India vs Australia Highlights, WTC Final Day 4: Kohli-Rahane drag India to 164/3 at stumps, need 280 more on final day
India vs Australia Highlights, WTC 2023 Final Day 4: India 164/3 (& 296) at stumps on Day 4, need 280 more to win against Australia (469 & 270/8d) at The Oval
India vs Australia Highlights, WTC 2023 Final Day 4: Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli stitched a crucial 71-run stand to keep India alive in the World Test Championship (WTC) final against Australia. Their efforts helped India reach 164/3 at stumps and they now need 280 more to win. Earlier, Rohit Sharma got India off to a belter of a start in their improbable 444-run chase with help from Shubman Gill first and Cheteshwar Pujara. The opening partnership between Rohit and Gill brought in 41 off just 44 balls. Rohit and Pujara then put up 51 off 77 before India's progress was dented by both batters getting dismissed within minutes of each other. Kohli and Rahane then mended the damage done by that double blow. If we look at Australia's second innings, Alex Carey and Mitchell Starc shut the door for India to ensure that Australia were not all out for a second time in the match. Australia declared on a score of 270/8. India will have to shatter the record for the highest successful run chase in the history of Test cricket to win the WTC Final mace. Catch the Highlights of India vs Australia, WTC 2023 Final Day 4:
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- Jun 10, 2023 10:34 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: Stumps
Cummins once again oversteps as two runs come from his over.
Kohli then hits Lyon for a FOUR in the next over.
That was also the final over of the day as India reach 164/3 at stumps on Day 4. The pair of Kohli and Rahane have so far added 71 runs for the fourth wicket and India now require 280 runs to win on the final day.
- Jun 10, 2023 10:26 PM IST
India vs Australia Live Score: The scoreboard keeps ticking
Pat Cummins deviates from his line and there's nothing that the wicketkeeper can do about it. It races towards the fence for five extras. The Aussie skipper then oversteps later in the over as seven runs come from it.
Nathan Lyon then bowls a maiden over. IND: 158/3
- Jun 10, 2023 10:10 PM IST
WTC Final 2023 Day 4: FOUR! Exquisite from Kohli!
He ends that over with a sumptuous off drive down the ground. Doesn't even attempt to run, that ball is belting towards the boundary but there was no power from Kohli, all power and precision. Indai 150/3 in 35 overs, need 294 to win. Kohli on 39 off 50, Rahane on 18 off 37 and the stand betweeen them is on 57 off 86.
- Jun 10, 2023 10:08 PM IST
India vs Australia WTC Final 2023 Day 4: FOUR! Kohli takes the stand past 50
Kohli flicks the third ball of the 35th from Starc through midwicket for his fifth four. That takes the partnership past the 50-run mark in just over 80 balls.
- Jun 10, 2023 10:03 PM IST
IND vs AUS WTC 2023 Final Live Score: FOUR! Driven by Rahane
Second ball from Lyon in the 33rd over is full on off stump, Rahane brings out the cover drive.
- Jun 10, 2023 10:01 PM IST
WTC Final 2023 Day 4: FOUR! Beauty from Kohli!
Starc goes into Kohli's midriff going down leg side, Kohli tucks it away to the onside for another four. Moves to 30 off 41 with that.
- Jun 10, 2023 09:56 PM IST
India vs Australia WTC Final 2023 Day 4: India 132/3
Rahane on 13 off 33, Kohli on 26 off 36. Both batters are looking quite comfortable with whatever they are planning to do. Kohli clearly looking to keep India's scoring rate up, Rahane has decided to play the long game, taking very few risks. To his credit though, he has still managed to rotate strike pretty well and India are still going at a healthy 4.12 runs per over.
- Jun 10, 2023 09:50 PM IST
IND vs AUS WTC 2023 Final Live Score: FOUR! Shot from Rahane!
Boland bowling the 31st, Rahane opens the blade to the second ball and lets it run wide of gully. Expertly dealt with by Rahane.
