WTC Final Ind vs NZ: The final match of the ICC World Test Championship between India and New Zealand is being played in Southampton. The first day’s play could not take place due to rain and the toss was done on the second day. Even the second day’s play was not completed due to rain and bad light. Only two thirds of the day’s play could take place and again rain and bad light disrupted the match.
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New Zealand team won the toss in this match and decided to bowl first. In the first innings till the end of the second day’s play, Team India scored 146 runs in 64.4 overs for the loss of 3 wickets. Captain Virat Kohli is unbeaten on 44 and Ajinkya Rahane is unbeaten on 29. There has been a partnership of 58 runs between the two. On the second day after tea time, the match had to be stopped repeatedly due to drizzle and bad light. Later the umpire and match referee together with the teams announced the end of the second day’s play.
India’s first innings, three wickets fell
Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill gave India a good start in the first innings, adding 62 runs for the first wicket, but Kyle Jamieson broke the partnership. Jamieson got Rohit Sharma caught by Tim Southee on the score of 34 runs. Neil Wagner gave the second blow to Team India. He got the team’s young opener batsman Shubman Gill caught behind the wicket on the score of 28 runs. Cheteshwar Pujara scored 8 runs off 54 balls. He was sent leg before by Trent Boult and sent back to the pavilion.
Team India’s playing XI-
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.
New Zealand’s playing XI-
Devon Conway, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Kyle Jameson, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner, Tim Southee.
The world will get the first Test champion
For the first time in the 144-year history of Test cricket, the team that won this final match will not only get the trophy, but this team will also get the distinction of becoming the world’s first Test champion. The team that becomes the champion will be given a prize money of Rs 12 crore while the runner-up team will be given Rs 6 crore. Apart from this, the team winning the title will also be given the Test Mace and if the final match is a tie or a draw, then the prize money of the winner and the runner-up will be divided equally between both the teams and both the teams will also share the mace. The first match of the ICC Test Championship was played on August 1, 2019 and the final will be the 60th match of this championship.