WTC final: 4th-day total washout but full play expected on remaining days
The WTC final between New Zealand and India was a total washout on the 4th day with persistent rains and dark clouds causing a lot of disappointment amongst both the team’s fans. Many fans criticized the ICC on social media to schedule the match in England where it rains in June but there were others who pointed out that England has already hosted many ICC events in the past successfully.
Already 2 out of 4 days are washed out in rain. A reserve day has been kept in this test and now it will come into full effect. As this Test is certain to reach the 6th day which is the reserve day. WTC final: 4th-day total washout but full play expected on remaining days.
There is good news for the fans as the weather is likely to improve a lot over the next two days. 22nd June is expected to be cloudy with few chances of showers. However, it might not hamper the play in a big way as the showers will be passing types. On the next day which is the reserved day. The weather will be sunny and hence full play will be possible.
New Zealand is place at 101/2 in reply to India’s 217 with Williamson and Taylor at the crease. The late wicket of Devon Conway on 3rd evening has brought Indian bowlers back in the game.
However, a draw is likely to be the most possible result with just 2 days of play available. India still needs 18 wickets to force a win while New Zealand needs 10 wickets. Hence in case of a possible result, New Zealand currently is better place to win than India. The Indian bowlers would like to make early inroads into the Kiwi batting to enhance chances of a win. As for New Zealand, their batters would like to bat long enough on 5th day. To shut out India from this match and put pressure on them on the last day.