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Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara  |  Photo Credits: AP
- WTC final is being played between India and New Zealand
- New Zealand won the toss and decided to bowl first
- In reply to India’s 217, the Kiwi team scored 249 runs.
Southampton: The final of the World Test Championship (WTC) is being played between India and New Zealand at the Ageas Bowl Stadium in Southampton. Tuesday was the fifth day of the game and there was a tough fight between the two teams. In reply to India’s 217, New Zealand were reduced to 249 runs in the first innings. After trailing by 32 runs in the first innings, India made 64 for two in their second innings at stumps on the fifth day. India now got a lead of 32 runs. Pujara was playing on 12 and captain Virat Kohli on 8 when the stumps were uprooted. Opener Rohit Sharma 30 and Shubman Gill got out on a personal score of 8 runs.
Earlier, the Kiwi team started the game ahead of 101 runs for 2 wickets on the fifth day. The New Zealand batsmen fought hard and then stumbled in front of the Indian bowlers. India piled on New Zealand by taking eight wickets till the second session. Mohammed Shami bowled brilliantly for India. He took four important wickets. At the same time, Ishant Sharma took three, Ravichandran Ashwin two and Ravindra Jadeja took one wicket. Devon Convey scored the most runs for the Kiwi team. He scored 49 runs in 177 balls with the help of 6 fours. Apart from him, captain Kane Williamson (49), Tom Latham (30), Tim Southee ((30) and Kyle Jameson (21) made important contributions.
The condition of both the teams was like this on the fifth day…
Shubman Gill out soon
The Indian team did not start well in the second innings. India lost the first wicket on a total score of 24. Opener Shubman could not score runs by ticking. Gill, who scored 28 runs in the first innings, could only manage 8 runs in 3 balls in the second innings. Gill was sent lbw by fast bowler Tim Southee in the 11th over. He tried to flick but missed the ball coming in and the ball hit the pad.
Then Rohit could not play big innings
India got the second blow in the form of opener Rohit Sharma. Rohit once again could not play a big innings. He scored 34 in the first innings and lost wickets in the second innings by scoring 30 runs. He was made lbw by Tim Southee in the 27th over. Rohit could not detect the ball after falling on the pitch and was dismissed without playing short. He thought that the ball would go outside the off-stump, but the ball entered the inside of the pace and hit the pads. Saudi appealed, on which the umpire declared out. His wicket fell on the total score of 51. Rohit shared a 27-run partnership with Cheteshwar Pujara for the second wicket.
Jadeja hunted down Saudi
Tim Southee was the last player to be dismissed for New Zealand. Southee, who came to play at number 10, troubled the Indian bowlers for a long time. He scored 30 runs in 46 balls. He hit 1 four and 2 sixes in his innings. Ravindra Jadeja did the end of Saudi’s innings. Saudi tried to back down and got bolted. With his dismissal, the game of the second session came to an end. In the second session, the Kiwis lost five wickets adding 114 runs in 27.2 overs.
Wegner could not even open the account
Neil Wegner’s bat, who came to bat when Kane Williamson returned to the pavilion, remained silent. The wagons returned to the pavilion without opening the account. He was dismissed by spinner Ravichandra Ashwin in the 97th over. He tried to stop with a straight bat, but the ball took the outside edge and went into the hands of Ajinkya Rahane. His wicket fell on a total score of 234.
Williamson missed half century
New Zealand got the eighth blow in the form of captain Kane Williamson. Williamson batted well, but he could not complete his half-century. He played an innings of 49 runs in 177 balls. He hit 3 fours during this. Williamson was caught in his net by Ishant Sharma in the 94th over. He was looking to punch, but the ball took the edge of the bat and stuck in the hand of captain Virat Kohli in the slip. Williamson’s wicket, who came to play at number three, fell on a total score of 221. He made many small and important partnerships. He added 29 runs for the eighth wicket with Tim Southee.
Kyle Jameson scored 21 runs
New Zealand’s seventh wicket fell as Kyle Jameson. Jameson tried to bat aggressively, but could not play a big innings. He scored 21 runs in 16 balls with the help of 1 six. Jameson became the victim of Mohammed Shami in the 87th over. He hit a six on the fifth ball of the over and he wanted to pick up the last ball and send it outside the boundary but failed. He gave a catch to Jasprit Bumrah at long leg. He returned to the pavilion with a total score of 192. He added 30 runs with Williamson for the seventh wicket.
