IND vs NZ WTC final highlights: Bad light forces early stumps on Day 2

The Ageas Bowl, Southampton

Virat Kohli led India's resolute batting effort against a high quality New Zealand attack in testing conditions before bad light brought an anti-climatic end to day two of the World Test Championship final at The Hampshire Bowl, Southampton on Saturday.

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Rohit Sharma (34 off 68) and Shubman Gill (28 off 64), opening for the first time in England, showed remarkable application against the moving ball to share a 62-run stand before Kohli (44 not out off 124) came into his own with a steely knock to take India to 146 for three at stumps on a start-stop second day.

The skipper got good support from Ajinkya Rahane (29 not out off 79) in the final session where bad light stopped play twice before umpires called it a day. A total of 64.4 overs could be bowled on Saturday including only 9.1 in the final session. The opening day was washed out.

As expected, Kohli was ready for the challenge posed by an all seam attack on an overcast day. He played late and close to his body, was happy to leave balls outside the off stump and cashed in on the slightest of scoring opportunities.

His only boundary, a sublime cover drive off Neil Wagner, came before lunch but kept the scoreboard ticking with twos and threes.

Kohli's deputy Rahane did not start convincingly but his feet movement and shot selection got better as his innings progressed. Three of his four boundaries came post tea.

India, who had reached 69 for two at lunch, was only able to add 51 runs in the afternoon with the loss of Cheteshwar Pujara (8 off 54).

Compared to the morning session, New Zealand's all pace attack showed much more discipline.

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WTC final: India scorecard on Day 2 at Stumps

Batsmen Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Rohit Sharma c Southee b Jamieson 34 68 6 0
Shubman Gill c Watling b Wagner 28 64 3 0
Cheteshwar Pujara lbw b Boult 8 54 2 0
Virat Kohli not out 44 124 1 0
Ajinkya Rahane not out 29 79 4 0
Total: 146-3 in 64.4 Overs
Bowler Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Tim Southee 17 4 47 0
Trent Boult 12.4 2 32 1
Kyle Jamieson 14 9 14 1
Colin de Grandhomme 11 6 23 0
Neil Wagner 10 3 28 1
         

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IND vs NZ WTC final playing 11

 

India playing 11 for WTC final: Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma.

New Zealand playing 11 for WTC final:  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.


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IND vs NZ WTC final live updates: Waiting game continues

Umpires are gone back after reviewing the light situation. They are having a chat with New Zealand players. Still waiting for an official update from Southampton

IND vs NZ WTC final live updates

The umpires are in the middle to assess the playing conditions. We will have some news in a moment.

IND vs NZ WTC final live updates

Bad news from Southampton, the square is also undercover now. The groundsmen anticipating rain is nearby.

IND vs NZ WTC final live updates

We are waiting for the light to improve at Southampton. The encouraging sign is that there it is not raining at the moment.

NEWS ALERT: Kohli completes 7,500 runs in Test cricket

India skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday reached the mark of 7,500 runs in the longest format of the game.
 
He achieved the feat in the ongoing World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand. Kohli surpassed the mark on Day Two of the ongoing Test match.
 
Kohli has now become the ninth-fastest batsman to cross the 7500 run mark in Test cricket. Among Indian cricketers, he is the fourth fastest to achieve this feat.
 
Kohli, along with India batting great Sunil Gavaskar, took 154 innings to bring up 7500 runs in the longest format while Sachin Tendulkar had taken 144 innings to achieve this milestone.
 
As Virat Kohli walked out for the toss with New Zealand's Kane Williamson at the Ageas Bowl in the World Test Championship final, he surpassed MS Dhoni's record of leading the Indian team in most Test matches. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE
 

IND vs NZ WTC final live updates: Southampton weather

The hover covers are coming on, there won't be a prompt restart it seems.

IND vs NZ Live score after 64.4 Overs: 146-3 | Bad light stops again

India (1st innings): 146-3; Virat Kohli (44), Ajinkya Rahane (29)


Boult continues...

Rahane leaves the first ball alone while collects a single off the next ball.

Kohli taps the third ball towards deep backward point for a couples of runs. Light meter is out again and they are walking off again. Umpires are still in the middle. 

