WTC Final 2023: As the drama unfolds in the ICC World Test Championship final, India is locked in a fierce battle with Australia. The clash is hosted at the iconic Oval in England. Rohit Sharma’s squad finds themselves battling against the tide in their attempt to chase down Australia’s daunting total of 469 runs.
Things started optimistically for India, scoring 30 off their opening partnership. Unfortunately, the optimism was short-lived as the wickets started tumbling in rapid succession. Left reeling at 71/4, it seemed the match was quickly spiralling out of India’s control.
At this critical juncture, Ravindra Jadeja stepped up to the crease, joining forces with Ajinkya Rahane. Their synergy led to a lifeline partnership of over fifty runs, injecting some much-needed stability into India’s innings. Jadeja took on the role of the aggressor, maintaining a healthy scoring rate whilst showing respect to the quality deliveries.
However, as Jadeja appeared set for a large score, Nathan Lyon threw a wrench in the works. The wily spinner lured Jadeja into an error, managing to catch the outside edge of his bat with a brilliant delivery. Coming around the wicket, Lyon pitched one that drifted in, tempting Jadeja forward in defence. The ball then spun and nicked the outside edge, much to Jadeja’s disbelief.
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With Jadeja’s departure, India’s score sagged to 142/5. This setback put a damper on the Indian fightback, causing a stir among fans. One Twitter user encapsulated the sentiment perfectly, stating, “When bilateral bullies at the peak of their crafts returned back to the pavilion to create panic everywhere, it was him who stepped up every time. Ravindra Jadeja.”
Looking back at the day’s play, it’s clear that the WTC final is shaping up to be a thriller. The match is not just a test of cricketing skills, but also of nerves and strategies. Jadeja’s courageous stand has shown that India is not ready to give up the fight. The coming days of this Test will determine which team can rise to the occasion and handle the pressure of this prestigious championship.
When bilateral bullies at the peak of their crafts returned back to the pavilion to create panic everywhere , it was him who stepped up everytime . Ravindra Jadeja 🐐 pic.twitter.com/ADwJWXJTRm
— Manan (@mananthakurr) June 8, 2023Advertisement