WTC Final 2023 | The game ended on the fourth day, India’s 164 runs for three wickets; Need 280 more runs to win

PTI Photo London: Chasing a target of 444 runs to win the World Test Championship final (WTC Final 2023) against Australia, India scored 164 runs for three wickets in the second innings on Saturday, the fourth day. India is still 280 runs short of the target. At the end of the fourth day’s play, Kohli scored 44 runs in 60 balls and Ajinkya Rahane scored 20 runs. Chasing the target of world record 444 runs for victory, India have scored 164 runs for three wickets. The highest fourth innings target in Test cricket has been 418 which has been successfully achieved while the record at this ground is 263. India lost the wickets of Shubman Gill (18), skipper Rohit Sharma (43) and Cheteshwar Pujara (27). At one stage, India’s score was 93 for three in the 31st over. ICC World Test Championship Final | India 164/3 at Stumps on Day 4, needs 280 runs to win with seven wickets remaining against Australia at The Oval (Pic Source: BCCI) — ANI (@ANI) June 10, 2023 Also Read It is a matter of relief for the Indians that Kohli and Rahane did not face any problem in playing the Australian bowlers. Kohli used his strong wrists to play excellent shots over mid-wicket and mid-on. Earlier, Australia declared their second innings at 270 for eight on the fourth day of the World Test Championship final, setting India a mammoth target of 444 to win here on Saturday. Australia had taken a huge lead of 173 runs in the first innings. Australia started the day at 123 for four and added 147 before declaring an hour after lunch on the fourth day. Alex Carey was Australia’s top scorer. He played an unbeaten inning of 66 runs. For India, Ravindra Jadeja took three wickets while Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav took two wickets each.

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