WATCH: How Kane Williamson & Co. got Ajinkya Rahane out?

Williamson and Neil Wagner planned a short pitch trap to dismiss Team India's vice-captain.

Vaidehi Singh Editor

Updated - 15 July 2021 9:10 pm

The much-anticipated World Test Championship final between New Zealand and India is in play after Day 1 washout. Although the sixth day (Reserve Day) has come into play automatically after no game was possible on Day 1 of the inaugural tournament.

Team India skipper Virat Kohli could not add to his overnight score as he was dismissed by Kyle Jamieson on 44. Rishabh Pant soon followed him and became a victim of Jamieson. However, Ajinkya Rahane was looking good to get a big score but Kane Williamson & Co. had different plans.

Kane Williamson plays his trump card

With Rahane looking well-settled on the crease as he neared his half-century, the New Zealand skipper had different plans going on in his mind. Williamson and Neil Wagner planned a short pitch trap to dismiss Team India's vice-captain.

Rahane was just 3 runs away from the half-century when Wagner was introduced into the attack. Rahane picked 2 runs on the previous ball, that's when Wagner decided to make a change in the field.

Williamson placed a fielder at square leg to contain Rahane's run-scoring. Wagner then bowled another short ball but this time straight in line. As Rahane swung his bat, he ended up playing a short-arm, straight into the hands of Tom Latham, who was placed at square leg.

Although it was a sigh of relief for the Kiwis, it wasn’t what Indian fans had hoped for. With India losing four wickets in the opening session of Day 3, the side looks nearly in trouble as they continue their innings at 211/7.