India vs New Zealand Highlights, WTC Final, Day 3: NZ reach 101/2 at Stumps, trail India by 116 runs

  • India vs New Zealand, WTC Final Test Highlights, Day 3: New Zealand dismissed India for 217 runs with Kyle Jamieson picking up five wickets. New Zealand managed to score 101/2 at the end of day 3's play with Conway scoring a fifty.
India's Ishant Sharma bowls a delivery during the third day of the World Test Championship final cricket match.
India's Ishant Sharma bowls a delivery during the third day of the World Test Championship final cricket match.(AP)
Updated on Jun 20, 2021 11:12 PM IST
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WTC Final India vs New Zealand Highlights, Day 3: New Zealand reached 101/2 at Stumps as they trailed India by 116 runs. Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor are at the crease. Devon Conway scored a fifty before being dismissed by Ishant Sharma just before Stumps. Ravichandran Ashwin broke the 70-run opening stand by dismissing Tom Latham in the final session in Southampton. New Zealand dismissed Team India for 217 runs on Day 3.

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  • Jun 20, 2021 11:04 PM IST


    Bad light has forced the end of day's play. Only a few minutes were left foe Day to end but bad light forced the umpires to call Stumps early. New Zealand on 101/2 and trail India by 116 runs.

  • Jun 20, 2021 10:55 PM IST


    Ishant Sharma has removed Conway. He has removed the dangerman. Conw3ay tried to flick it but gave an easy catch to Shami. Conway departs after scoring 54. NZ 101/2

  • Jun 20, 2021 10:43 PM IST

    Outswing by Bumrah

    Bumrah is outswinging the ball and it just missed Williamson's edge.

  • Jun 20, 2021 10:37 PM IST

    Jadeja comes into the attack

    Jadeja is into the attack now. Indian hopes are on him to trouble Conway, who has looked solid in the middle so far.

  • Jun 20, 2021 10:22 PM IST

    Conway nearing fifty

    Conway is nearing his fifty. He had an amazing debut series against England and he has continued his impressive display against India in the all-important WTC final also.

  • Jun 20, 2021 10:15 PM IST

    Outfield still slippery

    Bumrah slips while trying to stop a boundary. The outfield is a little wet and slippery

  • Jun 20, 2021 10:13 PM IST

    Spinners to the rescue again

    On a pitch that was talked about as a pacers paradise, it was Ashwin that provided the breakthrough for India.

  • Jun 20, 2021 10:08 PM IST

    India would need another wicket

    If India are able to pick up another wicket before the end of day's play, then they will confident when they come out to play tomorrow.

  • Jun 20, 2021 10:03 PM IST

    Overcast conditions

    Black clouds are hovering over Ageas Bowl. Will today be also be affected by bad light or are we going to have full day's play?

  • Jun 20, 2021 09:52 PM IST

    Ashwin strikes

    OUT! India have their first wicket and it's not a Bumrah, Shami or Ishant. It's the off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. Nicely flighted delivery, Latham was looking a bit itchy, he went for the drive without getting to pitch of the ball and scooped it to the cover, where India captain Virat Kohli took a sharp catch.

  • Jun 20, 2021 09:45 PM IST

    Drinks break, NZ 70/0

    Another over from Mohammed Shami in which put in all his heart and soul but perhaps little planning. He is still bowling those hard lengths, which may look pretty but have less chance of getting the batsman out on a wicket like this.

  • Jun 20, 2021 09:39 PM IST

    Conway flashes

    FOUR! Once again the fielders were interested. But this time Conway played in the air intentionally. Ashwin won't mind this, he tossed it up nicely and the left-hander is prepared to take him on.

  • Jun 20, 2021 09:36 PM IST

    Latham being impatient

    FOUR! But the Indian fielders have their hands on their heads. And rightly so, it was uppish and could have landed in the hands of the slip cordon on another day but it wasn't to be.

  • Jun 20, 2021 09:31 PM IST

    New Zealand 60/0

    End of another probing over from Ashwin. Latham did try to use his feet on a couple of occasion but didn't find success. In fact, he almost got stumped after he was beaten in the air by the India offie.

  • Jun 20, 2021 09:28 PM IST

    Shami looking dangerous

    Shami is bowling well and is the only one troubling the batsmen. But can he pick up a wicket?

  • Jun 20, 2021 09:25 PM IST

    Ashwin into the attack

    The ball is not turning much despite rough patches near the crease. Ashwin is bowling at a strict line to both openers. When will Jadeja be introduced into the attack?

