Australia scored 327 runs with the loss of three wickets after the end of day 1 of the WTC final.
On day one of the World Test Championship final, the Indian team won the toss and chose to face Australia led by Pat Cummins first. India made some early breakthroughs, but lethal blows from Travis Head and Steve Smith gave Australia the upper hand.
After losing three wickets for just 76 runs, Smith and Head faced the Indian bowlers, and by the end of the first day Smith was unbeaten on 95 runs on 227 balls, while Head had 156. Scored 146 runs* in the lie of the ball. Bowling coach Paras Mambray said India’s bowlers lacked discipline and conceded more goals than they would like, after seeing the poor performance of the Indian bowlers.
“Bowling could have been a little more disciplined. We got off to a very good start. I bowled in the correct area for the first 12-13 overs. But perhaps then we somehow became undisciplined when it came to bowling. “We conceded a little more goals than we would have liked,” said manager Pallas Mambray, according to India Today.
“The pitch hasn’t changed much since the morning.” The first hour was a little shaky. As the day progressed, the pitch became a little flatter than we expected,” he added as the second day of the WTC Finals approached. He also suggested the start of the second day could be crucial as India want to take an early wicket.
“Why?” (Will India be able to catch up?) I thought the conditions and the pitch had improved. We took the second new ball, but then there was some movement on the field. Tomorrow morning is very important for us. If we can get an early wicket or two, we definitely have a chance to get back into competition,” concluded Mumbler.