The Indian team finally got the breakthrough on the ongoing sixth day of the ICC World Test Championship final in Southampton as Ravichandran Ashwin made the incision. Tom Latham lost his wicket for a single-figure score after adding 33 for the opening wicket with Devon Conway. Rishabh Pant did not make a mistake behind the stumps, completing the stumping comfortably.
The dismissal occurred in the 14th over of the innings when Ravichandran Ashwin came into bowl his third over. Tom Latham came down the track and wanted to hoick it over his leg side. However, the southpaw missed it completely, resulting in Rishabh Pant completing the stumping with ease. India needed that wicket after setting New Zealand 139 to win.
Earlier, New Zealand delivered an outstanding bowling performance in the climax of the ICC World Test Championship final in at the Ageas Bowl. India, who ended the fifth day at 64-2 and with a 32-run lead, could add only 107 runs to the total as Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara perished early. Rishabh Pant top-scored with 36 and unlike the Black Caps’ tailenders, India’s could not survive enough to add more runs.