  • Jun 20, 2021 09:18 PM IST

    NZ reach 50

    New Zealand openers have taken their score past 50 with Conway on 28 and Latham batting on 26.

  • Jun 20, 2021 09:10 PM IST

    Search for wickets continues

    The Indian bowlers are still searching for the first wicket as Conway and Latham continue to frustrate them. NZ 44/0

  • Jun 20, 2021 08:59 PM IST

    NZ nearing 50

    New Zealand openers have provided a great start to their team as they are approaching fifty mark.

  • Jun 20, 2021 08:54 PM IST


    Latham placed the ball between slips and Gully and ball travelled to the boundary. NZ 43/0

  • Jun 20, 2021 08:50 PM IST

    Ishant starts proceedings

    Ishant Sharma is bowling the first over of the post-Tea session.

  • Jun 20, 2021 08:30 PM IST


    Umpires have called for Tea with New Zealand on 36/0. Latham is batting on 17 and Conway is on 18.

  • Jun 20, 2021 08:18 PM IST

    First chance for India

    There was extra bounce off the pitch for Shami and it surprised Latham. It hit shoulder of the bat but it was above Rahane at Gully.

  • Jun 20, 2021 08:12 PM IST

    Almost reaches the boundary

    Conway hit a backfoot square drive which almost travelled the ropes. NZ batters take three runs.

  • Jun 20, 2021 08:09 PM IST

    No spin from pitch

    It hasn't turned much in the balls that Ashwin has bowled so far. Interesting to see how the pitch unfolds. NZ 24/0

  • Jun 20, 2021 08:02 PM IST

    Ashwin into the attack

    R Ashwin is into the attack. First time spin will be there in the WTC final.

  • Jun 20, 2021 07:52 PM IST

    India need a breakthrough

    The Indian team needs to pick up a wicket as both these batsmen have the ability to score big on this wicket.

  • Jun 20, 2021 07:41 PM IST

    Batsmen are back on the field

    Latham and Conway have come on the field after rain stopped in Southampton. Play about to resume.

  • Jun 20, 2021 07:39 PM IST

    Batsmen have gone off

    It is not an outpour in Southampton but the players are going off the pitch as covers are coming on.

  • Jun 20, 2021 07:37 PM IST

    It is pouring in Southampton

    It is in raining at the Ageas Bowl and looks like a matter of time before the umpires call for a halt to play.

  • Jun 20, 2021 07:34 PM IST

    Shami into the attack

    Mohammed Shami has come into the attack for India. He is the key for the Indians due to his swinging ability and his skid off the pitch.

  • Jun 20, 2021 07:24 PM IST


    Devon Conway has smashed a four off Bumrah. He has driven Bumrah for a four.

  • Jun 20, 2021 07:21 PM IST

    Cautious approach from NZ openers

    India need to pick-up some early wickets in order to grab the advantage in the Test match. Conway and Latham are playing cautiously.

  • Jun 20, 2021 07:06 PM IST


    Over-pitched from Jasprit Bumrah and Tom Latham has driven him for a four.

  • Jun 20, 2021 07:04 PM IST

    Just misses the stumps

    Jasprit Bumrah is pitching at great lengths and it is swinging perfectly for the bowler. He has to get the batsman to play the deliveries.

  • Jun 20, 2021 07:00 PM IST

    Runs for NZ

    New Zealand have scored three runs in the first 2 overs.

  • Jun 20, 2021 06:50 PM IST

    There is swing

    There is swing for Ishant Sharma and it has prompted a field change on the leg side.

  • Jun 20, 2021 06:50 PM IST

    Second innings begins

    NZ openers are on the crease and Ishant Sharma is bowling the first over.

  • Jun 20, 2021 06:38 PM IST

    Jadeja is gone

    India are all out for 217 runs. Jadeja was the last wicket to fall. It was an incredible performance by the NZ bowlers on Day 3 as they picked up 7 wickets for 73 runs. Indian batsmen will be disappointed.

  • Jun 20, 2021 06:30 PM IST

    Jamieson on a hattrick

    Jamieson was on hattrick after removing Bumrah with a yorker. Shami walked in and dispatched his first delivery for a four. Smiles for Jamieson.

