WTC Final: Reserve day rule applies in India-New Zealand match
The sixth day will also be used in the final of the World Test Championship (WTC Final). ICC has implemented the rule of reserve day, know why?
New Delhi. The teams of India and New Zealand (India vs New Zealand) are clashing in the final of the World Test Championship (WTC Final). Rain washed away the game of the first session of the first day. Due to incessant rain in Southampton, the toss was not even done and there is a possibility that the first day’s play may end without a ball being bowled. But there is no need to panic. The ICC has also made a special rule for this match, due to which the result of the match can come even after the first day’s play is washed out. The ICC has made it clear that after the first day’s rain in Southampton, now the reserve day will also be used in the final. On Saturday, the match will start half an hour earlier at 3 pm.
Reserve Day will be used in WTC Final
The rule of the final of the World Test Championship is that if the match is interrupted due to rain and bad light, then the reserve day will be used. The remaining overs will be played on this day. This means that if the time lost due to rain in five days is not covered by the extra time available on other days, then reserve day will be used. A maximum of 330 minutes or 83 overs can be played in the reserve day with an additional final hour if required.
WTC Final draw or tie?If the final of the World Test Championship is a draw or a tie, then both India and New Zealand will be declared joint winners.
With which ball will the WTC Final be played?
The final of the World Test Championship is being held at a neutral venue and therefore only Duke balls will be used for the final. New Zealand team Kookaburra and Indian team play home Test matches with SG balls, so only Duke balls will be used in the final, so that no one team can get the advantage.
What will the team that wins the WTC get?
The team that wins the World Test Championship will get the ICC mess. Also, the winning team will get prize money of Rs 11.72 crore. While the runner up will get Rs 5.85 crore. On the other hand, if the match remains a draw, then Rs 8.78 crore will come in the account of both the teams.