India finish the day on 64/2, with a lead of 32 but lose both openers. Tim Southee claimed the wickets of Rohit Sharma (30) & Shubhman Gill (8) in the fourth day of the World Championship Final (WTC) final at the Hampshire Bowl on Tuesday.
Southampton: With the outstanding performances from the bowlers especially Mohd Shami, India made a strong comeback in the match, restricting New Zealand to only 249, took a lead of 32 runs in the first innings of the fourth day of the World Championship Final (WTC) final at the Hampshire Bowl on Tuesday.
The Kiwis began the day with the Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor at 101 for two, were reduced to 135 for five in 72 overs at lunch as Shami removed Ross Taylor (11) and BJ Watling (1) before Ishant Sharma got rid of Henry Nicholls (7).
India finish the day on 64/2, with a lead of 32 but lose both openers. Tim Southee claimed the wickets of Rohit Sharma (30) & Shubhman Gill (8).
In the second session, they added 87 runs to take the lead of 32 runs. Skipper Kane Williamson shred hard for his 49 (177 balls) before dismisses by Ishant Sharma.
In the first session, the Kiwi team scored 34 runs after batting 23 overs. The duo of Shami and Ishant Sharma showed quality bowling. Mohammad Shami gives two breakthroughs to his team. The first one is Ross Taylor as he dismissed for 11 and got another wicket as BJ Watling bowled out for just 1 run before taking lunch. Pacer Ishant Sharma scalped Henry Nicholls with a peach of a delivery from round the wicket.
The first and the fourth day of the World Test Championship final has been washed out without any game due to rain. India were all out for 217 in their first innings. New Zealand scored 101 runs for the loss of two opening wickets till the end of the day. In reply to India, New Zealand are 101/2 in 49 overs.
Brief scores: India 217 all-out vs New Zealand 249 all out (D Conway 54, K Williamson 49, T Southee 30, M Shami 4/76, I Sharma 3/48, R Ashwin 2/28)
Second innings: India 64/2 in 30 overs, lead by 32 runs. (Rohit Sharma 30, Gill 8, Virat Kohli 8*, Pujara 12*, Tim Southee 2/17)
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
New Zealand (Playing XI): Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling(w), Colin de Grandhomme, Kyle Jamieson, Neil Wagner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult