Australia finds redemption with thumping nine-wicket win in third Test against India to secure place in World Test Championship final
- Aussies lost just one wicket in the chase
- Head score 49 unbeaten second innings runs
- Comes after Nathan Lyon took 7 wickets
Australia has completed its dramatic turnaround in India to beat the hosts by nine wickets in Indore and secure its place in the ICC World Test Championship cricket final.
Travis Head was unbeaten in 49 while Marnus Labuschagne saw off some tricky early bowling in the second innings to finishing 20 not out.
First innings hero Usman Khawaja was out for a second-ball duck in the second dig, which led to some nervy moments for the Australians on a dangerous wicket.
However Head to the game to the Indians to mow down the modest target of 76.
The win means Australia is certain to play in the World Test Championship final at The Oval, London from June 7-11.
Marnus Labuschagne of Australia celebrates after Australia defeated India during day three of the Third Test match
Travis Head of Australia bats during day three of the Third Test match on his way to an unbeaten 49
It was the perfect way to finish the Test for Head who had been dropped for the first Test before returning for the second Test in Delhi.
‘It’s just nice to contribute,’ he said.
‘Not everything is going to go your way and not everything is going to be smooth sailing.
‘The vibe that we have created means that we can get on with the job and when the chance came I was ready enough to take it.’
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