Hi there and welcome to Sportstar’s LIVE protection of Day 6 of the World Check Championship Ultimate between India and New Zealand. That is
Lalith Kalidas bringing you all of the updates as motion unfurls in Southampton.


Kyle Jamieson, Participant of the Match: “To have one thing of this context in Check cricket is very large and to be standing up right here is surreal. We knew we had a giant first hour and simply to see how issues panned out. We had been hopeful they may pan out our method if we put the ball in the fitting place. However we knew it is a high quality Indian group as effectively. It was good to get the ball first up and to play an element. It was good to bowl within the nets to him [Virat Kohli at RCB].”

What a win. What a day for New Zealand. And the way becoming that the profitable runs got here off the bat of the veteran Ross Taylor. Williamson and Taylor denied a probing Indian assault to make sure New Zealand turn into the inaugural World Check Champion!  Additionally a becoming farewell to BJ Watling, who retires from all cricket. He dislocated his finger early within the day, however continued retaining. High bloke.

Tim Southee: “We began this journey two years in the past. To be sitting right here as champions is particular. There’s lots of exhausting work that has gone into it. Consistency involves thoughts: consistency by way of performances, consistency in choice. We do rather a lot for one another. It is satisfying to attain what we’ve got. The turnaround dates again to past the final couple of years. The change room was rather a lot calmer realizing we had two skilled guys on the market. Most likely the longest 139 runs I’ve skilled.”

NZ 140/2 in 45.5 overs: Take a bow, Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson! Taylor leads them house with a thumping blow to the boundary….What a second!

NZ 135/2 in 45 overs: Ishant goes off injured as he cops a full one from Taylor’s drive. Bumrah is available in to complete the over and concedes two runs. 
4 runs away!

NZ 133/2 in 44 overs: FIFTY FOR KANE WILLIAMSON!  Shami introduced in somewhat too late, has nothing a lot to supply as Williamson takes his batting to a different degree. A tasty slice to the sq. leg fence and he will get to a well-deserved half-century.
A six away are the Kiwis!

NZ 125/2 in 43 overs: Excessive-class Williamson! Ishant’s fuller supply onto the stumps is picked up with disdain and dropped to the mid-wicket boundary with a crisp flick from Kane.
What a knock has this been from KW as
NZ now wants 14 runs in 10 overs.

NZ 115/2 in 42 overs: Jadeja practically manages to push by way of Williamson’s protection with a faster on. KW comes up with an ideal reply as a delicate step-down flick by way of mid-wicket rushes to the boundary.

NZ 111/2 in 41 overs: The rating has hit Nelson and Ishant finds a ripper to almost fortress Taylor. A fiery nip-backer nearly brushes the off-stump and Ishant is in shock that Taylor continues to be there to current to the lifeless push. Two runs off it.

Ishant replaces Bumrah

NZ 109/2 in 40 overs: Jaddu darts by way of the over by attacking the stumps. Only a single off it.

NZ 108/2 in 39 overs: Bumrah pummels to ball into Williamson, one after one other. Kane sees all of them off with smooth palms after which will get sufficient room to push by way of covers to search out the boundary. Kohli grimaces and that there appears to have drawn the conclusion to the consequence

Bumrah to proceed because the Final Hour begins – 15 overs. 35 runs. 60 minutes.

NZ 104/2 in 38 overs: Drinks. Jadeja induces a few inside-edges however Kohli’s free area on th on-side ensures rotation of strike.
NZ 35 away because the gamers take Drinks.

NZ 100/2 in 36 overs: Bumrah creates stress with a few beauties exterior the off-stump and flushes it with a loosener straying down Taylor’s pads to the boundary.
NZ crosses 100 and is 39 runs away from historical past!

NZ 92/2 in 35 overs: Bumrah rockets one into Taylor’s grille and there is a temporary halt in play. A Growth particular, somewhat too late and irrelevant within the bigger context.

NZ 90/2 in 34 overs: Jadeja bowls rather a lot slower by way of the air this time and will get Taylor fastidiously push ahead. Taylor faucets the ultimate ball in direction of wonderful leg and will get a single.