IND vs NZ Live score after 64 Overs: 143-3

Over summary: 0 0 2 0 0 0 ; India (1st innings): 143-3; Virat Kohli (42), Ajinkya Rahane (28)

Southee continues and Kohli collects a couple of runs off the third delivery.

IND vs NZ Live score after 63 Overs: 141-3

Over summary: 0 0 L1 0 0 0 ; India (1st innings): 141-3; Virat Kohli (40), Ajinkya Rahane (28)

Trent Boult [11.0-1-29-1] is back into the attack and Virat Kohli collects a leg byes for India.

IND vs NZ Live score after 62 Overs: 140-3

Over summary: 0 2 0 0 0 0 ; India (1st innings): 140-3; Virat Kohli (40), Ajinkya Rahane (28)

Southee continues and concedes a couple of runs to Rahane.

IND vs NZ Live score after 61 Overs: 138-3

Over summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; India (1st innings): 138-3; Virat Kohli (40), Ajinkya Rahane (26)

Jamieson continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Virat Kohli.

IND vs NZ Live score after 60 Overs: 138-3 | Rahane, Kohli put up 50-run stand

Over summary: 0 0 0 4 0 0 ; India (1st innings): 138-3; Virat Kohli (40), Ajinkya Rahane (26)

Southee continues and Rahane pulls the 4th ball towards deep square leg for FOUR.

IND vs NZ WTC final live updates: Play resumes

Play resumes at Southampton and Kohli play out the remaining two deliveries.

IND vs NZ WTC final live updates: Covers are coming off

Covers are coming off at The Ageas Bowl, players are getting ready. We can see some cricketing action in few minutes...

IND vs NZ WTC final live updates: Southampton weather

According to UK met office forecast, there is 10 per cent chance of rainfall. 



IND vs NZ WTC final live updates

The hover covers are placed on the pitch. An indication of rain nearby, it seems. 

IND vs NZ Live score after 58.4 Overs: 134-3 | Bad light stops play

India (1st innings): 134-3; Virat Kohli (40), Ajinkya Rahane (22)

Kyle Jamieson [12.0-7-14-1] is back into the attack and leaves the first two while blocks the next two. Umpire Gough taking the light reading, and yes they are going off. Bad light stops play. Players are back in pavallion but Umpires are still in the middle.

IND vs NZ Live score after 58 Overs: 134-3

Over summary: 0 0 1 0 0 4 ; India (1st innings): 134-3; Virat Kohli (40), Ajinkya Rahane (22)

Southee continues and concedes five runs, including a boundary to Rahane.

IND vs NZ Live score after 57 Overs: 129-3

Over summary: 0 0 1 1 3 4 ; India (1st innings): 129-3; Virat Kohli (39), Ajinkya Rahane (18)

Wagner continues and concedes nine runs, including a boundary to Rahane.

IND vs NZ Live score after 56 Overs: 120-3

Over summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; India (1st innings): 120-3; Virat Kohli (35), Ajinkya Rahane (13)

Southee completes his over as Rahane defends.

IND vs NZ WTC final live update

Play resumes after 10 minutes delay in post tea session.

IND vs NZ Live score after 55.3 Overs: 120-3 at Tea

India (1st innings): 120-3; Virat Kohli (35), Ajinkya Rahane (13)

Southee continues and Rahane leaves the first three deliveries. Umpires are converging and early tea taken due to bat light.

IND vs NZ Live score after 55 Overs: 120-3

Over Summary: 0 0 N 0 0 1 0 ; India (1st innings): 120-3; Virat Kohli (35), Ajinkya Rahane (13)

Neil Wagner [8.0-3-17-1] is back into the attack continues and concedes two runs.

IND vs NZ Live score after 54 Overs: 118-3

Over Summary: 2 2 0 0 0 2 ; India (1st innings): 118-3; Virat Kohli (35), Ajinkya Rahane (12)

Southee continues and concedes six runs to Virat Kohli. 

IND vs NZ Live score after 53 Overs: 112-3

Over Summary: 1 0 0 4 0 0 ; India (1st innings):  112-3; Virat Kohli (29), Ajinkya Rahane (12)

de Grandhomme continues and Kohli collects a single off the first delivery.

Rahane defends the next two ball while cuts the 4th ball for FOUR.

