WTC 2023 Final: Australia defeated India by 209 runs in the World Test Championship final at Oval, in England today. Chasing a target of 444 runs, Indian batting folded up at a modest total of 234 runs after resuming their innings on Day-5 of the match at 164 for 3. India started the final day with 280 runs to win and seven wickets in hand.
However, Virat Kohli fell early on 49, adding just five runs to his overnight score before Australia ran through the middle and lower-order within the first session. Nathan Lyon took 4 wickets for 41 runs to wind up the Indian innings. This was India’s second defeat in successive WTC finals after losing to New Zealand in 2021 in the inaugural edition.
#TeamIndia fought hard but it was Australia who won the match.
Congratulations to Australia on winning the #WTC23 Final.
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 11, 2023