The final of the ICC World Test Championship between India and New Zealand at Southampton has reached its final stage. The match was scheduled to take place from 18th to 22nd June 2021. As a result of consistent downpour, the first day and the fourth day game was canceled without at least one ball being bowled. The ICC has decided to hold the match on Wednesday, the Reserve Day. But, it is doubtful who will emerge as the winner in this match
Team India won the toss and elected to bat first. They were all out for 217 in their first innings and New Zealand were all out for 249 in the first innings. With that, New Zealand got a slight lead of 32 runs. The team then started their second innings with 64 for 2 by the end of the fifth day. Captain Virat Kohli (8) and Chateshwar Pujara (12) were at the crease. Earlier, Indian openers Shubhman Gill scored 8 runs and Rohit Sharma scored 30 runs before Tim Southee joined the pavilion as an lbw bowler.
Earlier in the day, New Zealand were bowled out for 249 in the first innings after continuing with an overnight score of 101 for 2. Captain Kane Williamson scored 49 while Indian bowlers Shammi took 4 and Ishant took 3 wickets.