WTC Final, Day 2: India 146/3 at stumps against NZ

Southampton, Jun 19 (UNI) India ended the intriguing second day on 146 for 3 against New Zealand in the final of the World Test Championship,

Virat Kohli (44) and Ajinkya Rahane (29*) were unbeaten at the crease when play was stopped on Day 2 due to bad light. They have added 58 runs for the unbroken fourth-wicket stand.


Resuming the evening session from 120 for 3, Kohli and Rahane survived a testing six-over spell and added nine further runs before the weather closed in for a third and final time.

India had added only 51 runs in the second session and lost the wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara (8 off 54). Pujara was dismissed by an inswinger from Trent Boult.

Earlier in the first session, Rohit Sharma (34 off 68 balls) and Shubman Gill (28 off 64 balls) gave India a fine start and added 62 for the opening stand before Kyle Jamieson and Neil Wagner got rid of them in quick succession.

Brief Scores: India 1st Innings 146 for 3 in 64.4 overs (Virat Kohli 44 batting, Ajinkya Rahane 29 batting, Rohit Sharma 34, Trent Boult 1/32, Kyle Jamieson 1/14, Neil Wagner 1/28) vs New Zealand.

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