Indian team’s fast bowler Mohammed Shami says that the team will have to score maximum runs in the reserve day to win the final match of the World Test Championship (WTC).
WTC final Shami 4 wicket haul restricts NZ 1st inns lead to 32 (Photo Credit: ians)
New Delhi :
Indian team’s fast bowler Mohammed Shami says that the team will have to score maximum runs in the reserve day to win the final match of the World Test Championship (WTC). Along with this, a strong strategy will have to be made to wrap up New Zealand in the second innings soon. Due to incessant rain here, two days’ play could not be played in this match, due to which Wednesday has been kept as a reserve day. By the end of the fifth day’s play, India had scored 64 runs for two wickets and had taken a lead of 32 runs so far.
On the fifth day, Shami took four wickets and played an important role in New Zealand’s first innings total of 249 runs. Mohammed Shami said that we have to score maximum runs and then see how much time is left and decide accordingly. Anything is possible in an environment like England. But you need a strong strategy to take 10 wickets. First we have to make a strong score. He said that when you are playing a Test match, you need to stick to the same plan for five days. You need to be flexible and follow the same track. We need to bowl in such a way that the team benefits and the Kiwis can be stopped soon.
Let us tell you that till the end of the fifth day’s play in the final match of the rain-hit World Test Championship (WTC), he scored 64 for two in the second innings and took a 32 run lead so far. New Zealand’s first innings was bundled out for 249 runs and they took a lead of 32 runs. Till the stumps, Cheteshwar Pujara 12 runs off 55 balls with the help of two fours and captain Virat Kohli 8 runs off 12 balls are present at the crease. Tim Southee has got two wickets for New Zealand so far. The fourth day’s match between India and New Zealand was washed out due to rain and the stumps were declared without a single ball being played. The first day’s play was also interrupted due to rain, due to which Wednesday has been kept as a reserve day for this match.
First Published : 23 Jun 2021, 02:57:57 PM