It’s been two days since the first test match between India and England ended in a draw. India was having the upper hand over England at the end of the fourth day of the first test match.
Requiring 157 runs on the final day with Rohit Sharma and Chetaswar Pujara at the crease. Still, Virat Kohli, Ajinkaya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, and Ravindra Jadeja warming up in the pavilion end to come for batting to make sure India will go with a lead of 1-0 to the second test match.
But, unsurprisingly England weather yet again strikes India’s dream to win the match. Eventually, India’s victory was denied by the weather.
This is not the first time that Rain halted India’s march towards victory in the last two years, India’s nightmare is Rain in the UK, let’s see how the rain affected India’s chance.
World Cup 2019, Semi-Final: India VS New Zealand:
With only one loss from the league stage, India was in the hope to pass the semifinal hurdle to reach the final. But rain-interrupted during the NZ innings in 47th over, when they were 209-5, before New Zealand batters were scoring around 9 runs per over for the last 6 overs. Due to rain, the match resumed the next day.
That day the pitch favors the bowlers, Indians top order tumbled to give the exit for the India team. Though Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni valiantly fought till the end, they couldn’t change the result.
Had rain was not there, we might have witnessed different results in CWC 2019.
World Test Championship Final, 2021:
India was terrific for the last 5-6 years in the longest format, because of this India qualified to play World test championship final, 2021.
Despite openers gave a good start to India’s innings, India lost three quick wickets., from 67 for no loss to 88 for 3, India was in the trouble, but Captain Kohli and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane steadied India’s innings. after a 50-run partnership, India looked for a big score in the first Innings as both batsmen settled in the crease but again It’s rain which broke the momentum, resulted in early stumps on day 2.
But when India came for batting on day 3, it was a different story. New Zealand bowlers all over the Indian batsmen to bowl out India for 217 runs.
Had the rain not interrupted on Day 2, who knows we might have witnessed different results in the WTC final 2021.