WTC Final live: After flop show in batting, Pujara flops in fielding too – watch video – India batsman Cheteshwa Pujara, who failed to score big runs in the World Test Championship final against New Zealand, continued his poor form while fielding as well. Pujara dropped a catch of veteran Blackcaps batsman Ross Taylor on the bowling of Jasprit Bumrah. Bumrah has not picked a single wicket in the WTC final so far.
Did Pujara droped the championship?
You can’t win match, if you drop catches
Ashwin got another wicket
8 to go
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— Gautam Gada (@GautamGada) June 23, 2021
In the 31st over of the innings, Bumrah who was in search of his first wicket bowled in outswinger to Taylor. The line was spot on and Taylor edged it to the first slip where Pujara failed to catch it.
Pujara has failed as a batsman in the WTC final as he could only score eight in the first innings and 15 in the second.
Pujara in WTC final
Pujara’s form is going to be a big worry for Team India in the upcoming England series. This was his 6th consecutive Test innings where he failed to score more than 30 runs. Out of these three have been single-digit scores.
Pujara’s last Test century came in January 2019, during India’s historic series win in Australia. However, since then his form has gone south. His average in WTC has been less than 30 and has not scored a single ton in the last two years. However, he has hit nine fifties in this period.
Meanwhile, India is on the verge of losing the World Test Championship final as they need 8 wickets while New Zealand need 43 runs to claim the title.