The speculations writing ‘either rain or New Zealand’ now seem to disrupt as India are back in the contest. Now, there are parallel probabilities for two teams to share the WTC Final 2021 trophy as the deciding day, Day 6 commences in a few hours.
In the first inning, the Kohli and chaps collapsed giving their fans heartbreaks on 217. Besides another day proceeding with Black Caps stepping in the ground to chase the trail, they had a mighty start at the first hour. Kane Williamson and co lost none of the wickets but departed as Indian bowlers struck restricting the Kiwis at 135 for 5.
Consequently, New Zealand developed a minnow lead of 32 runs giving India an opportunity to successfully chase it down and amplifying further lead. At the time of writing, Kohli’s men have lost their two openers having a lead of 32 runs with 64/2 written on the scoreboard. NZ will need to work hard to be back in the game with the start of Day 6.
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WTC Final 2021: Can India turn the table?
Not only the New Zealand bowlers will be required to pull out the wickets but they will need to stop run-flow as soon as possible to trail under as they expect. Kiwis’ last inning, the deciding inning will conclude the inaugural champions of the WTC Final 2021.
Meanwhile, you can read our exclusively opined article, Will WTC final 21 ends in a draw? It is pertinent to mention here that both the captains, Williamson and Kohli, are struggling to clutch the maiden ICC title. Read more here.