World Test Championship final: Time running out for Blackcaps and India as day four washed out in Southampton

Rain has wiped away another day's play of the World Test Championship final between the Blackcaps and India at Southampton's Ageas Bowl.

With the first day already washed out due to persistent rain falling over Southampton, day four suffered the same fate, abandoned without a ball being bowled.

All up, just 141.2 overs have been bowled across the opening four days of play at the Ageas Bowl. Under normal circumstances, the four opening days of a test match would result in 360 overs.

The World Test Championship final will extend into a sixth day's play, in order to make up for the time lost to weather across the first four days.

Despite the loss of day four though, the weather forecast for days five and six make for better reading, with no rain predicted to fall across Tuesday and Wednesday.

A maximum of 196 overs can be bowled across the final two days.

The Blackcaps currently trail India by 116 runs, reaching 101/2 after day three was stopped for bad light. 

Devon Conway was the best of the New Zealand batsmen, scoring 54, while Tom Latham added 30.

Kane Williamson (12 not out) and Ross Taylor (0 not out) are New Zealand's overnight pair, and will return to the crease when play is allowed to resume.

Earlier on day three, the Blackcaps bowled India out for 217, with Kyle Jamieson standing out with figures of 5/31. Ajinkya Rahane was India's top scorer with 49 runs.

Regardless of the match situation though, time is running out for either side to realistically push for a victory in the remaining two days' play.

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