How many overs left: While New Zealand are comfortably ahead in the match, an extraordinary bowling effort could put India in front.
During the sixth day of the ongoing final match of the ICC World Test Championship between India and New Zealand in Southampton, New Zealand have bundled out India for 170 in 73 overs.
India, who were 130/5 after the first session, lost their remaining five wickets for 40 runs in the afternoon session. Giving the impression of going for quick runs post lunch, India lost wickets pretty quickly to get all out for the second time in the match.
Coming in to bat at No. 6 in the 38th over, India wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant top-scored for his team with an entertaining 41 (88) comprising of four fours at the Ageas Bowl.
With bowling figures of 19-4-48-4, New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee was the pick of their bowlers as he cleaned up the Indian tail after dismissing the opening batsmen last night. Other than Southee, Trent Boult and Kyle Jamieson picked three and two wickets respectively.
Neil Wagner, who picked the solitary wicket of Ravindra Jadeja (16), bowled a brutal and awe-inspiring spell of short bowling to pick the first wicket in the second session.
How many overs left in IND vs NZ WTC Final 2021?
The spectacular effort of New Zealand’s bowling unit means that their batsmen need 139 runs in 53 overs at 2.62 runs per over to win the inaugural World Test Championship. It is worth mentioning that almost one and a half session is left in the match and that weather is unlikely to play spoilsport in the remainder of the day.
How many overs after tea in Test match?
In an ideal world, 30 overs are expected to be bowled in a Test match session. Three sessions of 30 overs each amount to 90 overs in a day. Having said that, calculation of overs on most occasions isn’t easy as the aforementioned calculation due to numerous factors which affect the same.
ALSO READ: Will it rain in Southampton today?
In the general run of things, the first session of a day mostly comprises of around 25-30 overs especially when fast bowlers are bowling. The remaining overs of the first session are then compensated in the second and third session – most of the times in the third session as an additional half an hour is used to complete the mandatory quota of overs.
As far as this match is concerned, the last session will begin at 08:30 PM (IST). In addition to the two-hour time period of a session, additional 30 minutes will witness play continuing till 11:00 PM (IST).
UPDATE: With India bowling only eight overs before tea, there is a possibility of play going past the 11 PM (IST) mark to accommodate the remaining 45 overs on Day 6.
Twitter reactions on WTC Final 2021:
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) June 23, 2021
New Zealand require 139 runs in 53 overs to become the World Test Champions. India, 10 wickets… what a day pic.twitter.com/j1ZfpTt7C7
— Ali Martin (@Cricket_Ali) June 23, 2021
Shambolic batting display by India today despite a fairly sunny day. NZ’s 32 runs first innings lead which didn’t look too significant, has come back to bite badly
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) June 23, 2021
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) June 23, 2021
For more cricket-related news, click here.