As it happened – India vs New Zealand, WTC final, Southampton, 4th day

Working day four of the World Take a look at Championship closing, and Virat Kohli’s India need to have to enjoy a bit of capture up with Kane Williamson’s New Zealand – if the weather conditions will allow. A recap of day a few. Remain tuned for ESPNcricinfo’s dwell updates – you should refresh your page for the latest.

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Which is it for day 4 then

The story of the WTC closing (as of day four) ICC/Getty Photos

They have taken the connect with to finish it below. We now have a utmost of 196 overs to get a final result out of this usually the trophy and the award dollars will be shared. I go away you with this yarn from Nagraj Gollapudi:

Gopi walks from guiding as I stare at the vacant expanse of the moist and soggy Hampshire Bowl. We are standing at the mouth of a single of the alleyways in the bowels the Shane Warne stand. “I need to have to come to a decision whether or not to continue to be again or head again,” Gopi claims.
Gopi is from a tiny village in Madurai in southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. He is in London for a shorter length on an assignment with an IT company. His functioning hrs are synched with the US timezone and for this reason he is determined to know whether or not the fourth day of the WTC closing will get started at all or must he head again. Gopi has to get started perform at 1500 hrs British isles time (1930 IST) but reckons he can nonetheless pull it off in circumstance he leaves for London by 1600 hrs.

Monday is a very unique day in his existence: it is a 1st time Gopi has occur to a cricket floor. Soon after a perform colleague cancelled his pay a visit to, Gopi bought the ticket, a gold class a single, for one hundred fifty kilos (about INR 1.five lakhs). Gopi paid out an further 49 kilos to get his return educate ticket on Monday from London and put in an additional 10 quid for the bus journey to the floor.

Why did he want to occur to the floor when the rain had been forecast for the just about the total day? “I just hoped there would enjoy,” Gopi claims, mouth coated by the mask, but with twinkling eyes and a gold ear stud shimmering in the gloomy gentle. “It is a major day for me. I occur from a middle-course household froma village close to Madurai. In India I could hardly ever assume of purchasing a ticket and heading to a match when I was growing up. But now I bought the possibility so I took it up.”

Though at the floor Gopi went nearer to the on-web-site workforce resort to wave at some Indian players which include Rohit Sharma, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami and even noticed Virat Kohli and his household holed up in their place. Will he dissatisfied if there is no enjoy? “No. I came the floor and it is an practical experience I will not ignore. I nonetheless bought to look at some players and come to feel satisfied that I occur.”

Even if there is no enjoy on Monday Gopi claims he will be again on Wednesday when the ticket selling prices will be halved. He has by now requested his close friends to invest in him a single.

As the drizzle carries on I go away Gopi to wrestle with the crucial query: continue to be again or go?


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Moist moist moist

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