Ind vs NZ live score, WTC Final: IND 217, NZ 101/2: STUMPS. And that's the end of the day's play. Bad light stops proceedings a little early. Devon Conway's wicket will help India breathe a little easy, but it has been New Zealand's day. Kyle Jamieson first, and then the batsmen. India need a big effort from their bowlers tomorrow, weather permitting.
Ind vs NZ live score, WTC Final: IND 217, NZ 101/2: WICKET - Devon Conway c Shami b Ishant 54. Wicket late in the day. Conway looks to flick this leg side ball, but lobs it to the left of mid on. Sharp catch by Mohammed Shami there.
Ind vs NZ live score, WTC Final: IND 217, NZ 70/1: FIFTY for Devon Conway. 137 balls. A double century on debut. 80 in the next Test, and now a half century. Can he make this into a ton too? Top, top batting this.
India vs New Zealand live score, WTC Final: IND 217, NZ 80/1: Slow progress for New Zealand after Latham's exit. Ashwin has been in fine rhythm. Jasprit Bumrah not so much yet, but he's back into the attack. India need to get Williamson soon.
Ind vs NZ live score, WTC Final: IND 217, NZ 70/1: WICKET - Tom Latham c Virat Kohli b R Ashwin 30. The breakthrough India wanted. Tossed up outside off, Latham drives away from the body, a very good catch jumping up from extra cover. The spinner provides the first strike, India will breathe slightly easier.
India vs New Zealand live score, WTC Final: IND 217, NZ 60/0: Ashwin tidy at one end, Mohammed Shami at the other. India have not been able to break through yet, but they're trying hard.
Ind vs NZ live score, WTC Final: IND 217, NZ 54/0: Nothing much happening for India at the moment. Edges going wide of fielders, chip shots evading fielders... Great battle between bat and ball, being won by NZ openers at the moment. Half century partnership on.
Can NZ do this?
Nasser is SPOT ON!— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) June 20, 2021
Whack Ashwin! No spin, no mystery on this wicket right now!
India vs New Zealand live score, WTC Final: IND 217, NZ 36/0: Play resumes after tea, with Ishant Sharma going over the stumps to Devon Conway. Some swing on offer for the lanky pacer. India getting a bit restless now?
Ind vs NZ live score, WTC Final: IND 217, NZ 36/0: TEA--NZ Openers have batted well so far as they made sure they enter the pavilion at TEA with the score reading 36/0. Both the openers---Devon Conway and Tom Latham did their best to negotiate the new ball.Earlier India were 211 7 at Lunch. But were quick to get bundle out for 217 as Kyle Jamieson went onto pick five wickets.
Michael Vaughan has spoken.
This really high level Test cricket to watch .. Love a Test when it offers a balance between Bat & ball .. #WorldTestChampionship— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 20, 2021
Ind vs NZ live score, WTC Final: IND 217, NZ 23/0: Ravi Ashwin has been brought in but he has failed to make any impact. The ball is turning but not that much. The conditions are overcase and Ashwin has looked ineffectibe. India need wickets and need them now.
Shami actually doubles down on Ishant's traits & is arguably an even better match-up for India. Shami goes round the wicket but does so from a wider angle than Ishant &—as @Jeetv27 points out—Shami's right-to-left swing is a better match-up than Ishant's L to R. #INDvNZ #WTC21— Freddie Wilde (@fwildecricket) June 20, 2021
Ind vs NZ live score, WTC Final: IND 217, NZ 19/0: All right so we now have a passing shower and teams are heading for pavillion. It will be beneficial for the bowling team, not so beneficial for the batting side. Hope we have play soon.
Ind vs NZ live score, WTC Final: IND 217, NZ 19/0: Mohammed Shami has been brought in, so Kohli has rung in the changes within nine overs. He is getting desperate. Shami bowls and bowls well. He has beaten the batsman on most occasion here. Being a left hander, Tom Latham is struggling with the extra bounce.
Ind vs NZ live score, WTC Final: IND 217, NZ 17/0: Meanwhile in some other news today: former Australia cricketer Brad Hogg has come out and appreciated the Eves. He said women will soon be playing like their men counterpart, but fans will have to give them a time-frame of at least four years to see it become a reality.
Ind vs NZ live score, WTC Final: IND 217, NZ 7/0: Cautious start from the Kiwis. Tom Latham dispatches Bumrah for a boundary. Meanwhile Kohli is constantly in Latham's ear. He is also asking the Indian fans to get behind the team, what a tactic!
