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India have been set a daunting 444-run target by Australia in the final of the World Test Championship final at The Oval on Saturday. Australia declared the second innings on 270/8. If India chased down the target, it will be the highest-ever successful chase in the history of Test cricket. Before this match, the highest successful chase happened in 2003 when West Indies chased down a 418-run target against Australia. The highest successful run chase by India happened in 1976 when the team chased down a 403-run target against West Indies.
India will create history if they chase down 444.
No team chased down more 418 in Test cricket! pic.twitter.com/Tkyd3khSpz
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) June 10, 2023
Australia declared their second innings at 270 for 8 on day four, setting India a mammoth 444-run target to the win the World Test Championship final at the Oval in London on Saturday. Australia had taken a massive first-innings lead of 173. Resuming at 123 for 4 on Saturday, they added 147 runs before skipper Pat Cummins declared the innings an hour into the post-lunch session on the fourth day.
Alex Carey was the top-scorer for Australia in the second innings, scoring an unbeaten 66. Mohammed Shami (2/39), Ravindra Jadeja (3/58), Umesh Yadav (2/54) and picked up the four wickets for India on day four.
Brief Scores: Australia: 469 and 270 for 8 declared in 84.3 overs (Alex Carey 66 not out, Mitchell Starc 41, Ravindra Jadeja 3/58).
India 1st Innings: 296.
With PTI inputs
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