20 overs. 50 to win. NZ practically there!

NZ 85/2 in 31 overs: Bumrah to Taylor. DROPPED BY PUJARA! Of the most effective ball he has bowled within the Check to this point, Bumrah has his fielder let him down. A regulation edge exterior off and the ball carries to Pujara who drops a dolly. He’s dejected and so is Bumrah who scoots again to his mark in frustration.  In the meantime,
Pant is again on the sphere.

Bumrah replaces Ashwin

NZ 84/2 in 30 overs: Jadeja lets free and Williamson cuts gloriously by way of level for 4! The Kiwis are inching ever so nearer to put palms on the elusive title. India, out of depth and choices and would wish to delay the inevitable as a lot as doable.

NZ 77/2 in 29 overs: A shocking area for Ashwin this time because the shut males on the on-side has disappeared. Taylor has it straightforward as he easily chips in a number of singles.

Ashwin replaces Ishant and we’ve got spin from each ends.

NZ 74/2 in 28 overs:
Jadeja runs by way of a fast over however Taylor and Williamson are content material as they handle to rotate strike with a few singles.

Jadeja replaces Ashwin

NZ 70/2 in 27 overs: Width supplied and Taylor pounces on it with a tasty reduce by way of level. One other boundary and the stress eases off from the pair.
69 runs wanted from 29 overs

Ishant into the assault

NZ 64/2 in 25 overs: Sheer class from Kane! Shami pins Williamson again in his strides for the primary couple of deliveries with the nip-backer away from the crease. Kane retains pushing earlier than a tinge of width exterior off helps him to push gently by way of the covers for a beautiful boundary.

NZ 60/2 in 24 overs: Ross Taylor collects one other boundary, this time without work Ashwin. He whips it away over broad mid-on. He follows it up with yet one more boundary by way of cowl.

NZ 52/2 in 23 overs: A boundary for Taylor off Shami. He is off the mark. Follows it up with a single. India have been good with the ball to this point. They cannot, cannot afford to present away straightforward runs.

NZ 46/2 in 22 overs: Maiden no.4! Ashwin continues to assault the stumps with a packed close-in area for the activate the on-side. Taylor’s out of choices as he continues to leap up and push the ball off line and survive.
And after a gripping passage of play, the gamers will transfer to Drinks.

NZ 46/2 in 21 overs: Third maiden on the trot! The runs have dry as Shami continues to drill in with seething tempo. Stress constructing on NZ’s most skilled batsmen to handle a run not to mention a boundary.

NZ 46/2 in 20 overs: Ashwin constructing stress! Ashwin’s retaining Taylor on his toes with the right guile on his supply. He continues to differ his tempo and size all through the over as  the time is slowly slipping away from NZ.

NZ 46/2 in 19 overs: Shami, fired up! The gang’s behind his again and Shami will get the additional steam to probe Williamson exterior the off-stump. Kane fends off the hazard with some assured, affected person leaves.

Ravichandran Ashwin goes previous Pat Cummins to turn into the main wicket-taker within the World Check Championship with 71 wickets!

NZ 44/2 in 18 overs: Ashwin to Conway. OUT! Plumb in entrance!
A magnificence from the offie that foxes Conway utterly! A mild slider, slower within the air and it dashes in to hit Conway’s pads proper in entrance. No doubts there as Illingworth raises an immediate finger.
Ashwin is pumped and so are the followers!  Devon Conway lbw b Ashwin 19 (47b 4×4)

NZ 44/1 in 17 overs: Shami practically by way of Kane’s protection! Shami will get the ball transferring rightaway and the ball pitches in center and straightens by way of to KW’s pads. A contact shot and it nearly misses the stumps reckons the umpire.

Shami replaces Bumrah

NZ 42/1 in 16 overs: WILLIAMSON SURVIVES!  Ashwin pushes the ball in full as Williamson misses the sweep. The ball rushes onto the pads and the Indians go up in attraction. Umpire Gough raises his finger and Williamson is surprised by the choice. He opinions straightaway and the visuals recommend the ball is sliding down leg, lacking the stumps, a lot to the agony of Kohli’s males.

