Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill shared a 62-run partnership before both departed in quick succession to bring New Zealand back in the game. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson had earlier put India in to bat after winning the toss in Southampton. Indian captain Virat Kohli stated that putting runs on the board would be crucial since they also bat deep. New Zealand on the other hand went in with an all-pace-attack of Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, and Kyle Jamieson. With rain playing spoilsport on Day 1, India faces New Zealand on Day 2 of the ongoing World Test Championship (WTC) Final, at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Saturday. The New Zealand cricket board had announced on social media yesterday that 98 overs will be bowled on Saturday. Both Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson will be hoping to trump each other, as they haven’t won an international ICC trophy as captain.