Team India were reduced to 170 runs in their second innings in the final of the World Test Championship. India currently has a lead of 138 runs. That is, if New Zealand wants to win this match, then 139 runs will have to be scored in the remaining day.
WTC Final Team India (Photo Credit: File)
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Team India were reduced to 170 runs in their second innings in the final of the World Test Championship. India currently has a lead of 138 runs. That is, if New Zealand wants to win this match, then 139 runs will have to be scored in the remaining day. Now the Indian team will try to play the match for a draw, while the New Zealand team can push for victory when it comes to bat. There is still a lot of overs left in the match, in such a situation, if the New Zealand team plays fast, then they can also score runs. It has to be seen with what strategy both the teams now enter the field.
Earlier, till lunch itself, on the sixth and last day, the Indian innings faltered and scored 130 runs for five wickets. Till lunch, Team India had a lead of 98 runs. New Zealand’s first innings was all out for 249 on the fifth day and they took a lead of 32 runs. Due to rain, the game of two days was completely washed away due to which reserve day was kept today. Till lunch, wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant was present at the crease after scoring 28 runs off 48 balls with the help of four fours and Ravindra Jadeja scoring 12 runs off 20 balls with the help of two fours. But after that the wickets kept falling and the whole team got out.
On this day, India extended their innings by 64 runs for two wickets today and Cheteshwar Pujara 12 and captain Virat Kohli started playing ahead by eight runs. Captain Virat Kohli, however, could not stay at the crease for long and returned to the pavilion after scoring 13 runs off 29 balls off Jamieson. After the departure of Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara also became a victim of Kyle Jamieson. Cheteshwar Pujara scored 15 runs in 80 balls with the help of two fours. Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane again formed a partnership with Pant, but before this partnership took some big form, Trent Boult gave India the fifth blow by dismissing Rahane. Rahane scored 15 runs in 40 balls with the help of a four.
First Published : 23 Jun 2021, 07:12:09 PM