100 away, the Kiwis!

NZ 39/1 in 15 overs: Bumrah continues to leak runs. A free bumper and Conway rocks again on his ft to smash a cracking pull to the sq. leg boundary. Bumrah excessive on tempo, however staggeringly off a constant size.

NZ 33/1 in 14 overs: Ashwin to Latham. OUT! Foxes him with a magnificence! Latham jumps to take command however Ashwin adjusts his line to float the ball away from Latham. A lot slower by way of the air and it sneaks by way of. Is that the second that will get it going for India? Maybe not, for Kane Williamson has strolled all the way down to the crease. 
Tom Latham st †Pant b Ashwin 9 (41b)

NZ 33/0 in 13 overs: Bumrah goes flat once more. Runs coming thick and quick as Bumrah attracts an awry line down leg and the ball rubs Conway’s thigh earlier than rolling to the boundary. A pleasant Conway drive by way of covers adorns the park subsequent up.

NZ 22/0 in 12 overs: Ashwin sneaks in a fast over with the odd tempter exterior off however Conway desists from any flash strokes.

NZ 22/0 in 11 overs: Bumrah in his aspect, lastly. Latham is flummoxed with an inch-perfect jaffa that shoots sharply throughout the outside-edge. He has one other crack at it and a close to copy of the earlier ball is on show.

NZ 21/0 in 10 overs: Latham SURVIVES! Ashwin lobs it slowly by way of the air and Latham jumps out of the crease to assault. The ball tosses up staight over Ashwin, a whisker away from his leaning fingers! Recreation of inches.

Ashwin into the assault

NZ 19/0 in 9 overs: Bumrah makes an attempt to angle the ball throughout from Conway and finds him leaving with ease. A maiden to start out the ultimate session.

Bumrah is again into the assault

One remaining session within the Final Check!  Conway and Latham stroll to the center. An extended chat within the Indian group huddle.


Equation for the ultimate session: NZ wants 120 to win with 45 overs to play. India, effectively,
wants an unbelievable 10 wickets.

NZ 19/0 in 8 overs: TEA. The Kiwi openers survive one other opening spell as we draw nearer to the ultimate session. Shami and Ishant fail to interrupt by way of whereas Bumrah continues to exhibit a pale self beneath stress. 

NZ 19/0 in 7 overs: The boundaries proceed to stream for NZ. Bumrah will get his line all incorrect once more and Conway slides one off his hips to the wonderful leg boundary. Kohli has a wry smile as nothing appears to fall in place.
Bumrah lastly will get one to maneuver away to shock Conway because it sits up from the pitch whereas angling throughout to Pant.

Bumrah replaces Ishant

NZ 14/0 in 6 overs: The odd boundary has put the stress again on India. Shami nearly will get by way of a wonderful over earlier than Conway drills the fuller supply down the bottom for a boundary to interrupt the shackles.

NZ 10/0 in 5 overs: Latham finds runs as he guides the angling in supply from Ishant to sq. leg. Not a probing spell but from Ishant as he fails to tempt Latham and Conway for the early drives.

NZ 5/0 in 4 overs:
Shami leaves no stone unturned as he hits the deck and generates prodigious tempo and bounce. Latham, nonetheless, is unperturbed as he continues to frustrate the bowler with a dead-bat defence. Shami errs in line off the ultimate ball and it runs all the way down to the fine-leg boundary off Latham’s thighs.

NZ 1/0 in 3 overs: Not a speck of doubt within the Kiwi openers in the meanwhile. Ishant’s bowling in a robust channel and Conway manages a delicate stride ahead to push the inswinging deliveries whereas cautiously leaving the one exterior the off-stump.

NZ 1/0 in 2 overs:
Shami hits the deck first-up and has Conway wriggle out with an odd shot to the on-side. He continues to jag the ball again in and Latham, effectively assured of his off-stump, leaves the ball inches away from the wicket.

Shami into the assault.

