New Zealand pacers attacked with excellent swing bowling and restricted India to 217. At stumps, New Zealand was 101 for 2, trailing by 116 runs. Kyle Jamieson’s five-wicket haul and Devon Conway’s solid batting put New Zealand slightly ahead in the WTC Final.
Jamieson strikes very early, as he trapped Kohli in front of the stumps, and the umpire straightway raised his figure. Kohli went for an unsuccessful review and went back without scoring any run. New Zealand pacers bowled exceptionally well to keep India on the back foot.
Another wicket for Jamieson, this time it was Rishabh Pant who edged the ball to Tom Latham at second slip. After drinks break, Neil Wagner gave another blow, by getting out Rhanae with his bouncer. Ravi Ashwin fell at second slip, as Tim Southee changed his length slightly.
Jamieson provided a quick breakthrough after lunch, with a rising delivery outside off Ishant edged it to Ross Taylor at first slip. Two in two and a fifer for Jamieson, as he got into the blockhole of Bumrah. Trent Boult took the final wicket of Jadeja, With Walting taking a brilliant catch. Quality bowling from the Kiwis ended India’s innings for 217.
Tom Latham and Devon Conway started the innings for New Zealand. Both batted well along with good defence and scored runs. Ravi Ashwin removed Latham, with Kohli taking a sharp catch. Opener Conway reached his 50 with a solid knock. Ishant got rid of well-set Conway, who flicked the ball to mid-on. Umpires called off the day’s play early due to bad light.