WTC Final Record | Indian openers made 50 plus Partnership against New Zealand in Test after 5 years WTC Final
Rohit Sharma  |  Photo Credits: Twitter
- WTC final is being played between India and New Zealand
- Indian openers got off to a slow start in the final
- India crosses a ‘difficult road’ against Kiwis
India and New Zealand are facing each other in the final of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC). New Zealand won the toss on Saturday and invited India to bat first. Opening the innings, Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill got the team off to a good start. Both faced the Kiwi bowlers for a long time. Rohit and Shubman shared a 62-run partnership for the first wicket. This partnership may not have been very big, but still India has accomplished a special feat after five years.
Indian openers cross ‘difficult road’
In fact, the Kiwi bowlers were not allowing the Indian openers to share more than 50 runs for the first wicket in Tests for the last five years. The Kiwi bowlers continued to put obstacles in the way of the Indian openers and soon broke the partnership. But in the Test Championship final, the Indian openers crossed this ‘difficult threshold’. Earlier, the Indian opening batsmen had added more than 50 runs in the second innings of the Kanpur Test against New Zealand in the year 2016.
Rohit-Gill returned to the pavilion in the first session
Significantly, openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill returned to the pavilion in the first session itself. Rohit lost his wicket after scoring 34 runs in 68 balls. He hit 6 fours. Rohit became the victim of Kyle Jamieson in the 21st over. He wanted to drive, but the ball went into the hands of Tim Southee. At the same time, after Rohit’s departure, Shubman Gill also could not last long. He was dismissed for 28 runs in 64 balls with 3 fours. He was caught by Neil Wegner at the hands of wicketkeeper BJ Watling.
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