NZ 0/0 in 1 over: Ishant assaults the stumps from ball one and forces Latham to remain sharp to see off the ball from hitting the stumps. Latham improves in confidence together with his defence because the over proceeds.

Ishant Sharma with the brand new ball


An animated Virat Kohli leads the huddle earlier than they transfer onto the sphere
. In stroll the NZ openers, Devon Conway and Tom Latham.

RIGHT, the numbers up forward.
53 overs and NZ wants 139 runs to win!


IND 170 all out in 73 overs: ALL OVER FOR INDIA as Southee packs Shami and Bumrah!  Shami goes for the slog, edges one over the slips for a boundary. He has sights on one other however this time Williamson has a fielder proper in place for the miscued edge. High-draw captaincy and Shami holes out the very subsequent ball. Bumrah is available in with a few blocks earlier than edging the ultimate ball of the over to Latham and fails to bother the scorers. A shambolic couple of hours with the bat has put India looking at defeat. 
Mohammed Shami c Latham b Southee 13 (20m 10b 3×4), Jasprit Bumrah c Latham b Southee 0 (6m 4b)

IND 166/8 in 72 overs: Ishant and Shami hold a decent defence to see off Boult’s assault across the stumps.

IND 164/8 in 71overs: Scorching Shami! Southee fends one quick and Shami wallops it by way of gully for a trademark reduce. Nicely, he is within the temper! Shami will get one other bumper to his ribs and he aces the swivel pull to backward square-leg – each run will get an enormous cheer on from the Indian supporters within the stands.

IND 156/8 in 70 overs: Boult to Pant. OUT! Rishabh Pant does a Rishabh Pant. A surprising catch from Nicholls to get hammer India’s hopes. Pant top-edges Boult’s second ball in his new spell in an try and slog over long-on. The ball rockets to the air and practically flies away from Nicholls earlier than he pedals backwards and completes a superb catch. 
Boult provides one other! Ashwin departs. Makes an attempt a flashy reduce by way of level and Boult finds the surface edge that carries straight to Taylor at slips. India falls flat and the Kiwis effectively in management now.
Rishabh Pant c Nicholls b Boult 41 (88b 4×40), Ravichandran Ashwin c Taylor b Boult 7 (19b)


Boult into the assault, replaces Jamieson

IND 156/6 in 69 overs: Southee is light within the air as he tries to swing it in to Pant. Pant has it straightforward on the tempo and continues to prod and push. Southee goes full off the final ball and Pant flakes it by way of covers to take the only and retain strike.

Southee replaces Wagner

IND 155/6 in 68 overs: Jamieson tirelessly continues to assault the stumps.  Pant finds a lone single of the fifth ball and retains strike after Ashwin negotiates the final ball.

IND 147/6 in 66 overs: Ashwin on the sting! Jamieson continues to snort in deliveries within the skinny channel exterior off and Ashwin is glued to the crease with the bat floating within the air.  Ashwin makes an attempt a few cuts however Jamieson’s guile powers by way of.

IND 147/6 in 65 overs: Wagner practically has one other! Ashwin is unsettled with the quick ball and Wagner continues together with his ‘inventory’ ball all through. A few close-in fielders on the leg-side and Ashwin nonetheless pulls a pair by way of the world – inches away from the fielders on each events.

IND 142/6 in 63 overs: Wagner to Jadeja.  OUT!  Wagner, the workhorse earns his due! Hit the deck in loop and that is exactly what he had in thoughts on the finish of a wonderful effort. Jadeja within the rush to interrupt the shackles, finally ends up ticking one to Watling. Wagner is ecstatic and boy he has deserved it. The stress grows onto Pant that rather more as India finds a real aggressor quick at one finish now.
Ravindra Jadeja c †Watling b Wagner 16 (49b 2×4)

IND 142/5 in 62 overs: Pant’s practically despatched again! He units in on a fast run after nudging to quick cowl with Conway on it in a flash.  Conway misses the stumps on the non-striker’s together with his ft whereas Pant was miles wanting the crease.

