India vs New Zealand live score: India claimed three wickets to put New Zealand on the backfoot.© Twitter/ICC
Both New Zealand batsmen, Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor started cautiously in the first session of play but Mohammed Shami soon got India their first breakthrough on Day 5, dismissing the latter for 11 runs trying to drive off the front-foot as Shubman Gill took a splendid catch diving forward. New Zealand skipper Williamson was joined by Henry Nicholls in the middle with the score at 117/3. The ill-fated inaugural World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand resumed at Southampton on Tuesday after an hour’s delay following the latest rain interruption to blight the showpiece match. 91 overs are scheduled to be bowled in three sessions of play today, BCCI confirmed. After rain meant the whole of Monday’s play was washed without a ball bowled — the second time in the match this had happened after Friday’s opening day went the same way — there were hopes the match would resume as scheduled at 10:30 am local time (0930 GMT). But instead players and supporters at south coast county Hampshire’s headquarters had to wait until 11:30 am (1030 GMT) instead. Only 141.1 overs out of 360 scheduled for the first four days had been bowled, with New Zealand 101-2 in reply to India’s first innings 217 — a deficit of 116 runs. (LIVE SCORECARD)
WTC Final Live Updates Of India vs New Zealand, Day 5 From The Ageas Bowl, Southampton
India On Top!
Is it going to be a collapse?
Shami gets one more as he castles BJ Watling (1 run) with a beauty.
NZ 135/5 after 70.2 overs.
It’s getting hotter inside the 22 yards. Bowlers making the red-cherry talk!
Ishant Sharma gets Nicholls (7 runs) to edge one towards the slips as Rohit Sharma grabs diving to his right.
NZ 134/4 after 69.3 overs.
Despite Indian seamers hitting the good length consistently, Kane Williamson has grabbed any option provided to him to score.
This time he gets a juicy full length ball from Bumrah on the pads which he flicks for a boundary, his first this morning.
NZ 134/3 after 69 overs.
Jasprit Bumrah is troubling Henry Nicholls with body line deliveries pitched slightly outside the leg-stump from over the wicket.
NZ are feeling the head on a chilly morning as they would want to put some runs on the board to reduce the pressure.
NZ 128/3 after 67 overs.
Indians Charged Up!
Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma troubling Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls with some superb moving balls.
Looks like the Indian team is trying to pile up the pressure after their first breakthrough this morning.
Shami Was Relentless!
Shami always looked like taking a wicket.
Wicket- Shami Strikes!
Shami gets Taylor driving and Shubman takes a blinder, diving forward.
NZ 117/3 as Taylor departs for 11 runs off 37 balls.
When do you think Ashwin will be introduced?
Virat might be forced to take off one seamer from either end to bring a spinner if it remains wicketless.
NZ 117/2 after 63 overs.
Bumrah Back On!
Bumrah is back on with Kane on strike after Drinks.
After an hour of play, both teams not giving away anything.
Taylor Surviving – Maiden – Drinks!
Ishant Sharma is keeping things tight. With him bowling a mixture of body line and balls outside off to Taylor, the NZ batsman is more than happy to let the ball go to the keeper which are spiraling outside off.
NZ 117/2 after 62 overs. Drinks it is.
It’s still wicketless and Harsha Bhogle has his views known.
Ishant gets Taylor awkward with a leg-side short ball. Pant fails to grab a hard chance off the gloves which goes for a boundary. Runs given,
NZ 117/2 after 59.4 overs.
Aakash Chopra advises!
Should they or shouldn’t they? We will wait and watch.
Shami is getting movement in the air as well as off the deck, so an odd bouncer to surprise can be a good option.
Both Shami and Ishant are bowling their hearts out but NZ batsmen are hanging on.
NZ 112/2 after 58 overs.
A good start to the day from both sides.
Shami bowls a little too full on the off-side, Taylor drives for a boundary.
NZ 110/2 after 56.3 overs.
Shami the Ripper!
Mohammed Shami has been brought back into the attack and bowls a ripper first-up.
Taylor on strike. NZ 106/2 after 56.1 overs.
Kane Puts Bat To Ball!
After half-hour of play, Kane gets first runs off the bat.
One delivery before, Virat seemed excited on a leg-sided ball for a caught-behind. No review was taken.
NZ 106/2 after 55 overs.
Balanced Battle BTW Bat & Ball!
After five overs in this session, there’s a hint of swing on offer- more for Ishant though.
However, Taylor and Kane have played the moving ball brilliantly till now.
NZ 104/2 after 54 overs.
Huge appeal against Taylor off Ishant.
Review being contemplated, but they decide not to as ball seems to be going outside leg.
NZ 103/2 in 52.5 overs.
Maiden – Bumrah!
Another Maiden. Indian bowlers are spot on as they haven’t given any freebies despite not bowling for a day in chilly conditions.
NZ 102/2 after 52 overs.
Swing For Ishant- Maiden!
Ishant extracting swing as he bowls a maiden to Ross Tailor.
No runs off the bat yet. NZ 102/2 after 51 overs.
Kane Looks Confident!
One run off a no-ball in the Bumrah over.
Williamson edges one on the last ball but with soft hands. One bounce to the slip corden.
Ishant Sharma from the other end now.
Bumrah To Kane!
Jasprit Bumrah starts with three dot balls in the first over since Day 3.
Williamson, hardly troubled.
Players into the middle as play about to begin.
Play To Begin Soon!
DK showing us the best sight possible- No rain!
Timing For The 3 Sessions Of Play- Day 5!
It’s getting real folks. If weather permits, we are in for 91 overs of action in three sessions of play today.
How badly have we waited for this!
Start confirmed on Day 5 at 4:00 pm IST. Hope it just doesn’t rain again.
Covers Coming Off!
Covers are coming back off. Looks like we are edging towards start of play.
Just To Cheer Up The Mood!
The Illingworth St Marys cricketer had a comical reaction when his six smashed the windscreen of his own car.
White Ferns Player Speaks!
Lea Tahuhu, New Zealand women’s cricketer has also expressed her disappointment on the current rain delays in the WTC Final.
Former English Captain Speaks!
Vaughan not holding back his opinion at all.
Former Indian spinner expressing his disappointment.
As every minute passes without a ball getting bowled, the game is losing overs and time to produce a result.
Is A Result Still Possible!
Is it possible with play yet to start on Day 5?
BCCI also confirmed the delay.
Start Of Play Delayed!
ICC have confirmed that start of play on Day 5 has been delayed due to rain
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