India vs New Zealand, WTC Final Highlights, Day 3: New Zealand 101/2, Trail India By 116 Runs At Stumps
IND vs NZ WTC Final Highlights 2021, India vs New Zealand: India's Ishant Sharma claimed the wicket of dangerous-looking Devon Conway as NZ ended Day 3 on 101/2 after bad light forced stumps.
New Zealand opener Devon Conway scored a classy half-century but soon lost his wicket to Ishant Sharma for 54 runs as New Zealand ended Day 3 on 101/2 with Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson at the crease. Bad light forced stumps again on Day 3 as umpires took the call to head back. Earlier, Latham and Conway gave their team a solid start, adding 70 runs for the first wicket in the last session on Day 3, however, Ravichandran Ashwin got rid of Latham for 30 runs. Earlier, India were bundled out for 217 runs in 92.1 overs with pacer Kyle Jamieson claiming a five-wicket haul. Jamieson took the wickets of Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah while Trent Boult took Ravindra Jadeja's wicket as India could add only six runs after Lunch on Day 3. Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane top-scored with 44 and 49 runs respectively as Jamieson took control of the situation from the word go on the third Day. Play was delayed at the start of the third Day due to a wet outfield in the World Test Championship (WTC) Final. The opening day was washed out at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Friday while bad light led to the umpires finishing Day 2 early than its scheduled time. (SCORECARD)
WTC Final Highlights And Updates Of India vs New Zealand, From The Ageas Bowl, Southampton
- 23:16 (IST)Stumps On Day 3!Stumps!India claimed the wicket of well-settled Devon Conway just before bad light hindered play again and forced stumps.Ravichandran Ashwin and Ishant Sharma got breakthroughs for India after they were bundled out for 217 in the first innings.Ross Taylor (0*) and Kane Williamson (12*) were at the crease when play was stopped at The Ageas Bowl.Both teams will go into Day 4 having an equal footing in the WTC Final. That's all for the day, tune in to the Live Blog tomorrow as we bring live updates from the WTC Final.Till then, goodbye!
- 22:53 (IST)Kane Looking Good!Kane Williamson is playing as if he's been batting since the first Day of there WTC Final.Immense powers of concentration and confidence. Indian bowlers will need to get his wicket to penetrate into their batting line-up.NZ 101/1 after 48.2 overs with Williamson batting at 12 runs off 37 balls.
- 20:45 (IST)Trivia Time!As players take Tea, here's an interesting trivia:On this day in 1996, former Indian captains, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid made their Test debut against England at Lord's.Interestingly, current Indian captain Virat Kohli also made his Test debut on 20th June against West Indies in 2011 at Sabina Park.
- 20:29 (IST)Tea- Day 3NZ openers have seen off the new ball to an extent without losing a wicket as they finish on 36/0 in 21 overs.Tom Latham is batting on 17 runs while Conway is on 18.Kohli brought Ashwin into the attack after the Indian pacers troubled the NZ openers but failed to get a breakthrough.India will be looking to penetrate NZ's batting line-up in the last session of the Day while the batsmen will aim to gather more runs. Stay tuned for the third session!