- Jun 10, 2023 09:40 PM IST
WTC Final 2023 Day 4: FOUR! Rahane gets one away
Rahane sweeeps Lyon fourth ball of the 28th, goes fine along the ground to the boundary. Takes India to 120.
- Jun 10, 2023 09:38 PM IST
India vs Australia WTC Final 2023 Day 4: FOUR! Nicely done by Kohli
Boland goes half volley for the last ball of the 27th and Kohli won't miss out on those, it was on middle and leg and Kohli places it with ease between midwicket and mid on.
- Jun 10, 2023 09:35 PM IST
IND vs AUS WTC 2023 Final Live Score: India 112/3 in 26 overs
India's breakneck run rate has definitely been halted here. Kohli on 16 off 18 but Rahane is on 3 off 15. India need 332 runs to win, in case you are wondering.
- Jun 10, 2023 09:25 PM IST
WTC Final 2023 Day 4: FOUR! Kohli straight drive
Last ball of the 24th from Lyon is driven powerfully by Kohli past mid-on. He has reached 15 in just 17 deliveries, Rahane on 1 off four. India 109/3 in 24 overs. How they need a giant partnership between these two ace batters.
- Jun 10, 2023 09:15 PM IST
India vs Australia WTC Final 2023 Day 4: FOUR! Shot from Kohli, 100 up for India
Full from Cummins to start the 23rd, Kohli meets it with a closed face, the ball goes off the middle of the bat and goes through the vacant midwicket region for four.
- Jun 10, 2023 09:08 PM IST
IND vs AUS WTC 2023 Final Live Score: OUT! Uncharacteristic from Pujara
Just like that, Australia are back in front. Bouncer from Cummins, Pujara decides to go for the upper cut late and is cramped for room. Ends up edging it to Alex Carey. That is an ugly, ugly dismissal for Pujara, a far cry to the immovable object that Australia have come to fear.
Pujara c Carey b Cummins 27 (47), India 93/3
- Jun 10, 2023 09:02 PM IST
WTC Final 2023 Day 4: OUT! Rohit falls
DRS confirms the umpire's decision and Rohit misses out on a half-century. But a wave of cheer goes around the ground as Virat Kohli walks out.
Sharma lbw b Lyon 43 (60), India 92/2 in 19.5 overs
- Jun 10, 2023 09:01 PM IST
India vs Australia WTC Final 2023 Day 4: Rohit given LBW!
Lyon seems to have struck off the fifth ball of that over. Rohit reviews it after looking at Pujara for a while. This seems more in hope than anything else, it looked very bad for him with the naked eye.
- Jun 10, 2023 08:56 PM IST
IND vs AUS WTC 2023 Final Live Score: 50-run partnership between Pujara and Rohit
It has come in just 70 balls and India are 91/1. Improbable chase or not, this has been a rollicking start for India. Pujara is on 26 off 39 and Rohit on 53 off 58 at the end of that over. Nathan Lyon comes in for the first time, he will bowl the 20th over.
- Jun 10, 2023 08:50 PM IST
WTC Final 2023 Day 4: FOUR! Another big pull from Rohit
Third ball of the 18th from Green, Rohit pulls and that takes a bounce just in front of the ropes. It is another four off a pull shot and Rohit moves to 43 off 53.
- Jun 10, 2023 08:47 PM IST
India vs Australia WTC Final 2023 Day 4: FOUR!
Third ball of the 17th from Cummins, full and angling into the stumps and Pujara clips it past midwicket. India 84/1
- Jun 10, 2023 08:38 PM IST
WTC Final 2023 Day 4: India 76/1 in 15 overs
Scott Boland set to be replaced at last after seven consecutive overs and Cameron Green is coming in. He had got Pujara out leaving in the first innings, remember. Scott Boland set to be replaced at last after seven consecutive overs and Cameron Green is coming in. He had got Pujara out leaving in the first innings, remember. For now though, Green's Mumbai Indians captain Rohit is on strike on 37 off 47, Pujara on 19 off 25. India's deficit is inching closer to 350 now, need 367 to win.