Rahane plays the last two balls defensively.

IND vs NZ Live score after 52 Overs: 107-3

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 1 ; India (1st innings):  107-3; Virat Kohli (28), Ajinkya Rahane (8)

Southee continues and Kohli collects a single off the last delivery.

IND vs NZ Live score after 51 Overs: 106-3

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; India (1st innings):  106-3; Virat Kohli (27), Ajinkya Rahane (8)

Colin de Grandhomme [9.0-5-18-0] is back into the attack and bowls a MAIDEN over to Rahane.

IND vs NZ Live score after 50 Overs: 106-3

Over Summary: 3 0 0 2 0 0 ; India (1st innings):  106-3; Virat Kohli (27), Ajinkya Rahane (8)
 

Tim Southee [9.0-2-27-0] is back into the attack and bowls a MAIDEN over to Kohli.

IND vs NZ Live score after 49 Overs: 106-3

Over Summary: 3 0 0 2 0 0 ; India (1st innings):  106-3; Virat Kohli (27), Ajinkya Rahane (8)

Boult continues and concedes five runs.

IND vs NZ Live score after 48 Overs: 101-3

Over Summary: 0 1 0 0 0 0 ; India (1st innings):  101-3; Virat Kohli (24), Ajinkya Rahane (6)

Jamieson continues and concedes a single to Kohli.

IND vs NZ Live score after 47 Overs: 100-3

Over Summary: 0 3 0 0 2 0 ; India (1st innings):  100-3; Virat Kohli (23), Ajinkya Rahane (6)

Boult continues and concedes five runs.

IND vs NZ Live score after 46 Overs: 95-3

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0  ; India (1st innings):  95-3; Virat Kohli (20), Ajinkya Rahane (4)

Jamieson continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Rahane.

IND vs NZ Live score after 45 Overs: 95-3

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 2  ; India (1st innings):  95-3; Virat Kohli (20), Ajinkya Rahane (4)

Boult continues and concedes a couple of runs to Kohli.

IND vs NZ Live score after 44 Overs: 93-3

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0  ; India (1st innings):  93-3; Virat Kohli (18), Ajinkya Rahane (4)

Jamieson continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Rahane.

IND vs NZ Live score after 43 Overs: 93-3

Over Summary: 0 0 1 0 1 0  ; India (1st innings):  93-3; Virat Kohli (18), Ajinkya Rahane (4)

Boult coninues and concedes a single each to both the batsmen.

IND vs NZ Live score after 42 Overs: 91-3

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0  ; India (1st innings):  91-2; Virat Kohli (17), Ajinkya Rahane (3)

Jamieson continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Rahane.

IND vs NZ Live score after 41 Overs: 91-3 | Boult scalps Pujara

Over Summary: 1 W 3 0 0 0  ; India (1st innings):  91-2; Virat Kohli (17), Ajinkya Rahane (3)
 
Trent Boult [6.0-1-11-0] is back into the attack and Kohli collects a single off the first ball.
 
Boult traps Pujara off the second delivery with an inswinger and he does review, rightly so as it is THREE REDS on review. Pujara lbw b Boult 8(54) [4s-2]
 
Ajinkya Rahane, right handed bat, comes to the crease and tucks the ball on the pads towards deep square leg for three runs.
 
There is a loud appeal for caught behind off the last delivery against Kohli. Umpire does not raise the finger, Boult looks confident. Williamson does not review too. But onfield umpire decide go upstair. No bat involved. 

IND vs NZ live score after 40 Overs: 87-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 3 0  ; India (1st innings):  87-2; Cheteshwar Pujara (8), Virat Kohli (16)

Kyle Jamieson [7.0-4-10-1] is back into the attack and Kohli collects triple off the 5th delivery.

IND vs NZ live score after 39 Overs: 84-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 2 1  ; India (1st innings):  84-2; Cheteshwar Pujara (8), Virat Kohli (13)

Wagner continues and concedes three runs, including a double, to Kohli.

IND vs NZ live score after 38 Overs: 81-2

Over Summary: 0 3 0 0 0 0  ; India (1st innings):  81-2; Cheteshwar Pujara (8), Virat Kohli (10)

de Grandhomme continues...

