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World Test Championship: Australia beat India by 209 runs, become first team to win all ICC titles

Two years after Australia missed out on reaching the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship (WTC) Final, after being penalised two points for a slow over-rate, the Pat Cummins-led side won the marquee event with a comprehensive 209-run win over India in the 2023 finals at The Oval in London on June 11.
Last Updated : 12 June 2023, 02:56 IST
Last Updated : 12 June 2023, 02:56 IST

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A fired-up Australia wasted little time in crushing Indian hopes of staging a final-day miracle as they clinched their maiden World Test Championship (WTC) mace at The Oval in London on June 11. Credit: Reuters Photo
A fired-up Australia wasted little time in crushing Indian hopes of staging a final-day miracle as they clinched their maiden World Test Championship (WTC) mace at The Oval in London on June 11. Credit: Reuters Photo
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The Pat Cummins-led side won the marquee event with a comprehensive 209-run win over India in the 2023 finals. Credit: Reuters Photo
The Pat Cummins-led side won the marquee event with a comprehensive 209-run win over India in the 2023 finals. Credit: Reuters Photo
With the resounding victory giving them their ninth ICC title, Australia has become the first team in men's international cricket to win all major trophies. Credit: Reuters Photo
With the resounding victory giving them their ninth ICC title, Australia has become the first team in men's international cricket to win all major trophies. Credit: Reuters Photo
Their victory was set up on Day One of the five-day match by a 285-run partnership between 'Player of the Match' Travis Head (163) and Steve Smith (121) after Australia were sent in to bat first by India. Credit: Reuters Photo
Their victory was set up on Day One of the five-day match by a 285-run partnership between 'Player of the Match' Travis Head (163) and Steve Smith (121) after Australia were sent in to bat first by India. Credit: Reuters Photo
India commenced the fifth day's play from 164/3 in 40 overs, with hopes brimming of conjuring the highest-ever successful chase in the fourth innings of a Test match. Credit: Reuters Photo
India commenced the fifth day's play from 164/3 in 40 overs, with hopes brimming of conjuring the highest-ever successful chase in the fourth innings of a Test match. Credit: Reuters Photo
That hope increased when Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane looked purposeful in their fourth-wicket partnership of 86 during an improbable chase of 444. Credit: Reuters Photo
That hope increased when Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane looked purposeful in their fourth-wicket partnership of 86 during an improbable chase of 444. Credit: Reuters Photo
The defeat means India's agonising wait to win an ICC title, which has been going on for almost ten years, continues. Credit: Reuters Photo
The defeat means India's agonising wait to win an ICC title, which has been going on for almost ten years, continues. Credit: Reuters Photo
This is also Team India's second straight loss in the WTC Finals after New Zealand defeated them by eight wickets in the inaugural edition of the one-off title clash at Southampton in 2021. Credit: Reuters Photo
This is also Team India's second straight loss in the WTC Finals after New Zealand defeated them by eight wickets in the inaugural edition of the one-off title clash at Southampton in 2021. Credit: Reuters Photo
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Published 11 June 2023, 18:27 IST

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