World Test Championship
Everything is a game of four! 444 targets in the 4th innings and Jaddu broke the 44 year old record 🔥🔥
India set a target of 444 runs in the World Test Championship. In the third innings of the match, the Aussies declared for 270 runs and set a victory target in front of India.
The Aussies built the score on the strength of a brilliant half-century from wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey. Carey scored an unbeaten 66 off 105 balls and was a fixture in the Aussie line-up. The player collected the runs including eight boundaries.
Apart from Alex Carey, Mitchell Starc (41), Marnes Labuschran (41) and Steve Smith (34) played a vital role in the Aussie innings.
Crucial half-century from the Australian wicketkeeper! His tally for the game is almost 100 👏#WTC23
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) June 10, 2023
The Aussies started batting with a lead of 163 runs and declared the innings after the drinks break on the fourth day. The Aussies declared their innings at 270 for eight in 85 overs. With this, India needed 444 runs to win in the last innings.
Australia set a fourth innings target of 444.#TeamIndia‘s run-chase now underway 🙌
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 10, 2023
Ravindra Jadeja shone for India in the bowling as Jadeja took three crucial wickets. In addition to the wickets of Steve Smith and Travis Head, who scored a century in the first innings, the wicket of the dangerous Cameron Green was also taken.
With this, Jadeja also managed to rewrite the 44-year-old record. He holds the record of being the left-arm spinner who has taken the most wickets in the Indian Test format. Jadeja has written his name towards this feat by surpassing the record of Indian legend Bishan Singh Bedi.
Jadeja, who dismissed Steve Smith and joined Bedi, managed to score Bedi as Head and Green returned to seal his record.
Left arm spinners with most wickets in Test format
(In order of Player – Country – Wicket)
Rangana Herath – Sri Lanka – 433
Daniel Vettori – New Zealand – 362
Derek Underwood – England – 297
Ravindra Jadeja – India – 268
Bishan Singh Bedi – India – 266
At the same time, the openers gave India a good start as they started batting in the second innings. Currently, after six overs, India have scored 28 runs without losing any wicket. Shubman Gill with 14 runs off 15 balls and Rohit Sharma with 14 runs off 21 balls are at the top.
Content highlights: India need 444 runs to win the World Test Championship