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Southampton Weather Highlights, WTC Final, Ind vs NZ, June 22, Day 5: Play Resumes; Forecast For the Day is Clear

Southampton Weather Update, India vs New Zealand, WTC Final, Ind vs NZ Live Updates From June 22, 2021: All four days of the World Test Championship Final have been affected by rain or bad light. Will Tuesday be the day when a full day's contest will be had without weather calling the shots in any manner?

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    20:42 (IST)

    Southampton Weather Today Live Update, WTC Final, India vs New Zealand: That's all we have for you, take care and goodnight.

    18:52 (IST)

    Southampton Weather Today Live Update, WTC Final, India vs New Zealand: Here;s more from Gavaskar on Bhuvi:

    “He (Bhuvneshwar) did play the IPL this time around and there wasn’t any injury concern. He did pull out of the September-October IPL but not this time. I would have included him just for this Test match because it is being played in June," Gavaskar said while replying to a question on whether Bhuvneshwar was not included in the squad for the WTC Final and England series due to his frequent injury concerns.


    However, Indian bowling is in the process of turning this around.

    18:15 (IST)

    Southampton Weather Today Live Update, WTC Final, India vs New Zealand: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar opined that he would have included Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the playing eleven had he landed in England with the Indian team. Gavaskar’s comments came on the back of some ineffective bowling by the Indian trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma.

    17:31 (IST)

    Southampton Weather Today Live Update, WTC Final, India vs New Zealand:  It will take a “monumental effort" from India to outwit England at home in the upcoming five-Test series as Virat Kohli’s men might suffer from “mental fatigue" by the end of a long tour, feels former captain and opener Alastair Cook.

    17:18 (IST)

    Southampton Weather Today Live Update, WTC Final, India vs New Zealand: More info on Younis Khan: His first assignment as the batting coach was against New Zealand, where Pakistan lost both Tests. After that they went on to win against South Africa at home, and then in South Africa itself. His last tour with the team was against Zimbabwe, where Pakistan won convincingly. No Pakistan will leave without a batting coach to UK on June 25.

    16:51 (IST)

    Southampton Weather Today Live Update, WTC Final, India vs New Zealand: Former Pakistan batsman Younis Khan has stepped down from the position of team’s batting coach. The latter was appointed last year in November and was to be part of the coaching setup until the 2022 T20 World Cup. But just seven months into the job, PCB and Younis have decided to part ways.

    16:33 (IST)

    Southampton Weather Today Live Update, WTC Final, India vs New Zealand:  Team India’s scintillating fightback in Bristol against England was no flash in the pan. After a dismal show at home against South Africa recently, one would have never expected the Indians to put up the kind of fight they did — after being down and out for almost three-and-a-half days.

    16:22 (IST)

    Southampton Weather Today Live Update, WTC Final, India vs New Zealand: NZ batters are back and they are far more cautious. Will India pacer make any breakthrough here? Very important that Kohli and his team make a breakthrough. The weather is all clear for now.

    16:05 (IST)

    Southampton Weather Today Live Update, WTC Final, India vs New Zealand: We will have three sessions for the day.

    1st session-4PM -6PM

    2nd session-6:40 PM-8:40PM

    3rd session-9 PM-11 PM

    (*All times are Indian Standard Time)

    15:53 (IST)

    Here are the revised conditions of play on Day 5.

    15:46 (IST)

    Southampton Weather Today Live Update, WTC Final, India vs New Zealand: We have some news for you, the match will start at 11.30 AM Local Time. Some live action for the spectators who have breaved the rail for the last two days.

    15:35 (IST)

    Southampton Weather Today Live Update, WTC Final, India vs New Zealand: So, rain has stopped. Covers still on and umpires are making their way to the middle to assess the conditions 

    15:30 (IST)

    It goes something like this right -- hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things -- well, we all hold on to something, or at least try

    15:23 (IST)

    EXPLAINED: Weather permitting, what are the match possibilities and scenarios in Southampton

    15:11 (IST)

    Southampton Weather Today Live Update, WTC Final, India vs New Zealand: The forecast is for rain for the next hour or so and that is now killing into the time of getting a result from the match. What are the possiblities? Here's an explainer. Click here

    15:08 (IST)

    And there we have it. The first session has been delayed and from what we can gather from the social media feed of journalists and others at the ground, the weather turned gloomy. Sky is grey and we may as well be looking at the first session washout here  

    14:55 (IST)

    Southampton Weather Today Live Update, WTC Final, India vs New Zealand: Here we go again

    14:42 (IST)

    Southampton Weather Today Live Update, WTC Final, India vs New Zealand: Light Drizzle at the ground, the hover cover is on 

    14:37 (IST)

    Out of the two, the Kiwis have a more realistic chance of winning this. They trail by just over hundred. So if they manage to score quickly here, take a lead of around 200, then they could give themselves a chance of bowling India out on Day 6. India on the other hand, need the New Zealand side to collapse. Hope for a lead around 50, bat themselves to a position where they can’t lose and then try and bowl the Kiwis out on Wednesday. Now being an optimist, we still feel a result is possible, especially in such conditions where a collapse is always around the corner. Stay tuned for further updates.

