WTC final: Rain likely to play spoilsport on fourth day

Rain disturbed play on Day 2 and Day 3 of the WTC final after first day's play was completely washed out. (AFP)
Rain disturbed play on Day 2 and Day 3 of the WTC final after first day's play was completely washed out. (AFP)

Dubai - The two teams will share the trophy if there is no result even after the reserve day



By Team KT

Published: Mon 21 Jun 2021, 11:58 AM

Last updated: Mon 21 Jun 2021, 12:13 PM

The fourth day of the ICC World Test Championship final (June 18-22) between India and New Zealand is likely to be hit by rain in Southampton.

Southampton woke up to rains and windy conditions on Monday morning. And according to weather forecast, the heavy rain is expected to continue at least until 4pm GMT (8pm UAE Time) on Monday.

The first day’s play in the final was completely washed out by rain. The weather conditions improved gradually on the second and third days, allowing India to complete their first innings (217 all out).

But only 64.4 overs could be bowled on the second day and the third day saw 76.4 overs.

At stumps on Day three, New Zealand were 101 for two, trailing India by 116 runs with eight wickets in hand.

Keeping the fickle English weather in mind, the ICC had kept a reserve day for this match. The reserve day will come into play if rain continues to play spoilsport in the match.

But the two teams will share the trophy if there is no result even after the reserve day.


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