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India vs Australia Score, WTC Final 2023 Day 2: India 151/5 at Stumps

India vs Australia, WTC Final 2023 Updates, Day 2: All of Australia's five bowlers have been amongst wickets.

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  • India and Australia are competing in the 2021-23 ICC World Test Championship final, which is being played in England's Oval.

  • India are 151/5 at the end of Day 2, with Ajinkya Rahane and KS Bharat at the crease.

  • Ravindra Jadeja top-scored for India with a 51-ball 48.

  • Australia scored 469 runs after being asked to bat first.

  • Travis Head and Steve Smith scored centuries, whilst for India, Mohammed Siraj picked up a four-wicket haul.

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10:40 PM , 08 Jun

India vs Australia Live Score: India 151/5 at Stumps

CURTAINS!

That's the end of day's play, and just like yesterday, the Aussies have been the dominant side of the two, yet again. India could take some positives out from their bowling effort early on, restricting Australia to a score of 469 when it once seemed that they were all set to breach the 500-run mark.

Yet, when the Indian batters came out to bat, resilience and courage were found wanting. The experienced campaigners in the likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara could not deliver, while the promising youngster, Shubman Gill also had a bad day at the office.

India end Day 2 on 151/5, but the scoreline could have been much worse had Pat Cummins not dismissed Ajinkya Rahane on a no ball, and Ravindra Jadeja not scored 48 crucial runs. With KS Bharat to accompany him, the onus is now on Rahane to script the perfect comeback story, and subsequently, lead the project rebuild of the Indian team. Yet, the climb will be steep, with the team still trailing by 318 runs.

We will be back with all the live updates from Day 3, and hopefully, it will not be as gloomy as blog, as it was today. Till then, have a great dinner, and an even better night's sleep. See ya!

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10:28 PM , 08 Jun

India vs Australia Live Score: Jadeja Departs After Commendable Knock

WICKET!

And unlike the previous four instances, Australia have had to work really hard for this breakthrough. Ravindra Jadeja's counter-attacking approach paid dividends at the Oval, with the all-rounder scoring 48 runs in 51 deliveries. Yet, he missed out on a half-century by slightest of margins, edging a Nathan Lyon delivery straight into the hands of Steve Smith at slip.

KS Bharat is the new batter in. After the end of 37 overs, India are 147/5.

9:41 PM , 08 Jun

India vs Australia Live Score: 100 Up For India

A lot of huffing and puffing, but finally, India enter three-figure mark.

Ajinkya Rahane will consider himself one fortunate man today, for Pat Cummins did trap him leg before wicket, albeit he over-stepped an inch too much. On the flip side, Ravindra Jadeja has adapted the Travis Head-esque counter-aggressive approach, scoring runs mostly in boundaries.

Rahane is currently unbeaten on 17, with Jadeja batting on 31. India are 111/4 as we enter the last hour of the day's play.

8:48 PM , 08 Jun

India vs Australia Live Score: Virat Kohli Departs

HUGE, HUGE WICKET!

The Indian camp, players and fanbase alike, is numb. Dumbfounded. They can't quite make sense of what just struck them. Fourth wicket falls, and this time, the cries of anguish are more pronounced than ever before, for the wicket is of Virat Kohli.

Mitchell Starc's delivery is angling away from Kohli, but it the bounce, not the movement, which catches Kohli by surprise. The ball bounces abnormally high, catches the handle of Kohli's bat, alongside his right thumb, and Steve Smith makes no mistake in the slip cordon.

India are 71/4. Ravindra Jadeja and Ajinkya Rahane must provide stability to the innings now, as otherwise, an unceremonious collapse could be on the cards.

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Published: 08 Jun 2023, 1:37 PM IST
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