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- WTC final is being played between India and New Zealand
- New Zealand won the toss and decided to bowl first
- The Indian team was bundled out for 217 runs on Sunday.
Southampton: The final of the World Test Championship (WTC) is being played between India and New Zealand at the Ageas Bowl Stadium in Southampton. Sunday was the third day of play, with Kyle Jamis and Devon Conway dominated. Camis took 5 wickets while Conway scored a half-century. The first innings of the Indian team, which scored 146 for three on Saturday, was reduced to 217 runs on the third day. In reply, New Zealand scored 101 runs for the loss of 2 wickets. Kane Williamson was unbeaten on 12 at stumps and Ross Taylor is yet to open his account.
Let us inform that the first day’s play could not be done due to rain while on the second day only 64.4 overs could be bowled due to bad light. The game was called off early on the third day as the lights were not good. Before this, no player of the Indian team could score a half-century. Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane (49) scored the most runs for India. Apart from him, captain Virat Kohli played an innings of 44 runs. At the same time, Ravichandran Ashwin contributed 22 runs. Kyle Jamieson bowled brilliantly for New Zealand and hit the ‘claw’ of the wickets. He took 5 wickets for 31 runs. At the same time, fast bowler Neil Wegner and Trent Bold took two wickets each while Tim Southee took one wicket.
Something like this happened on the third day of the WTC Finals…
Devon Conway hits half century
New Zealand got the second blow in the form of opener Devon Conway. Conway, who was in excellent form, scored a half-century. He scored 54 runs in 153 balls with 6 fours. This is the second fifty of Conway’s Test career. Conway was made his victim by fast bowler Ishant Sharma in the 49th over. He tried to pick it up but was caught by Mohammed Shami at mid on. His wicket fell on the total score of 101. He added 31 runs for the second wicket with Kane Williamson. Let us tell you that Conway made his debut in the longest format of cricket a few weeks ago.
Ashwin dismisses Latham
New Zealand made a decent start in the first innings and did not give the Indian team a chance to be happy by giving enough. But in the third session, spinner Ravichandran Ashwin gave India the first breakthrough. He sent opener Tom Latham to the pavilion in the 35th over. Latham wanted to hit the drive, but skipper Virat Kohli at short cover took the catch. Latham shared a 70-run partnership with Conway for the first wicket.
New Zealand added 36 runs till the tea break
New Zealand opened their innings after stacking India in the second session. Kanre Tom Latham and Devon Conway came to open the innings for New Zealand. Both faced the Indian bowlers boldly and did not allow their team to suffer any setback till the end of the second season. New Zealand were 36/0 at the team break with Latham on 17 and Conway on 18.
Ravindra Jadeja contributed 15 runs
Ravindra Jadeja was the last batsman to be dismissed for India. Jadeja, who landed at number seven, contributed 15 runs in 53 balls. He hit 2 fours. Jadeja was caught by Trent Boult at the hands of wicketkeeper Watling. With this, India’s first innings was piled up by scoring 217 runs. At the same time, Mohammed Shami returned unbeaten. He hit a boundary after playing a ball.
Jamieson gave two blows in an over
As the second session began, Kyle Jamieson gave India two blows in an over. He sent Ishant Sharma on the fourth ball of the 92nd over and Jasprit Bumrah on the fifth ball to the pavilion. Ishant first caught spinner Ross Taylor while Bumrah was lbw. Ishant scored 4 runs in 16 balls. On the other hand Bumrah could not even open his account.
Indian innings faltered in the first session
The first season did not go well for India and the team faltered. India started playing at 146 for three in the morning and lost four wickets. Captain Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Ajinkya Rahane and Ravichandran Ashwin returned to the pavilion. India scored 211 for seven in their first innings till lunch. Ravindra Jadeja 15 and Ishant Sharma were on two runs till the lunch break.
Ashwin becomes victim of Tim Southee
India got the seventh blow in the form of Ravichandran Ashwin. Ashwin faced the Kiwi bowlers very well, but he could not play a big innings. He scored 22 runs in 27 balls with 3 fours. Ashwin became the victim of fast bowler Tim Southee in the 86th over. He took the catch of Tom Latham. His wicket fell on the total score of 205. He shared a 23-run partnership with Ravindra Jadeja for the seventh wicket.
Rahane got out after scoring 49 runs.
India’s sixth wicket has fallen in the form of vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane. Rahane, who scored 29 runs on the second day, could only add 20 runs to his innings on the third day. Like Kohli, Rahane too could not score a half-century. Rahane scored 49 runs in 117 balls with the help of 5 fours. He was dismissed by Neil Wegner in the 79th over. Rahane, trying to hit a pull shot, gave a catch to Tom Latham. He returned to the pavilion with a total score of 182.
Rishabh Pant returned to the pavilion cheaply
After the departure of Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant returned to the pavilion cheaply to bat. The team had high hopes from him but he could score only 4 runs after playing 22 balls. He hit a boundary. Pant was also dismissed by Jamieson. He attempted a cover drive in the 74th over, but was caught by Tom Latham at second slip. His wicket fell on the total score of 156.
Virat Kohli missed half century
India has got the fourth blow in the form of captain Virat Kohli. In the third play, Kohli could not add any runs in his innings and missed half-century. He faced 132 balls and hit 1 four. Kohli was lbw by Kyle Jamieson in the 68th over. Kohli did not look comfortable after the start of the game. His wicket fell on a total score of 149. Kohli shared a 61-run partnership with Rahane for the fourth wicket.
India made a slow start. Rohit Sharma (34 off 68 balls) and Shubman Gill (28 off 64 balls) shared a 62-run partnership for the first wicket. However, both the batsmen could not play big innings and returned to the pavilion by the 25th over. While Rohit was dismissed by Kyle Jamieson, Shubman was made his victim by Neil Wegner. Both sat on the wicket before lunch, due to which someone had to come to bat in the first session itself. He continued his innings with restraint and added 25 runs for the third wicket with Pujara (8 off 54 balls).
Kohli-Rahane took charge
Pujara stayed at the crease for a long time, but could not collect runs. His boring innings was ended by Trent Boult lbw in the 41st over. Pujara’s wicket fell on the total score of 88. After his departure, Ajinkya Rahane came to the crease to bat. Rahane played well with captain Kohli. Both did not let the Indian team suffer any setback during the day. Kohli remained unbeaten on 44 and Ajinkya Rahane on 29. However, the match was disrupted several times due to bad lighting. In such a situation, the umpires assessed the condition of the lights and declared the end of the second day’s play.
India and New Zealand playing XI
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling, Colin de Grandhomme, Kyle Jamieson, Neil Wegner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult.
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