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India in the final of WTC for the second time in a row

India in the final of WTC for the second time in a row

India in the final of WTC for the second time in a row: will compete with Australia in June; Benefit from Sri Lanka’s defeat

After Sri Lanka’s defeat at the hands of New Zealand in the Christchurch Test, India has reached the final of the WTC, ie the World Test Championship. In the title match, the Indian team will face Australia from June 7 to June 11.

On Monday, New Zealand defeated Sri Lanka by 2 wickets in an important match of WTC. After this, the way for Team India was cleared. Australia topped the table of the WTC tournament, while India finished second and booked their place in the final, which will be played at the Oval Stadium in London. For this, ICC has kept a reserve day. This is the second season of the World Test Championship.

India had earlier played the final against New Zealand in 2021. Then the Kiwi team defeated India by 8 wickets in Southampton.

Now understand, how India benefited from Sri Lanka’s defeat
Team India has benefited from Sri Lanka’s loss. Sri Lanka lost the first test against New Zealand. Because of this, he has got 48.48% points in the points table. Now even if Sri Lanka’s team wins the series 1-0, it will not have equal points with India.

On the other hand, now if the Indian team loses the fourth Test match as well, then it will be left with 56.94% points, which will be more than Sri Lanka.

On the fifth day, New Zealand needed 257 runs to win. New Zealand started to play ahead of the score of 28/1. Kane Williamson ensured the team’s victory by playing a century. Williamson played an unbeaten century of 121 off 194 balls. He also hit 11 fours and a six during this period. Apart from Williamson, Daryl Mitchell played an important inning of 81 runs. Asitha Fernando took the maximum 3 wickets from Sri Lanka. Apart from them, Prabhat Jayasuriya took 2 wickets, and Kasun Rajitha and Lahiru Kumara took 1-1 wickets.