Khawaja, out Caught by Srikar Bharat! A brilliant delivery from India at 144kph, using the wobble seam to deceive Khawaja. The ball nips away from a good length just outside the off stump. Although it was a ball that could have been left alone, Khawaja decides to play at it and ends up edging it.
Srikar Bharat, the wicketkeeper, makes a straightforward catch. Khawaja wasn’t entirely sure if he had nicked the ball, so he discusses it with Warner but eventually chooses not to review the decision. India has been in top form right from the beginning, and this early breakthrough is a testament to their excellent performance.
India’s Mohammed Siraj dismissed Usman Khawaja without scoring a single run as India made an early breakthrough after choosing to bowl first in the World Test Championship (WTC) final against Australia led by Pat Cummins at The Oval in London. Currently, David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne are at the crease, handling the batting duties.
Notably, India has opted for Ravindra Jadeja as the only spinner in their lineup, placing significant reliance on their pace battery on the lively green pitch. The four pacers in action for India are Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, and Mohammed Siraj.
Shami initiates the over with a vociferous LBW appeal against Warner, but he chooses not to review the decision.Later in the over, Shami bowls a delivery that is slightly fuller, allowing Warner to time it impeccably, resulting in a well-executed three-run shot.
Unfortunately for India, the wicketkeeper fails to gather a delivery that the batter leaves untouched, leading to a single in the form of byes. The score for Australia stands at 8/1.