WTC 2023 Final: The World Test Championship final is being played between India and Australia at The Oval in England. Australia declared their second innings in the match and set India a target of 444 runs to win. Chasing this, the Indian team is currently in a strong position. The team had scored 164 runs for 3 wickets and Virat Kohli 44 and Ajinkya Rahane are standing at the crease after scoring 20 runs. India now needs only 280 runs to win.
This will happen for the first time in the 146-year history of Test cricket.
If the Indian team scores 280 runs, then it will write its name in golden letters in the pages of the history of Test cricket. In fact, it has never happened in the history of Test cricket that a target of more than 418 runs has been chased. This record is in the name of West Indies, which he made in 2003 while chasing 418 runs in the fourth innings against Australia in Antigua. Apart from this, in the 146-year history of Test cricket, a target above 400 has been chased only four times. If India chases down the target of 444 runs, then it will create history.
Highest Run chase in Test Cricket: Most successful run chase in Test cricket
1. West Indies vs Australia, 2003 (Antigua) – 418 runs
2. South Africa vs Australia, 2008 (Perth) – 414 runs
3. Australia vs England, 1948 (Headingley) – 404 runs
4. India vs West Indies, 1976 (Queen’s Park Oval) – 403 runs
5. West Indies vs Bangladesh, 2021 (Chittagong) – 395 runs
Indian team will break its 47 years record
If we look at the records of the Indian team, then the biggest run chase by the team was against the West Indies in 1976, in which they chased the target of 403 runs. In such a situation, India would like to break the 47-year-old record by winning this match.