The Kiwi players were indulged in fun activities to kill the boredom after the rain delayed the start of the fourth day’s play in the ongoing World Test Championship (WTC) final at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
The Southampton weather once again played a spoilsport in the summit clash between India and New Zealand as drizzling continued.
Sharing the news, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took to its official Twitter handle and wrote, “It continues to drizzle and we have to state the obvious. The start of play on Day 4 has been delayed. #WTC21.”
Meanwhile, Kane Williamson’s men were seen playing table tennis to kill their time.
The Black Caps shared a picture on the micro-blogging platform in which pacer Kyle Jamieson can be seen playing table tennis.
Captioning the post, Blacks Caps wrote, “Wet weather has returned to the Hampshire Bowl so it’s table tennis for now.”
On Day 3, Kiwis performed exceedingly well with both bat and ball. The New Zealand bowlers bowled out Kohli & Co. for a paltry score of 217 runs before Tom Latham and Devon Conway established a 70-run opening stand to put India on the backfoot.
At the end of the third day’s play, New Zealand were 101/2 with Kane Williamson (12*) and Ross Taylor (0*) at the crease.