- The ball advised Jadeja to fire Tim Southee
- Southee gave New Zealand the lead with 30 of 46 balls
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In the ongoing World Trials Championship final between India and New Zealand in Southampton, New Zealand’s innings ended with the ball heading. The ball was tricked into firing Tim Southee, who was finding rock-solid runs on his tail. Southee was sent off at the behest of the ball.
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Southee came out shortly after Ravindra Jadeja hit a six. The ball was aimed at Lang Bolerian. Southee was thrown by Jadeja on the next ball. Southee, who scored 30 of 46 balls, took the decisive lead. If Southee had hit two or three overs, New Zealand could have taken a 50-plus run lead.
When the Trial Championship enters Reserve Day, the players will decide the outcome of the match. India lost two wickets for 64 runs in the second inning. India now has a lead of just 32 runs. Virat Kohli (8) and Cheteshwar Pujara (12) are in the fold. India scored 217 in the first innings, while New Zealand was eliminated by 249.