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India first innings: 217 all out (92.1 overs)
New Zealand first innings: 101/2 (49 overs)
07.30 pm: Well, inevitable. Tomorrow is the “final” day as per scheduled. But we will need that reserve day for sure and even that is not going to be enough, in all likelihood.
06.40 pm: There’s an update on the BCCI match center about 20 minutes back: “Nothing to report.” That’s where we are now. *Heavy sigh*
06.22 pm: Were the Indian pacers unlucky to not take more than two wickets on day 3 for how well they bowled?
5.20 pm: Some more weather-break reading for you...
05.15 pm: It’s officially a washout in the first session now. One down, two to go it looks like.
5.05 pm: At this point, even this reserve day would be pointless.
5.00 pm: Not them most encouraging line from AFP’s report. “In a match where rain saw the whole of Friday’s opening day washed out without a ball bowled, there was now a strong possibility another full day’s play could be abandoned completely.”
As you wait for more weather updates from Southampton, here’s some actual cricket to look back. It’s been 10 years of Virat Kohli in Test cricket, the format he loves the most. It wasn’t an easy start, but once he found his groove, there was no stopping him.
3.12 pm: The scenes from Southampton aren’t great and neither is the forecast for the rest of the day.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of day four of the ICC World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand in Southampton.