Veteran India wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik, who is currently in Southampton as a part of the commentary panel for the finale of inaugural World Test Championship, has provided another weather update from the Ageas Bowl before the start of the third day’s play.
While Day 1 was washed out due to rain, second day was affected by the bad light after 64.4 overs.
Ahead of Day 3, Karthik recently took to his official Twitter handle and informed that there is no rain in Southampton at the moment but the conditions are still cloudy.
The 36-year-old posted a picture of the stadium and wrote a small note on it that reads, “Another 3.5 hours to go for play to start, so let’s not worry too much guys. For now it’s cloudy. But the good part is, there is not rain atm (at the moment).”
Though the International Cricket Council (ICC) has kept June 23 as the reserve day for the all-important finale between India and New Zealand, if the game still ends in a draw, both sides would be declared as the joint winners.
Notably, at the end of the second day’s play, India were 146/3 with Virat Kohli (44*) and Ajinkya Rahane (29*) on the crease.
Both the players also stitched a crucial partnership of 58 runs before the play was called off due to bad weather conditions.