Virat Kohli Celebration: India are currently playing New Zealand in the first-ever ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton. The Kane Williamson-led New Zealand team has dominated most of the Test match so far due to a superb performance from his fast bowlers especially Kyle Jamieson who picked up a sensational five-wicket haul as India got bowled out for 217 runs in the first innings.
India had to wait for a total of 34.2 overs to pick up the first New Zealand wicket in the first innings of the summit clash. After the Indian pace battery comprising of Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah failed to pick up a single wicket in their opening spells, it was off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin who provided his team with the much-needed opening breakthrough in the form of New Zealand opener Tom Latham. Indian captain Virat Kohli took a superb catch at the short-cover region and then also celebrated the first wicket in a great style.
Tom Latham managed to score 30 runs before getting out in the 35th over. However, the other New Zealand opener, Devon Conway, continued his brilliant form with a wonderful half-century in this important WTC Final against India. Conway played an impressive knock of 54 runs that included six boundaries before getting dismissed by Indian pacer Ishant Sharma. New Zealand ended Day 3 at 101 for 2 with skipper Kane Williamson batting on 12 and Ross Taylor yet to get off the mark. For India, Ravi Ashwin and Ishant Sharma picked up a wicket each.
Earlier in the day, New Zealand fast bowlers, Kyle Jamieson, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner and Colin de Grandhomme bowled remarkably well to pose a variety of challenges against the Indian batting line-up. Jamieson registered extraordinary bowling figures of 5 for 31 in his 22 overs out of which 12 were maidens.
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