WTC 2023 Final Result: Australia have won the inaugural ICC World Test Championship Final by defeating India by 209 runs at The Oval in London. This is their first major ICC trophy since the 2015 World Cup and their first Test series win in England since 2001.
The match was a thrilling contest between two evenly matched teams, but Australia had the edge in both batting and bowling departments. They scored 469 runs in their first innings, thanks to a brilliant 163 by Travis Head and a century by Steve Smith. India were bowled out for 296 in reply, with only Ajinkya Rahane (89) and Shardul Thakur (51) offering some resistance.
Australia decided not to enforce the follow-on and batted again, setting India a daunting target of 444 runs. They declared their second innings at 270/8, with Alex Carey scoring a quickfire 66 and Marnus Labuschagne remaining unbeaten on 41. India’s chase never got going, as they lost wickets at regular intervals and were dismisse for 234 on the fifth day. Nathan Lyon was the pick of the bowlers for Australia, taking four wickets in the second innings and seven in the match.
The Player of the Match award went to Travis Head, who scored 181 runs in the match and also took a crucial catch and a wicket. He said that it was a dream come true to win the WTC final and praise his teammates for their efforts. He also credited India for being a tough opponent and playing with passion and skill.
India’s captain Virat Kohli expressed his disappointment at losing the final, but said that his team had given their best and had no regrets. He congratulated Australia for being the better team and said that they deserved to win the title. He also thanked the fans for their support and said that his team would learn from this experience and come back stronger.
WTC 2023 Final Result
The WTC final was a fitting culmination of a two-year cycle that saw nine teams compete across six series each. Australia and India emerged as the top two teams after some memorable performances and close contests. The final was a showcase of the best of Test cricket, with both teams displaying skill, resilience, and sportsmanship.
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