WTC Final 2021: India scored 64 runs for the loss of two wickets in their second innings till the end of day’s play on Tuesday, the fifth day of the final match of the World Test Championship between India and New Zealand. Rohit Sharma scored 30 and Shubman Gill scored eight runs for India. At the time of stumps, Cheteshwar Pujara is at the crease after scoring 12 and Kohli has scored eight runs. Tim Southee took two important wickets for New Zealand for 17 runs.
India had scored 217 runs in their first innings. In response, New Zealand scored 249 runs in their first innings and took a lead of 32 runs. The ICC had kept a reserve day for this match, due to which this match will be played today i.e. on the sixth day.
New Zealand all out for 249 & that’s Tea on Day 5 of the #WTC21 Final!
Kane Williamson scores 4⃣9⃣ as New Zealand secure a 32-run lead. #TeamIndia shall come out to bat shortly.
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 22, 2021
New Zealand’s first innings bowled out for 249 runs
Earlier, New Zealand’s team could only score 249 runs in their first innings. For that captain Kane Williamson scored 49 runs in 177 balls with the help of six fours. At the same time, Dwayne Conway played the highest innings of 54 runs.
Apart from this, Kyle Jamieson scored 21 runs in 16 balls and Tim Southee scored 30 runs in 46 balls in the lower order. Jamieson hit a six. At the same time, Southee hit one four and two sixes. On the other hand, Tom Latham scored 30, Ross Taylor 11, Henry Nicholls seven, BJ Watling scored one run, while Trent Boult remained unbeaten on seven.
At the same time, Mohammed Shami took the highest four wickets for 76 runs for India. Apart from this, Ishant Sharma took three wickets for 48 runs. While Ashwin got two and Jadeja got one success.
It is worth noting that the first and fourth day of this historic match between India and New Zealand was washed out due to rain. Not a single ball game could be played on both these days. At the same time, due to rain, the match started late by an hour. Now the match will be played on Reserve Day i.e. on the sixth day.