On the first day of the World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand, rain spoiled the fun of the fans. (AFP)
Rain disturbed the first day of the final of the World Test Championship (WTC Final). This is not the first time that rain has come in the matches of India and New Zealand. In the World Cup-2019, it happened not once, but twice that in that ICC tournament, rain spoiled the fun of the fans in the match between these two teams.
New Delhi. On the first day of the World Test Championship Final (WTC Final) between India and New Zealand, rain spoiled the fun of the fans. Due to rain in this match being played in Southampton, the toss could not be done on time. Due to this many Indian fans also remembered the World Cup-2019. The association of rain and India-New Zealand match is old. Even in the World Cup, the matches of these two teams were affected by rain. One of these was also the World Cup semi-final, which was completed in two days.
Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson were captaining their respective teams in the World Cup-2019, just like they are handling in the World Test Championship. It happened not once, twice that rain disturbed the match between India and New Zealand in that ICC tournament.
The league match of the World Cup-2019 between India and New Zealand was also abandoned due to rain. Two years ago on June 13, it rained heavily before the league match to be played in Nottingham. Due to this the match had to be canceled without any ball being bowled. This was the 18th league match of the World Cup. Then the umpire and match officials tried but the conditions were not conducive to start the match. For this reason the match had to be cancelled. Due to this both the teams had to be satisfied with 1-1 points.
Also read, Virat Kohli has lost five consecutive ICC tournaments, don’t hit sixer nowThe rain also disturbed the semi-final match of the World Cup-2019. New Zealand had scored 211 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 46.1 overs when it started raining. This match was played on 9 July. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and decided to bat first. In the 47th side of the innings of the New Zealand team, rain knocked and the match was stopped. After this the match was played on Reserve Day in Manchester itself. New Zealand scored 239 for 8 in 50 overs, after which the Indian team was all out for 221 runs. The team led by Virat Kohli had to face defeat by 18 runs and the dream of winning the World Cup was also shattered.