IND vs AUS Day 3: The nightmare for India in ICC main events continues as Australia are having the upper hand at the stumps of IND vs AUS Day 2(WTC Final). India and Australia are currently battling it out in the final round of the ICC World Test Championship 2021-23, which begins on June 7 and ends on June 11 at The Oval in England.
Continuing exactly from where Australia left Day 1, Travis Head and Steve Smith started to smack down the Indian tired-looking bowling unit. After two days, Australia has taken the lead in the WTC final. In the very first over of the Day, Smith reached his century with two back-to-back boundaries to Siraj. We saw short Balls from Siraj were making trouble for Head and it was short ball again which put full stop to Head’s magnificent innings. Travis Head registered 150 runs, Carey had 48 runs, and the Australians added 142 runs to their overnight total.
After choosing to bowl, the Indian bowlers conceded 469 runs despite taking four wickets in the morning session of Day 2 and the last three in the first hour after lunch.
India’s reply was off to a quick start thanks to the solid batting of Gill and Rohit against Starc and Cummins. Boland comes in, pressed the brakes with a maiden over, and right away the Australian captain caught Rohit lbw to win the battle of the captains. Boland and Green cleaned up Gill and Pujara respectively with both of them misjudging the line and pulling arms. From 30/0 to 50/3 within a blink of an eye. Starc took Kohli with a short one.
India are 151/5 at Day 2 stumps and trailing by 318 runs. It is going to be a decisive day of the WTC Final Ind vs Aus.
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Let’s briefly discuss the IND vs AUS Day 3 Weather Forecast and Pitch Report of The Oval, England, and also where to watch the WTC Final.
IND vs AUS Day 2 Weather Forecast
WTC 2021-23 Final | India vs Australia Test match is being played at The Oval, London, England from June 7 to June 11 starting at 10:30 AM Local and 3:00 PM IST.
ACC TO WEATHER.COM, the weather is predicted to be partially overcast Throughout the day. It was the last thing India might have wished for. There are 0% chances of rain throughout the day. The Temperature in the morning is expected to be at 20° C and rise up to 24° C in the evening.
Winds with a speed of around 18-21KMPH will gust towards East-Northeast. Humidity will also stay at the average rate of 50%-60%. So, we can expect a pretty healthy and decent day 3 of the WTC Final, especially from the bowling point of view.
IND vs AUS Day 3 Pitch Report
The Kennington Oval has hosted the most test matches. Despite being known for high scores, bowlers can still find plenty of stuff to enjoy there. It was undoubtedly a green top on Day 1 and as Ricky Ponting mentioned, the surface is dry beneath.
Today, on Day 3, the weather is forecasted to be overcast. Though the pitch is looking dry enough, there will be help for the pacers right from the first over. Spinners will come into play if the sky gets cleared up and the pitch becomes more dry.
As of now, the surface has become dry to that level, where the batting is slightly on the easier side. If the weather remains cloudy, the pitch might remain better for batting and the sun comes out, the spinners would love it.
Where to Watch the IND vs AUS WTC Final?
Live coverage of the event will be on the Star Sports Network. The final of the World Test Championship between Australia and India will be streamed live on the Disney + Hotstar app and website. In contrast to JioCinema’s free live coverage of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, fans will have to pay a membership fee to see the WTC final.
For more details head to ICC’s official website.