Kohli defends the first while drives the next towards deep extra cover for three runs.

Pujara sees off the remaining deliveries.

IND vs NZ live score after 37 Overs: 78-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0  ; India (1st innings):  78-2; Cheteshwar Pujara (8), Virat Kohli (7)

Wagner continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Pujara.

IND vs NZ live score after 36 Overs: 78-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0  ; India (1st innings):  78-2; Cheteshwar Pujara (8), Virat Kohli (7)

de Grandhomme continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Kohli.

IND vs NZ live score after 35 Overs: 78-2

Over Summary: 4 0 0 0 0 0  ; India (1st innings):  78-2; Cheteshwar Pujara (8), Virat Kohli (7)

Wagner continues and Pujara plays a glorious cover drive off the first delivery for FOUR.

Pujara sees off the remaining deliveries.

IND vs NZ live score after 34 Overs: 74-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0  ; India (1st innings):  74-2; Cheteshwar Pujara (4), Virat Kohli (7)

de Grandhomme continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Kohli.

IND vs NZ live score after 33 Overs: 74-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 4  ; India (1st innings):  74-2; Cheteshwar Pujara (4), Virat Kohli (7)

Wagner continues and Pujara cuts the last ball of the over towards deep backward point for FOUR and gets off the mark after 35 deliveries.

IND vs NZ live score after 32 Overs: 70-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0  ; India (1st innings):  70-2; Cheteshwar Pujara (0), Virat Kohli (7)

de Grandhomme continues and nearly gets the wicket of Kohli off the last delivery as ball away from middle and off.

IND vs NZ live score after 31 Overs: 70-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 1  ; India (1st innings):  70-2; Cheteshwar Pujara (0), Virat Kohli (7)

Wagner continues and concedes a single to Kohli off the last delivery.

IND vs NZ live score after 30 Overs: 69-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0  ; India (1st innings):  69-2; Cheteshwar Pujara (0), Virat Kohli (6)

Colin de Grandhomme [4.0-1-15-0] is back into the attack and bowls a MAIDEN over to Pujara.

IND vs NZ live score after 29 Overs: 69-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0  ; India (1st innings):  69-2; Cheteshwar Pujara (0), Virat Kohli (6)

Wagner continues after the Lunch break and starts with a MAIDEN over against Kohli.

IND vs NZ live score after 28 Overs: 69-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 1 0  ; India (1st innings):  69-2; Cheteshwar Pujara (0), Virat Kohli (6)

Tim Southee bowls the last over before lunch..

Kohli collects a single off the 5th ball while Pujara blocks the last ball before lunch. We will be back in 40 minutes.

IND vs NZ live score after 27 Overs: 68-2

Over Summary: 4 0 0 1 0 0  ; India (1st innings):  68-2; Cheteshwar Pujara (0), Virat Kohli (5)

Wagner continues....

Kohli shows his presence in the crease as he plays a classic cover drive for FOUR off the first delivery.

Kohli defends the next two deliveries on front foot while tucks the 4th ball through short mid-wicket fielder for a single.

Pujara sees off the remaining two deliveries.

IND vs NZ live score after 26 Overs: 63-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0  ; India (1st innings):  63-2; Cheteshwar Pujara (0), Virat Kohli (0)

Southee continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Pujara.

IND vs NZ live score after 25 Overs: 63-2 | Wagner scalps Shubman Gill

Over Summary: 0 0 W 0 0 0  ; India (1st innings):  63-2; Cheteshwar Pujara (0), Virat Kohli (0)

Neil Wagner, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack and strikes in his first over as Shubman Gill knicks the third ball to keeper, GONE. Shubman Gill c Watling b Wagner 28(64) [4s-3]

Virat Kohli, right handed bat, comes to the crease and sees off the remaining three deliveries. Wicket MAIDEN from Wagner to start...

IND vs NZ live score after 24 Overs: 63-1

Over Summary: 0 1 0 0 0 0  ; India (1st innings):  63-1; Shubman Gill (28), Cheteshwar Pujara (0)

Southee continues and Gill collects a single off the second delivery.

Pujara sees off the remaining deliveries.

