WTC Final: Trio pacers help India script comeback

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Tight bowling spells from the pace trio of Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, and Shardul Thakur aided India’s comeback against Australia in the first session of the second day of the ICC World Test Championship final at The Oval on Thursday, with the Aussies going from 327/3 to 422/7.

The Australians improved from 327/3 to 422/7 at the Oval on Thursday. Alex Carey was on 22 at the time of lunch, and Pat Cummins was on 2. Australia began the day with an overnight score of 327/3, led by unbeaten Steve Smith (95*) and Travis Head (146*). The pair got off to a good start on the second day, with Smith hitting two straight fours in the first over of the day to bring up his 31st Test century, his seventh in England.