Australia’s dominance seals victory in WTC final, leaving India in despair on Day 5. Scott Boland’s dismissal of Virat Kohli early in the day set the tone for the relentless attack by the Aussie bowlers. The Indian squad struggled to withstand the pressure and were eventually bundled out for 234 runs. Australia secured a commanding 209-run win, claiming their first World Test Championship title. In response, Rohit Sharma, the Indian captain, acknowledged that his team had been trailing throughout the four days of play, attributing the loss to a failure in executing their game plan effectively.
‘We were behind in the game all four days’ – Rohit
“After the first session we thought we have a good chance of getting them out quickly, but two of their batters- Steve Smith and Travis Head, did well. We were slightly away from our plans. Also, we did not execute what we had on that pitch which had a lot of assistance. We failed to do that. We were 160-170 runs behind after 1st inn. Wanted to get them out asap in 2nd innings,”
Rohit Sharma said.
“One of the reasons for us to consider batting last was because we thought the wicket won’t change much. And will keep getting better.We talked a lot about how we wanted to bowl and bat, but we didn’t actually do that. what to do what not to do, we were behind in the game all four days,”
he further added.
In the second innings, Australia’s leading wicket-taker was Nathan Lyon, who claimed four wickets by dismissing Srikar Bharat, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, and Rohit Sharma. Additionally, Scott Boland secured three wickets, while Mitchell Starc struck twice and Pat Cummins managed to take one wicket.
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