Pat Cummins and company defeated India by 209 runs in the World Test Championship (WTC) final on Sunday at The Oval, prolonging their hunt for the elusive ICC crown. Australia won the match in the first play session of the last day after India, which needed 444 to win in the second innings, was bowled out for 234 runs.
Australia took control of the game from Day 1, scoring 469 runs in the first innings thanks to centuries from Travis Head and Steve Smith. In response to the top order’s lacklustre performance, India was able to save the follow-on thanks to a valiant 89 by Ajinkya Rahane and crucial contributions from Shardul Thakur and Ravindra Jadeja.
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