Live Cricket Score, India vs New Zealand World Test Championship Final, Day 1IND vs NZ, WTC Final, Live Score and updates: Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the final of inaugural World Test Championship final at the Rose Bowl in Southampton where no.1 ranked New Zealand will take on Virat Kohli's men for the elusive trophy and the ICC Test Mace. New Zealand were the first team to qualify for the final after Australia were docked penalty points for slow over-rate during the Border-Gavaskar series.
India booked their berth for the summit clash after defeating England 3-1 at home. The last time they faced each other, incidentally in the WTC tournament, New Zealand had claimed a whitewash in the two-match series. Will Kane Williamson's men emulate the same, riding to an impressive series win in England last week or will India manage to add another feather to their crammed hat? [Live Streaming]
The ICC has kept a reserve day to make up for time lost because of inclement weather. Rain has been forecast in Southampton for the most part of the inaugural title clash.
Umpires will inspect the Hampshire Bowl outfield at 3 pm local time (7.30 pm IST) after rain. The outfield, however, is still wet. The loss of the first day's play could bring in the reserve day on June 23rd.
"Day 1 has been called at the Hampshire Bowl. A brief period without rain after lunch but it's back now and the Match Officials have called things. 98 overs now scheduled for tomorrow with a 10-30am local start. #WTC21," tweeted New Zealand Cricket.
BCCI also tweeted the information, "UPDATE - Unfortunately, play on Day 1 has been called off due to rains. 10.30 AM local time start tomorrow."