- Jun 10, 2023 08:35 PM IST
India vs Australia WTC Final 2023 Day 4: FOUR! Lovely from Pujara
Full from Starc to start the 15th, slanting outside off, Pujara leans into it and puts it past wide mid-off. The boundaries are back it seems for India.
- Jun 10, 2023 08:34 PM IST
IND vs AUS WTC 2023 Final Live Score: India 70/1 in 14 overs
Rohit on 37 off 47, Pujara on 13 off 19. India are going in proper ODI mode here, their intention is to give that mammoth target a hot challenge.
- Jun 10, 2023 08:30 PM IST
WTC Final 2023 Day 4: FOUR! What a shot from Rohit!
Boland goes short of a length outside off, Rohit stands tall and punches it through point.
- Jun 10, 2023 08:27 PM IST
India vs Australia WTC Final 2023 Day 4: India 66/1 in 13 overs
Just the one run in these last two overs, Boland and Starc managing to keep them down and the latter seems to be finding some rhythm now. Mitchell Starc's follow through and the footmarks being created by that are under the scanner somewhat. Pujara has been tapping them time and again just to draw the umpire's attention and the groundsman have come out with mallets twice to work on those areas.
- Jun 10, 2023 08:14 PM IST
IND vs AUS WTC 2023 Final Live Score: FOUR!
Starc goes too straight, Pujara picks it off the pads and sends it down the leg side. There are three slips and a gully and there is no one at the leg side to provide protection. India have raced to 64/1 in 10.2 overs, Pujara on 12 off 9.
- Jun 10, 2023 08:09 PM IST
WTC Final 2023 Day 4: FOUR! Lucky for Pujara
Extremely lucky in fact, wide at good length from Boland to start the 10th over, Pujara tries to punish him through the off side. Ends up getting an inside edge and it misses the leg stump to go behind.
- Jun 10, 2023 08:07 PM IST
India vs Australia WTC Final 2023 Day 4: FOUR! 50 up for India in just 9 overs!
Rohit Sharma cruises to 30 off 31. Last ball of the ninth from Starc, overpitched wide outside off. Rohit reaches out for it and sends it careening through the off side to the boundary.
- Jun 10, 2023 08:06 PM IST
IND vs AUS WTC 2023 Final Live Score: FOUR!
Rohit Sharma is using his pull shot with abandon, and aplomb for that matter. Two fielders at deep square leg and long leg but Rohit has timed it so well picking it up off Starc from hip high that both can't get to it.
- Jun 10, 2023 08:03 PM IST
WTC Final 2023 Day 4: FOUR! Pujara off the mark
Wide and back of a length from Boland to finish that over, Pujara on it like a rash. Crashes it through point. India 45/1 in 8 overs.
- Jun 10, 2023 08:01 PM IST
India vs Australia WTC Final 2023 Day 4: The players return!
New man Cheteshwar Pujara faces up to Boland who continues the eighth over. Rohit at the other end on 22 off 25.
- Jun 10, 2023 07:58 PM IST
IND vs AUS WTC 2023 Final Live Score: Gill dismissal divides opinions
As was expected really. Virender Sehwag has posted a photo of a blindfolded man on Instagram with the caption that said: "Third umpire while making that decision of Shubman Gill. Inconclusive evidence. When in doubt, it’s Not Out" pretty clear what he thinks about this. Whatever your opinion may be, the umpires, who are paid and trained to make those decisions, have deemed it out and there is nothing anyone can do about it. Apart from admiring Green's athleticism of course, happily or grudgingly.
- Jun 10, 2023 07:44 PM IST
WTC Final 2023 Day 4: TEA! India 41/1, need 403 more to win
Rohit Sharma dragging himself off the ground. He was arguing with the umpires about that decision and they called Tea. He had shown his dissatisfaction with that decision when it was showed on the big screen. The crowd seems to be chanting "cheat!"
