WTC Final, India vs New Zealand, Southampton Weather
Rain delayed the start of play on Day 3 of the World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand by half an hour, and bad light prompted stumps to be placed near the conclusion of the day, but the weather didn’t cause too many problems overall.
Weather Forecast For Southampton
A glance at the weather prediction for Southampton paints a bleak picture. The day’s overall probability of precipitation is 67 percent, with 87 percent humidity. Throughout the day, there is a potential of light rain, which might stymie play for at least the first two sessions.
Delayed For The Third Day
The match was delayed for the third day, and with cloud cover for much of the day, New Zealand pacers took full advantage of the conditions to bundle out India for 217 runs after they had started the day on 146 for three.
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Ajinkya Handling Situations Before Throwing His Wicker
Virat Kohli failed to add to his overnight score, losing to Kyle Jamieson for44, while vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane appeared to have a handle on the situation before throwing away his wicket for 49. Jamieson finished with a 5-31 in 22 overs, including 12 maidens, for an amazing five-wicket haul.
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Ashwin Broke The Stand By Luring Latham
Ravichandran Ashwin, the off-spinner, broke the stand by luring Latham, who was on 34 at the time, into a mistimed drive with a slower, flighted ball.
New Zealand were 101-2 at stumps in reply to India’s 217 in the first innings, behind by 116 runs.