The final match of the ICC World Test Championship between India and New Zealand is taking place in Southampton. On the sixth day of the Test, India were all out after scoring just 170 in the second innings. New Zealand needed 139 to win the WTC title. Team India skipper Virat Kohli showed nothing special in the second innings and fell to Kyle Jamison for the second consecutive time. Meanwhile, former Indian batsmen Sunil Gavaskar and Nasser Hussain have commented on how Kohli failed to understand Jamieson’s deliveries and lost the wicket.
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Commenting on Virat Kohli’s commentary on the wicket, Gavaskar said: ‘His back foot did not move and he was forced to play such a shot’. Yes, former England captain Nasser Hussain said Virat had repeated the mistake of the 2014 England tour. He said, ‘This year may not be like 2018 but it will be 2014. The same line that Anderson harassed him in 2014. Jameson scored 44 in the first innings, while Virat managed only 13 in the second innings. The Indian captain did not look comfortably against Jamieson.
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The start of the reserve day was very good for New Zealand and Jamieson sent Kohli and Pujara to the bargaining pavilion. Virat fell to Kyle Jamison in both innings of the WTC final. Kohli was able to score only 13 runs in the second innings as he faced 29 balls. At the same time, Test specialist batsman Pujara was playing just 15 runs. After this, Ajinkya Rahane, who was trying to set up in the crease, failed to comprehend Trent Boult’s delivery and returned to the pavilion by catching Watling with 15 runs. Jadeja (16) and Ravichandran Ashwin (7) did nothing special with the bat and the entire Indian team was reduced to just 170 runs. New Zealand’s Tim Southee took three wickets and Jamieson took two.