India vs Australia Live Score, WTC 2023 Final: India will face the daunting task of chasing down 280 runs on the fifth day of the World Test Championship Final at the Oval. The Rohit Sharma-led team has lost 3 wickets for 164 runs chasing down the mammoth total of 444 runs.
First-innings hero Ajinkya Rahane is firmly planted on the crease and is batting a total of 20 runs. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli is inching towards his half-century and batting on 44.
Kohli and Rahane will look to take full advantage of the 40-over ball after batting through the first few overs of the first session on day five. While Australia are well ahead in the match, memories of the Gabba Test match will still be fresh in the Kangaroos' minds.
At least one of India's two set batters will have to score a big century on Day 5 if they are to have any chance of lifting the WTC mace. India will also need useful contributions from lower-order batsmen Ravindra Jadeja, KS Bharat, Shardul Thakur and Umesh Yadav to chase down the total.
Statistically, the highest total chased at The Oval in a fourth innings was 263 when England chased in 1902.
Rohit Sharma hints at changes in Test squad after WTC Final debacle
Team India skipper Rohit Sharma expressed disappointment over loosing out the World Test Championship (WTC) to Australia on Sunday. While talking about the WTC 2023 Final match in the post-match press conference, Rohit Sharma proposed a best-of-three final in the next cycle to decide the World Test Champion. Rohit Sharma also hinted at finding new players for the next WTC cycle between 2023-25. Read More
"It's not always going to work": Travis Head on his batting approach
"I've always had the confidence. It's about going out there and expressing that. It took me some time and everyone goes through that. I've always been open to change, open to learning. I've bedded down somewhat of a blueprint. It's not always going to work. It's nice to work that out in such a big game and hopefully continues in the next couple of months. Lot of what-ifs going to bed last night. We've come across such moments through the two years where we've had to grind it out. Were able to do that again today," Head said after the match on Star Sports.
Virat Kohli shares Instagram story on 'silence' amid criticisms of WTC 2023 Final loss
After facing a major defeat at the World Test Championship (WTC) Final against Australia, Team India's star batter Virat Kohli quoted Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu on silence. Virat Kohli posted an Instagram story with a quote from Lao Tzu which talks about silence. The Instagram story by Virat Kohli comes as he faces criticism from Team India fans and cricket veterans for his poor shot selection in WTC 2023 Final. Read More
Sachin Tendulkar questions Team India decision to leave out Ravichandran Ashwin
Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar congratulated Team Australia for lifting the World Test Championship on Sunday. Sachin Tendulkar gave a special mention to Steve Smith and Travis Head who took their team to a good position during the first innings. The master-blaster questioned Team India's decision to leave out Ravichandran Ashwin from the playing XI. Read More
'We hardly got few weeks to prepare after IPL' : Dravid after WTC loss
“The schedules are very tight. We hardly got a few weeks preparation after the IPL, plus there weren't any tour games. I'm not here to complain, many congratulations to Australia, said team India head coach Rahul Dravid after the Indian team faced a disappointing defeat in the final of the World Test Championship against Australia at The Oval, as Indian team conceded a 209-run loss in the final.India lost seven wickets for the addition of 70 runs on the final day. Read More
Rohit Sharma opens up about IPL 2023 impact on WTC 2023 Final, says ‘need 20-25 days…’
Australia handed India their second consecutive defeat in the WTC 2023 Final. The Pat Cummins-led squad dominated Team India from Day 1 and as a result, had a convincing victory by a margin of 209 runs. In a post-match press conference, skipper Rohit Sharma talked about the impact of playing the WTC 2023 Final just days after the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. Read More
Steve Smith scripts unique record in WTC 2023 final
Experienced Australian batter Steve Smith achieved yet another milestone in his career in the World Test Championship against India at the Oval, London on Sunday.
Smith is one of the most prominent figures in the field and once again he stole the limelight with a stunning catch to dismiss India's ace batter Virat Kohli. As he dived low on his right to pick up the catch, Smith took his 157th catch in the Test format for Australia.
Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting holds the record with 196 catches. While Mark Waugh holds second place with 181 catches. Steve Smith and Mark Taylor are tied for the third position with 157 catches. Finally, the fourth position is held by Allan Border with 156 catches to his name in Test format.
Sunil Gavaskar slams Virat Kohli for ‘bad shot’ selection in WTC 2023 Final
Veteran cricketer Sunil Gavaskar came down heavily on Virat Kohli for his shot selection during the WTC 2023 Final on Sunday. Sunil Gavaskar said it was a "bad shot" and it was not expected from Virat Kohli as everyone was hoping that he could deliver a big innings. The remarks comes as Australia defeated India by 209 runs to lift the World Test Championship. Read More
Rohit Sharma on Shubman Gill's controversial catch
"I felt disappointed, third umpire should have seen more replay, decision was made quickly, especially in a final and more camera angles should have been there, in IPL, there is more than 10 but not in an ICC event".
