IND vs AUS Live: India surpasses 100-run mark despite early setbacks in WTC Finals

The much-anticipated World Test Championship (WTC) Final between India and Australia has begun with a twist as India finds itself facing an uphill battle after losing four crucial wickets. However, amidst the challenging circumstances, the Indian team has shown remarkable resilience, managing to reach a score of 100 runs on the scoreboard.

The early stage of the game saw Indian cricket team openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill falling victim to the skillful Australian pacers. Pat Cummins, leading the Australian side, dismissed Rohit Sharma, who departed after scoring 15 runs. The loss of the Indian captain early on was a blow to both the team and their passionate fans.

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In the following over, it was Scott Boland who surprised the in-form batter Shubman Gill with a delivery that caught him off guard. Gill, who had been displaying impressive form, was left stunned by the delivery, leading to his dismissal. Boland, filling in for the injured Josh Hazlewood, proved his worth with a crucial breakthrough. The early departures of both openers dealt a severe blow to India’s chances, leaving them in a challenging position.

As the game progressed, the situation worsened for India when Cheteshwar Pujara fell victim to Cameron Green’s bowling prowess. Pujara, known for his solid defense, misjudged a delivery that nipped back sharply, leading to his stumps being disturbed. With India losing their third wicket, the pressure continued to mount on the team.

Just when it seemed like India’s fate was hanging by a thread, a moment of brilliance from Mitchell Starc provided Australia with another crucial breakthrough. Virat Kohli, India’s talismanic captain, was undone by a delivery that had extra bounce and movement. Forced to play at the ball, Kohli’s attempt resulted in a faint edge, leading to his dismissal. It was a testament to the high-quality bowling from the Australians.

Despite the adversity, the Indian batsmen displayed determination and resilience. Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja stepped up to the challenge, donning the metaphorical cape of superheroes, aiming to salvage the situation and revive India’s hopes in the finals.