- Jun 10, 2023 07:38 PM IST
India vs Australia WTC Final 2023 Day 4: GONE! Gill has to walk
Boos ring around the Oval as the 'OUT' signal flashes. Green had caught it clean but seemed to brush the ball against the ground as he fell. The third umpire says that he feels Green had full control of the ball and declares Gill out. The Indians are not happy with that.
Gill c Green b Boland 18 (19), India 41/1 in 7.1 overs
- Jun 10, 2023 07:36 PM IST
IND vs AUS WTC 2023 Final Live Score: BIG APPEAL AS GREEN TAKES A SCREAMER!
Gill edges it, and Green jumps to his left and catches the ball with his outstretched hands. Australia are celebrating but Gill is standing his ground. The umpires send it upstairs. There is no soft-signal, remember, so it's all down to the third umpire.
- Jun 10, 2023 07:34 PM IST
WTC Final 2023 Day 4: India 41/0 in 7 overs
Rohit on 22 off 25, Gill oin 18 off as many. This is some start from the Indian openers. Boland continues from the other end for Australia.
- Jun 10, 2023 07:29 PM IST
India vs Australia WTC Final 2023 Day 4: SIX! The Rohit Sharma pull shot again
Second ball of Starc's over is picked up by Rohit Sharma from his hips and sent sailing over deep backward square. Didn't even think about keeping it down, did the Indian captain.
- Jun 10, 2023 07:26 PM IST
IND vs AUS WTC 2023 Final Live Score: India 28/0 in 6 overs
It seems the ball is being changed now, the one being used is not going through that ring that the umpires use. Mitchell Starc comes in to bowl what would have been the first over after powerplay if this was a T20 match but it is so different from that it's basically a different sport, kids. In fact this is how the game is supposed to look after 6 overs of an innings, a purist would say. Starc is replacing Cummins. Rohit Sharma on 14 off 21, Shubman Gill on 14 off 15.
- Jun 10, 2023 07:22 PM IST
WTC Final 2023 Day 4: Reprieve for Gill!
Second ball of the sixth from Boland, Gill hands his bat out and it takes the outside edge. Falls just short of Steve Smith at second slip. India 24/0.
- Jun 10, 2023 07:15 PM IST
India vs Australia WTC Final 2023 Day 4: India 23/0 in 4 overs
It's a decisive start from India, their run rate is currently at 5.75 which is very much in limited overs territory. The important thing to be seen is how long Gill and Rohit can keep this going. For now, they are doing a splendid job playing this new ball. Rohit is on 14 off 17, Gill on nine off seven.
- Jun 10, 2023 07:13 PM IST
IND vs AUS WTC 2023 Final Live Score: FOUR!
Rohit walks down and whips Boland through midwicket off the second ball of the fourth over. India have raced to 23/0 in just 3.3 overs
- Jun 10, 2023 07:11 PM IST
WTC Final 2023 Day 4: EDGED! But back to back fours for Gill
Thick edge off the fifth ball but it runs along the ground behind point to the boundary.
- Jun 10, 2023 07:10 PM IST
India vs Australia WTC Final 2023 Day 4: FOUR! And Gill gets going
Good length from Cummins, Gill stands tall and sends the ball racing through cover-point with that backfoot punch he loves to play.
- Jun 10, 2023 07:08 PM IST
IND vs AUS WTC 2023 Final Live Score: FOUR! Another for Rohit
Second ball of the third bowled by Cummins, it's too full and Rohit drives it down the ground to the four. Sumptuous straight drive from the Indian captain.
- Jun 10, 2023 07:04 PM IST
WTC Final 2023 Day 4: India 4/0 after 1 over
Scott Boland comes to bowl the second over. It is the danger pair who start things off for Australia after all, Starc will be introduced later.
- Jun 10, 2023 06:59 PM IST
India vs Australia WTC Final 2023 Day 4: FOUR! Rohit pulls!
