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IND vs NZ WTC final DAY 4: Play called off without a ball being bowled

The inaugural World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand is heading towards a disappointing draw with fourth day's play being washed out due to rain.

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Umpires are out for inspection at The Ageas Bowl, Southampton. Photo: @ICC

For the second time in the one-off clash, a whole day has been lost after no play was possible also on the opening day. Photo: @ICC

The inaugural World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand is heading towards a disappointing draw with fourth day's play being washed out due to rain.

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For the second time in the one-off clash, a whole day has been lost after no play was possible also on the opening day.

With the weather not improving since morning at the Hampshire Bowl, the umpires took the call almost four hours and 30 minutes after the schedule start time of 10.30 am local time (3 pm).

"Day four of the #WTC21 Final has been abandoned due to persistent rain Thunder cloud and rain," read an ICC update.

The fans who were patiently waiting for the play to start had to leave disappointed.

"We thank our fans who turned up and kept the tempo high. See you again, tomorrow," the BCCI added.


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7:19 PM

IND vs NZ WTC final: Southampton weather live updates

 The rain has intensified and it looks very gloomy.
7:01 PM

IND vs NZ WTC final: Southampton weather live updates

It's drizzling in Southampton and no hope game this season at all. The forecast came good.
6:03 PM

IND vs NZ WTC final: Southampton weather live updates

The rain has died down a bit. But the bad forecast and long period of incessant rain keeping start of Day 4 at bay. 
5:07 PM

IND vs NZ WTC final: Southampton weather live updates

The super-soppers are in work, and the rain is as light as it's been in a long time. But it hasn't completely stopped, so there's no chance of play anytime soon.
5:04 PM

IND vs NZ WTC final: Southampton weather live updates

It is stopped raining and getting brighter.
4:19 PM

IND vs NZ WTC final: Southampton weather live updates

It is raining at Southampton and waiting game continues.
3:15 PM

IND vs NZ WTC final live updates: Covers are still on

2:52 PM

IND vs NZ WTC final: Southampton weather live updates

2:16 PM

IND vs NZ WTC final: Southampton weather live updates

The forecast is not encouraging at all. If we can get some game today, it would be very surprising.

2:13 PM

IND vs NZ WTC final live updates: Southampton weather

2:09 PM

IND vs NZ WTC final live updates

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Day 4 of India vs New Zealand WTC final at The Hampshire Bowl, Southampton today. 

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First Published: Jun 21 2021 | 2:07 PM IST

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