WTC Final: What is Reserve Day in World Test Championship Final? All you need to know about 6th Day in IND-NZ finale- Incessant rain saw the opening day’s play in the World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand at the Ageas Bowl being called off without a ball being bowled on Friday. With rain playing a spoilsport on Day 1 of India vs New Zealand World Test Championship Final all the questions have started to pour in like what if Day 1 gets completely washed out. Well, netizens there is nothing to worry about as there is a reserve day allotted to the WTC Final in case we do not get a result till the fifth day. The match will enter Day 6 during such circumstances.
What comes a piece of sad news, rain is forecasted on all five days of the game and that’s why ICC has added a reserve day on June 23 but in case of a no-result, the Test Championship will be shared.
WTC Final: What is Reserve Day in World Test Championship Final? All you need to know about Ind vs NZ summit-clash
“The Reserve Day has been scheduled to ensure five full days of play, and it will only be used if lost playing time cannot be recovered through the normal provisions of making up lost time each day. There will be no additional day’s play if a positive result is not achieved after five full days of play and the match will be declared a draw in such a scenario,” the ICC release on the playing conditions read.
Notably, India’s last ICC meeting against New Zealand- 2019 World Cup semifinal had entered reserve day and termed as Two-Day International by leading daily Economic Times.
Given the weather report, the match is likely to enter the additional or reserve day. The one-off match between India and New Zealand marks the end of two-year-cyle of the inaugural World Test Championship. It was launched in 2019 to help the growth and development of Test cricket which was declining due to fast-paced T20 leagues around the world.
Virat Kohli-led India and Kane Williamson’s New Zealand will aim to win the inaugural WTC title when they take the field ASAP. If the match ends in a tie, then both the teams will be announced combined winners.
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