WTC Final, India vs New Zealand (IND vs NZ) Day 5 Live: What a battle of attrition in the first session. Mohammed Shami was on top of his game, ginving India their first breakthrough and then castling BJ Watling with a ripper.
Ishant Sharma got the wicket of Henry Nicholls. New Zealand managed just 34 runs and lost 3 wickets. Kane Williamson, who was rock solid, is the key to this New Zealand innings which is looking a bit shaky at the moment.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Day 5 WTC Final between India and New Zealand. Rain has washed out entire Day 1 and Day 4 and only 141.1 overs of play has been possible in the first 4 days. India were bowled out for 217 in their 1st innings. June 23 has been kept as Reserve Day for the historic match.
It’s Lunch on Day 5 _ india storm back with quick wickets
A true battle of attrition in the first session. Just 34 runs in the first session. 3 wickets and a rock solid Kane Williamson. What a turnaround in the last 30 minutes from the India pacers. Mohammed Shami was in top form, getting the wickets of Ross Taylor and BJ Watling. Ishant Sharma got the wicket of Henry Nicholls.
Kane Williamson holds the key as New Zealand will look to survive the first 30 minutes after Lunch. Will Colin de Grandhomme play a Pant-like innings? We are in for a treat, provided the wet weather stays away.
Lunch on day five in Southampton ?
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