New Zealand beat India to win inaugural World Test Championship
New Zealand chased the target of 139 in the captaincy of Kane Williamson. New Zealand won this match by 8 wickets. After fall of two wickets Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson chased the target without drop of sweat with 47 and 52 respectively.
Earlier, the final match was scheduled on 18th of June 2021 in Southampton, England but the 1st day has washed out due to rain. On the next day New Zealand won the Toss and elected to bowl first. In the first inning India has made 217 runs with highest score of 49 made by Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane. New Zealand stopped India at 217 with the help of 5 wicket haul of Kyle Jamieson.
New Zealand opener batsman Devon Conway was the highest scorer in 1st innings of NZ and with the help of Kane Williamson’s 49 runs. New Zealand had made 249 runs and made a lead of 32 runs. In the 1st innings Mohd. Shami was the highest wicket taker from India, he took 4 wickets.
India has started their 2nd innings and lost Shubhman Gill as their first wicket on the total score of 24 and India lost their second wicket of Rohit Sharma, who departs at total score of 51. Captain Virat Kohli and C. Pujara survived till the end of day 5. ICC has scheduled the reserved as day 6 of the final match. On the last day of match captain Kohli and Pujara has started the day. After some time India had lost Kohli and Pujara consecutive wickets. After that Rahane and Rishabh Pant had lead the front. Then India had lost Rahane as their 5th wicket at 109 as total score of team. Jadeja and Pant had added some runs for 6th wicket. With the help of New Zealand’s Pacers New Zealand was succeed to stop India at the score of 170 with the batting collapse of India’s Talenders. New Zealand had got the target of 139 in the remaining 53 overs of the day.
In the 2nd innings of NZ R. Ashwin draws the 1st blood as Tom Lathan after some time Ashwin took the 2nd wicket of Devon Conway after that Kane and Taylor has added remaining runs on the board and finished the match for NZ in style and lifted the 1st ever World Test Championship trophy.