IND 138/5 in 61 overs: No uninteresting second with this bloke on the middle. Pant
reverse-pulls Wagner off a brief supply, though solely a single is extracted of this. Runs drying up in the meanwhile regardless of the Kiwis shedding a little bit of sheen on the ball.

IND 137/5 in 60 overs: New Zealand continues to limit the run stream from the aggressive duo. Jamieson practically cuts Jadeja in half with a fast change-up supply. A surprising nip-backer flusters Jadeja because the ball zips proper by way of the center and surprisingly misses the pads and the wicket!

IND 137/5 in 59 overs: Pant mania is on! Wagner continues to hit the deck and goal Pant excessive on the shoulder. Pant in all his typical aptitude, makes an attempt for an expansive scoop over the keeper and misses. He loves the problem whereas pinned to the sting.

IND 134/5 in 58 overs: Extra assured on his ft now towards Jamieson as Pant gently pushes him by way of the covers for 2 runs.

IND 132/5 in 57 overs: Wagner continues his renewed tactic of forcing the ball quick from across the wicket to the lefties. Pant tries to shrug away after making an attempt a few tentative hooks. Jadeja will get an analogous line of therapy from Wagner who continues his try and induce a mis-timed pull from the batsmen.


Wagner on from the opposite finish

IND 131/5 in 56 overs: Pant unleashes the slogs straightaway towards a nasty Jamieson however misses. Jamieson continues to fireside the ball into the awkward hall exterior the stump. Pant will get a fast single to chill off and Jadeja retains his blade low to a few sharp deliveries from massive J.

Jamieson again into the assault.

Again for the second session!  Pant and Jadeja stroll to the center because the Kiwis take their positions briskly.


5:21pm IST: 73 overs stay with India’s lead inching in direction of 100. One other 60-80 runs may boost the face-off.

IND 130/5 in 55 overs: And we head to LUNCH!
What a session have we simply had in sunny Southampton! With all that was using on India’s batting pillars, Kohli and Pujara, the Kiwis have come out preventing and Williamson’s prudent transfer to start out with Kyle Jamieson bore fruit. Jamieson continued to verify Kohli’s defence and mindset by firing deliveries into the hall outside-off earlier than the skipper’s focus tapered off.  An unsure check-drive away from the physique proved Kohli’s downfall as Jamieson marked him for the second time within the remaining. Pujara was quickly to comply with as Jamieson discovered one other edge to deal the physique blow.  Rahane and Pant helped India scrape previous 100 earlier than the vice-captain threw away one other assured begin. With Jadeja and Pant becoming a member of on the crease, India is on the hunt for fast runs earlier than the eventual crackdown and the Kiwis have barely helped India with the runs in direction of the tip of the session.

IND 127/5 in 53 overs: Wagner continues to cost however Jadeja greets him with a superb flick as soon as once more by way of mid-on. There is a trace of form however Jadeja does effectively to lean ahead and cut back the motion into him. Jadeja then shortly makes an attempt to sneak in a single however is rightly despatched again. The ball from the mid-off fielder hits flush on Watling’s finger to pressure a short halt in play.

IND 121/5 in 52 overs: Gripping by the minute! Jadeja brings his aptitude to the fore as flicks Boult by way of mid-wicket for his first boundary. Boult is steaming in and hitting the stumps however the lefties on the center are retaliating with elegant drives off the entrance foot in the meanwhile.

IND 109/5 in 50 overs: Boult to Rahane. OUT! Oh Ajinkya, what have you ever achieved?
He falls to a poor supply from Boult. Boult comes from over the wicket and sends it down the incorrect line and has Rahane brush the ball simply because it passes his thighs. Watling makes no mistake and there goes the Indian vice-captain. The Kiwis are slowly snatching the mace to maintain for themselves.
Ajinkya Rahane c †Watling b Boult 15 (40b 1×4)

IND 103/4 in 49 overs: India crosses 100 as Pant will get a streaky edge to the boundary.
Nicely, it is getting attention-grabbing by the minute between Pant and Wagner. Pant fees all the way down to smash Wagner off the size and the free stroke flies by way of the vacant gully to the fence. He continues to step out and Wagner beats him by way of this time. Rahane walks all the way down to his younger companion and appears to have had a stern phrase of warning to the flamboyant Pant. Pant’s caught in two minds and it instantly displays as Wagner beats the surface edge as soon as once more.

