In a major setback for the Indian Cricket Team’s pursuit of an ICC trophy, they were defeated by Australia in the ICC World Test Championship 2023 final. This loss further solidified Australia’s position as the sole holder of all major ICC titles in men’s cricket.

Australia made history by becoming the first men’s team to conquer all major ICC tournaments, including multiple ODI World Cup victories and back-to-back wins in the ICC Champions Trophy. They also ended their drought in the T20 World Cup by claiming the title in 2021.

India could not manage to win ICC trophy this time as well

Meanwhile, India faced their fourth defeat in an ICC final since their last title win in 2013. Despite consistently reaching the final stages of various tournaments, they fell short on each occasion, including the T20 World Cup, Champions Trophy, and the previous edition of the World Test Championship.

The final match saw Australia assert their dominance from the start, amassing a formidable first innings total of 469 runs. Although India’s Siraj stood out with four wickets, the rest of the bowling attack struggled to contain Australia’s batting prowess. India’s batting response was insufficient, with Rahane and Thakur offering some resistance but eventually succumbing to the Australian bowlers.

Australia extended their lead in the third innings and set a challenging target of 444 runs for India. Despite notable contributions from Kohli and Rahane, India could only manage 234 runs. Lyon’s spin brilliance and Boland’s stunning catch played pivotal roles in Australia’s victory.

With this defeat, India’s hopes of securing an ICC trophy have been shattered once again, while Australia’s dominance in international cricket has been further solidified as they hold all major ICC trophies.

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