    14:09 (IST)

    Southampton Weather Today Live Update, WTC Final, India vs New Zealand: On-time start it is then 

    14:06 (IST)

    Well, for those who feel, there’s not a lot left to play for in this game, it’s a certain draw and aren’t looking forward to the remaining two days. Let me tell you, there are just under 200 overs more to be bowled and there’s a chance of one team squeezing out a result. Yes, a draw is the most likeliest result but you just never know.

    13:17 (IST)

    Southampton Weather Today Live Update, WTC Final, India vs New Zealand: The update we all have been waiting for. The official Dinesh Karthik weather update. No rain all day, he reports

    11:58 (IST)

    Southampton Weather Today Live Update, WTC Final, India vs New Zealand: AS we draw closer to the game, the forecast is for some showers before scheduled start of play, but that about it for rain for the day. Slight breeze also that might help dry out the pitch also. 

    10:52 (IST)

    Southampton Weather Today Live Update, WTC Final, India vs New Zealand: Even though weather in Southampton seems to be changing by the minute, but the good news is, as per metoffice.gov.uk, forecast for rain is very minimal throughout the day and it is likely that may even get uninterrupted play as well on Day 5 and even on the reserve day tomorrow

    10:00 (IST)

    Ever wondered, if the World Test Championship had been held in the 1980s, which two teams would have made it to the final? West Indies would have been one for sure. Which would have been the second? England? Australia? New Zealand? Well, might tend to swerve towards the Aussies, but we may have different choices for sure!

    09:31 (IST)

    Southampton Weather Today Live Update, WTC Final, India vs New Zealand: The forecast for today and tomorrow and very much promising and we could likely get in 196 overs. Will that make a result possible for this WTC final? We will have to wait and watch. We will keep providing you latest updates. 

    09:28 (IST)

    With an outcome for the WTC looking bleak, Sunil Gavaskar has questioned ICC's decision of drwan WTC Final. "There must be a formula to pick a winner in case of a drawn World Test Championship final. ICC's cricket committee should think and then take a decision," Gavaskar said on a leading TV Channel.

    07:48 (IST)

    So two days lost then and two are left, to try and stage 3 innings, in say - 6 sessions and a bit more? The logical bet is for a draw now, but in Test cricket or cricket in particular, you can never rule out a collapse. Don't think any team would forfeit an innings in a World Test Championship final, else that also could have been a possibility, with either New Zealand or India forfeiting their first / second innings. Right. On that note, we take your leave. The forecast for Day 5 is loads better, so we should have plenty of action

    06:55 (IST)

    Southampton Weather Today Live Update, WTC Final, India vs New Zealand: What's in store for us today. Here's what the expected weather would be like. 

    06:27 (IST)

    Southampton Weather Today Live Update, WTC Final, India vs New Zealand: Here are the hourly weather predictions for the day. Some promising signs there especially in the afternoon. Fingers crossed !!!

    Southampton Weather Today Live Updates, India vs New Zealand, Day 5, June 22, Tuesday:The rains have finally subsided at Southampton as the play resumed on Day 5. Earlier in the morning, rains struck again as the play was delayed by an hour. But all looks OK now as NZ and India players make their way into the middle. India are in hot pursuit of some wickets here. They have managed to grab one this morning.

    What is in store for us on Day 5. Well, there is a spell of no rain today, unlike yesterday. But it will boil down to how much did Southampton witness overnight and how efficient can the drainage system at Southampton work. We will have more updates from England once the day breaks there.

    India vs New Zealand, Live Cricket Score, WTC Final 2021

    For the second time in four days, rain washed out an entire day without a single ball being bowled in the ICC World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand on Monday. Relentless and heavy downpour forced the day to be called off in the middle of what would have been the second session on Day 4.

    If a result isn’t possible despite the reserve day, India and New Zealand will be declared joint winners. An absorbing day of high-quality cricket on Sunday, cut short by bad light despite the use of the Hampshire Bowl’s floodlights, ended with New Zealand 101-2 in reply to India’s first innings 217 — a deficit of 116 runs.

    New Zealand’s Kyle Jamieson took an impressive 5-31 in 22 overs — the towering paceman’s fifth five-wicket haul in just eight career Tests. Blackcaps opener Devon Conway fell for 54 two balls before the close.

    It was his third score of over fifty in just five Test innings following the 29-year-old South Africa-born left-hander’s stunning 200 on his debut against England at Lord’s this month. India, as New Zealand had done after winning the toss, bowled well in helpful conditions with fast bowler Ishant Sharma having figures of 1-19 in 12 overs at Sunday’s close and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin 1-20 in 12.

    This match, the culmination of the inaugural World Test Championship that has spanned two years of series between the leading Test nations, is worth $1.6 million to the winners and $800,000 to the runners-up.

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