IND 99/4 in 48 overs: Boult’s a lot sharper at the moment. Rahane makes an attempt to place stress on Boult and goes for the expansive reduce however misses. Boult takes it away from Rahane and beats him once more with a fuller supply. Rahane reads the ploy and has his defence aligned as Boult tails one into him subsequent ball.

IND 97/4 in 47 overs: Fascinating battle within the making between Pant and Wagner. Wagner continues the tussle from the final over and is up on tempo towards Pant. Pant nonchalantly thwarts the incoming supply with a strong block.

IND 97/4 in 46 overs: Boult surprises Rahane with a ball that sits up from the size. He fends one quick once more and Rahane elegantly swivels and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Trent Boult replaces Jamieson

IND 95/4 in 45 overs: It is heating up on the Bowl!  Pant fees down and smashes Wagner to the long-off boundary.  Not a correct connection however does effectively to float away from the mid-on fielder. Wagner will get Pant off tracks whereas making an attempt to cost down once more and has a faux throw again at him. Nicely, there is a stern glare in addition to Pant turns away. Wagner is riled up a bit and clips the within edge subsequent ball to get the drama going as the gang cheers on.

Neil Wagner into the assault

IND 89/4 in 44 overs: Maiden over for Jamieson however Rahane continues to strategy with a optimistic mindset. Whereas Pujara and Kohli had been rooted to the crease, Rahane has opted to drive on the complete and has waded off the specter of the seaming ball from Jamieson.

IND 89/4 in 43 overs: DRINKS. Pant takes India into the second hour with a pleasant drive down the bottom. First indicators of aggression from the southpaw as he steps all the way down to smash Southee down the bottom for a trendy boundary.

IND 82/4 in 40 overs: Jamieson to Pant. Dropped! The plan practically comes into impact as soon as once more however Southee makes a large number of it at second slip. Pant goes for the fuller ball exterior off and finally ends up edging it, a lot alike his first innings dismissal. Southee skims low to his proper however fails to swallow it.

IND 77/4 in 39 overs:
Pant will get a streaky boundary off Southee and will get off the mark.  The ball clips the sting and rolls by way of gully. All appears misplaced with the Indian batsmen in the meanwhile.

IND 73/4 in 38 overs: Jamieson to Pujara. OUT! Edged and brought! India is petering out right here and the way! Jamieson continues his scorching run! One other shoddy stroke as Pujara fails to commit himself on that nagging supply exterior off, a contact fuller to what struck Kohli. A thick exterior edge and it lobs comfortably to Taylor within the slips.
NZ up and operating and India has its again to the partitions within the first hour. 
Cheteshwar Pujara c Taylor b Jamieson 15 (80b 2×4)

IND 72/3 in 37 overs: Southee continues with a fuller size to Rahane who seems to be a bit iffy as he edges a pair to the slips with smooth palms.

IND 71/3 in 36 overs: Jamieson to Kohli. OUT! He will get his man this time!  Nicely this was within the offing because the final over. Kohli goes for a wry push on the ball away from the physique exterior off. A half-hearted push from the skipper as Jamieson will get his line on level. Huge jolt for India within the morning because the Kiwis start to swell in confidence. 
Virat Kohli c †Watling b Jamieson 13 (29b)

IND 71/2 in 35 overs: Pujara’s smooth ahead press towards Southee has Williamson usher in a foolish mid-on to negate the shot down the wicket. Pujara continues to open his blade a tad to the off-side and continues to defend the fuller balls from Southee.

IND 71/2 in 34 overs: Magnificence from Jamieson! Jamieson checks Kohli with a few straight deliveries attacking the stumps. The massive man shortly pushes the ball exterior Kohli’s off-stump and will get him to play at it off successive balls. The ball sneaks straight by way of twice and Jamieson has a whiff on the massive wicket.

