India vs New Zealand WTC Final Highlights, Reserve Day: New Zealand Beat India By 8 Wickets To Win World Test Championship Title
Ind vs NZ WTC Final Highlights 2021, Day 6, India vs New Zealand: New Zealand defeated India by eight wickets to win the World Test Championship title, at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Wednesday.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson led from the front, scoring a half-century to help his side defeat India in the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) Final, at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Wednesday. Having been set a target of 139 runs, New Zealand reached 140 for two in 45.5 overs, winning by eight wickets. Williamson slammed an unbeaten knock of 52 runs off 89 balls, consisting of eight fours. Meanwhile, Ross Taylor hit the match-winning boundary for the victors, also scoring 47 off 100 balls. Meanwhile, Ravichandran Ashwin took two wickets for India, dismissing openers Tom Latham and Devon Conway. Earlier, India were bowled out for 170 runs in 73 overs, setting a 139-run target. Rishabh Pant top-scored for Virat Kohli's outfit with 41 runs. Other than Pant, nobody from the Indian batting order could cross the 20-run mark in their second innings, courtesy of some good bowling by New Zealand. New Zealand bowlers began Day 6 on a strong note, with Kyle Jamieson taking the wickets of Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli. Trent Boult also took three wickets, with Tim Southee registered two dismissals. Meanwhile, Neil Wagner also took a wicket. (SCORECARD)
WTC Final Highlights Of India vs New Zealand, Day 6 From The Ageas Bowl, Southampton
- 23:44 (IST)They deserved to win: Virat KohliDuring the post-match conference, Kohli blamed the weather conditions but also paid tribute to the New Zealand cricket team."They showed great consistency and heart to pull out a result in just over three days, sticking to their processes to put us under pressure. They deserved the win", he said.
- 23:36 (IST)WTC Final Man of the match: Kyle JamiesonNew Zealand's Kyle Jamieson wins the Man of the match award for his brilliant displays with the ball in the WTC Final."We were hopeful they might pan out our way if we put the ball in the right place, but we knew this is a quality Indian team as well. It was nice to get the ball first up and to play a part, I guess", said Jamieson.
- 23:32 (IST)Was special: BJ WatlingBJ Watling, who announced that he would retire after the WTC Final, praised Williamson and Taylor, for their match-winning partnership."Chasing a total like that on a wicket that was offering a bit, was special from two of our greatest. No, I didn't imagine I'd end as a World Test Champion", said Watling.
- 23:23 (IST)Still sinking in: Ross TaylorDuring the ongoing post-match conference, Taylor revealed that it hasn't sunk in him yet, that New Zealand have won the WTC title."Still sinking in but it's been a couple of years coming. Lot of rain but the way the team fought from day one, to be out there in a crucial situation for a little bit, it's something I'll never forget. This would have to be the highlight of my career," said Taylor.