Rain has once again delayed the start of play in the first session on day four at the Rose Bowl in Southampton in the World Test Championship final played between India and New Zealand.
The BCCI informed its fans about the delay caused due to rain.
It continues to drizzle and we have to state the obvious.
Start of play on Day 4 has been delayed. ☔⌛#WTC21
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 21, 2021
On the other hand, New Zealand Pacer Kyle Jamieson was seen playing table tennis to kill time as the players and fans wait for the play to start. Blackcaps uploaded the picture of Jamieson engaging in a Table tennis game on their Twitter handle.
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) June 21, 2021
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (12*) and Ross Taylor (0*) will resume their batting today as both their openers are back in the pavilion. Devon Conway and Tom Latham added 70 runs to stitch a partnership for first wicket. Latham was caught by Kohli off Ashwin’s bowling on 30. Conway departed after a well made 54. New Zealand are still trailing by 116 runs.
Earlier, after winning the toss and opting to field first, New Zealand managed to bowl India out for 217 runs thanks to the Kyle jamieson’s five-for which included the big fish Virat Kohli’s wicket. Ajinkya Rahane top-scored for India with 49 runs, while Virat Kohli scored 44 runs in the first innings, Rohit Sharma and Shubhman Gill added 34 and 28 runs respectively to India’s total. Spin duo of Jadeja and Ashwin chipped in with useful runs lower down the order, which helped India to get past 200 runs.
Decision on Reserved Day on Day 5
Play on Day 1 was washout without any play due to heavy rain, while Day 2 and Day 3 were forced to end early due to insufficient light. The ICC has kept a reserved day for the final. If the match demands an extra day, a call on the same will be taken by the umpires on the afternoon of Day 5.