India vs New Zealand WTC Final, Day 4, Highlights: No Action On Day 4 As Rain Plays Spoilsport In Southampton
Ind vs NZ WTC Final Highlights 2021: Rain continued to play spoilsport as Day 4 was washed out completely at The Ageas Bowl.
Rain played spoilsport as Day four was washed out completely due to rain without a ball being bowled, BCCI confirmed on Twitter. After weather-related interruptions on the first three days of play in the World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand, the rain Gods didn't seem to be kind on Day 4 as well. On Day 3, New Zealand were excellent with both bat and ball, bowling out India for 217 runs before a 70-run opening stand between Devon Conway and Tom Latham put India on the backfoot. However, in the last session, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ishant Sharma got the Indian team back into the game with the wickets of both openers. Captain Kane Williamson is at the crease along with the most senior batsman of the side in Ross Taylor. New Zealand were 101/2 at stumps on Day 3. While the advantage of two wickets in the final session lay with India, everything depends on how both the teams go in the first session on Day 4. Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja will look to exploit the rough patches on the pitch while New Zealand will be hoping to go past the Indian score and take a big first-innings lead. (SCORECARD)
WTC Final Highlights Of India vs New Zealand, Day 4 From The Ageas Bowl, Southampton
- 19:45 (IST)Stumps-Day 4!Stumps on Day 4Day 4 has been completely washed out without a single ball being bowled.Tomorrow, if weather permits, NZ players Kane Williamson (12*) and Ross Taylor (0*) will resume proceedings against India.NZ are 101/2 after 49 overs, still trailing India by 116 runs.That's all from the Live Blog from today, do join us tomorrow for Day 5 of the WTC Final in Southampton. Till then, goodbye!
- 15:39 (IST)Jamieson On Kohli's Wicket!In the post-day virtual press conference, Kyle Jamieson spoke on the importance of Virat Kohli's wicket for his team. Here's what he had to say:"I think he is (Kohli) world class batter and those guys don't tend to have too many chinks in their armoury. He is obviously a massive part of their line-up and to get him early certainly set things up nicely for us."
- 14:27 (IST)Covers are on in Southampton!The BCCI have tweeted a picture in which the Southampton pitch can be seen under covers.