IND vs AUS Day 4: ICC World Test Championship Final has moved to its Day 4 as Australia are heading to set their roots deep in order to clinch their first-ever WTC title. The road for India to win the WTC Final is only going to be more difficult and the weather can play a big role going forward as there is overcast condition forecasted. Here we discuss IND vs AUS Day 4 Weather Forecast and Pitch Report of The Oval, England in this post.
Ajinkya Rahane and Shardul Thakur’s valiant runs and a stronger bowling performance than in the first innings helped India fight brilliantly on the third day of the WTC final, but by the end of the day, it was clear they had lost too much ground on the previous two days.
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IND vs AUS Day 3 Overview
Boland castling Bharat off the very first ball of the day gave Australia a great start. Rahane and Shardul Thakur then put together a courageous century stand. India, who were in trouble at 152/6, managed to escape the follow-on and ended up quite close to 300. India’s lower order put up a fight, but the Australians still had a substantial 173-run lead after the first inning.
India were very disciplined with the ball. Siraj struck first, dismissing Warner, and Khawaja nick-off a wide ball from Umesh. Smith was knocked down by Jadeja while attempting a wild slog.
The other centurion from the opening inning was Head, who also was removed by Jadeja. Marnus and Green closed the business and made sure there would be no setbacks till the last buzzer. Australia are undoubtedly the favorite to win this final with a lead of 296 on a surface that is losing quality. They, however, will not take India for granted.
IND vs AUS DAY 4 Weather Forecast
WTC 2021-23 Final | India vs Australia Test match will be 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. There is a 1% chance of rain till lunch and later, the probability increases to 15% towards the evening. The Temperature in the morning is expected to be at 24° C and rise up to 28° C in the evening.
Winds with a speed of around 18-20KMPH will gust towards East-Northeast. Humidity will also stay at the average rate of 50%. So, very less possibilities of rain and 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.
The weather for today, Day 4, is predicted to be overcast. The pacers will have aid from the first over even though the surface appears to be dry enough. If the sky clears and the surface becomes drier, spinners will play a huge role.
Where to Watch the IND vs AUS Day 4 (WTC Final)?
The Star Sports Network will broadcast this match live. Australia and India’s World Test Championship final will be streamed live on the Disney + Hotstar app and website.
For more details head to ICC’s official website.