New Zealand won the title by defeating India by eight wickets on the sixth and final day of the final match of the World Test Championship (WTC) played at The Rose Bowl.
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New Zealand won the title by defeating India by eight wickets on the sixth and final day of the final match of the World Test Championship (WTC) played at The Rose Bowl. India scored 170 runs in the second innings and took a 138-run lead and set New Zealand a target of 139 runs to win. In response, the New Zealand team won the match by scoring 140 runs for two wickets and won the title of the first season of WTC. In New Zealand’s innings, captain Kane Williamson remained unbeaten on 52 runs off 89 balls with eight fours and Ross Taylor remained unbeaten on 47 runs off 100 balls with six fours. Apart from these, Devon Conway contributed 19 and Tom Latham contributed nine runs. Ravichandran Ashwin took two wickets for India. For New Zealand, Tim Southee took four wickets, Trent Boult took three wickets, Kyle Jamieson took two wickets and Neil Wegner took one wicket.
- India’s poor batting
The biggest reason for India’s defeat was the batting of Team India. All the batsmen of India batted throughout the match and none of the players could cross the 50 mark. It is only a matter of a century. From this you can understand how India batted. In the first innings, Ajinkya Rahane scored 49 and captain Kohli scored 44 runs, but he could not make his innings big. That is why the team could not score a big score and its result is in front of everyone.
- Captain Virat Kohli’s failure
Captain Virat Kohli scored his last century in November 2019, since then no century has come off his bat. That is, for almost a year and a half, Virat Kohli has been like a century. Virat Kohli also got a start in the first innings of the match, he also scored 44 runs, but he could not make this innings big. The same situation prevailed in the second innings as well. In the second innings, he could score only 13 runs.
- tail batsmen
Many times it happens that the upper order batsmen are unable to run, then the lower order batsmen come and show how runs are scored. This also did not happen here. India played three fast bowlers. It includes Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Ishant Sharma. Ishant Sharma scored 4 runs in the first innings and one run in the second innings. Jasprit Bumrah scored zero runs in the first innings and zero runs in the second innings as well. Mohammed Shami scored four runs in the first innings and 13 runs in the second innings.
- Bringing Ravindra Jadeja late
New Zealand did not have to chase a big score in the second innings. Virat Kohli started with his fast bowlers. It had no effect on New Zealand’s batsmen. But as soon as Ravichandran Ashwin came, he took two wickets one by one. The New Zealand opener was out. Even after this, captain Virat Kohli did not bring Ravindra Jadeja. After a long time, when Ravindra Jadeja came to bowl, Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor were frozen. After that they could not make any impact.
- Ashwin did not get along
Ravichandran Ashwin did an amazing second innings. Ashwin took two wickets and gave Team India a great comeback in the match. Along with taking two wickets, Ashwin became the most victim in the World Test Championship being played for two years. Ravichandran Ashwin has now taken 71 wickets. Earlier, the record of taking the most wickets was in the name of Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins. Cummins took 70 wickets. Now Ravichandran Ashwin has become the highest wicket-taker in the first World Test Championship. R Ashwin played 14 matches during this period and bowled in 26 innings. But he did not get any support from the other end, which was the reason, which was the result of the match.
First Published : 23 Jun 2021, 11:22:37 PM