing the leg stumps on its way, so it'll be an umpire's call. India don't lose review. AUS: 54/1
- Jun 07, 2023 04:22 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Umesh leaks runs
Umesh is hit for a four by Warner. Drops it at length, which is nicely punched square of the wicket by the left-hander.
Umesh then changes his side and comes around the wicket. However, Warner once again connects it well almost in the same direction, which results in another boundary.
Warner then gets a top edge, which after a couple of bounces goes towards the third man fence. The final delivery also results in a boundary as 16 runs come in the over.
The pair of Warner and Labuschagne also bring up the 50-run partnership. AUS: 54/1
- Jun 07, 2023 04:17 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Bowlers changed at both ends
Shardul Thakur is also introduced in the attack and he is bowling full, trying to get the ball move away from the batter.
Labuschagne connects one of them, which races past the bowler and the mid-on fielder for a boundary. AUS: 38/1
- Jun 07, 2023 04:11 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Loose by Umesh
Umesh Yadav is introduced in the attack and he bowls a loose delivery against a settled Warner. Pitches it full, wide of off stump and Warner connects it for a four wide of the long-off region.
The bowler recovers well, and also get some movement in the air. Five runs come from his over. AUS: 34/1
- Jun 07, 2023 04:05 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Good effort by Shardul
Marnus Labuschagne shuffles across and hits the full delivery towards mid-wicket. Shardul Thakur chases after the ball and saves it from reaching the fence. Siraj loves the effort as the batter runs three. AUS: 29/1
- Jun 07, 2023 03:59 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Warner hits a four
Slightly short by Shami and Warner connects his pull perfectly as the ball races for a boundary towards the mid-wicket region. AUS: 26/1
- Jun 07, 2023 03:54 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: LBW appeal
Siraj bowls a maiden, which ends with the ball hitting Labuschagne's pads in the final delivery. Goes for the LBW appeal but no support from his teammates. AUS: 22/1
- Jun 07, 2023 03:48 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Shami keeps Labuschagne quiet
Shami continues from the other end. This is his fifth over and kept Labuschagne quiet, who picks up a single in the final ball. AUS: 22/1 (9 overs)
- Jun 07, 2023 03:44 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Siraj is breathing fire at the moment
Labuschangne manages to get three runs later in Siraj's over. Short of length, straight and Labuschagne shuffles across to play it towards mid-wicket.
Warner then resists the remaining deliveries without troubling the scorers.
- Jun 07, 2023 03:39 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: What was that!
Siraj bowls it slightly short and it comes at a great pace and knocks Labuschagne on his gloves. The bat drops from his hand and he screams in pain.
Labuschange receives treatment and is once again ready to go.
- Jun 07, 2023 03:36 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Shami keeps it tight
Warner and Labuschagne combine to pick a single each in Shami's over. AUS: 18/1
- Jun 07, 2023 03:33 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Warner hits 1st boundary
Slightly wide by Siraj and David Warner opens his arms to whack it for a FOUR over third slip.
He then times is sweetly again on the on-side, which results in three runs. AUS: 16/1
- Jun 07, 2023 03:28 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Warner times sweetly
Shami starts with a loud LBW appeal against Warner, but decides not to opt for a review.
He then pitches it slightly full later in the over, which is timed sweetly by Warner and he completes three runs.
The wicketkeeper then fails to collect a ball left by the batter in the fifth delivery, which results in a single in the form of byes. AUS: 8/1
- Jun 07, 2023 03:20 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Siraj strikes early
Usman Khawaja is taking his time and the pressure was building, which results in his wicket.
Siraj pitches it on the off stump line, length ball and it takes the edge of Usman Khawaja before settling in KS Bharat's gloves. He falls for 0.
Marnus Labuschagne walks in. AUS: 4/1 in 4 overs.
- Jun 07, 2023 03:14 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: AUS open account
A back of a length ball by Shami and Warner jumps and gets on top of it. Plays it with soft hands and the ball rolls away towards mid-wicket. Warner runs a double.
