Chasing 444 on the ultimate day, India will pin their hopes on Virat Kohli (44*) and Ajinkya Rahane (20*) as well as Ravindra Jadeja, KS Bharat and Shardul Thakur to pull off a historic chase.
The weather gods have been generous for the first four days with mostly sunny days barring the opening hour of the Test, which was cloudy. But what is the weather forecast for Sunday (June 11) – the final day of the Test as there is a yellow warning issued to Greater London?
Kenning Oval Weather Forecast on Sunday, June 11
There is a yellow warning issued to Greater London earlier this week with some places still expected to be largely dry, while thunderstorms with heavy rain and hail are likely to develop in some places on Sunday (June 11) afternoon.
As per BBC, there is only 29% chance of rain around 1 PM to 3 PM local time (between 5:30 PM IST to 7:30 PM IST). With so little chance of rain, it is unlikely to play spoilsport in the WTC Final 2023. The maximum temperature for the day is 29o C.
But what if it rains heavily and for long periods forcing loss of playing time, is there a reserve day for the WTC Final and when is the reserve day? Yes, there is reserve day on Monday, June 12, if only playing time is lost due to weather.
So, the WTC Final match can be completed on the reserve day only if weather conditions cause a loss of overs or playing time, meaning a result can be obtained on the reserve day. But the reserve day will only be used for the above conditions only.
What happens if the India vs Australia WTC Final match ends in a draw? The ICC has already stated that the ICC World Test Championship title will be shared by India and Australia if the WTC Final 2023 ends in a draw.