WTC Final 2023: Australia Beat India And Become The Only Team To Win All ICC Trophies

WTC Final 2023: Australia Beat India And Become The Only Team To Win All ICC Trophies: The last-day wicket of Mohd Siraj sums up the story of the WTC Final 2023. On Sunday, June 11, Australia made history by becoming the first men’s team in international cricket history to win an International Cricket Council (ICC) world title in all three forms.

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Australia accomplished the feat when they defeated India in the global Test Championship 2021-23 final at The Oval on Sunday to become the new global champions in the game’s longest format.

Aussies claimed their maiden World Test Championship championship with a crushing 209-run victory on the fifth day of the summit showdown at the Oval on Sunday, continuing India’s dismal showing in ICC competitions. This was India’s second defeat in a row in the WTC finals, following a loss to New Zealand in the first event in 2021.

India’s previous ICC trophy was in 2013, and it was their second consecutive defeat in the WTC final, having lost to New Zealand two years prior. Australia just missed qualifying for the World Test Championship final in the initial cycle in 2019-21, but the Baggy Greens advanced to the final in the second iteration by finishing first in the standings ahead of India.

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Brief Summary Of The WTC Final 2023

Australia may have lost the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2-1 in India earlier this year, but the world champions came out firing in the final at The Oval, defeating India by 209 runs. The Australian team, coached by Pat Cummins, dominated all five days of the competition in London.

Rohit Sharma won the toss and invited the Australians to bat first, and they scored a massive 469 runs, with Travis Head and Steve Smith both scoring centuries. In response, India got all out on 296 runs.

 In the third inning. Australia responded by scoring 270 runs and setting India a target of 444 with 1.5 days to chase.

India began the final day with 164 for 3, but rapidly lost batting stalwarts Virat Kohli (49), Ravindra Jadeja (0), and Ajinkya Rahane (43) and were bowled out for 234 in 63.3 overs.

 Scott Boland (3/46) was the finest bowler on display, dismissing Kohli and Jadeja in a single over to put the game out of reach. Nathan Lyon (4/41) had the best stats, mopping up the tail in a flash.