The final of the World Test Championship between India and New Zealand is being played in Southampton. On the 5th day, the game of the first hour was named for New Zealand. The team has scored 120+ runs for the loss of 3 wickets. Currently, captain Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls are at the crease. Team India scored 217 runs in the first innings. Click here to see the match scorecard…
On the 5th day, the New Zealand team started playing ahead of 101 runs for 2 wickets. Williamson and Taylor gave the team a straight start. The team did not lose any wicket in the first hour and added 16 runs in 12 overs. From here the Kiwi team got the third blow for 117 runs. Mohammed Shami sent Ross Taylor to the pavilion for 11 runs. Shubman Gill took a brilliant catch in the off side.
Ashwin, who has dismissed Williamson 5 times, has got Williamson out 5 times by
Ashwin, who is included in the current Indian team. Apart from them, Shami and Bumrah have also become victims 2-2 times. Ishant once sent Williamson to the pavilion.
If the weather is good then 90 overs will be played.
The rain that started just before the match has stopped. Due to a wet outfield, the match started at 4 PM Indian time, an hour late. According to the umpire, if the weather is clear today, 90 overs will be played. According to AccuWeather’s report, there is less chance of rain today as compared to Monday. However, the sky will remain cloudy throughout the day. In such a situation, Indian bowlers can get the benefit of overcast conditions.
Today’s game schedule
- First session: 4 to 6 pm
- Lunch: 40 minutes
- 2nd session: 6.40 to 8.40 hrs
- T-Time: 20 Minutes
- Third session: 9 to 11 am
The start of the game was delayed by an hour due to rain just before the start of the match.
After the first day, the fourth day of the match was also completely washed out due to rain. Play could take place only on the second and third days, but still two innings could not be completed. Today is going to be a very special day. It will be known today whether the result of the match will be out or it will be a draw.
Today Team India’s target will be to stop New Zealand from taking the lead. If this happens, then Team India would like to give a big target to New Zealand in the Reserve Day by scoring maximum runs on the 5th day. Let us tell you that after the two days of the test were washed out by rain, it is almost certain to use the reserve day.
According to Pitch Report
pitch curator Simon Lee, spinners can get help if the day turns out to be sunny on the 5th day of the Test. In such a situation, Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja can play an important role. The fast bowlers can dominate when it is cloudy and there is moisture in the pitch. If this happens then both the teams will get the benefit.
Ashwin and Ishant took 1-1 wickets
, Devon Conway scored 54 and Tom Latham scored 30 runs for New Zealand on the third day of the match. Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and pacer Ishant Sharma took 1-1 wickets for Team India. Ashwin got Tom Latham out caught by Kohli. While Devon Conway, playing 54 runs, was caught by Ishant Sharma at the hands of Mohammed Shami.
When will reserve day be used?
The ICC has also kept a reserve day in the WTC final. After washing the first and fourth days, now the reserve day is almost certain to be used. To compensate for the loss due to rain, June 23 has been kept as a reserve day. The more time is lost, the more time will be extended on the reserve day. This will be announced by the match referee one hour before the end of the 5th day of the Test match.
will get a prize money of $ 1.6 million (about Rs 11.71 crore) to the team that becomes the champion. At the same time, the team that loses in the final will be given $ 8 lakh (about Rs 5.85 crore). The champion team will get the prize money as well as the Test Championship mace.