IND 70/2 in 33 overs: Southee tries to toss it up in an try to search out swing however fails. Kohli takes benefit and opens the face of the bat towards Southee to fetch two runs.

IND 68/2 in 32 overs: Jamieson is switched on rightaway! Pujara is peppered with the nip-backer all through the over. The ball, nonetheless, doesn’t do a lot to shock Pujara who has marked a recent guard exterior the crease and pushes the ball ahead with smooth palms.

Kyle Jamieson is on from the opposite finish

IND 68/2 in 31 overs: Kohli begins with a trademark flick to the on-side. Pujara matches as much as Kohli’s tempo and sneaks in three runs.
Kohli will get a warning from umpire Michael Gough for operating by way of the hazard finish. Southee is pushing it upfront however there is not any massive swing to accompany him to start out the morning.

The menacing
Tim Southee up with the ball!

Right here we go, people! Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara stroll out to renew the innings, adopted by the ice-cool Williamson and his boys.



2:49pm IST: Indian batsmen in 2nd innings in England since 2011:


2:25pm IST: PITCH REPORT: Sunil Gavaskar says the floor holds up fairly effectively. A touch of grass would make it difficult for the batsmen within the first hour, however must be a “batting paradise” past the primary hour.

2:13pm IST:
Biggest check for VK as skipper at the moment? What do you reckon, people?


2:02pm IST: Stay visuals from Southampton! Virat Kohli walks throughout a recent Ageas Bowl outfield for a batting session. There’s some glowing sunshine for firm, a primary within the six days we’ve got had right here. 

1:53pm IST: All that issues is, now!


1:25pm IST: It is a sunny morning in Southampton! 98 overs undoubtedly on the playing cards as we mark a uncommon sixth day, a primary in Exams between two nations since 1979! 

1:15pm IST: Almost 90 minutes away from motion, Kohli and Pujara have an exciting check up forward. A win nonetheless out of the horizon for India as fast runs would be the mantra to mark it the solitary champion. Ought to Kohli and Pujara get on prime of the Kiwi bowlers, the tables are going for a spin at Ageas Bowl.

12:45pm IST: There, Jimmy will get it proper about what’s in retailer for us at the moment!


Day 6 Preview

An auspicious day certainly for Indian followers, for it has been eight years to the day since their group final lifted an ICC trophy. The Champions Trophy triumph at Edgbaston in 2013, stays the soothing checkpoint to which the nation falls again into for solace after failing to cross two ICC finals and three semi-finals within the years that adopted.

A jubilant 25-year-old Virat Kohli was on the coronary heart of the celebrations that adopted the win then. Immediately, he’s as soon as once more on the crux of a historic day within the purists’ sport on the ultimate day of the inaugural World Check Championship.

With rain lifting away two entire days of the sport and irritating the cricketing world, the ultimate may be very a lot within the steadiness with all three outcomes doable in a 98-over cut-off.

WTC remaining, Southampton, fifth day: New Zealand holds benefit regardless of Shami’s 4 for 76



Williamson’s males managed to get issues nearly proper by a slender margin on Day 5 because it leapt to a 32-run lead with lusty blows from the lower-order accompanying an ice-cool innings from the skipper. Mohammed Shami’s guile and tempo saved the runs in verify as India got down to see off a tense remaining session.

With Rohit and Gill falling to Southee’s adept in-swinger, India was as soon as once more on the back-foot. Kohli and Pujara resume motion with a 32-run lead and the highlight will probably be on their strategy within the first hour.

98 overs will current a check of character, maybe at par or better than the Australian problem earlier this yr. The mindset of their captain will decipher a win or a battle for a draw at the moment because the Kiwis eye a second of historical past to smash the underdog title and etching their identify as a cricketing powerhouse for the years to return.

Possibilities of rain – Wednesday, Southampton – Based on UK Met division


Sportstar correspondents Shayan Acharya, Wriddhaayan Bhattacharyya and Ayan Acharya talk about their star gamers and massive match-ups within the #WTCFinal.




India Enjoying XI: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah

New Zealand  
Enjoying XI:
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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