Australia leads India by 296 runs in the World Test Championship final, which is being played at the Kennington Oval. Australia outplayed India, and Rohit Sharma and his team were disorganized in this epic fight. The Australians are 123/4 at stumps on Day 3, and India’s premier all-rounder Shardul Thakur has made a significant statement about the match’s outcome.
Shardul Thakur believes that a target of 450 runs can be successfully chased down in the World Test Championship final. Australia now leads India by 296 runs at the end of Day 3 of the WTC Final.
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Shardul Thakur claimed that a potent partnership will be necessary to effectively chase down a target of 450 runs in the World Test Championship final during a news conference following the Day 3 match.
In the first innings of the WTC Final, Shardul struck an incredible 51 runs for India, contributing to a total of 296 runs. Additionally, the rest of the Indian batting order felt inspired and determined to succeed due to his performance.
“Well, cricket is a funny game. You can never say what is the right total and in this one-off game, especially ICC finals, you never know, I mean, who can handle the pressure better out there, one good partnership when you can even chase down 450 or maybe more than that,” said Shardul Thakur.
“Last year England chased 400 here” – Shardul Thakur
India’s top all-rounder Shardul Thakur cited England’s successful chase in a one-off Test against India in Birmingham last year as an example of a successful chase. In June of the previous year, England was able to tie the five-match series at 2-2 by scoring 378 runs to chase down a nearly 400-run target.
“Last year England chased 400 here and they did not lose too many wickets. So that’s a positive sign for us. Whatever they put up on the board, it’s too early to make any predictions. We see a lot of times in Test cricket that the game changes within an hour. So yes, we like to be optimistic tomorrow going on the field. And yeah, we’ll take it on from there,” Shardul Thakur added.
India will be attempting to defeat Australia in the WTC Final in London in order to win the ICC trophy for the first time in almost ten years.