The first ball is a tight leave and the second is pulled off the hips wonderfully between two fielders at the ropes.
- Jun 10, 2023 06:58 PM IST
IND vs AUS WTC 2023 Final Live Score: Here we go then!
India captain Rohit Sharma takes guard with Shubman Gill at the other end. Australia captain Pat Cummins starts their attack.
- Jun 10, 2023 06:55 PM IST
WTC Final 2023 Day 4: Problems galore for Indian top order to solve
The heavy roller is being applied on the pitch, there will be a new ball and so Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill have their task cut out. How India need a good start from their top four batters if they are to avoid defeat in this match. Well, a good start from the top four is not something they have had in recent games. Rohit, Gill, Pujara and Kohli have all been inconsistent at best and it is their middle order that have bailed them out with some extraordinary knocks. This was the case in the first innings as well and India would hope that won't be the case here.
- Jun 10, 2023 06:46 PM IST
India vs Australia WTC Final 2023 Day 4: Australia declare! India need 444 to win
Cummins skies a pull shot straight into the hands of point. He falls for five and Alex Carey runs off the field with him and so that is that for the Australian innings. They end on 270/8 and India have a mammoth target of 444 to contend with.
- Jun 10, 2023 06:41 PM IST
IND vs AUS WTC 2023 Final Live Score: Australia 269/7, lead by 442
Well the players started all walking towards one side of the field, leading to one wondering if Cummins has finally declared. But they were just taking drinks. Cummins has come out swinging so Australia are thinking quick runs.
- Jun 10, 2023 06:33 PM IST
WTC Final 2023 Day 4: OUT! No fifty for Starc
And no declaration from Cummins either, he is walking out to bat. Goes for a shot down the ground, outside edge to first slip. Australia lead by 433 now. Starc c Kohli b Mohammed Shami 41 (57), Australia 260/7 in 83 overs
- Jun 10, 2023 06:31 PM IST
India vs Australia WTC Final 2023 Day 4: BACK TO BACK FOURS! Class from Starc
Third ball of the 83rd from Shami is short and sits up nicely for Starc who pulls it wonderfully pas deep square leg. Then a good length slow delivery that he punches to deep backward point. Starc has cruised to 41 off 56.
- Jun 10, 2023 06:24 PM IST
IND vs AUS WTC 2023 Final Live Score: Camera starting to pan on Cummins
Australia now lead by 416. Everyone is going through the motions somewhat and a lot of eyes are now on Cummins, who is sitting in the balcony padded up. Wonder how much is enough for Australia. For now, they lead by 416 runs.
- Jun 10, 2023 06:17 PM IST
WTC Final 2023 Day 4: India take the new ball
Right, now India have a chance to take some wickets and their batters will also keep an eye on this to get an idea of what they would face once they walk out to bat. Australia 236/6 in 80 overs, lead by 409.
- Jun 10, 2023 06:03 PM IST
India vs Australia WTC Final 2023 Day 4: 50 for Carey!
Jadeja goes full on the stumps, Carey clips it to long on to bring up his half century. Easy does it for the Australian wicketkeeper who is really hurting India. Australia lead by 396 now. India are probably going to bank on the new ball now.
- Jun 10, 2023 06:02 PM IST
IND vs AUS WTC 2023 Final Live Score: BACK TO BACK FOURS!
Pure class from Starc. The Australian tail didn't wag too much in the first innings but it looks like India are going to get the full treatment here. Umesh overpitches twice and Starc hits the ball to both sides of him.
- Jun 10, 2023 05:45 PM IST
WTC Final 2023 Day 4: EDGED AND FOUR!
That is a chance missed. Edge by Carey off the first ball of the 2nd over of the session off Umesh, the ball flies right in between first and second slip. That was probably Kohli's catch but he in fact moved away from the ball, Pujara at first slip ends up staring at Kohli, both basically rooted to the spot as the ball goes to the boundary. India are hoping for a miracle to win this but then they are not getting anywhere close to making that happen if players stop doing the basics.
