India vs New Zealand WTC Final 2021: Former Indian team captain Sunil Gavaskar says that he hopes for an exciting end to the final match of the World Test Championship (WTC).
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India vs New Zealand WTC Final 2021: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar says that he hopes for an exciting end to the final of the World Test Championship (WTC), but it will be difficult for the Indian bowlers to wrap up the New Zealand team soon. Due to incessant rain and bad light, the match was pulled till the reserve day and till the end of the fifth day’s play, India scored 64 runs for two wickets and they have a lead of 32 runs so far. Sunil Gavaskar while talking to India Today has said that India will try to score runs independently and maybe wrap New Zealand in the fourth innings.
He said that India had a chance to win but the pitch has become better now as the weather has turned different. Now the surface has dried up. Sunil Gavaskar said that if there is even a little grass in the pitch, then it will not have as much pressure as it was before. This means it will be easier to bat here. India may not be able to all out New Zealand in the second innings. Indian bowlers will have to bowl the best to stack the Kiwi team.
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, 02:32:43 PM