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India Vs Australia, WTC Final 2023, Day 1: Travis Head, Steve Smith Derail India On Opening Day - In Pics

Travis Head's counter-attacking century left an out-of-sorts Indian attack bereft of ideas as Australia made hay under bright sunshine by reaching 327 for 3 on the opening day of the World Test Championship final. The ploy of leaving out Ravichandran Ashwin backfired once again for the Indian management as Umesh Yadav and Shardul Thakur looked under-cooked as Rohit Sharma's men were completely outplayed in the second and third session with Rohit Sharma's captaincy leaving a lot to be desired. India picked an extra fast bowler at the expense of Ravichandran Ashwin but that did not help their cause as Head (146 batting) and Smith (95 batting) amassed an unbeaten 251 run partnership off 370 balls for the fourth wicket, lifting Australia from a uncomfortable 73 for three.

WTC Final 2023, Day 1: India Vs Australia
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Travis Head's counter-attacking century left an out-of-sorts Indian attack bereft of ideas as Australia made hay under bright sunshine by reaching 327 for 3 on the opening day of the World Test Championship final. The ploy of leaving out Ravichandran Ashwin backfired once again for the Indian management as Umesh Yadav and Shardul Thakur looked under-cooked as Rohit Sharma's men were completely outplayed in the second and third session with Rohit Sharma's captaincy leaving a lot to be desired. India picked an extra fast bowler at the expense of Ravichandran Ashwin but that did not help their cause as Head (146 batting) and Smith (95 batting) amassed an unbeaten 251 run partnership off 370 balls for the fourth wicket, lifting Australia from a uncomfortable 73 for three.

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