- WTC final, day five: India 217 and 64-2; New Zealand 249
- Both sides can still win but draw most likely result
Rain and bad light may have decimated the World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand but the match heads into its reserve day with a result still possible following a gripping arm-wrestle between the two sides.
By the time stumps were called on day five India had reached 64 for two in their second innings with a lead of 32 runs. Virat Kohli was unbeaten on eight, his head still ringing after being struck by a Tim Southee bouncer late on, with Cheteshwar Pujara 12 not out following an hour of typical obduracy at the crease.
Written by Ali Martin at the Ageas Bowl
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