Southampton Weather: In the final match of the World Test Championship (WTC) between India and New Zealand, rain and bad light spoiled the fun of the match almost daily. Both the teams are desperate to make their name in history by winning the championship, which is being held for the first time in the world. More than 70 percent of the match was spoiled due to rain, the result is pointing towards a draw. Even after a lot of game wasted, fans are hopeful that it will not rain for the next two days. If this happens then the chances of getting the result of the match will also increase. Let’s take a look at what the weather is likely to be like on the fifth day of the WTC Finals.
According to the Meteorological Department, there will be a cloudy sky in Southampton on Tuesday, with the possibility of light rain in between. However, the rain situation will not be like it was on Monday. The weather forecast for today and tomorrow (Wednesday) is looking very promising and in such a situation, the spectators can see 196 overs of play in the last two days of the match (including reserve days). If this happens, then there is a high probability that the result of the match will be out.
Let us tell you that four days’ play has been done so far, in which only 141.1 overs have been played. A reserve day has also been set for the match, but so far more than two days’ play has been affected by rain and poor light. Talking about the match, Team India scored 217 runs in the first innings. Kyle Jasmine played a key role in restricting India to such a low run score and took the highest number of wickets (five wickets) for the team. In response to India’s score, New Zealand has scored 101 for 2 wickets in the first innings. Captain Kane Williamson is playing on 12 runs, while Ross Taylor is present at the crease without opening an account. New Zealand is still 116 runs behind, with eight wickets left in their account. R Ashwin and Ishant Sharma have taken one wicket each for Team India.