November 28, 2022
World Test Championship Final, Reserve Day: All You Need To Know | Cricket News

The World Test Championship (WTC) remaining between India and New Zealand will lengthen into the sixth day after two full days – Day 1 and Day 4 – have been washed out as a consequence of rain and different days have been affected by rain and unhealthy gentle in Southampton. The International Cricket Council (ICC) mentioned in media launch: “It has been confirmed that the Reserve Day is to be utilised at the ICC World Test Championship 2021 Final”. June 23 was provisioned as a reserve day to make up for any time misplaced on the 5 scheduled days of play.

“The decision to allocate an additional day was made prior to the start of the ICC World Test Championship, in 2018, and that was reiterated in the publication of the official playing conditions on 28 May this year,” ICC mentioned.

Play will start on Day 6 (reserve day) of the WTC remaining at 10:30 am BST (3:00 pm IST) at The Ageas Bowl and a complete of 98 overs can be found within the day.

The umpires will sign the beginning of the final hour of play on the reserve day, ICC mentioned.

“The maximum duration for the Reserve Day is a minimum of 330 minutes (or 83 overs, whichever is later), plus the last hour,” ICC mentioned.

“If play is suspended for any reason other than normal intervals prior to the start of the final hour, then playing time shall be extended by the total time lost, up to the amount of extra time available.”

ICC mentioned match tickets for the reserve day are being offered “at a reduced rate” and those that had purchased tickets on days one and 4 will obtain first precedence.

“COVID-19 regulations and capacity limitations will remain in place at the Hampshire Bowl for the Reserve Day,” ICC mentioned.

“If the match ends in a draw, or a tie, after the total designated time on the Reserve Day then the teams will be declared joint winners of the ICC World Test Championship Final 2021,” the discharge acknowledged.


India completed Day 5 of the Test main New Zealand by 32 runs within the second innings. India have been 64 for two after having bowled New Zealand out for 249 within the first innings.

India made 217 of their first innings after New Zealand gained the toss and put India in to bat.

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