New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee was one of the most tormenting players for team India on Day 5 of the ICC WTC final as his exploits with the bat and ball have put New Zealand in a commanding position in the match. First up, Southee portrayed his exploits with the bat as he walked in to bat when the Kiwi innings was going downhill.
However, Southee played a gritty knock and was the last man to be dismissed a 32-run lead against the Indian Cricket Team in the first innings. Southee ended up being the second-highest scorer for the Kiwis in their first innings after captain Kane Williamson as he went on to score 30 runs in just 46 balls which included a boundary and two gigantic sixes.
Tim Southee Hits A Fan With His Humongous Six
Out of the couple of sixes that Southee smashed, one didn’t land very safely for a fan who was enjoying the game in the stands in Southampton. On the very first delivery of the 100th over, Tim Southee smashed a huge six towards the deep mid-wicket boundary and unfortunately, it hit the fan in the stands and he started bleeding.
On the very next delivery, Jadeja dismissed Southee as the latter was unlucky when the ball hit his pads and went on to dislodge the bails. New Zealand ended up with a 32-run lead going into the third innings of the WTC final.
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Southee Ran Riots With The Ball
As team India walked into bat, Tim Southee once again proved to be a massive hurdle for them. First up, he picked the wicket of Shubman Gill as he caught him LBW in the 11th over of the third innings. Right when team India thought of ending the day on a high, Southee gave another massive blow in the form of Rohit Sharma, who misjudged the line of his delivery and was caught plumb.
The Indian Cricket Team now leads the Kiwis by just 32 runs and with only 8 wickets in hand. If the BlackCaps manage to dismiss the Indian batting lineup in the first session and a half, they have a real chance of winning the game and lifting the inaugural WTC final trophy. India, on the other hand, can now only hope of a draw and think of batting deep on the WTC final reserve day.