WATCH: Test cricket at its best, but what does the final day hold for us?

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A lot depends on the overnight unbeaten pair of Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara on the final day. Image Credit: Reuters

It had been a riveting fith day’s play in the World Test Championship final at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton – which saw some excellent pace bowling from both India and New Zealand, a masterclass in batting under challenging conditions from Kane Williamson and the Kiwi tail wagging again.

What does the sixth final day hold now? India have a wafer-thin 32-run lead with three sessions of play and eight wickets left – but must look to secure their position in the first session on Wednesday. New Zealand, on the other hand, are better-placed if they can strike early with Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s wicket and trigger a collapse and try to chase down a paltry target.

A draw, with both teams being declared joint winners, looks the most realistic option. Anis Sajan, Mr Cricket UAE discusses the possibilities with Shyam A. Krishna & Gautam Bhattacharyya, Senior Associate Editors of Gulf News.