Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara guided India to 64/2 at stumps on day five of the World Test Championship (WTC) final on Tuesday.

India, which leads by 32 runs, lost openers, Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma. Rohit was pinned lbw playing no stroke towards the fag end of the day. Tim Southee got both the wickets.

Earlier, New Zealand was all out for 249, grabbing a 32-run first-innings lead against India.

Skipper Kane Williamson compiled a patient 49, while Tim Southee (30) and Kyle Jamieson (21) played cameos to push New Zealand past India’s first innings total of 217.

Mohammed Shami led India’s fightback with the ball claiming 4-76.


India vs New Zealand WTC Final Test, Day 5: IND 64/2 at stumps; Kohli, Pujara extend lead to 32

The one-off contest has already lost two full days to rain on England’s south coast, diminishing hopes of a result.

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