IND vs NZ live score after 23 Overs: 62-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0  ; India (1st innings):  62-1; Shubman Gill (27), Cheteshwar Pujara (0)

Jamieson continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Cheteshwar Pujara.

IND vs NZ live score after 22 Overs: 62-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0  ; India (1st innings):  62-1; Shubman Gill (27), Cheteshwar Pujara (0)

Tim Southee [5.0-0-25-0] is back into the attack and bowls a MAIDEN over to Shubman Gill.

IND vs NZ live score after 21 Overs: 62-1 | Jamieson scalps Rohit

Over Summary: W 0 0 0 0 0  ; India (1st innings):  62-1; Shubman Gill (27), Cheteshwar Pujara (0)


Jamieson continues and gets the wicket of Rohit who is trying to poke outside off but manages only an outside edge. Southee takes a diving catch in second slip, GONE. Rohit c Southee b Jamieson 34(68) [4s-6]

Cheteshwar Pujara, right handed bat, comes to the crease and successfully sees off the remaining deliveries.

IND vs NZ live score after 20 Overs: 62-0

Over Summary: 0 0 4 0 1 2  ; India (1st innings):  62-0  ; Rohit Sharma (34), Shubman Gill (27)

de Grandhomme continues and concedes seven runs, including a boundary to Rohit Sharma.

IND vs NZ live score after 19 Overs: 55-0

Over Summary: 2 0 0 0 0 0  ; India (1st innings):  55-0  ; Rohit Sharma (29), Shubman Gill (25)

Jamieson continues and Gill drives the over-pitch delivery towards long-on for a couple of runs.

Shubman Gill sees off the remaining five deliveries.

IND vs NZ live score after 18 Overs: 53-0

Over Summary: 4 0 0 0 0 0  ; India (1st innings):  53-0  ; Rohit Sharma (29), Shubman Gill (23)

Grandhomme continues and Rohit punches the first ball on backfoot towards deep cover for FOUR, brings up 50-run opening partnership.

There is a loud appeal for LBW against Rohit off the last delivery, but umpire remains unmoved. Williamson takes review but there was a big inside edge. New Zealand lost its one of the three reviews. 

IND vs NZ live score after 17 Overs: 49-0

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 0  ; India (1st innings):  49-0  ; Rohit Sharma (25), Shubman Gill (23)

Jamieson continues and Shubman continues to negate the swing while walking down the wicket.

Jamieson tries to keep Gill down to the crease by bowling a bouncer (5th delivery of the over), which hits Gill on the helmet. 

Jamieson follows by a full delivery, Gill defends it.  MAIDEN OVER

IND vs NZ live score after 16 Overs: 49-0

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 4 0  ; India (1st innings):  49-0  ; Rohit Sharma (25), Shubman Gill (23)

Grandhomme continues and Rohit cuts the 5th ball for FOUR.

Grandhomme troubled Rohit outside off in this over.

IND vs NZ live score after 15 Overs: 45-0

Over Summary:  0 0 0 4 0 0  ; India (1st innings):  45-0  ; Rohit Sharma (21), Shubman Gill (23)

Jamieson continues after the drinks breaks...

Jamieson starts with a bumper and Gill defends it  while pulls the next towards deep mid-wicket for FOUR.

Gill sees off the remaining deliveries as ball starting do a bit more. Duke balls usually swings more after getting 10-15 overs old. Nasser Hussain highlighted the issue in the commentary box, saying during England vs New Zealand series, Wagner was able to swing the ball even after 60 overs.

IND vs NZ live score after 14 Overs: 41-0

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 0  ; India (1st innings):  41-0  ; Rohit Sharma (21), Shubman Gill (19)

Bowling change...

Colin de Grandhomme, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack and starts a MAIDEN over.

IND vs NZ live score after 13 Overs: 41-0

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 0  ; India (1st innings):  41-0  ; Rohit Sharma (21), Shubman Gill (19)

Jamieson continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Shubman Gill.

IND vs NZ live score after 12 Overs: 41-0

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 0  ; India (1st innings):  41-0  ; Rohit Sharma (21), Shubman Gill (19)

Trent Boult continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Rohit Sharma. First maiden over of the day.

IND vs NZ Live score after 11 Overs: 41-0

Over Summary:  0 4 0 0 0 0  ; India (1st innings):  41-0  ; Rohit Sharma (21), Shubman Gill (19)

First bowling change...

