IND vs NZ, WTC Final Live: Both rain and bad light have played a significant role in playing spoilsport during India vs New Zealand World Test Championship (WTC) final encounter. Day 1 of the ultimate Test match at The Rose Bowl in Southampton got washed out due to rain while the second witnessed quite a few interruptions because of bad light, however, the fans still got to witness some exciting amount of cricketing action.
After losing the toss and being asked to bat first in the overcast conditions, India got off to a brilliant start with the opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill adding 62 runs for the first-wicket partnership. However, New Zealand fast bowlers made an excellent comeback by picking three crucial wickets. But it was captain Virat Kohli who stood strong on an unbeaten 44 as India ended Day 2 at 146 for 3.
According to the weather forecast in accuweather.com, rain is expected to interrupt the proceedings on Day 3 of the World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand and a significant amount of game time is expected to be lost. However, the weather is expected to settle down possibly during the second session of the play but the dark clouds will be dominating the sky. The first session on Day 3 is likely to be completely washed out but there could some entertaining IND vs NZ WTC Final cricket action during the second and third session.
With captain Virat Kohli looking in a fabulous touch and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane also finding his feet, India will be aiming to post a 300-plus total on the board in order to put the pressure on the opposition. They have a decent amount of batting to come further in the likes of Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin followed by the Indian pacers. On the other hand, New Zealand bowlers will be doing everything to pick up the rest of 7 India wickets as early as possible.
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