India vs New Zealand 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.
Target of 139 runs set for 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.
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.
WTC Final Man of the match: Kyle Jamieson in India vs New Zealand WTC Final
New 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.