The second one has some bounce and it almost takes the edge of Warner's bat. Good stuff from Shami. AUS: 2/0
- Jun 07, 2023 03:09 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Two maidens on the trot
Mohammed Siraj shares the new ball with Shami. He is mostly bowling it away from the left hander Usman Khawaja.
Meanwhile, two overs have been bowled and Australia are yet to open their account. AUS: 0/0
- Jun 07, 2023 03:04 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Maiden over to start with
Mohammed Shami with a good start, gets almost every ball angled towards Warner, who as expected starts thing cautiously.
Maiden over to start with. AUS: 0/0
- Jun 07, 2023 03:01 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Here we go!
Mohammed Shami will lead the attack for India. David Warner and Usman Khawaja will open the innings for Australia.
- Jun 07, 2023 02:58 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Pre-match rituals are done
The pre-match rituals are done and we are almost ready with the LIVE action.
- Jun 07, 2023 02:57 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Black armbands
The players of both the sides are wearing black armbands in solidarity with the victims of Odisha train tragedy.
- Jun 07, 2023 02:48 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Good toss to win
It's a good toss to win and put Australia in the backfoot right from the word go. Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Shami have been enjoying good form and Umesh Yadav and Shardul Thakur will also hope for a strong show.
The Australian batting line-up consist David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey, and Pat Cummins. After them we move to the tailenders, which feature Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Scott Boland.
- Jun 07, 2023 02:40 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Captains speak
Rohit Sharma: “We are going to bowl. The conditions and also the weather being overcast. The pitch won't change too much. Four seamers and one spinner. The spinner is Jadeja. It's always tough (to leave Ashwin), he's been a match-winner. He (Rahane) brings a lot of experience, he's played 80-odd Tests.”
Pat Cummins: “We would have bowled as well. Hopefully day four and five, there's a bit of spin. You think it suits his bowling, he'll be a key weapon. We've been here for about 10 days. Pretty fresh, weather has been nice, we haven't missed a session, feeling good.”
- Jun 07, 2023 02:39 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Playing XIs
Australia: David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins(c), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Scott Boland
India: Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Srikar Bharat(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
- Jun 07, 2023 02:34 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: IND win toss
India skipper Rohit Sharma wins toss, opts to bowl against Australia in the World Test Championship finals.
- Jun 07, 2023 02:23 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: AUS look to settle old score
Australia are yet to beat India in a Test series in nearly 9 years.
However, this one-off Test gives them a good chance to settle old scores and take away the beautiful mace.
- Jun 07, 2023 02:14 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Three key players
Three players have been toiling hard at County Championship and they will play a key role in their team's success.
Cheteshwar Pujara is the lone Indian among the three, while the other two are Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith.
- Jun 07, 2023 02:02 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Prize money
If Rohit Sharma manages to lead the team to a World Test Championship title, it'll be the first multi team ICC trophy for India in 10 years.
If India manages to do so, they will also be awarded a hefty prize money of $1.6 million.
- Jun 07, 2023 01:37 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Cummins wary of climate activists
Australia captain Pat Cummins is wary of climate activists disrupting the proceedings of World Test Championship in London.
The Australian team busby was stopped "Just Stop Oil" protesters near the venue as Cummins and Co. were on the way for training.
Last week a similar group of protesters had held the England team bus when they were on the way to Lord's for the one-off Test against Ireland.
The same group had halted the world snooker championship and the English Premiership rugby final in recent months.
As per a report by ESPNcricinfo, taking cognizance of the recent disruptions by the “Just Stop Oil” protesters a back-up pitch has been prepared at The Oval.
- Jun 07, 2023 01:21 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Ashwin chases personal milestone
While the chances of Ravichandran Ashwin being part of the playing XI remains uncertain, but if he is included we can see the carrom-ball specialist chasing a personal milestone.
Ashwin stands three scalps away from completing 700 international wickets. He is currently the third-highest wicket-taker for India across all formats.