  • Jun 20, 2021 06:27 PM IST

    8th wicket down

    Ishant Sharma departs to the pavillion after scoring 4 runs. Kyle Jamieson gets his fourth scalp of the innings. India 213/8

  • Jun 20, 2021 06:22 PM IST

    Run for Ishant

    Ishant Sharma is shuffling across the stumps against Boult and has taken a single off the fifth ball.

  • Jun 20, 2021 06:16 PM IST

    Jamieson with first over

    Kyle Jamieson is bowling the first over of the post-Lunch session. A lot depends on Jadeja now for India.

  • Jun 20, 2021 06:13 PM IST

    Players are walking out

    It has become a little sunny in Southampton but there is still some dark clouds seen in the background.

  • Jun 20, 2021 06:06 PM IST

    The second session about to begin

    It is only a matter of time before the resumption of play. The second session will be crucial. Can India put up some runs with Jadeja on the crease?

  • Jun 20, 2021 05:33 PM IST


    The first session of day 3 belonged to New Zealand as they picked up four wickets. India scored 65 runs in the session with Ashwin and Rahane contributing the most runs.

  • Jun 20, 2021 05:31 PM IST

    Jadeja gets two

    Jadeja has driven Boult to the covers and taken two runs.

  • Jun 20, 2021 05:24 PM IST


    It's a rarity as Tim Southee has dropped a catch at slips. Jadeja with the reprieve.

  • Jun 20, 2021 05:19 PM IST


    Tom Latham take another catch as Ashwin departs. Southee bowled full and lured Ashwin into a drive. He edged it and Latham did the rest. India 205/7

  • Jun 20, 2021 05:18 PM IST

    Great shot

    Ashwin has struck a boundary with a backfoot cover drive. Great shot by him, he is playing his shots.

  • Jun 20, 2021 05:16 PM IST

    200 up

    Ashwin and Jadeja have struck a useful partnership for India and have taken the score past 200.

  • Jun 20, 2021 05:10 PM IST

    Another four

    Ashwin went for the drive and edged it. But it went over Gully for four. He gets a double on the next ball. Useful runs for India.

  • Jun 20, 2021 05:04 PM IST


    Ashwin ends the 83th over with a boundary off Boult. India 190/6

  • Jun 20, 2021 05:02 PM IST

    Ashwin off the mark

    R Ashwin is off the mark with two consecutive doubles off Trent Boult.

  • Jun 20, 2021 04:52 PM IST

    Wagner is bowling short

    Neil Wagner has continued to bowl short. He has the same strategy against Ashwin.

  • Jun 20, 2021 04:43 PM IST

    Rahane out on 49

    NZ had a plan against Rahane. They were bowling short to him. He was lured into a half-hearted pull shot and India lose their sixth wicket. 182/6

  • Jun 20, 2021 04:35 PM IST

    Rahane on 46

    The delivery was pitched on the pads of Rahane and he dispatched it for a four.

  • Jun 20, 2021 04:29 PM IST

    Very good shot by Rahane

    Rahane is playing his shots and is nearing his fifty. He is batting on 39. India need a good innings from their vice-captain.

  • Jun 20, 2021 04:22 PM IST

    First runs for Jadeja

    Jadeja has opened his account and that too by an edge. It struck the edge of his bat and went between the slips for a four.

  • Jun 20, 2021 04:15 PM IST

    5th Wicket

    Kyle Jamieson has struck again. He has lured Pant into a drive and got an edge. Good catch by Latham in slips. India 156/5

  • Jun 20, 2021 04:13 PM IST

    First four of the day

    It is Rishabh Pant who has scored the first boundary of the day for India. He opens his account.

  • Jun 20, 2021 04:07 PM IST

    Rahane the man to save India?

    Ajinkya Rahane hasn't been the most consistent batsmen for India in Tests. But whenever India have been in trouble during foreign tours, he has generally been the one to stand up and rescue India.

  • Jun 20, 2021 03:57 PM IST

    DRS taken

    The ball has struck Pant's front foot. It swung after pitching and missed Pant's bat. But it was just kissing the stumps. With umpire calling it not out, Pant have been saved.

  • Jun 20, 2021 03:55 PM IST

    Jamieson is firing on all cylinders

    Kyle Jamieson has been the pick of the bowlers for New Zealand. He has removed two important Indian batsmen in Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. Tilted the match in NZ's favour.

  • Jun 20, 2021 03:50 PM IST

    Can Pant fire?

    Rishabh Pant's innings in the WTC final will be key for India. If he can stay at the wicket for the next 10-15 overs, then match would surely come in India's favour.

