World Test Championship final: Australia beat India by 209 runs – SUCH TV

Australia completed a 209-run victory over India in the World Test Championship final at the Kia Oval on Sunday.

India were bowled out for 234 runs in their second innings on the fifth day of the match while chasing a target of 444 runs.

Victory meant Australia had now captured the one major men’s cricket title that had previously eluded them.

Nathan Lyon and Scott Boland were the chief destroyers for Australia in the second innings with four and three wickets, respectively.

Indian batter got starts but none of them were able to stay at the wicket for a long period of time. Rohit Sharma (43) Virat Kohli (49) and Ajinkya Rahane (46) were the prominent contributors for India.

All cricket logic was against India as they resumed on 164-3, needing a further 280 runs to reach what would be a record-breaking total, with the highest made by any side to win in the fourth innings in 146 years of Test history the West Indies’ 418-7 against Australia at St John’s in 2003.

However, Boland took two wickets in three balls, including the prize scalp of star batter Virat Kohli, in the first session of the final day.

Kohli had added just five runs to his overnight score when, on 49, his edged drive off a wide ball from Boland was brilliantly caught by Steve Smith, diving to his right at second slip.

Two balls later, Ravindra Jadeja fell for a duck, caught behind after nicking a superb Boland delivery that seamed away against the angle.

India lost their last seven wickets for the addition of just 70 runs as Australia completed a comprehensive victory.

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