- Jun 10, 2023 05:42 PM IST
India vs Australia WTC Final 2023 Day 4: The players are back!
Right then, Mitchell Starc and Alex Carey return to the field, as do the Indians. Ravindra Jadeja continues his spell.
- Jun 10, 2023 05:13 PM IST
WTC Final 2023 Day 4: Australia to throw the kitchen sink?
Nasser Hussain reckons that it won't be so bad for Australia if they are all out in the second session as taking 10 Indian wickets won't be easy. They have worked hard to qualify for this match over the course of two years and they wouldn't to give India even a sniff of a chance for drawing this game.
- Jun 10, 2023 05:01 PM IST
India vs Australia WTC Final 2023 Day 4: LUNCH! Australia 201/6, lead by 374
India have a mountain in front of them and it is growing with every run Australia take. Carey is on 41 off 61, Starc on 11 off 19 and the partnership between them has reached 34 off 42. Australia could come out with a more aggressive intent now, get their lead past 400 and poissibly declare before time starts becoming a factor in this match.
- Jun 10, 2023 04:59 PM IST
IND vs AUS WTC 2023 Final Live Score: No Rahane in the field
Ajinkya Rahane has not taken the field today, probably due to the knocks he had sustained on his finger while batting yesterday and day before. It remains to be seen when he can bat whenever the Australian innings ends if he doesn't take the field at all.
- Jun 10, 2023 04:55 PM IST
WTC Final 2023 Day 4: FOUR! Carey moves into the 40s
Carey has pocketed the reverse sweep and generally avoided even the conventional sweep against Jadeja today. This time Jadeja overpitches outside off and Carey drives it to the boundary.
- Jun 10, 2023 04:40 PM IST
India vs Australia WTC Final 2023 Day 4: Thakur comes in
Shardul 'The Don' Thakur replaces Shami. He can also be referred to as 'Beefy', and 'Lord' of course. The monicker of 'Don' fits him because he is the only man apart from Don Bradman to have scored a hat-trick of Test half centuries at the Oval. He has magic in his hands and India need some magic at the moment.
- Jun 10, 2023 04:35 PM IST
IND vs AUS WTC 2023 Final Live Score: FOUR! Lead goes past 350
Carey with a late cut off Siraj, ball goes between slip and gully and runs to the boundary. That's the second four of the over and Carey will try to up the ante now that Australia are down to their last three wickets.
- Jun 10, 2023 04:29 PM IST
WTC Final 2023 Day 4: GONE! Green's penance ends
Green had resorted to kicking the ball away to Jadeja in this over and he ends up falling trying to do that. Pitching outside leg, Green moves his pad into position to make contact with the ball but spins and bounces sharply, goes past the front pad, clips the gloves, hits the back thigh and then bounces to the stumps. Rotten luck one can say but this is what can happen when you go into an ultra defensive mindset.
Green b Jadeja 25 (95), Australia 167/3, lead by 340
- Jun 10, 2023 04:14 PM IST
India vs Australia WTC Final 2023 Day 4: SIRAJ HITS GREEN!
Oooo Green cops a snorter from Siraj and the fast bowler then gives the Australian some eye time. That reared off just short of a length and smashed into Green's left arm bicep. Green gives Siraj a nice smile back though. Australia are 333 runs ahead and there is a very good chance that this equation will be reversed when India bat. Green will have his eye on Siraj then.
- Jun 10, 2023 04:04 PM IST
IND vs AUS WTC 2023 Final Live Score: 4 leg byes, Australia 156/5
Siraj goes back of a length over the wicket for the last ball of the 58th moving towards Green's leg side. He can't really connect with the flick, the ball takes the thigh pad before running to the boundary behind him.
