WTC Final: Prithi Ashwin expresses disappointment over husband Ashwin’s dismissal. (Prithi Narayanan/Instagram)
WTC Final: Tamil Nadu off-spinner Ajinkya Rahane came out to bat after being dismissed for 49. At this time India’s score was 182 runs for 6 wickets.
New Delhi. The final of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC Final) is being played between India and New Zealand at Ageas Bow, Southampton. The first day got washed out due to rain. The second day also played with interruptions. The morning session of the third day’s game was not in favor of the Indian team at all. At the start of the day’s play, India’s score was 146 for 3 wickets. After this, India’s wickets started falling and at one point India’s score became 211 runs at the loss of 7 wickets. However, there was something special in that one session, one of which was the batting of Ravichandran Ashwin.
Came out to bat after Tamil Nadu off-spinner Ajinkya Rahane was dismissed for 49. At this time India’s score was 182 runs for 6 wickets. Neil Wagner was in his full form and the ball was swinging. The conditions were not easy for batting. However, Ashwin managed to score some crucial runs for India. At the same time, his wife Prithi Ashwin Narayanan was sitting quietly watching her husband bat from the balcony of her room at the Hilton Hotel.
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Ashwin was dismissed by Tim Southee for 22 runs.Prithi is staying at the hotel located inside the stadium along with the rest of the family members of the Indian cricketers. She was seen posting updates on social media about the weather at the Hampshire Bowl since the eve of the final of the ICC World Test Championship. As soon as Ashwin was dismissed, he made another tweet and expressed his disappointment. He tweeted and wrote- ‘Ayo…’ Actually, Aiyo is a South Indian expression, which is similar to Oh God.
He played an amazing innings, with a full range of shots, before Ashwin got out. We have seen them play like this before. His innings of 22 runs came in just 27 balls and put a little pressure on the New Zealand bowlers. In the 24 runs of his partnership with Jadeja, he scored most of them while trying to put the Kiwi bowlers under a bit of pressure.
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His entertaining cameo after doing so was ended by Tim Southee, who delivered a graceful pitch-up delivery. Which quickly went away from him. Ashwin went for a bold cover drive, the ball swinged a bit more than he expected and hit the outer edge of his bat. The ball went to slip, where Tom Latham caught it. And thus ended Ravichandran Ashwin’s innings.