Former England captain Michael Vaughn made another dig for the Indian team on Tuesday after rain delayed the start of the fifth day of the ongoing World Cup (WTC) final in Southampton.
The tent final, which has already witnessed many interruptions due to bad light and rain, began after an hour’s delay in rain on Day 5. It was also the first of more than 40 hours, as the entire game on the fourth day was washed away. In addition to the fourth day, the first day was also washed away, and the second and third days were affected by bad light.
Taking it on Twitter, Vaughn said New Zealand would have already received the test mace if the crash site had been in the north of England.
“If this #worldtestchampionfinal had been played in the north, they wouldn’t have missed a minute of play … #Justsaying #INDvsNZ !! NZ would already be champions,” Vaughn tweeted.
Vaughn had also excavated in India after the game was washed away on the first day. “I see that India is saved by time.”
Earlier, the ashes-the winning captain had been praised for India’s efforts to beat Day 2. He wrote on Twitter: “225 looks around me are the same in Southampton … So far India has done very, very well under these conditions so as not to lose much more. ”
New Zealand started on the fifth day of 101/2 in response to 217 from India in the first inning. The WTC final is scheduled for Wednesday.
Before the WTC final, Vaughn also supported New Zealand to leave with the highest honor. “I guess New Zealand. I know that I will receive absolute remarks on social media that I went against India. But the way New Zealand played in both tests against England, I think they will. They are a high-class cricket team – I like every aspect of their game, “Vaughn told the BBC.
While New Zealand embarked on the race on the back of a 1-0 series victory over hosts England last week, the last test in India was in March.