Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli keen to nurture ‘next big thing’ Shubman Gill

India did well to bowl out Australia for 469 in the 2021-23 World Test Championship final at the Kia Oval after the latter had amassed 327-3 on the first day.

The Indian and Gujarat Titans opener is fresh from a stupendous IPL season where he topped the run chart, with 890 runs at 59.33 with three centuries.

India were left tottering at 151/5 as Australia took a major step towards securing their first-ever WTC title on Day 2 of the final at The Oval.  India were trailing Australia by 318 runs at the end of the day with just five wickets in hand. (AFP)

India lost their much vaunted top four of Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli in the first 20 overs of their innings. (Action Images via Reuters)

Ravindra Jadeja's counter-attack helped him put up a 71-run stand with Ajinkya Rahane before he fell on 48(AFP)

Rahane was left batting on 29 off 71 with KS Bharat at the other end at Stumps. (AFP)

Earlier, Steve Smith and Travis Head both scored centuries as Australia scored 469 runs in theif first innings. Mohammed Siraj took four wickets. (AP)