Rohit Sharma on IPL impact
"You need at least 20-25 days to prepare for a final like this" Rohit Sharma said as the team played WTC 2023 Final just days after IPL
‘We let ourselves down’: Rohit Sharma
"It was a tough one. We started well, winning the toss and putting them into bat in those conditions. We bowled pretty well in the first session and then we let ourselves down a little bit with how we bowled," Rohit said during the post-match presentation ceremony.
Three points in WTC 2023 Final when Team India took the ‘wrong’ turn
Millions of fans of Team India were heartbroken as the team faced its second consecutive defeat in the WTC 2023 Final. Australia lifted the World Test Championship as it trumped India by 209 runs. Team India and its management will be particularly upset over the less-than-satisfactory performance in the crucial match. The decisions Team India took from Day 1 were questioned by many and the result is in front of everyone. Read More
Ind vs Aus Live Score: ‘Was not a 469 run wicket,’ says coach Rahul Dravid
While commenting on the below-average bowling of Team India, coach Rahul Dravid said that it was not a 469 run wicket and our bowlers gave room to batters, especially Travis Head.
Ind vs Aus Live Score: Travis Head wins player of the match
Australian batter Travis Head won the player of the match award for the exceptional 163 runs during the first innings.
Ind vs Aus Live Score: Australia first team in cricket history to win all ICC formats
With the WTC win, Australia became the first team in cricket history to win ICC trophy in all formats of the game.
Ind vs Aus Live Score: Australia lifts World Test Championship
Australia defeated India by 209 runs to lift the World Test Championship and become the first Team in the history of cricket to win all ICC championships
Ind vs Aus Live Score: Shami fights back
Mohammad Shami is playing some bold cricket as he smashes some big shots and also take successful review against Australian bowlers
Ind vs Aus Live Score: Srikar Bharat OUT
India is down to its last wicket and Nathan Lyon dismissed Srikar Bharat
Ind vs Aus Live Score: Mitchell Strac departs Umesh Yadav
Umesh Yadav also walked back of pavilion as Mitchell Strac dismissed him during the 61st over
Ind vs Aus Live Score: Umesh Yadav and Srikar Bharat in action
Umesh Yadav and Srikar Bharat are taking the Indian innings forward and Australia seems to be in complete control now
Ind vs Aus Live Score: Shardul Thakur OUT
It is going to end sooner than expected as Shardul Thakur also walks back to pavilion.
Ind vs Aus Live Score: Ajinkya Rahane OUT
Another blow for Team India as Mitchell Strac dismissed Ajinkya Rahane (46)
Ind vs Aus Live Score: India needs 238 runs to win
The target is still very far from India as it needs 238 runs to win. Ajinkya Rahane and Srikar Bharat are on crease taking the game forward
Ind vs Aus Live Score: Ajinkya Rahane hit magnificent FOUR
Ajinkya Rahane is showcasing strength as he smashed a beautiful four to ease of some pressure, India needs 243 runs to win.
Ind vs Aus Live Score: Ajinkya Rahane, Srikar Bharat struggles
The back to back wickets have reduced the run rate and Ajinkya Rahane, Srikar Bharat are struggling against confident Australian bowlers
Ind vs Aus Live Score: Team India in trouble
After loosing two big wickets of Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja, the 444-run chase against Australia has become more difficult now
Ind vs Aus Live Score: Ravindra Jadeja OUT
Soon after Virat Kohli Ravindra Jadeja also walked back to pavilion on a score of 0
Ind vs Aus Live Score: Virat Kohli OUT
Scott Boland is turning lethal for India again, as he dismissed Virat Kohli at 49
Ind vs Aus Live Score: Ajinkya Rahane hits a lucky FOUR
It was a blind pull shot by Ajinkya Rahane, but the ball landed in no man's land and crossed the boundary for FOUR
Ind vs Aus Live Score: India needs 275 runs
Team India is just 275 runs away from creating the history and winning the ICC World Test Championship
Ind vs Aus Live Score: Good start from Team India
Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane have played the first over positively and the batters look in good shape
Ind vs Aus Live Score: Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane on grounds
Team India batters Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane enters the ground to resume the chase
Virat Kohli speaks on struggles ahead of WTC 2023 final chase
As the final day of the WTC 2023 Final approaches closer, all eyes will be on Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane to take Team India towards their next ICC trophy. Team India fans will have special expectations from Virat Kohli who is known to take India towards wonderful victories. In an interaction posted by ICC, Virat Kohli shared his struggle for the last two years and how he rose from the ashes. Virat Kohli also made special mention of former skipper MS Dhoni. Read More
India vs Australia Live score: Indian team huddle
"It all boils down to this! The final day of the World Test Championship Final." says BCCI
Ind vs Aus Day 5 Live: Highest Indian run getters against Australia
While it is common knowledge that Virat Kohli likes batting against the Australians, he is also among the highest Indian run-getters against Kangaroos.
Here's the list of highest run-getters for India:
Sachin Tendulkar: 3630
VVS Laxman: 2434 runs
Rahul Dravid: 2143 runs
Cheteshwar Pujara: 2074 runs
Virat Kohli: 2037 runs
India vs Australia Live score: Who are India's next batters after Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane?
