Kane Williamson played an unbeaten 52 off 89 balls for New Zealand. Ross Taylor scored an unbeaten 47 off 100 balls. With this New Zealand became the first team to win the World Test Championship title.
New Zealand defeated India by eight wickets in the final match of the World Test Championship played at The Rose Bowl in Southampton. With this New Zealand became the first team to win the World Test Championship title. New Zealand needed 139 runs to win this match. Which the New Zealand team achieved by losing 2 wickets. Kane Williamson played an unbeaten 52 off 89 balls for New Zealand. Ross Taylor scored an unbeaten 47 off 100 balls. After bowling India out for 170 in the second innings on an excellent performance by the bowlers led by Tim Southee, New Zealand made a comfortable start to the target of 139 runs to win the title on the sixth and final day of the World Test Championship (WTC) final on Wednesday. Step up.
Earlier, the Indian team wanted to set a difficult target in front of New Zealand by scoring at least 200 runs but Southee (4 for 48), Trent Boult (3 for 39) and Kyle Jamieson (2 for 30) put pressure on the batsmen from the start. Maintained. Rishabh Pant (41 runs off 88 balls) scored the most runs for India. After the opening pair of Rohit Sharma (30) and Shubman Gill (eight) returned to the pavilion last evening, India added three of their trusted batsmen, captain Virat Kohli (13 runs off 29 balls), Cheteshwar Pujara (15 runs off 80 balls) and others. The wicket of vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane (15 off 40 balls) was lost in the morning session itself. In such a situation, Pant took the responsibility but his goal was to get a shot on every ball, which was not possible in front of disciplined bowling. He hit four fours in his innings. He eventually waved in the air in an attempt to send Boult across the boundary line and Henry Nicholls ran a long run to convert it into a catch that could prove to be the turning point of the match. Boult caught Ravichandran Ashwin (7) at slip in the same over while Southee ended the Indian innings by dismissing Shami (13) and Jasprit Bumrah in one over. India had earlier lost the wicket of Ravindra Jadeja (13) early in the second session, who was caught by Neil Wagner (1 for 44) at the hands of BJ Watling, who took the field in his last match despite a finger injury. India started the morning ahead at 64 for two but Jamieson put up the pressure by dismissing Kohli and Pujara. Watling was given a simple catch by the Indian captain on the extra bouncy ball going outside the off-stump of Jamieson. Pujara again came to the crease deciding that he did not want to score runs. He didn’t even show any intention of scoring runs. There was also pressure and in such a situation, Pujara wanted to remove his bat from the ball taking an angle of Jamieson but he could not do so and gave an easy catch to Ross Taylor. India’s score became 72 runs for four wickets. His lead was only 40 runs. Rahane added 37 runs with Pant. In this, the contribution of left-handed batsman Pant was more. Rahane then caught it behind the wicket in an attempt to flick the ball off Trent Boult (1 for 37).