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India Qualify For The World Test Championship Finals

India Qualify For The World Test Championship Finals

The Indian Cricket Team reached the finals of 2021/23 World Test Championship against Australia to be played at Kennington Oval, London from 7th June to 11th June 2023 with the 12th being the reserve day.

New Zealand defeated Sri Lanka by 2 wickets in the first Test match played at Hagley Oval, Christchurch that went to the last delivery as Kane Williamson took a risky single but was in as throw from Dickwella came a little late before Kasun Rajitha hit the stumps.

With the first session did not happen and the second session starting late, the match ebbed and flowed as Kane Williamson and Daryl Mitchell showed intent to putting pressure on Lankan bowlers. Mitchell was dismissed that putting pressure on the New Zealand batters. Williamson kept his cool completing his 26th Test century.

The match went down to the last over with 8 runs required, Kane hit a boundary to keep the situation in favour of New Zealand. The Kiwis chased down the highest run chase in the fourth innings at Hagley Oval, Christchurch to knock Sri Lanka out of the World Test Championship finals race.

Daryl Mitchell was awarded the player of the match award for his 102 and 81 which laid the foundation for an impressive win. The fourth Test between India and Australia at Ahmedabad is heading toward a draw as Head and Labuschagne take the lead on the fifth day.

India’s performance in the 2021/23 World Test Championship cycle

The Indian Cricket Team showed their good performances in the 2021/23 ICC World Test Championship cycle. They began this cycle with a 2-2 draw against England in their home den. India looked in a good position winning 2-1 in four Test matches they played but due to the COVID outbreak in the Indian camp, they decided to reschedule the match in 2022.

Their 2nd World Test Championship series was against New Zealand at home. The first Test match at Kanpur was a draw and the second Test at Mumbai was India winning by 372 runs.

The Indian team lost their first series against South Africa in South Africa from December 2021-January 2022. After winning the opening match at Centurion, they lost the next two Test matches in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

India thrashed Sri Lanka by 2-0 at home to gain valuable points. India did not play any Test match after July. They whitewashed Bangladesh by 2-0 in Bangladesh to stay in contention for the final spot.

India won the first two Test matches against Australia at Nagpur and New Delhi before losing in Indore. This will be their second successive ICC Test Championship finals and hoping to bring silverware against Australia.

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