The current Indian test team under Virat Kohli has been nothing but built on never give up attitude. Even when there is little to nothing going their way, they have always been relentless and hung in there only to pull things back in grand manner
The most hyped test match ever in WTC final has been evenly poised at the moment with Indian bowlers dragging things back with 3 wickets in the first session of Day 5. Indian bowlers were on the money throughout that session and some brilliant catching coupled with some jaffas helped India to head into lunch in a comfortable position.
The Kiwi wicket-keeper BJ Watling is playing his last game in his test career and walked into bat in a crucial juncture for his team. The ball was swinging and Indian bowlers were bowling with immaculate control, Ishant Sharma and Mohammad Shami in particular were brilliant to say the least.
Mohammad Shami was at the top of his mark and was nailing his lengths to precision and bowled a jaffa to dismiss BJ Watling for 1. The ball hit the top of middle and was bowled at a fuller length which is not the natural length for Mohammad Shami for which he has copped a lot of criticism so far.
The skipper Kane Williamson is grinding it out big time and looks rock solid. He is in no hurry to score runs and has been holding fort at one end with batsmen struggling at the other end.
New Zealand bat deep and with Kane Williamson looking set for a big score, it will be really ugly for India if they don’t clean up the lower middle of New Zealand as early as possible. Colin de Grandhomme has looked positive since his arrival but he was dismissed by another gem of a delivery by Mohammad Shami. Kyle Jamieson is more than a capable batter and looking in fine touch at the moment.