Cricket: India qualifies for World Test Championship final, to take on Australia at Oval
India has qualified for the World Test Championship as New Zealand defeated Sri Lanka in one of the instant classics. Read further on Dynamite News:
Christchurch: India has qualified for the World Test Championship as New Zealand defeated Sri Lanka in one of the instant classics.
"India have qualified for the World Test Championship final! They'll take on Australia at The Oval for the #WTC23 mace!," tweeted the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday.
In order to qualify for the WTC final, India only had two options. India either needed to defeat Australia by a margin of 3-1 or invest their hopes in New Zealand.
On the final day of the fourth Test match of the Border Gavaskar Trophy India is only a few steps away from draw. But New Zealand defeated Sri Lanka in a dramatic fashion. On Day-5 when rain intervened to change the course of the game, the Kiwis still relied on their chances of chasing down a total of 285. (with Agency inputs)