  • Jun 20, 2021 03:45 PM IST

    It's out, DRS wasted

    The ball was clearly hitting the stumps, good decision by the umpire. Kohli gone for 44 runs.

  • Jun 20, 2021 03:44 PM IST


    Virat Kohli is gone. The ball has struck is inner leg and looked set to hit the stumps. Jamieson with the wicket. But DRS has been taken

  • Jun 20, 2021 03:38 PM IST

    First runs

    Rahane has scored the first runs of the day. It is a single. Both batsmen will look to play the first session cautiously as a score over 300 could be a match-winning one in Southampton.

  • Jun 20, 2021 03:35 PM IST

    Play begins

    After finishing the 65th over, Kyle Jamieson bowls the 66th with Kohli and Rahane on the crease.

  • Jun 20, 2021 03:23 PM IST

    Players walking out

    The New Zealand players are making their out into the centre. We can expect Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane walking out soon too. It is relief after all the delays we've already had.

  • Jun 20, 2021 03:13 PM IST

    We have the revised session timings


    Session 1: 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

    Lunch break 40minutes

    Session 2: 6:10 pm to 8:25 pm (15 minutes extra)

    Tea break 20 minutes

    Session 3: 8:45 pm - 11:00 pm (15 minutes extra)

    NOTE: Play can be extended for another 30 minutes if the scheduled 98 overs are not bowled by 11:00 pm.

  • Jun 20, 2021 03:08 PM IST

    Play can be extended till 11:30

    We are still waiting for the revised session timings but the very good thing is play can be extended till 11:30 pm IST, which means, despite the 30-minute delayed start, we have enough time to get the scheduled 98 overs in, of course provided there are no further stoppages.

  • Jun 20, 2021 02:59 PM IST

    We'll have a 3:30 pm start

    Drumrolls! The official broadcasters confirm that the umpires are happy with the proceedings and we can have play sooner than expected. IT'S OFFICIAL! Play will begin at 3:30 pm IST (11:00 am local time)

  • Jun 20, 2021 02:56 PM IST

    Umpires inspecting

    The on-field umpires Richard Illingworth and Michael Gough are having a lengthy discussion with the groundstaff. The hover cover is still inside the ground, we wait for any official word on when we can start play. Sit tight folks!

  • Jun 20, 2021 02:54 PM IST

    Team India in a huddle

    Head coach Ravi Shastri is having an animated chat with the Indian cricketers in the huddle. None of them - especially Kohli and Rahane - are in their Test-match whites. The umpires have made their way out for the inspection.

  • Jun 20, 2021 02:46 PM IST

    The outfield is wet

    A prompt start looks unlikely as we are getting information that the outfield at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton is wet. And the conditions are very cold and cloudy, which makes it very difficult for the groundstaff to dry out the water quickly. We may be in for another frustrating day.

  • Jun 20, 2021 02:40 PM IST

    BCCI makes it official

    The official broadcasters also confirm that the start of Day 3 has been delayed.

  • Jun 20, 2021 02:38 PM IST

    Next inspection at 2:50 IST

    Scratch the good news part, reports are coming from Southampton that the umpires will have an official inspection at 2:50 IST, that means we surely can't be starting at 3:00 pm. But the good thing is, there is still no rain.

  • Jun 20, 2021 02:34 PM IST

    Some good news

    ESPN is reporting that the side covers are being taken off, this means, the hover cover could be next. But we have are already crossed 2:30 pm IST, not even half an hour to go for the scheduled start, which looks highly unlikely now.

  • Jun 20, 2021 02:24 PM IST

    Special day for Virat Kohli

    Virat Kohli is completing 10 years in Test match cricket today. It was on June 20, 2011 when Kohli made his Test debut at the Kingston against West Indies. What a career it has been since then. 27 hundreds already, more than 75000 runs and many believe he hasn't reached his peak in Test cricket yet.

  • Jun 20, 2021 02:18 PM IST

    No sunshine

    Sun has decided to give Ageas Bowl a miss. There is no sunlight whatsoever. The only good thing is that there is no rain but boy is it dark, cold and cloudy. Expect no change in the weather throughout the day. More swing, more movement for the seamers. The batsmen have to doubly patient and careful.

  • Jun 20, 2021 02:08 PM IST

    Indian players warming-up

    The pitch is under covers but there is no rain. The Indian players have made their way out into the centre led by captain Virat Kohli. They have just started to warm up and mind you, it is very cold out there.

