WTC Final: “Olympics Have Come Down To One Race To Win A Gold Medal” – Pat Cummins Rejects Rohit Sharma’s 3-Match Series Idea For WTC Final

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In contrast to India captain Rohit Sharma, Australian captain Pat Cummins expressed his support for the current one-game format of the end of the world trade centerhighlighting the examples of single-game pinnacle matchups in other sports such as the Olympics and Australia’s NRL and AFL.

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With their victory, Pat Cummins’s Australia became the first team to win ICC trophies in all three formats. Pat Cummins described the victory as one of the most satisfying parts and emphasized the overall performance of the team throughout the tournament and the victory in the WTC final.

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After India’s 209-run loss to Australia, Rohit Sharma advocated a three-match series for future WTC Finals, stating: “I would like to play the 3-round match series for the WTC final. We work hard and we fight, but we only played 1 game. I think a 3 game series would be ideal in the next WTC cycle.”

However, during the post-match press conference, Pat Cummins provided a different perspective when asked about Sharma’s point of view. He commented, “I think it’s okay. Unabashedly. I think the ideal would be to have a 50-game series, but the Olympics have come down to one race to win a gold medal. The AFL and NRL seasons have finals. That is sport.

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To start the final day of the match, both teams battled to gain an advantage. Australia’s bowlers displayed accuracy, while Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane exhibited composed batting. However, in the seventh over of the day, Scott Boland’s pinpoint delivery led to Kohli’s dismissal as he skirted the ball, resulting in an excellent catch from Steve Smith.

Boland continued his success by having Ravindra Jadeja skirt one behind the wicket, caught by Alex Carey. Although Boland narrowly lost another wicket, early advances from him set the stage for Australia’s dominance.

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Despite a 33-run partnership between Rahane and KS Bharat, Australia’s relentless bowling attack persisted. Rahane was eventually dismissed by Mitchell Starc in the over 57, followed by Nathan Lyon’s dismissal of Shardul Thakur in the ensuing over, leaving India vulnerable. With India’s lower order exposed, victory for Australia became imminent, which they eventually sealed in 64.

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The WTC final showcased Australia’s strong performance throughout the tournament, with Cummins expressing satisfaction with the team’s ability to adapt and win matches around the world. While Rohit Sharma called for a three-game series for the future WTC Finals, Cummins defended the current one-game format, drawing parallels to the nature of championship matches in other sports.

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