Shami walks Grandhomme
The Kiwi team got the sixth blow in the form of Colin de Grandhomme. He faced 30 balls and scored 13 runs with 1 four. Mohammed Shami showed him the way to the pavilion by doing LBW in the 83rd over. He wanted to play the ball coming in from the off-stump, but the ball hit the pad. While appealing to Shami, the umpire immediately raised his finger. Grandhomme’s wicket fell on a total score of 162. He shared a 27-run partnership for the sixth wicket with Kane Williamson.
150 in 468 balls
New Zealand, who faltered in the first session, completed 150 runs at the start of the second session. New Zealand touched this figure by going in 468 balls. Kiwi team scored 150 runs in 77.1 overs. He got 14 extra runs during this. New Zealand had scored a hundred in 267 balls, but the team had to play 201 balls to add 50 more runs.
India dominated in the first session
India dominated the first session on the fifth day. Kiwis were given one by fast bowler Ishant Sharma and two by Mohammed Shami. After the fourth day’s play was washed out due to rain, the game started an hour late in the morning on Tuesday. New Zealand extended their innings at 101 for two and added 34 runs in the first session, losing the wickets of Ross Taylor (11), Henry Nicholls (7) and BJ Watling (1). By lunch, the Kiwis were 135/5 while captain Kane Williamson was playing on 19 and Colin de Grandhomme’s account was yet to open.
Watling scored a run
New Zealand’s fifth wicket fell as wicket-keeper batsman BJ Watling. Apna Watling could only score 1 run in three balls. He was clean bowled by Mohammed Shami in the 71st over. Watling was able to read the line of the good length ball, after which the bails were scattered. It is known that Watling is playing the final Test. He had already made it clear that he would retire from international cricket after the final. will take
Nichols got out cheaply
Henry Nicholls, who came to bat after Taylor’s departure, lost his ground cheaply. He could score only 7 runs after playing 23 balls. He hit a four. Nicholls was dismissed by Ishant Sharma in the 70th over. He wanted to stop the ball with a straight bat but the ball took the outer edge of the bat and went into the hands of Rohit Sharma at second slip. His wicket fell on a total score of 134.
Taylor becomes Shami’s victim
New Zealand got the third blow in the form of Ross Taylor. New Zealand started playing at 101 for 2 on the fifth day and lost Taylor’s wicket after adding 16 runs. Taylor scored 11 runs in 37 balls with the help of 2 fours. He was made his victim by fast bowler Mohammed Shami in the 64th over. Shami forced Taylor to play a drive off a good length ball and was caught by Shubman Gill at short cover. His wicket fell on a total score of 117.
It was like this on the third day
India started playing 146 for three on Sunday and the team added 71 runs. The Indian’s first innings was reduced to just 217 runs. India lost four wickets in the first session of the third day and three in the second session. The tail batsmen could not face the Kiwi bowlers firmly. No batsman could score a half-century for India. Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane scored the most runs in the first innings for the team. He scored 49 runs in 117 balls. Captain Virat Kohli scored 44 runs in 132 balls. Opener Rohit Sharma contributed 34 runs in 68 balls and Shubman Gill contributed 28 runs in 64 balls.
Devon Conway’s bat
In response to India’s 217, New Zealand scored 101 for two wickets on the third day at stumps on completion of 49 overs in the first innings. Captain Kane Williamson scored 12 runs and Ross Taylor remained unbeaten without opening an account. New Zealand started well. Openers Tom Latham and Devon Conway put on a 70-run partnership for the first wicket. Latham became the victim of spinner Ravichandran after scoring 30 off 104 balls. Conway, on the other hand, scored a half-century. He scored 54 runs in 153 balls with 6 fours. Ishant Sharma sent Conway to the pavilion. He gives a catch to Mohammed Shami at mid on.
141.1 overs bowled in four days
Significantly, 360 overs were to be played in the last four days, but due to rain, only 141.1 overs could be bowled. The first of the final was washed out due to rain while the second and third days of the game were called off early due to poor lighting. At the same time, on Monday, the fourth day was completely washed away in rain.
Both teams are as follows
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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