There is still excitement in the final of the World Test Championship being played between India and New Zealand, with only a few overs left to play. Chasing the target of 139 runs, New Zealand’s team has scored 19 runs without any loss till the tea break.
Devon Conway and Tom Latham (Photo Credit: ians)
New Delhi :
There is still excitement in the final of the World Test Championship being played between India and New Zealand, with only a few overs left to play. Chasing the target of 139 runs from India, the New Zealand team scored 19 runs without any loss till the tea break. On the other hand, if New Zealand wants to win this match, then 120 more will have to be made. The interesting thing is that the match is in the sixth day and it will end after some time, but still all three results seem possible. Team India can win if they take early wickets. On the other hand, if the team of New Zealand can win if they score fast, there is every possibility of the match being drawn. Till the tea break, both the New Zealand openers are still at the crease. Tom Latham is unbeaten on five and Devon Conway on 9. There is still 45 overs left to play.
Earlier, the second innings of the Indian team was reduced to 170 runs on the last day of the match. With this, India took a lead of 138 runs and set a target of 139 runs for New Zealand to win. New Zealand had taken a lead of 32 runs after scoring 249 runs in the first innings. The Indian batting order proved unsuccessful in the second innings and none of the batsmen could play a big innings. For Team India, wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant scored 41 runs in 88 balls with the help of four fours. For New Zealand, Tim Southee took four wickets, Trent Boult took three wickets, Kyle Jamieson took two wickets and Neil Wegner took one wicket.
India started playing 64 for two this morning and lost the wickets of skipper Virat Kohli (13), Cheteshwar Pujara (15) and Ajinkya Rahane (15) in the first session itself. In the second session also his batsmen could not show any charisma. In India’s innings, Rohit Sharma scored 30 runs, Shubman Gill 8, Ravindra Jadeja 15, Ravichandran Ashwin 7, Mohammed Shami 13 and Jasprit Bumrah was dismissed without opening the account while Ishant Sharma remained unbeaten on one run.
First Published : 23 Jun 2021, 08:00:40 PM