IND vs AUS WTC 2023 Final is no less than a thriller for fans as both India & Australia are trying their best to turn the fixture in their favor. And the match turned out to be a boon for Mohammed Siraj who achieved the landmark of 50 Test wickets on second day of the final clash. After Australia began the second day in a commanding position at 327-3, India managed to keep their scoring rate under check & bundled them out for 469 runs. And it was in the second session of the day that Mohammed Siraj achieved the remarkable milestone.
Nathan Lyon was his 50th wicket which he scalped during the second session of the day 2. He further scalped the wicket of Pat Cummins when he caught him at the extra cover to end Australia’s innings on 429 runs. Siraj was the pick of the bowler as he ended his day at 4/108 while Mohammed Shami (2/122) and Shardul Thakur (2/83) picked up two wickets each.
IND vs AUS WTC Final: Australia was leading the scoreboard on day 1
Australia was in full command on Day 1 of the WTC 2023 Final as their star batters Steve Smith & Travis head stitched a rewarding 285-run stand. On Day 1 of the one-off Test Australia was reeling at 76-3 after the lunch break when the duo came to Australia’s rescue & carried ahead their innings with their brilliant stand. Head played a counter-attacking knock as he managed to score boundaries at regular intervals. He completed his century in 106 balls to become the first batter to score a ton in the WTC final. While his partner Smith registered a century & completed his 200 runs in Test cricket.
They stitched a rewarding 285-run stand to help Australia post a mammoth total on board. Travis Head completed his stint by scoring 162 runs off 174 balls while Smith scored 121 runs. Alex Carey played a stunning knock of 48 runs off 69 balls & helped his team cross the 450-run mark. They put a mammoth 469 runs total for India to chase. In reply, India lost their openers early in the chase & had their all hopes on Virat & Cheteshwart Pujara. Whether they could fulfill their expectations or not is what time will say.