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WTC Final: New Zealand Clinches Inaugural World Test Championship, Twitter Reacts
By Aditya Pratap - Jun 23, 2021 11:22 pm
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New Zealand created history in Southampton’s Ageas Bowl as they came on top to win the inaugural World Test Championship Final. New Zealand pacers were on top during the sixth day and didn’t allow Indian batsmen to score freely and contained them for 170 all out.

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Virat Kohli And Kane Williamson before the WTC Final

At the start of the sixth day, India were needed to bat deep and score runs. A collapse was all New Zealand were targeting. Virat Kohli was looking comfortable before playing a false shot off Kyle Jamieson. Cheteshwar Pujara was outdone by Jamieson’s bounce. Ajinkya Rahane couldn’t shoulder the burden at this big moment and got tangled playing the glace down the leg.

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Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja looked threatening but Neil Wagner’s irresistible bouncer barrage put Jadeja off before he nicked a good-length ball to BJ Watling. Pant decided to aggressive way and perished while doing the same. The tailenders couldn’t wag and India got bundled out for 170. Tim Southee grabbed four wickets while Jamieson was the star with three wickets. New Zealand were set to chase 139 runs to win the inaugural World Test Championship Final.

In response, New Zealand got off to a steady start. Tom Latham and Devon Conway played cautiously before Ravichandran Ashwin removed both of them in no time. Kane Williamson looked comfortable on the pitch since arriving and found a good ally in Ross Taylor. There was a testing spell by Indian bowlers when both were new at the crease but they weathered the storm for New Zealand.

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Williamson and Taylor remained unbeaten and guided New Zealand to a historic win in the WTC Final by eight wickets. After missing his fifty in the first innings, Williamson raised a fine fifty in the second innings and remained unbeaten on 52 while Taylor was unbeaten on 47 when New Zealand crossed the line.

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