Even Day Means All Results Possible On Decisive Day 6

Win. Lose. Draw. Tie.

Uncertainty is the essence of test cricket, and well, these are the four results which are still possible for both teams in the final of the World Test Championship.

This comes after a scintillating fifth day between India and New Zealand in Southampton.

Leading by 32, India finished on 64-2, meaning the Test will use the sixth reserve day put in place to make up time.

New Zealand managed to force a first-innings lead of just 32 after some pinch hitting from the tail, saw them turn overnight 101-2 into 249 all out.

Up against potent, probing bowling from India, captain Kane Williamson scored a stubborn 49 from 177 balls, while Kyle Jamieson and Tim Southee added useful runs with the tail with  21 and 30 respectively.

India started their reply, but Southee spoiled the party by trapping Shubman Gill lbw for eight. Showing outstanding skill and patience, Southee later claimed his opening partner Rohit Sharma LBW in the same manner just before the close of play for 30.

Both teams can still win. Quick wickets tomorrow and New Zealand will fancy themselves. A quick fire 50 from Kohli and Pant followed by a declaration, then the pressure will be firmly on the Kiwis.

Thankfully, the forecast is set fair, but if there is no winner, the title will be shared jointly.


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