The second match of the finals is scheduled between Sasuke and Gaara. Since Sasuke is absent, the Third Hokage considers disqualifying him, but the Fourth Kazekage suggests postponing the match because so many spectators are looking forward to it. There was supposed to be a battle between Shino Aburama and Kankuro, but Kankuro, who thought the Destruction of Konoha would begin before his battle, gives up, so he didn’t have to show his puppets. Instead, there is a battle between Shikamaru and Temari. Shikamaru shows little enthusiasm and Temari attacks him.