Colombo (News 1st) – Australia were crowned Cricket World Test Champions, surpassing India by 209 runs in the final of the second edition of the World Championship at The Oval in London on Sunday.
The team from Down Under became the first nation to win all four ICC trophies – ODI, T20i, Champions Trophy, and Test Championship.
Having a target of 444 to win, India were never in contention and consistently lost wickets throughout their innings, ultimately collapsing for 234 with none of the batsmen able to sustain a lengthy inning or score a half-century. Nathan Lyon claimed 4 wickets for 41, while Scott Boland secured 3 wickets for 46.
Player of the Match was awarded to Travis Head for his remarkable 163 in the first inning.
New Zealand captured the inaugural Test Championship two years ago in the tournament that crowns a champion every two years.
SCORES: Australia 469 (Travis Head 163, Steve Smith 121) and 270/8 declared (Alex Carey 66 not out). India 296 (Ajinkya Rahane 89) and 234.