Australian batters fully controlled the first day of the World Test Championship (WTC) Final at the Oval in London on Wednesday. This was a bad day for Team India. After Rohit Sharma, the captain, won the toss and chose to bowl first, the Indian bowlers only took three wickets on Day 1. For the fourth wicket, Travis Head and Steve Smith made a huge 251-run combination that was not broken.
Head has scored 146 runs off 156 balls, with 22 fours and one six. Smith, who has not been out yet, has scored 95 runs off 227 balls, with 14 fours. The Indian bowlers worked hard all day without getting much in return.
Skipper Rohit was getting more and more angry as the day went on. During the second session of play on Day 1, Rohit was caught on camera insulting a partner while setting up the field for Ravindra Jadeja’s over. The video of Rohit being mean to his friends quickly spread through social media.
Head, who made his sixth Test century, thought that the Australian team had done very well, even though they had lost the toss on the first day. “Even though we lost the coin toss this morning, we’ve done a great job on day one. There’s a lot of hard work to do in the morning, but it’s nice to get things off to a good start. This time, in 2019, I had a great time. We played a million warm-up games and the “A’ series. This time, everything is different. “We know how it works, we train, and we have support,” Head said at stumps on Day 1.
Head and Smith’s fourth wicket partnership is the second-highest by an Australian combination in England, trailing only Sir Donald Bradman and Bill Ponsford’s 388-run stand in a Test match against England in 1934 at Headingly. “I’m making sure I’m in really good position, which I felt I was for the majority of my innings today.” I was put to the test, and there were times when I felt they were going to come up with schemes. Trying to be adaptable on the job means working through and negating unpleasant phases while remaining comfortable. It’s good to have a guy on the opposite end who is playing as well as he is. “I always enjoy batting with Steve because I feel like I fly under the radar because there are so many plans to bowl to him,” Head said.