The India National Cricket Team has qualified for the final of the ICC World Test Championship after beating England in the final Test of the four-match series. The hosts won the fourth and final Test comprehensively by a margin of an innings and 25 runs. Australia have now been eliminated from the ICC World Test Championship.
Prior to this match, the Indian Cricket Team needed just a draw to qualify in the final of the ICC World Test Championship. England had to beat India by all means so that Australia could have progressed to the final. However, the Men in Blue gave the visitors no chance of coming into the game right from the start of the play.
Team India Qualify For The Final Of The ICC World Test Championship
The Indian Cricket Team has qualified for the final of the ICC World Test Championship after beating England in the fourth and final Test of the series. The series had begun with an absolute shocker as the hosts were outplayed by the visitors in the first Test in Chennai. However, the hosts bounced back in the last three Test matches and went on to win all three of them.
Now, India will meet New Zealand in the final of the ICC World Test Championship which is slated to start from June 18 at historic Lord’s Cricket Ground. New Zealand had already qualified for the final of the World Test Championship last month after they had completed all their due series in the WTC.
— ICC (@ICC) March 6, 2021
Rishabh Pant And Washington Sundar The Star Men For The Hosts
Rishabh Pant and Washington Sundar became the troubleshooter for the Indian Cricket Team after the top-order failed to perform once again. Only Rohit Sharma could do well with the bat from the top-order but he also perished at an individual score of 49 runs. Rishabh Pant and Washington Sundar carried the innings forward for the hosts and Pant scored a scintillating century.
Team India took a massive lead going into the third innings and the visitors looked out of place for the majority of the third innings. Only Joe Root could survive with the bat for a relatively long time but he too, went away, thanks to a brilliant delivery from Axar Patel who caught him plumb right in front of the wicket.