Ind vs NZ live score, WTC Final: IND 217, NZ 1/0: The first over of the day for India and lots of chit chat that is happening on the field. Good intensity shown from India here. Tom Latham and Devon Conway are out there in the middle. Ishat Sharma got the first over and now Jasprit Bumrah will share the new ball with him.
India vs New Zealand live score. WTC Final: India 217 All Out---WICKET! Ravindra Jadeja is dismissed. So, India are all out and they lost their last three wickets for almost nothing---just 6 runs. At one stage it looked like they would cross 250 and now. Kyle Jamieson grabbs a five-for. This is what happens in England.
India vs New Zealand live score. WTC Final: India 217 for 9: WICKET! India were 211 7 at Lunch. They cam back and boom. Kyle Jamieson got his fourth wicket as he dismissed Ishant Sharma, then on the very next ball he removed Jasprit Bumrah for a duck and now suddenly India are just a wicket away from getting bowled out.
India vs New Zealand live score. WTC Final: India 213 for 8: WICKET! Ishant Sharma edges and he is out. Kyle Jamieson takes four wickets and India's tail is exposed. A score of 250 would have been good.
India vs New Zealand live score. WTC Final: India 211 for 7: First over after Lunch. But doesn't matter because the sun is out. Will that favour India? Ravindra Jadeja looking solid to say the least. But not long left for NZ openers to walk out.
NZ have sensed blood.
India vs New Zealand live score. WTC Final: India 211 for 7: So, we are back after Lunch. We are getting close to that first ball and remember this is going to be a crucial session for India. Ravindra Jadeja is there, can they extend India's score above 300.
India vs New Zealand live score. WTC Final: India 211 for 7. That's Lunch. A session that has belonged to New Zealand. India have lost four wickets, and all big ones too. Ravindra Jadeja the only established batsman left. Kyle Jamieson the hero for NZ as they walk off. India would be hoping they can get to 250 somehow. Need a good knock from Jadeja for that.
Ind vs NZ live score, WTC Final: India 206-7. DROPPED. Ravindra Jadeja gets a life, pokes at an away swinger from Trent Boult, gets an edge to the slip cordon where Tim Southee drops an easy catch.
Ind vs NZ live score, WTC Final: India 205-7. WICKET - Ashwin c Latham b Southee 22 (27). Ashwin was playing his shots when the ball is in his zone, which wasn't a bad idea at all. He helped India past 200 but falls nicking Southee to slips. Looked good in his brief stay but he's gone.
India vs New Zealand live score. WTC Final: India 190 for 6. New Zealand have taken the second new ball. It's swinging big time, but India are also looking to score; Ashwin flicks Boult for a four.
Ind vs NZ live score, WTC Final: India 182-6. WICKET - Ajinkya Rahane c Tom Latham c Neil Wagner 49. A brain fade moment for Rahane. Wagner bowls the short ball with a square leg in, Rahane plays a half pull straight to the fielder. A nothing shot, almost as if he forgot the fielder there. Just when he was looking good, Rahane falls.
India vs New Zealand Live Score Today, Ind vs NZ WTC Final Latest Updates From Day 3: Ind vs NZ live score, WTC Final: IND 217, NZ 101/2: STUMPS. And that’s the end of the day’s play. Bad light stops proceedings a little early. Devon Conway’s wicket will help India breathe a little easy, but it has been New Zealand’s day. Kyle Jamieson first, and then the batsmen. India need a big effort from their bowlers tomorrow, weather permitting.
Skipper Virat Kohli was batting on 44 (124 balls) and his deputy Ajinkya Rahane on 29 (79 balls). The two have so far added 58 runs for the fourth wicket.
The match that had gone well in the first half saw interruptions in the second half. India were 120/3 when they were forced to take an early tea break due to poor visibility. There were two more breaks due to poor light post-tea.
Both Kohli and Rahane batted grittily in the face of disciplined bowling by the Kiwis who hit the right areas with the ball that got softer.
Kohli played some good shots, close to the body as the four-pronged pace attack, which also had the medium pacer Colin de Grandhomme as support, struggled to find the edge of his bat.
Earlier, openers Rohit Sharma (34 off 68 balls) and Shubman Gill (28 off 64 balls) had provided a solid start of 62 in 20 overs as New Zealand bowlers struggled for the ideal line early on.
Then Kyle Jamieson provided the breakthrough on the first ball of his sixth over, having Sharma caught at third slip.
Gill followed over four overs later, nicking one from left-armer Neil Wagner to wicketkeeper BJ Watling.
Post-lunch, Cheteshwar Pujara’s ordeal came to an end as he was adjudged leg before wicket to a Trent Boult delivery that came back in. The India No.3 made eight of 54 balls.
On Sunday, India will hope to get to at least 250 to challenge New Zealand.