Credit: Instagram

Credit: Instagram

Team India are taking on Australia in the final of the ICC World Test Championship 2023 at The Oval. The game between the No.1 Test team and the WTC Cycle 2021-2023 toppers kicked off on June 7, Wednesday, at a neutral venue in London, with Rohit Sharma winning the toss and opting to field first. On the opening day, the Aussies clearly dominated the play; all thanks to Travis Head and Steve Smith’s incredible 251 partnership. As India toiled hard on the first day without getting many rewards, posted an AI prediction of the ‘Ultimate Test’.

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As Pat Cummins’ side ensured making the opening day for the Indians tough, the official Instagram page of Australia cricket, shared a video of AI predicting the results of WTC Final 2023, which was read out by Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, and Nathan Lyon. The bizarre prediction by the AI left them in splits. The video was captioned, “We asked AI to predict the outcome of the #WTC23 final and the results were, ahhh, interesting... 🤨”

The skipper started reading the results and said, "Australia and India took on a nerve-wracking battle. Australia, chasing a challenging target, had an unconventional strategy. Their batting order was reversed, adding an element of surprise to the contest."

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Pacer Josh Hazlewood continued, "Josh Hazlewood and Nathan Lyon, the unlikely opening pair, took guard. Hazlewood displayed some unexpected finesse, and struck some elegant boundaries, setting the tone for an audacious chase. India struggled to find their rhythm after being taken aback by the unconventional approach of Australia."

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Further reading the predictions, Cummins added, "Pat Cummins came at number three, leading from the front. His fearless intent brought belief into the Aussies' camp and brought them close to a win with each stroke. With two runs needed in one ball, he sent the ball into the night skies, launching a nervy full toss delivered by the Indian bowler."

"Australia triumphed despite all odds, with their unconventional approach proving to be a masterstroke," added Hazlewood.  Nathan Lyon concluded by saying, “The Oval erupted.”

Day 1 was clearly a frustrating day for the Indian bowlers and the field was taken on by the Aussies. No. 5 batter Travis Head scored his sixth ton and with it remained unbeaten on 146 off with Steve Smith, who is 95*. As day one's play approached an end, the batting side had posted a magnificent score of 327 runs in 85 overs.