New Zealand win the inaugural World Test Championship title


Modified Jun 24, 2021 1:37 AM IST

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India lost World Test Championship final to New Zealand by eight wickets.

“You got to have a fast-bowling allrounder for that. We’ve been successful with this mix in several conditions. We thought this was our greatest combination, and that we had batting depth also , and if there was more game time, the spinners would have inherit the sport more also ,” Kohli said at the post match presentation ceremony.

“We lost only three wickets (on day one) but we could have gotten more runs if play had gone on without the interruptions. Today, the Kiwi bowlers executed their plans to a T and pushed us back, and that we were probably 30 or 40 runs short,” he added.

Kohli once more gave an enormous thumbs up to the newly-introduced World Test Championship and Test cricket generally , saying the longest format is indeed the heartbeat of international cricket.

“It’s great for the sport , the more the Test format is given importance (is better) and therefore the Test format is that the heartbeat of the international format. We’re looking forward to the long summer ahead. We’ve got the squad and therefore the quality to try to to something special.”

Like a graceful leader, Kohli praised his worthy opponents in resolute Blackcaps.

“They showed great consistency and heart to tug out a end in just over three days, sticking to their processes to place us struggling . They deserved the win. the primary day got washed out, and when play resumed it had been difficult to urge any momentum,” he said.

Kiwi pacer Kyle Jamieson, who is Kohli’s teammate at the Royal Challengers Banaglore, got him call at both the innings and therefore the India skipper said the tall fast bowler deserved to win Player-of-the-match award.

  • Skipper Kane Williamson (52*) and Ross Taylor (47*) led the Kiwis to victory with eight wickets in hand
  • Ravichandran Ashwin was the star bowler for India, dismissing Tom Latham for nine runs and Devon Conway for 19
  • This was the first six-day Test since 2005 and the first in England since 1975, as both teams made up for multiple days of bad weather in Southampton

The highly-anticipated showpiece event was filled with action as both the teams fought tooth and nail to urge their hands on the Test match.

New Zealand finally has an ICC trophy in its cabinet after an extended wait of 21 years. The Blackcaps defied all odds within the final of the inaugural edition of the planet Test Championship (WTC) to defeat India by eight wickets. The highly-anticipated showpiece event was filled with action as both the teams fought tooth and nail to urge their hands on the Test mace.

Day one among the historic match game was washed out thanks to persistent rainfall at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton. The second day commenced with the Kiwis winning the toss and alluring the Indian side to bat first. the primary innings saw the domination of the seamer Kyle Jamieson because the 26-year-old bowled magic.