India's next batters after Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli are Ravindra Jadeja, KS Bharat, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj.
However, it wouldn't matter much who the next batters are if the duo of Rahane and Kohli cannot get a big innings and get India closer to the target of 444 runs.
WTC Final live updates: UK's weather department issues yellow alert
While the weather gods have not disrupted the WTC Final until now, there is a prediction that rain could finally impact the test match on the last day. In fact, Uk's weather department has issued a yellow alert for June 11 and there is a 30 percent chance of rain during the afternoon.
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India vs Autralia Day 5 Live : Alex Carey believes his team has enough runs on the board
Australian wicketkeeper batter Alex Carey believes his team has enough runs on the board to win the World Test Championship Final on Sunday. Speaking to Star Sports after stumps on Day 4, Carey said, "I think we have the runs on the board, always look for more wickets, but they (Rahane and Kohli) played well. We'll have another chance tomorrow,"
Ind vs Aus Live: Virat Kohli on the importance of crowds
WTC Final 2023 Live: Ricky Ponting reacts to Cameron Green's catch
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has reacted to Cameron Green's controversial catch on Saturday. He said while speaking to ICC, “When I saw it live, I knew it had carried to him on the full, but I wasn’t sure what the action was after that from all replays we have seen. I actually think some part of the ball did touch the ground and it is the interpretation of the umpire that as long as the fielder has complete control of the ball before the ball hits the ground then it is out. That must have been what the umpires' interpretation was and I think that is exactly what happened"
India vs Australia Final LIVE: What Mohammed Shami said on India's chances of winning the WTC Final
Indian pacer Mohammed Shami has said that everyone in the Indian setup believes that their team will win on Sunday. Speaking at a post-match press conference, Shami said, "One hundred per cent everyone believes that tomorrow we will win the match. We always fight, we perform well around the world. So we believe and we will all come together to win this match,"
Ind vs Aus Live Score: Can Virat Kohli win the WTC Final for India?
With India needing 280 runs on day five to secure a historic win over Australia, the question on every cricket fan's mind is whether Kohli can rise to the occasion once again.
Cricket fans are constantly reminded of his remarkable innings, including a masterful 141 against Australia in Adelaide in 2014, a gritty 105 against New Zealand in Wellington the same year and a memorable 104 against Sri Lanka in Kolkata in 2017.
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Ind vs Aus LIVE score: Shubman Gill reacts to the controversial catch on Instagram
Shubman Gill has reacted to the controversial dismissal on his Instagram while posting ‘clapping emojis’ with the screengrab of the catch by Cameron Green. As the third umpire signaled 'OUT', skipper Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill were shocked.
WTC Final Live: BCCI Vice President Rajeev Shukla on Shubman Gill dismissal
BCCI Vice President Rajeev Shukla has shared his thoughts on the dismissal of Indian opening batter Shubman Gill on Day 5 of the WTC Final. Shukla said, "We should not create a dispute over this. We should accept the decision of the Third umpire,"
Shubman Gill was declared on the ball of Australian pacer Scott Boland amidst a controversial catch by Cameron Green.
India vs Australia Live Score: Interesting moments from Day 4 of the WTC Final
Ind vs Aus Day 5 Live Score: Cameron Green responds to Shubman Gill catch controversy
Australian all-rounder Shubman Gill has responded to the controversy surrounding the catch of Shubman Gill on Day 4 of the WTC Final. Green says he definitely believed that he had cleanly taken the catch.
WTC 2023 Final Live: Why did on-field umpires not give a soft signal on Shubman Gill catch
The dismissal of India's opening batsman Shubman Gill on Day 4 of the WTC Final has caused a stir among cricket fans and former cricketers alike, with everyone questioning whether Cameron Greene had actually caught the ball legally.
The incident occurred when a well-set Shubman Gill, batting on 18, faced Scott Bolland in his 4th over. A delivery from Bolland around the 5th stump line caught the edge of Gill and flew to Cameron Green at gully. Green's reaction suggested he had taken the catch cleanly, but replays suggested the ball may have hit the ground as the Aussie took the catch.
Cricket fans were left puzzled as to why the on-field umpires did not give a soft signal on the Shubman Gill catch, given that if the umpires had given the Indian batsman not out, the third umpire would have to stand by that decision in case of inconclusive evidence.
However, now ICC has explained why did the on-field umpires not give a soft signal on the Shubman Gill catch.
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India vs Australia Live Score: Recap of Day 4 of WTC Final
Australia declared their second innings on 270 innings setting a target of 444 runs for the Indian side. Coming to bat in the second innings, Indian openers looked good until Shubman Gill was dismissed on 18 in a controversial decision. Later on, Captain Rohit Sharma was given out trying to play a sweep off Nathan Lyon while batting on 44. Shortly afterwards, Cheteshwar Pujara was also dismissed on a score of 27 trying to play the uppercut.
In a relief to India, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane stuck together and stitched a 71-run partnership to take India to the close of play without losing any more wickets.
India at 164/3, need 280 more runs to win the game.
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