In a contest, which was marred by rain and poor light, Kane Williamson's New Zealand tumbled Virat Kohli and his boys by eight wickets in Southampton on the Reserve Day to win the World Test Championship title.
The famed Indian batting collapsed twice in the match, and the bowlers werent as impressive as compared to the Kiwis. After the loss, Kohlis leadership came under the scanner once again. The fans did not shy away from igniting the MS Dhoni vs Virat Kohli debate.
Two years ago they lost to England in an agonising finish at Lords because they had hit fewer boundaries after the teams were tied after both 50 overs and the subsequent super over. On Wednesday, New Zealand finally triumphed in a global final with Kane Williamson unbeaten on 52 after a painstaking 49 in the first innings on a pitch which favoured the bowlers throughout with two days lost to rain.
Dawid Malan was bowled by Isuru Udana for seven but Jos Buttler, in the company of Jonny Bairstow - who slog-swept a massive six into the stands off Akila Dananjaya to level the scores - guided the hosts home in style.
Kai Havertz eventually drew Germany level in the 66th minute, only for Hungary to retake the lead seconds after the re-start as Andras Schaefer ran onto a pass and headed in. Leon Goretzka bagged the crucial equaliser in the 84th minute to send Germany through in second place behind France in Group F on four points.
Ronaldo had already become the highest-ever scorer in Euro finals with his double against Hungary in the opening game and his two spot-kick conversions in the 31st and 60th minutes took him to 109 international goals, level with the record number scored by Irans Ali Daei.
Ashwin started the match with three wickets behind Cummins and two behind Englands Stuart Broad (69). The off-spinner claimed two wickets in the first innings, while he got the better of New Zealand openers in the second innings to get on the top of the table.
In the 53rd over of the second innings, Watling received a blow on his finger on the right hand as he was trying to collect a throw from skipper Kane Williamson. Watling ended up hurting his finger and the physio came out to look at his finger.
Kohli also likes to get under the skin of the opposition and he is always in the ear of the opposition batsmen. Furthermore, Kohli also gives send-offs and celebrates his teams bowlers wickets with great thrill. The same was palpable on the fifth day of action and ICC shared an amusing of many faces of Virat Kohli.
New Zealand couldnt have asked for a better start to the morning session as they dismissed skipper Virat Kohli (13), deputy Ajinkya Rahane (15), and Cheteshwar Pujara (15) in the opening session. But going into the lunch break, India's score read 130/5 with Rishabh Pant (28) and Ravindra Jadeja (12) looking in control.
The English cricket team travels to Australia in November and plays the first Ashes Test at the Gabba in Brisbane from December 8. However, they may not be accompanied by their families due to the Covid-19 protocols in Australia.
Only victory for Spain will be enough to ensure a spot in the round of 16 at Euro 2020. A draw may be enough, but only if Poland doesn't defeat Sweden in the other Group E match. Both games will be played at the same time.
Tim Southee has now gone past former Australian captain Ricky Pontings record of sixes in Test matches. With two sixes in the first innings of the WTC Final, Southee has now hammered 75 sixes in 79 Test matches and went past Pontings tally, who scored 73 sixes in his glorious career of 168 Test matches.
Eoin Morgan had used the word Sir to praise Buttler, who had scored an unbeaten 94 off 53 while opening the innings for Rajasthan Royals in 2018. Kolkata Knight Riders head coach Brendon McCullum was also criticised for using the word Sir.
Croatia, lambasted by their own fans and media after their first two games, next face the runner-up of Group E where Sweden, Slovakia, Spain and Poland are still jockeying for position in Copenhagen on June 28.