WTC Final: Mohammed Shami brings India back in fight but New Zealand edge ahead by removing openers | Cricket News – Times of India

SOUTHAMPTON: Mohammed Shami‘s incisive swing bowling brought India back in the contest but New Zealand nosed ahead by removing both the openers as World Test Championship final headed towards an engrossing ‘sixth’ and final day. If Shami brought India back with four-wicket haul that helped the side dismiss New Zealand for 249, Rohit Sharma (30) … Read more

WTC Final: India take 32-run lead, lose Rohit Sharma, Shubman

The World Test Championship 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 here on Tuesday. India pacer Mohammed Shami sizzled with a four-wicket haul but could not stop New Zealand from taking a crucial 32-run lead as … Read more

WTC Final: Two people thrown out of stadium after hurling racist abuse at Ross Taylor | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The World Test Championship final in Southampton was marred by racist behavior by a few individuals in the crowd on Tuesday. It is learnt that the New Zealand team was at the receiving end of uncharitable words from the crowd while racist slurs were hurled at Ross Taylor. The security at the venue … Read more

WTC final: Disappointed to see New Zealand not playing a spinner, says Warne | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former Australia spinner Shane Warne on Saturday said that he is disappointed to see New Zealand not playing a spinner in their lineup for the ongoing World Test Championship (WTC) final against India. He also said that if India is able to make more than 275-300 runs in the first innings, then the … Read more

World Test Championship is the ‘big daddy’ of all World Cups: Ravi Shastri | Cricket News – Times of India

SOUTHAMPTON (UK): Team India head coach Ravi Shastri on Saturday labelled the World Test Championship (WTC) as the ‘big daddy’ of all World Cups. He also said that the longest format is a real challenge for a player. Shastri’s comments came ahead of the start of the WTC final against New Zealand. “It’s the ‘big … Read more

France: New Zealand thrash England in series-clinching win

New Zealand overpowered England by eight wickets in the second Test at Edgbaston on Sunday as they sealed a 1-0 series win with more than a day to spare. Set a target of just 38 after England tailender Olly Stone was out to the very first ball of the fourth day, the Blackcaps finished on … Read more

Selectors have got good back-ups for whatever side they pick for WTC final: Ross Taylor | Cricket News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Star batsman Ross Taylor feels New Zealand have shown their bench strength with an impressive performance in the second Test against England and the selectors will have plenty of back-up options when they pick the team for the World Test Championship final against India. New Zealand made as many as six changes for the … Read more

2nd Test: Henry strikes as New Zealand eye England series win | Cricket News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Matt Henry took three top-order wickets to leave New Zealand on the brink of a series-clinching win as England‘s batsmen failed miserably in the second and final Test at Edgbaston on Saturday. England, on a good batting pitch, were 122-9 in their second innings at stumps on the third day — just 37 runs … Read more

2nd Test: Conway and Young put NZ in charge against England at Edgbaston | Cricket News – Times of India

Devon Conway and Will Young scored half-centuries as New Zealand finished the second day on 229/3, 74 runs behind England’s first innings score in the second and final Test against at Edgbaston on Friday. Left-handed batsman Conway, fresh from his brilliant double hundred on debut at Lord’s in the opening test, smashed 12 boundaries for … Read more

Devon Conway, Will Young Give NZ Advantage on Second Day

Half-centuries from Will Young and Devon Conway helped put New Zealand in a commanding position on the second day of the second test at Edgbaston on Friday. At stumps, New Zealand were 229 for 3 in response to England’s 303 all out, with Ross Taylor unbeaten on 46. Young fell at the stroke of stumps … Read more