And there it is! NZ have beaten Sri Lanka by 2 wickets on the final day with zero balls to spare. Sri Lanka’s hopes of advancing to the WTC Final have ended. This means that India have guaranteed a spot in the WTC Final against Australia
The fourth and final test between India and Australia at Ahmedabad has ended in a tame draw. Australia finished their second innings on 2/175, leading the home side by 84 runs, when the two team captains shook hands.
Virat Kohli was awarded player of the match for his score of 186, while Australian opener Usman Khawaja made 180 before he injured his leg while fielding during India’s first innings. Ravi Ashwin (25 wickets) and Ravindra Jadeja (22 wickets) were named players of the series.
India won the series 2-1 and retained the Border-Gavaskar trophy for another four years (the next series will be held in Australia).
Former Australian captain Tim Paine has now retired from all forms of cricket.
India won game one by five wickets after bowling out Australia for 188. Australia claimed game two by ten wickets after dismissing the home side for just 117.
Western Australia have won back-to-back Sheffield Shield titles, defeating Victoria by nine wickets in the final at WACA Ground this afternoon. WA captain Ashton Turner was named player of the match for his first innings score of 128, and Queensland’s Michael Neser was named player of the season for taking 40 wickets and making 357 runs during the 2022-23 competition.
The result means WA have completed domestic’s men’s treble (Sheffield Shield, One-Day Cup and BBL) for the second season in a row.