Australia wins the WTC Final in 2023 after defeating India by 209 runs and became the first team to win every major championship.
India lost the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final on June 11 at the Oval in London by a score of 209 runs, continuing their ICC trophy drought that dates back to 2013. India invited Australia to bat first after winning the toss, however they let up 469 runs in the first innings, which eventually made the difference between the two teams.
This occurred in cloudy England. Even though Mohammed Siraj took four wickets, Australia was still able to achieve a significant total given the circumstances because to the magnificent hundreds of Travis Head (163) and Steve Smith (121).
Team India’s reaction saw them just make it over the follow-on line and overall, 296 due to a gutsy 89 from Ajinkya Rahane and a 51 from Shardul Thakur. The outstanding bowler for Australia in their first innings was Pat Cummins, the team’s skipper, who recorded 3 for 83. With Alex Carey still undefeated at 66 in the second innings, Australia declared their innings at 270/8.
India concluded Day 4 on 164/3 with 280 required to win on the last day, and both the undefeated hitters Virat Kohli and Rahane seemed in terrific shape, even though India needed 444 to win.
However, the Team India batsmen couldn’t quite recover when Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja were both out in the same over on Day 5 not long after the game began. Despite the surface lacking any such demons and some questionable strokes from the Indian hitters, the Men in Blue lost all seven of their remaining wickets in the first session alone.
With statistics of 4 for 41, Nathan Lyon was Australia’s best bowler in the second innings. Aside from removing Rohit early on Day 4, Lyon helped the Australians clean up the Indian tail.
With their victory, the Aussies have become the first side in history to win every ICC championship, including the ODI World Cup, T20 World Cup, Champions Trophy, and World T20.