IND vs NZ WTC final Day 5 highlights: India 64-2 at stumps, lead by 32 runs

With three full sessions to play and a favourable forecast announced for the reserve day on Wednesday, the sixth day will come with the possibility of a draw as well as a result

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

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Shami, who hit the good length consistently, scalped Ross Taylor (11), BJ Watling (1), Colin de Grandhomme (13) and Kyle Jamieson (21).

The (WTC) Final seems to be heading for a tight finish after both India and New Zealand battled hard on the fifth day of the rain-hit showpiece match at Hampshire Bowl, Southampton on Tuesday.

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India pacer sizzled with a four-wicket haul but could not stop New Zealand from taking a crucial 32-run lead as the Black Caps scored 249 runs after resuming at 101 for two.
 

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India, who scored 217 runs in their first innings, then ended the fifth day at 64 for two with a 32-run lead in their pocket.

(30) was watchful until he misread a straighter one from that caught him in front of the wicket towards the end of day's play. This was after Southee had already dismissed Shubhman Gill (8).

Ever-reliable (12) and skipper (8) were at the crease at stumps.

With three full sessions to play and a favourable forecast announced for the reserve day on Wednesday, the sixth day will come with the possibility of a draw as well as a result.

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India took the upper hand in the morning session by removing three batsmen but Black Caps skipper (49) and his lower-order colleagues Kyle Jamieson (21) and (30) seized the momentum with their smart batting approach.

Shami, who hit the good length consistently, scalped (11), BJ Watling (1), (13) and Kyle Jamieson (21).

and Ravichandran Ashwin shared five wickets between them while took one wicket.

New Zealand had ended the third day at 101 for two. Not a single ball was bowled on the fourth day due to inclement weather.

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 India second innings scorecard

Batsmen Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Rohit Sharma lbw b Southee 30 81 2 0
Shubman Gill lbw b Southee 8 33 0 0
Cheteshwar Pujara not out 12 55 2 0
Virat Kohli not out 8 12 0 0
Total: 64-2 in 30 Overs
Bowler Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Tim Southee 9 3 17 2
Trent Boult 8 1 20 0
Kyle Jamieson 10 4 15 0
Neil Wagner 3 0 8 0

New Zealand 1st innings scorecard

Batsmen Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Tom Latham c Kohli b Ashwin 30 104 3 0
Devon Conway c Shami b Ishant 54 153 6 0
Kane Williamson c Kohli b Ishant 49 177 6 0
Ross Taylor c Gill b Shami 11 37 2 0
Henry Nicholls c Rohit b Ishant 7 23 1 0
BJ Watling b Shami 1 3 0 0
Colin de Grandhomme lbw b Shami 13 30 1 0
Kyle Jamieson c Bumrah b Shami 21 16 0 1
Tim Southee b Jadeja 30 46 1 2
Neil Wagner c Rahane b Ashwin 0 5 0 0
Trent Boult not out 7 8 1 0
Total: 249-10 in 99.2 Overs
Bowler Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Ishant Sharma 25 9 48 3
Jasprit Bumrah 26 9 57 0
Mohammed Shami 26 8 76 4
R Ashwin 15 5 28 2
Ravindra Jadeja 7.2 2 20 1
 

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