- Jun 10, 2023 03:59 PM IST
WTC Final 2023 Day 4: Australia 151/5 in 57 overs
The lead has bloated to 324 but Australia would want more. Memories of that famous defeat at the Gabba would still be fresh in the heads of most of these players and while India don't have Rishabh Pant to play a madcap match winning innings, anything can happen when they end up having nothing to lose. The fact remains though, Australia are in a very comfortable position and Jadeja has not really caused Carey as many issues as he did for Head yesterday.
- Jun 10, 2023 03:46 PM IST
India vs Australia WTC Final 2023 Day 4: FOUR!
Siraj offers some width, overpitched and Carey leans into the cover-drive for four. Australia's lead moves to 320.
- Jun 10, 2023 03:41 PM IST
IND vs AUS WTC 2023 Final Live Score: Spin is in!
Big cheers from the crowd as Ravindra Jadeja walks in to bowl his first over of the day. Somewhat obvious choice considering Alex Carey is out there. His tendency to get out sweeping to spin is common knowledge in India now.
- Jun 10, 2023 03:40 PM IST
WTC Final 2023 Day 4: FOUR! Sumptuous from Green
Shami looks to go full for the last ball of the 52nd, Green gets the front pad out of the way and presents the full face of the bat. Gorgeous straight drive for four.
- Jun 10, 2023 03:29 PM IST
India vs Australia WTC Final 2023 Day 4: 50 overs gone, Australia 135/5
- Jun 10, 2023 03:12 PM IST
IND vs AUS WTC 2023 Final Live Score: OUT! It's Labuschagne!
There is the big early wicket, Umesh Yadav gets the breakthrough. Full and angling into the stumps with a late away movement, Labuschagne with a tentative prod and he edges it to Pujara at first slip. That darted at Pujara and he did well to hold on.
Labuschagne c Pujara b Yadav 41 (126), Australia 124/5
- Jun 10, 2023 03:06 PM IST
WTC Final 2023 Day 4: Australia 124/4, lead by 297
Just the one run for Green off the second ball. Labuschagne was hit on the midriff by the fourth delivery, just an addition to the plethora of bruises he had taken from the last session of Day 3.
- Jun 10, 2023 03:02 PM IST
India vs Australia WTC Final 2023 Day 4: The players are out!
Cameron Green is on strike and he is facing Umesh Yadav. Green is on 7 off 27, Labuschagne on 41 off 118.
- Jun 10, 2023 02:57 PM IST
IND vs AUS WTC 2023 Final Live Score: India already facing a record chase
Australia's current lead with six wickets in hand is 296. The highest successful run chase at the Oval in Test cricket? 263 all the way back in 1902.
- Jun 10, 2023 02:29 PM IST
WTC Final 2023 Day 4: Labuschagne on the snooze
"I was just resting my eyes between balls and just relaxing," Labuschagne quoted by ICC. "I was trying to calm my nerves a little bit, you can't watch the game all the time, I got up there and was awake pretty soon. I didn't have too many rests there when Siraj banged that first one in."
- Jun 10, 2023 02:17 PM IST
India vs Australia WTC Final 2023 Day 4: Sleeping Marnus
Marnus Labuschagne was having a nice little nap on the balcony of the Australian dressing room with his pads on when he was given a rude wakeup call on Day 3. That was because of the fact that David Warner was dismissed and he was up. The video of him waking up from the little snooze and walking out to bat will certainly go down in the folklore of the WTC final in the future, it already has in the case of this match.
- Jun 10, 2023 01:21 PM IST
IND vs AUS WTC 2023 Final Live Score: A see-saw Day 3
Australia are so far ahead with their lead that it might be difficult to believe that momentum swung back and forth between both sides between Day 3 but that was the case. It started off with a banger for Australia as they got a wicket off the second ball of the day but that session ended with captain Pat Cummins kicking the ball in frustration as they could not add to that tally after that. Moreover for him, he had got Shardul Thakur out off a no ball, as he did against Ajinkya Rahane while he was on 17 on Day 2 while his team dropped a whopping three catches . Rahane was the first man to fall in the second session just 11 runs away from his century while Thakur incredibly became just the second man after Don Bradman himself to have scored a hat-trick of Test half centuries at the Oval. Then came a 11-over burst from India before Tea in which Australia lost David Warner. They got another wicket just after resumption and after that, it looked like Steve Smith had flattened the bowling attack. Then the momentum shifted again when Smith fell out of nowhere while attempting a wild big shot and Travis Head's troubled stay against Ravindra Jadeja ended soon thereafter. It meant that, despite being 296 runs behind, India looked quite upbeat at the end of the day.
