There has been a half-century partnership between Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane. (AP)
WTC Final, IND vs NZ Day 2 Highlights: Only 64.4 overs could be played on the second day of the World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand in Southampton. The first day was completely washed out due to rain. India has scored 146 runs for the loss of 3 wickets. Virat Kohli and Rahane are stuck at the crease.
New Delhi. The weather also disturbed the second day of the final (WTC Final) of the World Test Championship being played between India and New Zealand. The first day of this historic title match in Southampton was completely washed out due to rain. Only 64.4 overs were played on the second day and due to bad light, the match officials decided to go for early stumps. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and invited India to bat first. After this the game had to be stopped three times due to bad light. Not only this, the T-brake was also taken early. Team India captain Virat Kohli (44 *) and Ajinkya Rahane (29 *) were frozen at the crease when the game was stopped. There has been an unbeaten partnership of 58 runs between the two.
In the match, New Zealand’s team landed on the field with 5 fast bowlers. The T-break had to be taken about 15 minutes earlier due to bad lighting. The players got off after tea time but bad light again stopped the game and finally the game had to be stopped for the third time after 64.4 overs. Then India’s score was 146 runs for 3 wickets. The match officials later checked with a light-meter and considered restarting the match, but the weather did not cooperate and the game was called off early due to poor light.
Earlier, India was given a good start by Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill and both together gave a lot to the Kiwi bowlers. Rohit and Gill scored 62 runs in 20 overs but the tall Kyle Jamieson broke the partnership. He got Rohit caught by Tim Southee. Rohit scored 34 runs in his innings of 68 balls with the help of 6 fours. Pacer Neil Wagner sent Gill to the pavilion. He scored 28 runs in 64 balls with the help of 3 fours.
See also, WTC Final: Pujara opened the account in 36 balls, people enjoyed on social mediaCheteshwar Pujara, who came to bat at number three, started the innings in a slow manner. He opened his account on the 36th ball. However, he failed to play a big innings and became the victim of Trent Bold scoring only 8 runs. He faced 54 balls and hit 2 fours. Captain Virat and vice-captain Rahane extended the innings in a restrained manner and together they added 58 runs for the fourth wicket.
Jamieson, Boult and Wagner got one wicket each for New Zealand. The account of the wickets of Tim Southee and Colin de Grandhomme has not been opened yet. Saudi gave 47 runs in 17 overs while Grandhomme gave 23 runs in 11 overs.