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WTC Final: Michael Vaughan lauds India’s batting, says 225 will be around par in Southampton

Written by Vipin Darwade

Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has lauded India’s batting effort on Day 2 of the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Saturday.

Vaughan tweeted that India did well to reach 146/3. He tweeted: “225 looks around par to me in Southampton… India have done very, very well so far in these conditions not to have lost a lot more.”

India was 146 for 3, when the umpires called off the day’s play, citing bad lights. At the stumps, Virat Kohli was batting on 44 in the company of Ajinkya Rahane 29.

Earlier, the 46-year-old had come up with a cheeky tweet that the weather has saved India on Day 1.

“I see India have been saved by the weather,” he tweeted.

Vaighan had recently courted controversy after comparing Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson. Vaughan had called Williamson a greater player than Kohli.

“I think Kane Williamson is up there with the great players across the three formats and he certainly matches Virat Kohli.

“It’s just he doesn’t have the 100 million followers on Instagram and doesn’t earn the $30-40 million or whatever Virat gets every year for his commercial endorsements,” Vaughan had said.

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