Southampton: The final of the World Test Championship (WTC) is being played between India and New Zealand at the Ageas Bowl Stadium in Southampton. Sunday was the third day of the game. While India’s first innings was reduced to 217 runs, in reply, New Zealand scored 101 runs for the loss of 2 wickets. Kane Williamson was unbeaten on 12 at stumps. At the same time, the account of Ross Taylor is yet to be opened. Let us inform that due to rain, the first day’s play could not be played while on the second day only 64.4 overs could be bowled due to bad light. The game was called off early on the third day as the lights were not good.
New Zealand got the second blow in the form of opener Devon Conway. Conway, who was in excellent form, scored a half-century. He scored 54 runs in 153 balls with 6 fours. This is the second fifty of Conway’s Test career. Conway was made his victim by fast bowler Ishant Sharma in the 49th over. He tried to pick it up but was caught by Mohammed Shami at mid on. His wicket fell on the total score of 101. He added 31 runs for the second wicket with Kane Williamson. Let us tell you that Conway made his debut in the longest format of cricket a few weeks ago.
New Zealand made a decent start in the first innings and did not give the Indian team a chance to be happy by giving enough. But in the third session, spinner Ravichandran Ashwin gave India the first breakthrough. He sent opener Tom Latham to the pavilion in the 35th over. Latham wanted to hit the drive, but skipper Virat Kohli at short cover took the catch. Latham shared a 70-run partnership with Conway for the first wicket.