News - Cricket - June 23, 2021

WTC Final: Hope to get the first Test champion on reserve day

The final game of the World Test Championship has reached the reserve day after completing five days. The first and the fourth day were washout by rain. On the second day only 64 overs were played due to bad weather.

The pitch is helpful for the bowlers. The game took only half the time in five days with the bowler taking 24 wickets, which is an average of 10 wickets in a day. The bowler will benefit from a broken pitch from the third day of the Test match.

New Zealand had won the toss and decided to field. India scored 217 runs in the first innings while New Zealand scored 249 in reply. By the end of the fifth day’s play, India had scored 64 runs for the loss of two wickets. India are 32 runs ahead of New Zealand in the first innings.

If India plays aggressively and can target more than 250 runs for New Zealand by lunch, then they will try to bowl out New Zealand in two sessions. That seems very unlikely.

The result of the game expected

Draw – 60%
India wins – 10%
New Zealand wins -30%

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