Australia beat India by 209 runs in the final match of the World Test Championship. Batting first, Australia scored 469 runs in the first innings. In response, Team India was reduced to 296 runs and Australia got a lead of 173 runs in the first innings.

Australia declared the second innings by scoring 270 runs and set a target of 444 runs in front of India. In response, the Indian team was reduced to 234 runs and lost the match by 209 runs.

Australia bundled out India’s second innings for 234 runs. Along with this, the final of the World Test Championship was won by a huge margin of 209 runs. With this, Australia has become the first team to win all the ICC trophies.

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At the same time, India has faced defeat in the final of the Test Championship for the second time in a row. With this defeat, the drought of winning the ICC trophy of India remains intact. Team India has not won any ICC trophy in the last 10 years. In the year 2013, India won the Champions Trophy.

In this match, Indian captain Rohit Sharma decided to bowl first after winning the toss and Australia scored a big score of 469 runs in the first innings. Travis Head scored 163 and Steve Smith scored 121 runs. In response, the Indian team was able to score only 296 runs. Ajinkya Rahane’s 89, Shardul Thakur’s 51 and Ravindra Jadeja’s 48 saved the Indian team from the follow-on. Australia declared their second innings by scoring 270 runs for eight wickets.

Alex Carey scored an unbeaten 66, Pat Cummins and Marnus Labushen scored 41-41 runs. India had a target of 444 runs in the fourth innings of the match. In response, the Indian team was reduced to 234 runs. Virat Kohli scored the maximum 49 runs. Ajinkya Rahane contributed 46 and Rohit contributed 43 runs. With this, Team India lost the final match by 209 runs.

For Australia, Mitchell Starc took four wickets, Pat Cummins took four wickets, Scott Boland took five wickets, Cameron Green took two wickets and Nathan Lyon took five wickets. At the same time, for India, Mohammed Shami took four, Mohammed Siraj five, Umesh Yadav two, Shardul Thakur two and Ravindra Jadeja took four wickets.

By Ritik Sharma

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