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India qualified for the World Test Championship final for the second successive time even before their final Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia came to an end in Ahmedabad. India went through to the final after Sri Lanka, who were also in contention for the summit clash, lost the first of their 2-Test series in New Zealand in a thrilling finish on Monday.
India will take on Australia in the final of the WTC at the Oval in London from June 7 to 11. Australia qualified for the final after winning the 3rd Test against India in Indore earlier in the month. India needed to avoid losing more than 1 Test in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and hope New Zealand don't suffer a 2-0 whitewash in their Test series at home.
As it turned out, even before India was in action on Day 5 of their Ahmedabad Test, their berth in the London final was confirmed as Sri Lanka lost the opening Test to New Zealand in a thrilling final day battle.
India, under Virat Kohli, qualified for the WTC final in 2021 and they lost to New Zealand in the summit clash. Notably, this will be the second major ICC event for India in 2023 as the ODI World Cup is scheduled to be held at home in October-November.
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