Twitter Upset As Persistent Rain Ruins Another Exciting Day Of The ICC WTC Final

Twitter Upset As Persistent Rain Ruins Another Exciting Day Of The ICC WTC Final

(Credits: Twitter)

As largely expected, day four of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final in Southampton turned out to be no different than day one. Persistent rains had already washed out the first session of day four as the fans expected another thrilling state of affairs for the ultimate prize of Test cricket. Predictably, fans on Twitter lashed out for choosing England as the venue for the WTC decider where persistent showers were already an issue.

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While New Zealand had nudged slightly ahead by the close of day three, India had a lot to fight for to win the ultimate prize in Test cricket. Devon Conway and Tom Latham shared a 70-run opening stand, negotiating India’s formidable pace and spin attack after Kyle Jamieson’s fifer bundled out India for 217. The Kiwis finished with 101-2 on day three, with Kane Williamson on 12 and Ross Taylor yet to score.

Kyle Jamieson
Kyle Jamieson. (Credits: Twitter)

India’s pace spearhead Ishant Sharma dismissed half-centurion Devon Conway late in the day to give his side some hope of making a comeback. But with New Zealand’s two most experienced batsmen at the crease and with 116 runs still to go, albeit on a challenging surface, the Kiwis held the honours. Even though India could not get enough wickets, they created chances; however, they were unlucky as a lot of balls did not land on the fielders’ hands. Ravichandran Ashwin, who dismissed Tom Latham, turned out to be their most economical bowler. But with the Indian pacers finding more movement at the end of day three, they could have made lives more difficult for the Black Caps on the subsequent day.

Twitter Upset As Persistent Rain Ruins Another Exciting Day Of The ICC WTC Final
Ishant Sharma. (Credits: Twitter)

Here’s how Twitter reacted to day four of the ICC WTC final: