India vs New Zealand World Test Championship Final, Day 5IND vs NZ, WTC Final: The Day 4 of the WTC Final was washed out due to incessant rain while on Day 3, New Zealand made a bright start, thanks to Kyle Jamieson who dismissed Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant early to put India on backfoot. Ajinkya Rahane showed some resistance but succumbed to a short-pitched delivery from Neil Wagner on 49. India lost their last seven wickets of the innings within 68 runs, as they were bowled out on 217.
The Kiwis then managed to put 101 runs on the board before bad light stopped play but not before they lost both in-form openers Tom Latham (30) and Devon Conway (54). With incessant rain expected on the day, Kane Williamson (12* off 37) and Ross Taylor (0* off 2) will resume Kiwi innings. [Live Streaming].
Shami returned a four-wicket haul but could not stop New Zealand from taking a crucial 32-run lead on the fifth day of the WTC Final. Ishant Sharma and Ashwin also shared five wickets between them.
Mohammed Shami's spell puts India in the driver's seat as New Zealand are struggling at 135 for 5 at lunch on the fifth day. Kane Williamson's men have managed to add only 34 runs in 23 overs in the first session after a drizzle caused a delayed start.
Good news finally! Following the inspection, the Umpires have decided that the play will start at 4 PM IST
Bad news guys! Despite the earlier forecast of no rain before the morning session, slight drizzle started 25 minutes before the start of play at 3 PM IST.
After a complete wash-out on the first and fourth days respectively, the WTC final is now heading towards a draw with New Zealand on 101 for 2 after India's first innings score of 217.