We’ve come to the final leg of the WTC Final 2021. After three days of intense cricketing action, let’s take a look at IND VS NZ Day 4 weather forecast and the day 3 highlights. A significant part of the final has been washed out, courtesy England rains. However, much to the relief of fans, both the teams did play the major part of Day 3 and it was New Zealand that seems to have taken the edge, not by a lot though.


The Indian side found itself a few figurative inches ahead of Kiwis by the end of the second day of the ICC World Test Championship final. Losing the toss, Virat Kohli sent openers Shubman Gill & Rohit Sharma on the crease who fulfilled their job as openers and gave India a decent start. A few wickets fell in quick succession though and India ended the day’s play at 146/3.

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With a decent and stable start in its two, the Indian side made a mess of the game and in no time, got bundled at a score that increasingly felt at least 50 runs short of a competitive first inning total. Resuming the game at 146/3, the Kiwis made a grand come back in the span of three overs.

Day 3 Highlights

It was Kyle Jamieson who sent captain Kohli who was playing at 44. The pacer trapped the skipper with a fullish delivery and the ball hit the pad without any suspicion. But Kohli did take a DRS which was to no avail as all three parameters of DRS showed reds.

Jamieson was spitting fire and within no time, enticed young wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant to drive the ball and deposit it in the safe hands of Tom Latham. Pant looked to be on his defensive best, having played 20 balls and scoring only 4 off them. But it was Jamieson that did him in.

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All eyes were on Rahane who continued with his overnight score of 29. The overcast sky and gusty weather challenged the experienced batsman, but he continued his stride and found some good boundaries every few overs. However, he missed his half century by just 1 run and was sent back by Neil Wagner’s short ball.

Ravichandran Ashwin too tried to steady the Indian boat and did form a 23-run partnership with all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. But his 22 off 27 stand came to an end due to his overambitious shot that sent the ball to Tom Latham.

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India bundled at 217, Jamieson Spits Fire

Ishant Sharma & Jasprit Bumrah were dismissed on successive deliveries and India was left reeling at 213/9. Jadeja, who was expected to add batting depth into the team was also dismissed on 22 and Indian side was bundled at 217.

Openers Tom Latham & Devon Conway made their innings look like it was being played on a different surface altogether. Cautiously and smartly, the openers added 70 runs. Even fortuned favoured the brave openers as few times ball flew past the in-fielders without being caught.

After being tested thoroughly, India found the first dismissal in the 35th over in the form of Tom Latham. Tom Latham extended his arms on an Ashwin delivery and it was Kohli that took a marvelous Kohli-esque catch.

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New Zealand Looks Strong Before Stumps

While Jadeja & Shami were bowling decently, and Ishant Sharma was using pace to his advantage, Jasprit Bumrah seemed to be having an off-day. As dark clouds loomed over the Rose Bowl, finally Ishant Sharma struck gold. The day ended at Kiwis playing on 101/2.

IND VS NZ Day 4 Weather Forecast

Much to the frustration of cricket fans across the world, the day 4 of the ICC WTC Final 2021 is also forecasted to be washed out for the most part, if not completely. According to Accuweather, the weather on Day 4 will also not be cricket friendly and dark clouds will be dominating the Southampton sky with rains forecasted to wash out the first few sessions.