India vs New Zealand WTC Final Live Score, Day 5: Start Of Play Delayed Due To Rain | Cricket News

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India vs New Zealand live score: Start of play on Day 5 was delayed due to rain.© Twitter/BCCI




After a washout on Day 4 of the ongoing World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand, start of play on Day 5 was delayed as BCCI confirmed drizzle and pitch was also covered. With two days getting washed out due to rain in the final, a reserve day will come into place in all likelihood. New Zealand are still 116 runs behind India’s score of 217 runs. Captain Kane Williamson, and senior batsman Ross Taylor will be at the crease for New Zealand after both their openers were dismissed on Day 3. India picked up two wickets in the final session of Day 3. On Day 5, India will look to restrict the New Zealanders and hope to take a first innings lead. With still time left in the game, including a reserve day, all three results are possible but a lot will depend on the first session of Day 5. (LIVE SCORECARD)

WTC Final Live Updates Of India vs New Zealand, Day 5 From The Ageas Bowl, Southampton

  • 15:50 (IST)

    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!

  • 15:45 (IST)

    Start confirmed on Day 5 at 4:00 pm IST. Hope it just doesn’t rain again.

  • 15:42 (IST)

    Covers Coming Off!

    Covers are coming back off. Looks like we are edging towards start of play.

  • 15:40 (IST)

    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.

  • 15:31 (IST)

    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.

  • 15:23 (IST)

    Former English Captain Speaks!

    Vaughan not holding back his opinion at all.

  • 15:19 (IST)

    Ojha Speaks!

    Former Indian spinner expressing his disappointment.

  • 15:16 (IST)

    Losing Time!

    As every minute passes without a ball getting bowled, the game is losing overs and time to produce a result. 

  • 15:12 (IST)

    Is A Result Still Possible!

    Is it possible with play yet to start on Day 5?

  • 15:09 (IST)

    Delay!

    BCCI also confirmed the delay.

  • 15:03 (IST)

    Start Of Play Delayed!

    ICC have confirmed that start of play on Day 5 has been delayed due to rain

  • 14:54 (IST)

    Sad Pictures For Cricket Fans!

    Just too little or nothing to celebrate for the cricket fans as pitch is still covered in Southampton.

  • 14:49 (IST)

    Drizzle Forecast On Day 5!

    Rain Rain Rain Rain Rain Rain Rain Rain 

  • 14:46 (IST)

    Doesn’t Look Good!

    Looks like we will be copy and pasting updates from last day.

  • 14:38 (IST)

    Covers On!

    Pitch covered as there is drizzle in Southampton.

  • 14:35 (IST)

    Day 5- 30 Mins To Start!

    Hello and Welcome To Day 5 of the WTC Final at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

    Things looks to be moving in the right direction as play is set to start in half-hour, as per BCCI’s latest update.

    NZ will start the day at 101/2, having played 49 overs in their first innings after India were bundled out for 217 on Day 3.

    Can’t wait for cricket to resume after rain delays, let the game begin!

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