The Indian team received their second breakthrough after another promising partnership in the ongoing ICC World Test Championship in the final against New Zealand in Southampton. Ishant Sharma got the wicket of Devon Conway, who scored a pristine half-century. The southpaw added 31 from 88 deliveries with Kane Williamson and stitched a 70-run opening stand with Tom Latham.
The dismissal occurred in the fourth ball of the 49th over as Devon Conway played a flick shot. However, the ball connected on the outer half of Conway’s bat, chipping to mid-on. Mohammed Shami, stationed there, had to move there quickly and took the catch reasonably comfortably. Conway’s innings lasted 153 balls as he scored 54, with six boundaries. India got the wicket late in the day before bad light forced an early close again.
Earlier, Black Caps seamer Kyle Jamieson starred with a five-wicket haul as India managed a little underwhelming total of 217. Jamieson got crucial scalps of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant and two tailenders in Jasprit Bumrah and Ishant Sharma. Virat Kohli was at the crease when India ended day two on 146-3; however, he was the first one to go today morning, departing without adding to his 44. Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane was the top scorer with 49. Sadly, none of the Indian batsmen reached 50.