Kyle Jamieson, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack and beats Gill outside off.

Giill presents a full face of the blade for the half volley and punches down the ground for FOUR.

Gill sees off the remaing deliveries as Jamieson continues to bowl a line outside off.

IND vs NZ Live score after 10 Overs: 37-0

Over Summary:  1 0 0 0 0 0  ; India (1st innings):  37-0  ; Rohit Sharma (21), Shubman Gill (15)

Boult continues...

Shubman Gill glances the first ball towards deep fine leg for a single.

Rohit Sharma seeks off the remaining deliveries tentatively.

IND vs NZ Live score after 9 Overs: 36-0

Over Summary:  0 0 3 4 0 0  ; India (1st innings):  36-0  ; Rohit Sharma (21), Shubman Gill (14)

Southee continues...

Shubman Gill leaves the first two balls while drives the third down the ground for three runs.

Rohit cuts the 4th ball towards deep backward point for FOUR.

Rohit sees off the remaining deliveries.

IND vs NZ Live score after 8 Overs: 29-0

Over Summary:  0 3 0 0 0 0  ; India (1st innings):  29-0  ; Rohit Sharma (17), Shubman Gill (11)

Boult continues and Shubman Gill drives the second ball down the ground for three runs.

Rohit Sharma sees off the remaining deliveries successfully.

IND vs NZ WTC final live weather updates

It is getting a bit gloomy in Southampton as a thick black clouds can be seen just outside the stadium. The flood lights are on from the start of play.

IND vs NZ Live score after 7 Overs: 26-0

Over Summary:  4 0 0 4 0 2  ; India (1st innings):  26-0  ; Rohit Sharma (17), Shubman Gill (8)

Southee continues and starts with a short delivery, Rohit cuts it towards point boundary for FOUR. 

A full delivery (3rd ball) on middle stumps, swings away and Rohit manages an outside edge through gully region for FOUR.

Southee comes back with a peach of delivery, forcing Rohit to play and miss.

Rohit tucks the last ball towards deep backward square leg for a couple of runs.

IND vs NZ Live score after 6 Overs: 16-0

Over Summary:  0 0 0 4 0 0  ; India (1st innings):  16-0  ; Rohit Sharma (7), Shubman Gill (8)

Trent Boult continues...

Shubman Gill trying to hit himself out of the dangerous batting condition. Gill pulls the 4th ball, which is short, towards deep mid-wicket for FOUR while sees off the remaining deliveries.

IND vs NZ Live score after 5 Overs: 12-0

Over Summary:  3 0 0 0 0 0  ; India (1st innings):  12-0  ; Rohit Sharma (7), Shubman Gill (4)

Southee continues and Shubman Gill comes down the wicket, works the first ball towards deep square leg for three runs.

Rohit Sharma sees off the remaining deliveries.

IND vs NZ Live score after 4 Overs: 9-0

Over Summary:  0 0 1 0 0 0  ; India (1st innings):  9-0  ; Rohit Sharma (7), Shubman Gill (1)

Boult continues and concedes a single to Shubman Gill, who opens his account.

IND vs NZ Live score after 3 Overs: 8-0

Over Summary:  L1 0 0 0 0 2  ; India (1st innings):  8-0  ; Rohit Sharma (7), Shubman Gill (0)

Southee continues and Gill gets off the strike thanks to a LEG BYES.

Rohit collects a couple of runs off the last delivery.

IND vs NZ Live score after 2 Overs: 5-0

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 2  ; India (1st innings):  5-0  ; Rohit Sharma (5), Shubman Gill (0)

Trent Boult, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack and Rohit drives the last ball down the ground for a couple of runs.

Ind vs NZ Live score after 1 Over: 3-0

Over Summary:  3 0 0 0 0 0  ; India (1st innings):  3-0  ; Rohit Sharma (3), Shubman Gill (0)

Tim Southee takes the new ball and starts with a ball on the pads, Rohit flicks towards deep square leg for three runs.

Southee fails to get the desired line and length as Shubman Gill sees off the remaining deliveries quite easily. 

IND vs NZ WTC final: New Zealand playing 11

New Zealand playing 11 for WTC final: 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

IND vs NZ WTC final: New Zealand playing 11 live updates

No spinners in New Zealand playing 11 as Colin de Grandhomme selected over lone spinner in Kiwi squad.

IND vs NZ WTC final live toss updates

Virat Kohli flips the coin and New Zealand wins the toss, elected to bowl first.

IND vs NZ WTC final live toss updates

The live toss is moments away. Stay tuned

IND vs NZ WTC final live toss updates

The much-awaited toss is moment away and Kohli is seen walking to the middle with a blazer on. Stay tuned

IND vs NZ WTC final live toss updates

The India vs New Zealand live toss will take place at 2:30 pm IST today. With overcast conditions at Southampton, it would be interesting to see whether team winning the toss will bat or bowl first.

IND vs NZ WTC final live updates: Playing conditions after Day 1 washed out

There will be plenty of overs to make up over the next four days. Every day, we'll add time and have expanded afternoon and evening sessions (each by 15 minutes). We'll move on to Day 6 if we still don't have a result.

IND vs NZ WTC final: India top batsmen

India Top five batsmen in ICC WTC (2019-21)

Player Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s
Ajinkya Rahane 17 28 3 1095 115 43.8 2317 47.25 3 6 2 125 6
Rohit Sharma 11 17 1 1030 212 64.37 1597 64.49 4 2 0 123 27
Virat Kohli 14 22 2 877 254* 43.85 1563 56.11 2 5 4 108 3
Mayank Agarwal 12 20 0 857 243 42.85 1556 55.07 3 2 1 104 18
Cheteshwar Pujara 17 28 0 818 81 29.21 2222 36.81 0 9 3 98 3


IND vs NZ WTC final live updates: First look of Southampton pitch

There is green tinch on the Southampton pitch. The grass looks lively, something New Zealand pacers are used to. The overcast conditions would not take the life out of pitch quickly, bowl first wicket it seems.


IND vs NZ WTC final live updates: Southampton weather

There is clouds over at The Ageas Bowl at the moment. The pitch is covered but there is no rain.


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IND vs NZ WTC final live: New Zealand playing 11 news

New Zealand has been waiting to have a look of Southampton wicket before finalising the playing 11.

New Zealand, on the other hand, haven't named their starting line-up since they want to see the pitch first.

"We haven't confirmed the final eleven yet. Again, we have to wait and see when we get the chance to have a look at the wicket etc. Yeah, sure Kane [Williamson, the captain] and [head coach Gary] Steady have a few contingencies in plan but we will have to wait and see when the covers come off and we get a chance to play," vice-captain Tom Latham told the media after Day1 was called-off.
 


IND vs NZ WTC final live: Will India make changes in its playing 11?

India are looking to stick to the playing XI they announced on Thursday for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand at Hampshire Bowl even though they have an option to change it before the toss takes place.
 
The first day's play was washed out and the toss will take place on the second day if rain stops and the ground conditions are fit for play to start.
 
"I think the XI which has been announced is the XI that takes the pitch and conditions out of the equation. I think it is an XI which can play and perform on any given surface and in any given weather conditions. So that is what I believe: this XI is all about which we have put on the park," India's fielding coach R. Sridhar told media before.
 
Sridhar, however, adding that India are keeping the option open. "But having said the toss is not yet over, so if there needs to be a decision taken, it needs to be taken at the time of the toss," he added.
 

IND vs NZ WTC final live: Southampton weather forecast

The sun is playing hide and seek at the moment in Southampton. According to UK met office, the weather is likely to remain cloudy today in Southampton with rain expected around 4 pm Local time i.e. 8:30 pm IST. 

(Photo credit: screengrab from UK met office website)


IND vs NZ WTC final live updates: Southampton weather

The sun is peeping through the clouds at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Day 2 of IND vs NZ WTC final. Dinesh Karthik, one of the commentators for final, has tweeted a picture of The Ageas Bowl. The clouds can be seen along with the sunshine. There is no covers on the ground.


Day 2: India vs new Zealand WTC final Live updates

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Day 2 of India vs New Zealand WTC final at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton. Day 1 was abandoned without toss being held.

(Photo credit: Dinesh Karthik twitter handle)



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