The World Test Championship between India and New Zealand is underway at Rose Bowl, Southampton. The first ever WTC Final was disturbed by the frequent halt due to rain, but the action began on Day 5, where the New Zealand team was dismissed on 249 by taking a lead of 32 runs. The best performer for the Indian team was Mohammed Shami with 4 wickets. The New Zealand pacer Tim Southee played well to contribute 30 runs in the lower order, that may play an important role in the test match.
The runs scored by the lower-order batsmen are always a bonus to the team in an important match like WTC Final. It was very important for Indian team to take the wicket of Southee, who was looking dangerous to increase the lead in the 1st innings. In the 100th over of the New Zealand innings, Tim Southee hit a long six in the deep mid-wicket area off Jadeja’s bowling.But the Indian wicket-keeper was quick enough to give a hint to the bowler to bowl the same length which he bowled to De Grandhomme. In the very next ball, Tim Southee was bowled, and the video went viral where the fans remember MS Dhoni.
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Here are the reactions of fans on Twitter regarding the dismissal,
At the end of the Day, Indian team are at 64/2, and the reserve day is set to be interesting as the New Zealand bowlers would be coming hard on the Indian batsmen wanting to dismiss them as soon as possible. The New Zealand team are certainly at an advantage position, and if they take wickets in a regular manner, they can win the WTC Final.
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