If the match ends in a draw on the sixth day, then both the teams will be considered joint winners. In the case of a joint winner, an equal amount of 1.2-1.2 million will be distributed to both teams.
Today is the sixth day of the World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand in Southampton. Cricket fans are eager to find out whether we will have the maiden WTC champion or joint winners in case of a draw.
By the end of the fifth day's play, India scored 64 for the loss of two wickets in their second innings now the match will be played on the reserve day on Wednesday. The ICC had already kept 23 June as a reserve day for the WTC final after the time wasted could not be recovered within five days. India currently has a lead of 32 runs. Earlier, New Zealand's first innings ended at 249 runs. Indian pacer Mohammed Shami took four wickets for India, while Devon Conway scored 54 runs for New Zealand.
Apart from Conway, Kiwi team captain Kane Williamson scored 49 runs. India had scored 217 runs in the first innings. Ajinkya Rahane scored 49 and captain Virat Kohli scored 44 runs for India. Rain has affected this match a lot so far. The game on the first and fourth day was completely washed out while full overs were not bowled on the second and third days.
Southampton Weather Update
Veteran Indian player and commentator for the WTC final, Dinesh Karthik has given information about the weather conditions before the start of the sixth day's play in Southampton.
Dinesh Karthik has been sharing the weather conditions every day with the fans through social media. While sharing the photo, he wrote, 'We are clear for the FINAL Day! This has been the best weather so far I've been here.
In case of a draw?
ICC has announced that the winner of the World Test Championship will receive USD 1.6 million as prize money, which equals Rs 11.70 crores in Indian rupees. Whereas the runner-up team will get an amount of $ 8,00,000.
If the match results in a draw on the sixth day, then both the teams will be considered joint winners. In the case of a joint winner, an equal amount of 1.2-1.2 million will be distributed to both teams.