- Jun 07, 2023 01:09 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: A peek into the past
The last time India played at this venue they secured a handsome 157-run victory over England in 2021. This was under the captaincy of Virat Kohli.
Australia, on the other hand, had endured a 135-run defeat in the 2019 Ashes Test at this venue.
India, who are visiting Oval after a gap of almost two years will hope for a repeat under new skipper Rohit Sharma.
- Jun 07, 2023 12:57 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Overcast conditions
Going by latest updates and a social media post by wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik, it is currently cloudy at the moment. However, he assures the weather to get better as the day proceeds. Lets keep our fingers crossed.
- Jun 07, 2023 12:30 PM IST
IND vs AUS Live: What happened in the previous edition of WTC final
This is the second time, India have reached the finals of WTC final. The last time India endured a tough eight-wicket defeat against New Zealand.
Then Virat Kohli-led unit had started as the marginal favorite, considering the conditions in England. As expected a seamer, Kyle Jamieson rose to the occasion, and picked a total of seven wickets in both innings combined in a neutral venue – Southampton.
Apart from Jamieson, the Kiwi pace battery comprising – Tim Southee, Trent Boult, and Neil Wagner – had dictated the proceedings folding India for 217 and 170 in both the innings.
- Jun 07, 2023 12:06 PM IST
Ind vs Aus Live Cricket Score: Rohit on the in-form Shubman Gill
"No, actually the way he is batting at the moment, I don't think he needs any advice. It's just about his preparation, how he's prepared in the last five or six days since he's come back from the IPL [...] Gill is somebody who likes to bat, likes to spend a lot of time in the middle. I know even though it was the T20 format, you saw he got big hundreds [in the IPL]. He likes to be out there in the middle and face that challenge. That is what he likes and that is what I will also hope [he does in the WTC final]. And team India will also hope that he spends a lot of time in the middle and plays well like he's been doing in the last six or eight months. So to be honest, not really too much to tell him. It's just about giving him that confidence because he's a very confident player."
- Jun 07, 2023 11:42 AM IST
WTC Final 2023: Looking back at the 2021 final
The toss was delayed and so was the start of the match, alongwith a lot of other important moments as rains washed over the Ageas Bowl for much of the six days that the first-ever WTC final took place. The first day was entirely washed out and toss eventually took place on the second. The Kiwis won it and put India to bat first. India were all out for 217 and New Zealand scored 249 in reply to that. India ended up losing their first wicket in the process of wiping out that slender lead that New Zealand had and were eventually all out for 170, thus setting their opponents a target of 139 to chase. While Ashwin got the openers out within the first 20 overs, captain Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor saw their side over the line.
- Jun 07, 2023 11:23 AM IST
Ind vs Aus Live Score, WTC 2023 Final: Australia full squad
David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins(c), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Scott Boland, Josh Inglis, Todd Murphy, Michael Neser, Marcus Harris
- Jun 07, 2023 11:13 AM IST
Ind vs Aus Live Cricket Score: India full squad
Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Srikar Bharat(w), Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Jaydev Unadkat
- Jun 07, 2023 11:06 AM IST
WTC Final 2023: Hello and welcome!
After over two months of rigorous slap-bang loudness of T20 cricket, we along with the Indian and a few of the Australian players take a sharp left turn and get back to the serene intensity of the original format of the game, if only briefly. The 2023 World Test Championship title will go to the team that comes out on top in the next five days (with a sixth reserve day being an option). India have been here before, having been beaten by New Zealand in the 2021 final. That was a game that was held in the shadow of constant rain delays and Covid-19. No such shadows seem to exist this time around and so Rohit Sharma's men will be hoping that they can make the most of the conditions but so will Australia, who arguably have a slight upper hand due to the conditions being more akin to what they are used to at their home. But Australia have also lost at home twice in the last two Test series in which they hosted India. Make predictions at your own peril, best to just sit back, relax and witness the glory of Test cricket.