World Test Championship Final, India vs New Zealand: It is fair to say that the weather gods have dominated this inaugural ICC World Test Championship (WTC) Final as compared to the India and New Zealand players. Day 1 and Day 4 of the ultimate Test match ended up being completely washed out due to persistent rain at the Rose Bowl in Southampton and things have been really frustrating both for the cricketers as well as the fans who have waited for a long time to see the high-voltage encounter.
However, according to the latest weather forecast in Southampton, there is good news for the fans that the match is expected to start on the scheduled time with no major rain interruptions on Day 5 of the India vs New Zealand WTC Final. There will be some dark clouds hovering in the sky during the first and second sessions of play but the rain gods are expected to stay away for the entire Day 5 of the Test match. Thus, a riveting contest between the bat and ball awaits for the millions of cricket fans as both India and New Zealand players will also be really keen to fight hard to win the maiden WTC title.
While talking of the Test match that has happened so far, New Zealand have had the upper hand as they bowled out India for 217 runs in the first innings on the back of Kyle Jamieson’s superb bowling performance where he took an outstanding five-wicket haul. In their first innings with the bat, New Zealand openers, Devon Conway and Tom Latham composed an impressive partnership of 70 runs before the latter became Ravichandran Ashwin’s first wicket in this WTC Final. However, Conway continued his brilliant run in Test cricket with another sublime half-century but towards the end of Day 3, he too was dismissed by India pacer Ishant Sharma. At stumps on Day 4, New Zealand were 101 for 2 with skipper Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor unbeaten at the crease.
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