India vs New Zealand WTC Final Reserve Day Live Cricket Score Updates: IND take 8 wickets, 32-run lead into final day

India vs New Zealand (IND vs NZ) WTC Final Test Reserve Day Live Cricket Score Streaming Online: Wednesday will see either a draw or a result for World Test Championship mace

India vs New Zealand (IND vs NZ) WTC Final Test Reserve Day Live Cricket Score Streaming Online Updates: With three full sessions to play and a favourable forecast announced for the reserve day on Wednesday, the sixth day will come with the possibility of a draw as well as a result. India would like to bat at least a session and half to put themselves in safe position before giving New Zealand 50 odd overs and 200 plus target if they want to enforce a result. New Zealand certainly go into the final day as favourites to lift the World Test Championship mace.

India pacer Mohammed Shami sizzled with a four-wicket haul but could not stop New Zealand from taking a crucial 32-run lead as the Black Caps scored 249 runs after resuming at 101 for two. India, who scored 217 runs in their first innings, then ended the fifth day at 64 for two with a 32-run lead in their pocket.

India vs New Zealand WTC Final Reserve Day Live Cricket Score Updates:

Mohammed Shami bowled a fine spell and earned due to rewards in the first session on the fifth day of the World Test Championship Final, on Tuesday. Shami picked up two wickets while fellow seamer Ishant Sharma bagged another as India reduced New Zealand to 135/5 at lunch. Shami’s success in the morning session was a result of his adjustment in length, as he bowled slightly fuller. His average length which was 7.48 metres on day three was 6.94 metres on Tuesday, thus indicating the shift in length. 

The dismissal brought back the memories of the 2016 Test between India and New Zealand where Shami had got his bunny Watling and pulled off a similar celebration after his wicket.

Three years after it began, the World Test Championship has reached its final lap with all options open: A thrilling draw or a win for either side though undoubtedly, New Zealand have a greater chance. India have eight second-innings wickets in hand and are 32 runs ahead but Tim Southee’s famous ‘three-quarter-seam ball’ strengthened the Kiwis’ hand by taking out the openers. The wicket of Rohit Sharma, who had helped India erase the 32-run first innings deficit after Mohammed Shami’s four-for had restricted New Zealand to 249, was a big blow. READ MORE

The World Test Championship Final seems to be heading for a tight finish after both India and New Zealand battled hard on the fifth day of the rain-hit showpiece match here on Tuesday. India pacer Mohammed Shami sizzled with a four-wicket haul but could not stop New Zealand from taking a crucial 32-run lead as the Black Caps scored 249 runs after resuming at 101 for two. India, who scored 217 runs in their first innings, then ended the fifth day at 64 for two with a 32-run lead in their pocket. 

IND Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah

NZ Playing XI: Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling(w), Colin de Grandhomme, Kyle Jamieson, Neil Wagner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult

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