The start of play on Day 5 of the ongoing WTC final between India & New Zealand again got delayed due to rains at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
Giving an update about the delay in the start of play, ICC wrote, “The start of Day five of the #WTC21 Final is delayed due to rain #INDvsNZ”. Rains started just 20 minutes before the scheduled start of the game & as a result, there has been a delay as the ground staff has been working & keeping things prepared for the play, to resume once the rain stops.
Earlier on Day 4 also Rain had played a spoilsport as the game was abandoned without a ball being played. Day 1 of the WTC final was also abandoned due to rains while Day 2 saw early stumps being called due to bad light. A call to use the Reserve Day will be taken today in the afternoon.
On Day 3, Kyle Jamieson starred with the ball for the Black Caps, as he registered his fifth five-wicket haul on Day 3 of the ongoing WTC final. Kyle Jamieson made his test debut in February 2020 against India. And soon within a short span of one year Jamieson achieved remarkable success in the longest format of cricket.
On Day 3 of the WTC final, Jamieson scalped the crucial wicket of Virat Kohli & restricted India’s captain from adding to his overnight score of 44 runs. He also sent Rishabh Pant back to the pavilion before scalping the wickets of Ishant Sharma & Jasprit Bumrah in successive balls, thereby restricting India to 217 all out from 92.1 overs.
In response to India’s 217 total, New Zealand’s openers Tom Latham’s 30 & Devon Conway’s 54 put the Black Caps in a leading position. However, India triggered a late fightback to leave New Zealand reeling at 101 runs for two wickets down at the stumps on Day 3 of the WTC Final.
Out of the top two best teams of the World who would win the prestigious ICC WTC Final & write their name in golden words in the history of World Cricket will be decided by the play on Day 5.
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