India vs New Zealand WTC Final Highlights: Play Called Off On Day 1 Without A Ball Being Bowled Due To Rain
IND vs NZ, WTC Final Highlights 2021, India vs New Zealand: Play was called off on Day 1 due to rain without a ball being bowled in Southampton.
Play was called off on Day 1 of the World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton due to rain. Not a single ball was bowled on the opening day of the WTC final due to inclement weather. Toss was also delayed earlier on Friday because of rain. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took to Twitter to reveal that the play will start on the scheduled time on Saturday -- 3pm IST. The New Zealand board tweeted that 98 overs will be bowled on Saturday. Virat Kohli will be aiming to win his first ICC trophy as Team India captain, having already won the 2011 ODI World Cup under MS Dhoni's captaincy. On the other hand, Kane Williamson also has not won any trophy as New Zealand skipper, having missed out on the 2019 World Cup title by a whisker. (SCORECARD)
WTC Final Highlights And Updates Between India vs New Zealand From The Ageas Bowl, Southampton
- 19:49 (IST)That's All Folks- End Of Day 1!End of Day 1- StumpsThe opening day of the WTC Final was called off because of inclement weather without a single ball being bowled.The toss was delayed as rain held firm since the beginning, with the players turning into spectators till late in the evening.As the day progressed, rain stopped and players stepped out to take a stroll and observe the situation, which didn't improve much.Finally, BCCI confirmed via tweet that Day 1 would be called off. BlackCaps revealed that 98 overs would be bowled on Day 2.That's all for the day today from the Live Blog. We will meet tomorrow, hopefully with some cricket under our belt. Goodbye!
- 15:42 (IST)As soon BCCI confirmed that the 1st session of play on Day 1 of the WTC Final was washed out due to rain, fans flooded Twitter to convey their strong feelings in comical fashion.
- 14:23 (IST)It is drizzling in Southampton!Not good news coming in from The Ageas Bowl as it is still drizzling at Southampton.
Good morning from Southampton. We are just over an hour away from the scheduled start of play but It continues to drizzle here. The match officials are on the field now. #WTC21 pic.twitter.com/Kl77pJIJLo— BCCI (@BCCI) June 18, 2021