What will happen if WTC Final Ended Draw

WTC Final

WTC Final is one of the most important tournament in test match cricket. In a recent WTC Final 2023, Australia scored 469 runs in the first inning and India was bowled out on the score of 296 runs. At the end of day three, Australia leads by 296 runs and the match is heading toward the draw. In this article, we will talk about what would happen if WTC Final ended in a draw.

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If WTC Final comes in a draw or tie, according to ICC, India and Australia will be called joint winners and share the trophy.

A draw in Test cricket occurs when neither team can achieve a victory within the allocated time and number of innings. This can happen for various reasons, such as adverse weather conditions, the pitch being too flat for bowlers to take wickets, or teams adopting a cautious approach to secure a draw rather than risking a loss.

In the context of the WTC Final, a draw would mean neither team emerges as the champion. The teams would be recognised for reaching the final and showcasing their skills, but the title would remain shared.

In the first session of day three innings, India’s day’s events didn’t get off to the best of starts when they lost overnight batsman KS Bharat to Scot Boland in the first ball. Although Ajinkya Rahane (29*) was at the other end, it appeared as though Australia would completely dominate the Test match because India had a long tail and little remaining batting. However, Shardul Thakur & Rahane persevered under pressure and rode good fortune to bring the total close to the follow-on goal.

Shardul accompanied Rahane as India entered lunch at 260/6. He is still 209 runs short of Australia’s total, while Rahane reached his well-earned fifty and passed 5000 runs in Tests on his comeback. They scored 109 runs in the session, losing KS Bharat’s wicket.

If India can restrict Australia to a total lead of 370 to 380 runs then it will be a more accessible chase or else India would find themselves in trouble and will look to draw the WTC Final 2023.