London: Australia scored 469 runs in the first innings and lost all wickets in the ICC World Test Cricket Championship final against India.
Batting first, the Australian team scored 327 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in 85 overs at the end of the first day. Travis Head was unbeaten on 146 and Steve Smith on 95.
The pair continued to play the 2nd day yesterday. Steve Smith scored his 31st century off 229 balls with 16 boundaries. Mohammad Siraj was out after Travis Head scored 163 off 174 balls with one six and 25 boundaries. Travis Head added 285 runs with Smith for the 4th wicket.
After this, Cameron Green, who came into the field, was dismissed for 6 runs off Mohammed Shami’s ball, caught by Shubman Gill, who was standing in the direction of the 2nd wicket. A relaxed Smith scored 121 runs off 268 balls with 19 fours before Shardul Thakurband took the stumps. After this, Alex Carey, who entered the field, played aggressively.
Mitchell Starc was run out for 5 by Axar Patel’s brilliant throw. Alex Carey, the spinner of the bat, scored 48 off 69 balls, including a six and 7 boundaries, when Jadeja was lbw. He was followed by Nathan Lyon for 9 and Pat Cummins for 9 as Australia were all out for 469 in 121.3 overs in the first innings. For the Indian team, Mohammad Siraj took 4 wickets, Mohammad Shami and Shardul Thakur took 2 wickets each.
After that, the Indian team started batting and tried to add runs in a quick manner. Skipper Rohit Sharma scored 15 runs off 26 balls with 2 boundaries when Pat Cummins was lbw. Shubman Gill on 13 runs off Scott Boland and Cheteshwar Pujara on 14 runs off Cameron Green. Virat Kohli scored 14 runs off 31 balls, with 2 fours, before Mitchell Starc took Smith’s superb catch.
With the loss of 4 wickets for 71 runs, the pair of Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja focused on the tackle. Jadeja got out after scoring 48 runs off 51 balls. He bowled steadily and lost his wicket to Lion. The Indian team scored 151 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 38 overs. Rahane is in the field with 29 runs and Bharat with 5 runs.