- Jun 10, 2023 12:56 PM IST
IND vs AUS WTC 2023 Final Live Updates: Ajinkya Rahane sums up Day 3 proceedings
We were looking to get 320-330 but overall we had a good day. Bowling wise we bowled well. Everyone chipped in. That was a really good catch. We all know he's a really good fielder. Has a big reach. Australia slightly ahead in the game. For us it's important to be in the moment, play session by session. First one hour will be crucial tomorrow. We know funny things can happen. Jadeja bowled really well, footmarks helped him against the left-hander. Still feel wicket will help seam bowlers.
- Jun 10, 2023 12:45 PM IST
IND vs AUS WTC 2023 Final Live Score: The Jadeja stat that went unnoticed!
With his wickets of Steve Smith and Travis Head, Jadeja, with 267 wickets, went past Bishan Singh Bedi (266) to be the leading wicket-taker among Indian among left-arm spinners. Overall, he stands fourth after Ragana Herath (433), Daniel Vettori (362) and Derek Underwood (297).
- Jun 10, 2023 12:31 PM IST
India vs Australia WTC Final Day 4 Live: Seems like someone is in a good mood!
- Jun 10, 2023 12:19 PM IST
India vs Australia WTC Final Day 4 Live Score: How big a target could India fancy?
Target of 263 is the highest successfully chased target at The Oval. It was pulled off by England in 1902 against Australia. Since 2010, only once has a target of more than 140 been successfully chased. For India, their highest at the venue has been 173, which was back in 1971 against England.
- Jun 10, 2023 11:57 AM IST
India vs Australia WTC Final Day 4 Live Score: Weather update for the day!
Well, there is bad news for cricket fans. According to Accuweather, there is chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Otherwise, weather is likely to be cloudy and mild.
- Jun 10, 2023 11:47 AM IST
India vs Australia WTC Final Day 4 Live Updates: Indian camp still optimistic
Shardul Thakur in press conference at end of Day 3: "Well, cricket is a funny game. You can never say what is the right total and this one-off game, especially ICC finals, you never know, I mean, who can handle the pressure better out there - one good partnership and you can even chase down 450 or maybe more than that - so last year that England have chased 400 here and they did not lose too many wickets. So that's a positive sign for us. Whatever they put up on the board, it's too early to make any predictions. We see a lot of times in Test cricket that the game changes within an hour. So yes, we like to be optimistic tomorrow going on the field. And yeah, we'll take it on from there."
- Jun 10, 2023 11:35 AM IST
India vs Australia WTC Final Day 4 Live: Story on Day 3
Australia started off well by dismissing KS Bharat in the first over of the day before Rahane and Shardul put on a century stand. The former would have been dismissed earlier had Pat Cummins not bowled a no ball, again. The partnership helped India avoid follow-on. India were eventually dismissed for 296 with Australia gaining a 173-run lead.
Siraj struck early to dismiss Warner in the fourth over before Khawaja was dismissed by Umesh Yadav. Steve Smith then looked to up the scoring rate as a quick fifty-run stand came up before Jadeja got the better of him and Travis Head shortly after. Labuschagne and Green then ensured that Australia lose no more wickets as Day 3 closed to the team having a 296-run lead.
- Jun 10, 2023 11:14 AM IST
Hello and welcome!
Hello and welcome to the Live coverage of Day 4 of the World Test Championship final between India and Australia at The Oval. Stay tuned for more updates!