STUMPS! The play has been called-off on day two after bad light stopped it. Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane remain unbeaten on 44 and 29 respectively. Do join us tomorrow for all the action.
Around four overs were bowled before the players were asked to leave the field as bad light once again stopped the play. Virat Kohli who is nearing his half-century was visibly frustrated by the decision. Fingers crossed for play to resume.
Players are once again off the field as the light seems to be not in accordance with the playing conditions. It is cloudy, thus dark in Southampton. The pitch is being covered as well. So, looks like we are in for a long delay. Stay tuned!
Tea Break | Umpires have taken an early tea as it is dark in Southampton. Hopefully, play resumes after the break. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli is batting on 35 while Ajinkya Rahane is on 13.
That's hundred up for India. Ajinkya Rahane has joined Virat Kohli in the middle and the partnership between captain and vice-captain is worth 13 off 46 balls as these two look to rebuild..
OUT! New Zealand chip away with another wicket. Trent Boult traps Cheteshwar Pujara in front of the wickets. Pujara wanted to take the review but Virat Kohli suggested against it. C Pujara lbw b Boult 8(54)
LUNCH, Day 2 | That's lunch on day two. New Zealand slightly have the upper hand after picking two wickets. India looked good before losing both the opening batsmen. Kyle Jamieson and Neil Wagner with the wickets. Do join us back after the lunch break.
OUT! Neil Wagner strikes in his first over. India now lose both the openers.Shubman Gill is caught behind as he tried to push the ball. Shubman Gill c Watling b Wagner 28(64)
OUT! Finally a breakthrough for New Zealand. It is Kyle Jamieson who accounts for Rohit Sharma. The right-hander edges it to the slip, good catch by Tim Southee at third slip. Rohit c Southee b Jamieson 34(68)
It has been a good start for India. Trent Boult and Tim Southee surprisingly have struggled to find the rhythm thus far. Both the Indian openers have picked a boundary at least.
It's day 2 of the match between India and New Zealand of the ICC WTC 2021 Final is all set to happen after no action on day 1 of the match. In this live blog, we shall bring you the live score updates and the scorecard of the match. Not a single ball was bowled at the Rose Bowl Cricket Ground in Southampton. Needless to say that the players and the fans are keeping their fingers crossed for the Rain Gods to stay away and the match to happen soon. India vs New Zealand ICC WTC 2021 Final Day 2 Live Streaming Online on DD Sports, Star Sports & Disney+ Hotstar: Get Free Live Telecast of IND vs NZ Test Match on TV and Listen to Live Radio Commentary.
However, commentator Dinesh Karthik has quite an interesting update for the fans and he took to social media to post the same. In the picture we see the sun shining brightly over the Rose Bowl Cricket Ground in Southampton. The weather is likely to remain partly sunny for the first few hours at least and in the afternoon we might have a spell that could hamper the match for a while.
Live Cricket Scorecard
New Zealand's Tom Latham is already expecting the results to come on day 6 of the match i.e the reserve day. As one may recall, the ICC had kept a reserve day in case if the weather plays spoilsport. Meanwhile, New Zealand has won the toss and has opted to bowl. The team has included four pacers in their side.