January 26, 2022

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Live Report, WTC final 2021 : Day four is called off due to rain

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World Test Championship final : India v New Zealand
Venue : Ages Bowl, Southampton

Day four : Day four has been abandoned without a ball bowled

Day four is also called off with out a ball bowled. Already day one is washed out due to rain. This is sad news for all cricket fans, who are excited to see Indian pacers in their action.

End of the day 3 : New Zealand looking to get some lead while team India’s bowlers are back in action

New Zealand’s pacer Kyle Jamieson took his fifth five-for while Devon Conway scored his third fifty of the test cricket. Devon Conway and Tom Latham struggled India to grab their furst wicket. The played 34 overs combine. Ravichandran Ashwin was the breakthrough man for team India. Ishant Sharma get the rid of Devon Conway as he got out after scoring 54 runs.

Bad light and bad weather conditions forced to stop play on day three as well.

Team India is bowled out for 217 runs in their first inning

Kyle Jamieson’s five-for helped New Zealand to be in this game. Ajinkya Rahane is the top scorer with 49 runs. Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill made their crucial contributions. Kyle Jamieson grabbed his fifth fifer in test cricket.

End of the day two : Team India posted 146 runs with seven wickets in hand for day three

Overcast conditions, Kiwis pacers and red Duke Ball their hands ; but team India fought really hard in first and second session of day two. Bad light and bad weather conditions forced umpires to take early tea after that only 10-15 overs had bowled. Opening duo from India batted till 20 overs, Kyle Jamieson was the breakthrough man of New Zealand. He send Rohit Sharma to pavilion after 34 runs.

Indian captain Virat Kohli and deputy captian Ajinkya Rahane batted patiently through the second day. Play has been stopped after (64.4) overs in Southampton due to bad light. First day was washed out due to the rain and more than 30 overs and remained of day two due to bad light. Some excitement is still remain in the heart of cricket fans.


India at his very best but only before 20 overs of the inning

Team India is very disciplined in first session of this big match. Team India lost only wicket in the first 25 overs of the inning. Rohit Sharma was removed by Kiwis’ Young pacer Kyle Jamieson. He got out on 34 runs after smashing 6 fours.

New Zealand beautifully came back in the last 10-12 minutes of first session. Neil Wagner started his spell with maiden over including a big wicket of well set Shubman Gill.

Toss : New Zealand’s captain won the toss and elected to bowl first

Kane Williamson won the toss and he decided to bowl first. The overcast conditions might help Kiwis later. But, slightly India also have a little bit advantage. Put the runs on the board is always been the strength for team India in last few years. In last four-five years India is very consistent with their performance and they are winning most while batting first. Virat Kohli also wanted to bowl first as well. They have to post more than 350 runs ahead of New Zealand to put pressure on Kiwis.


From tomorrow 98 overs to be bowled and reserved day is officially back into the action, confirmed ICC.
The game will resume on tomorrow at 10:30 AM (Local Time), 3:00 PM (IST)

End of the day one : (Play of day one has been called off without bowling a single ball)

Some heart breaking news for all fans who are eagerly waiting for this mega event. Day one play has been officially called off. Rain is spoiling this final, from start of the day rain wasn’t stopped. At 6:30 PM IST rain stopped for while, inspection is all set to happen on 7:30 PM IST. But after the gap of 15-20 minutes, rain started again to spoil the final game.



Preview :

Virat Kohli’s team India is all set to face Kane Williamson’s New Zealand in final of world Test Championship. From captaining their side in u-19 world cups to lead their countries in first ever WTC final, the journey of Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli is just amazing.

England’s Ages Bowl Southampton will host this epic match. Team India is already announced their Playing XI. While New Zealand announced their 15 men’s squad for WTC final. Mitchell Santner is missed out while Ajaz Patel makes his way to playing XI.