  • Jun 20, 2021 01:58 PM IST

    Likely session timings on Day 3

    If there is no rain or bad light interruption then play will be begin at 3:00 pm. And these will be the session timings.

    Session 1: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Lunch break 40minutes

    Session 2: 5:40 pm to 7:55 pm (15 minutes extra)

    Tea break 20 minutes

    Session 3: 8:15 pm - 10:30 pm (15 minutes extra)

    NOTE: Play can be extended for another 30 minutes if the scheduled 98 overs are not bowled by 10:30 pm.

  • Jun 20, 2021 01:52 PM IST

    Covers on, current scenes in Southampton

    There is no rain but the pitch is covered currently.

  • Jun 20, 2021 01:47 PM IST

    250-plus good enough for India

    Indian batting coach Vikram Rathour said that a first innings score of 250-plus will put India in a fighting position. "We would like to score as many runs as possible but 250-plus will be a reasonable score in these conditions," Rathour said at the day end press conference.

  • Jun 20, 2021 01:43 PM IST

    Experts praise Indian batting

    Jamieson was not the only one singing praises of the Indian top-order. The likes of Nasser Hussain, Michael Vaughan, Sunil Gavaskar, VVS Laxman were more than happy with the show that Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, and Virat Kohli put up against the moving ball in Southampton. Pretty much the same would expected from the Indian middle-order today.

  • Jun 20, 2021 01:39 PM IST

    Jamieson in awe of Indian batting

    "It was crucial to try to get balls in reasonable areas for long periods, how we did that throughout the day after they started off well was pretty pleasing, to keep things in the balance." Jamieson said India is 'a quality line up from 1 to 11'. "There is a reason why they are one of the top teams in the world for a long period of time. For us, it was about putting the ball in the right areas and I think we were able to do that for the most part and take that confidence tomorrow," he said.

  • Jun 20, 2021 01:32 PM IST

    What about rain? Southampton weather today

    It seems like rain won't give a respite to all of us. There is again about 25% rain forecast today in Southampton towards the afternoon and evening. The last session might again be curtailed but good news is, currently there is no rain at the Ageas Bowl. It is cloudy but no rain is expected till 2 pm local time, that means we should have two sessions of cricket without any difficulty. But will we get the full 98 overs in? I won't bet my money on it. Here's the complete weather report of Southampton for Day 3

  • Jun 20, 2021 01:27 PM IST

    When will play start today?

    We have lost 33 more overs - 64.4 overs was possible among the scheduled 98 - yesterday due to bad light. The start time for Day 3 or infact the remaining days of the Test match, however, won't change at all. Play will begin at 3:00 pm IST with the third second and third session extended for 15 minutes each to make up for some of the lost time.

  • Jun 20, 2021 01:22 PM IST

    How good was Virat Kohli yesterday?

    Colin de Grandhomme bowled four maiden overs on the trot in the post-lunch session and it was mostly to Virat Kohli. The Indian captain was prepared to leave, the more Grandhomme tempt him outside off, the further Kohli went from playing a shot. In fact, for the first 50 deliveries of their innings, Pujara actually outscored Kohli. That was a testimony to the grind that Kohli was going through. He was prepared to dig deep, respect the conditions and play as few a shots as possible. For the record, Kohli left nearly 34% of his 124 deliveries. For the deliveries, he offered a shot, he was in control of them for about 90%.

  • Jun 20, 2021 01:14 PM IST

    IND vs NZ live, WTC final: Day 2 in a nutshell

    If Day 1 was all about rain, Day 2 was about riveting Test cricket powered by some disciplined batting from India with Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma at the forefront and some stunning swing bowling by New Zealand seamers especially after the first hour. But just as we were setting up for an aboslute cracker jack of a final session, bad light made the players (and also all of us) go in and out three times before finally forcing an early stumps with India at 146/3.

  • Jun 20, 2021 01:03 PM IST

    What the Rose Bowl looked like early morning

    DK, the weatherman is here

  • Jun 20, 2021 12:53 PM IST

    WTC Final India vs New Zealand Live, Day 3

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Day 3 of the World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand. After the second day finished earlier than its scheduled time due to bad light, a lot of focus would be on the weather and how it's holding up in Southampton. The forecast for Sunday is this - the day will remain overcast with showers expected, but not threatening enough to hamper play. It was raining earlier in the day at the Rose Bowl but isn't anymore. So we can assume action to resume on time.


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