Thursday, January 27, 2022

WTC final

‘Good guys’ deserve to win WTC Mace

There are a lot of ifs and buts in another of India’s failed attempts to cross the last hurdle

It’s the pinnacle, isn’t it: Kane Williamson

Williamson termed their final win over India as the "pinnacle" but stop short of calling it the country's biggest achievement in the game.

Virat Kohli indicates overhaul of Test team

It can be safely assumed that some of the seniors will be on borrowed time and only a stellar performance in the five-Test series against England in August can secure their futures.

WTC Final: India Vs New Zealand live score

World Test Championship final reaching to its climax with all the thriller elements. Check the live score here

WTC Final: Spectators ejected for abusing New Zealand players

However, New Zealand pacer Tim Southee said none of the players are aware of any such incident.

WTC Final: Mohammed Shami scalps 4; Kiwis take lead

New Zealand showed more intent on keeping the scoreboard ticking with Kyle Jamieson (21) and Tim Southee (30) throwing their bats around for useful runs.

WTC Final: Mohammed Shami brings India back as NZ totter at 135/5 at lunch

Shami (18-8-31-2) found the ideal fuller 'English length' right away while Ishant Sharma (20-9-27-2), coming for his second spell, was also penetrative.

WTC Final: Fifth day’s play starts after half an hour delay

Only 141.2 overs of play has been possible in the past four days due to rain and wet outfield.

WTC Final: Rain washes out fourth day’s play

Rain is not forecast for the remaining two days of the big final but it is likely to remain overcast as it has been the case so far when play did take place.

WTC Final: ICC to sell tickets for reserve day at reduced rates

After the entire first day's play was washed out, the second day witnessed 64.4 overs being bowled while 76.3 overs was sent down between the two teams on the third day on Sunday.

WTC Final: Jamieson scalps 5 wickets as India bowled out for 217

Ajinkya Rahane was the top scorer for India as he played a knock of 49 runs

WTC final: Indian players to wear black armbands in Milkha Singh’s honour

"A legacy that inspired a whole nation to aim for excellence. To never give up and chase your dreams. Rest in Peace #MilkhaSingh ji. You will never be forgotten," Kohli shared a picture of him

WTC Final: A washout on Day One

As per ICC playing conditions, the reserve sixth day can now come into effect

Just another game: Virat Kohli

"If we win, cricket will not stop and if we lose also, cricket won't stop. We are playing in quest of excellence and understand who we are as a team," the eloquent Indian captain added.

The challenge is very strong: Kane Williamson

New Zealand, who are usually seen as the underdogs going into a big event, have been touted as favourites for the WTC final beginning on Friday.

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