WTC Final Live: As rain threatens a washout, Kyle Jamieson & New Zealand players kill time playing table tennis- As the rain-affected World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand once again was disrupted due to the forecast of rain, New Zealand players have found out new ways to kill their time. On Day 1 completed the washout, they enjoyed coffee and on Monday they chose to play table tennis. Kyle Jamieson who shined with his five wicket-haul was seen playing table tennis in multiple pictures shared by the Blackcaps. In the second click, the Southampton pitch was seen covered to protect from rain. As per the forecast, rain is likely to take place throughout the day on the Day 4 of the WTC Final.
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“It continues to drizzle and we have to state the obvious. Start of play on Day 4 has been delayed,” BCCI tweeted.
WTC Final Live: As rain threatens a washout, New Zealand players kill time playing table tennis
Continuing his trend of giving weather updates from the Ageas Bowl, pundit Dinesh Karthik on Monday said the situation didn’t look great on Monday morning.
Weather forecasts suggest that there could be heavy rain throughout Southampton on Monday and chances are that Day Four’s play of the ongoing World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand will be washed out. Karthik posted a weather update on his Twitter account and he captioned the post as: “Not great atm.”
Earlier, Devon Conway and Kane Williamson managed to frustrate the Indian bowlers and as a result, New Zealand came out on top on Day Three of the ongoing WTC final on Sunday.
WTC Final Live: At stumps, New Zealand’s score read 101/2 with Williamson (12*) and Ross Taylor (0*) unbeaten at the crease. The Kiwis still trail India by 116 runs.
In the first innings, India was bundled out for 217 as Kyle Jamieson scalped five wickets. Ajinkya Rahane was the top scorer as he played a knock of 49 runs. Shubman Gill managed to score 28 runs in the first innings while Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma scored 44 and 34 respectively.
Day 1 of the ongoing final was abandoned due to rain while Day 2 saw early stumps being called due to bad light. A call on using the Reserve Day will be taken on the fifth afternoon.
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