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India vs Australia 4th Test: India clinch the Border-Gavaskar Trophy by 2-1 & qualified for the WTC Final

Australia hold themselves on Day 5 as the 4th Test of India vs Australia ended in a draw. India qualified for the WTC Final after New Zealand beat Sri Lanka in a thriller of a match

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Team India clinched the four-match Test series of India vs Australia Border-Gavaskar Trophy by 2-1 after the fourth Test ended in a draw on Day 5 in Ahmedabad. The visitors started Day 5 at 3/0 with Travis Head and Matthew Kuhnemann opening the 2nd innings. Ravichandran Ashwin scalped the wicket of Kuhnemann for 6, which brings in Marnus Labuschagne on the strike. Head along with Labuschagne then led the innings and brought up their respective half-centuries.

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Team India with the Border-Gavaskar Trophy

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Axar Patel sent Head home for 90. Steve Smith (10*) joined hands with Labuschagne (63*) and both the batters remained unbeaten at the crease before early stumps were called-off. Rohit Sharma & co-won India vs Australia Broder-Gavaskar Trophy for the record 10th time. Team India already booked their place into the final of the World Test Championship against Australia after Sri Lanka lost against New Zealand in their Test match on Monday.

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Steve Smith & Rohit Sharma after the Draw
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India vs Australia Border-Gavaskar Trophy Results over the years:

Series/Tournament Season Winner Margin
Border-Gavaskar Trophy (Australia in India) 1996/97 India 1-0 (1)
Border-Gavaskar Trophy (Australia in India) 1997/98 India 2-1 (3)
Border-Gavaskar Trophy (India in Australia) 1999/00 Australia 3-0 (3)
Border-Gavaskar Trophy (Australia in India) 2000/01 India 2-1 (3)
Border-Gavaskar Trophy (India in Australia) 2003/04 Drawn 1-1 (4)
Border-Gavaskar Trophy (Australia in India) 2004/05 Australia 2-1 (4)
Border-Gavaskar Trophy (India in Australia) 2007/08 Australia 2-1 (4)
Border-Gavaskar Trophy (Australia in India) 2008/09 India 2-0 (4)
Border-Gavaskar Trophy (Australia in India) 2010/11 India 2-0 (2)
Border-Gavaskar Trophy (India in Australia) 2011/12 Australia 4-0 (4)
Border-Gavaskar Trophy (Australia in India) 2012/13 India 4-0 (4)
Border-Gavaskar Trophy (India in Australia) 2014/15 Australia 2-0 (4)
Border-Gavaskar Trophy (Australia in India) 2016/17 India 2-1 (4)
Border-Gavaskar Trophy (India in Australia) 2018/19 India 2-1 (4)
Border-Gavaskar Trophy (India in Australia) 2020/21 India 2-1 (4)
Border-Gavaskar Trophy (Australia in India) 2022/23 India 2-1 (4)

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An inning to remember of Kane Willamson

New Zealand needed 285 runs to win the first Test against Sri Lanka. Kane Williamson & Daryl Mitchell were leading the chase but there came a twist. Asitha Fernando removed the wicket of Mitchell for 81 and New Zealand fell under pressure. Kane Williamson then took responsibility & one-handedly chased down the score to win the match. He scored 121 runs in 194 deliveries & remained not out till the end. For booking the spot in the WTC final, India needed to win the match or they had to draw and Sri Lanka to lose their match against New Zealand & that happened.

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India will face Australia in the Final of the World Test Championship 2021-23 at the Kensington Oval in the UK on 7th June 2023. It will be India's second consecutive WTC Final, as they played against New Zealand last time & lost.

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