Ind vs NZ WTC Final: New Zealand’s team has won by 8 wickets in the World Test Championship final match played against India. Kane Williamson’s team has created history by becoming the world champion of the first Test organized by the ICC. India scored 170 runs in the second innings and set a target of 139 runs in front of the Kiwi team, which this team achieved at the loss of 2 wickets in 45.5 overs. Captain Kane Williamson made an unbeaten 52 while Ross Taylor played an innings of 47 runs to take the team to victory.
New Zealand’s second innings, Williamson’s half-century
In the second innings of the match, R Ashwin took New Zealand’s first wicket and he got Tom Latham out for 9 runs at the hands of Rishabh Pant. R Ashwin gave India the second breakthrough and Conway was dismissed lbw for 19 runs. Captain Williamson scored a half-century while playing a simple innings for the troubled team. Fifty runs were completed in 86 balls with the help of 8 fours.
India’s second innings, poor performance of batsmen
In the second innings, Team India’s opener batsman Shubman Gill got out on the ball of Tim Southee after scoring 8 runs. Gill was dismissed leg before by Southee. Rohit Sharma scored 30 runs in 81 balls in the second innings and was dismissed leg before by Tim Southee. Indian captain Virat Kohli lost his wicket for just 13 runs in the second innings. He was caught out by Jamieson at the hands of Watling. Rahane lost his wicket for 15 runs off Boult and his catch was also caught by Watling.
India’s sixth wicket fell in the form of Ravindra Jadeja and he was caught by BJ Watling on the ball of Neil Wagner for 16 runs. Rishabh Pant, who was batting well, was caught by Trent Boult at the hands of Nicholls for 41 runs. R Ashwin also got out on the ball of Boult for 7 runs. Shami 13 runs and Bumrah was dismissed without opening an account while Ishant Sharma remained unbeaten on one run. In the second innings for New Zealand, Southee took four, Boult three, Jamieson two and Wagner took one wicket.
New Zealand’s first innings, Kiwi batsmen could not play
In reply to India’s 217, New Zealand opener Tom Latham and Dowan Conway gave New Zealand a good start in the first innings and the two shared a 70-run partnership. India’s first breakthrough was given by spinner R Ashwin when Latham was caught by captain Virat Kohli for 30 runs. At the same time, Ishant Sharma got India caught by Shami for 54 runs to dangerous batsman Conway. Third blow to New Zealand’s team. Shami did. Shami got Ross Taylor caught by Shubman Gill for 11 runs.
New Zealand’s fourth wicket fell as Henry Nicholls, who was caught by Ishant Sharma for 7 runs at the hands of Rohit Sharma. BJ Watling, who played the last Test of his career, could not even open his account and was clean bowled by Shami on zero. Mo. Shami dismissed Grandhomme for 13 runs and this is his third wicket in the first innings. Shami dismissed Jamieson for 21 and took the fourth wicket of the innings. Captain Kane Williamson played a patient innings, but for 49, he was caught by Virat Kohli on the ball of Ishant Sharma. Neil Wagner was dismissed by R Ashwin without opening the account. Jadeja dismissed Southee for 30 while Boult remained unbeaten on 7 runs. For India, Shami got four, Ishant three, while Ashwin got two, while Jadeja got one success.
Team India’s first innings, the batsmen disappointed
Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill gave India a good start in the first innings, adding 62 runs for the first wicket, but Kyle Jamieson broke the partnership. Jamieson got Rohit Sharma caught by Tim Southee on the score of 34 runs. Neil Wagner gave the second blow to Team India. He got the team’s young opener batsman Shubman Gill caught behind the wicket on the score of 28 runs. Cheteshwar Pujara scored 8 runs off 54 balls. He was sent leg before by Trent Boult and sent back to the pavilion.
Indian captain Virat Kohli was batting well, but he was dismissed leg before by Kiwi fast bowler Kyle Jamieson. Virat Kohli scored 44 runs in 132 balls. Young batsman Rishabh Pant could not show his power in the first innings and he was caught by Tom Latham off Kyle Jamieson for 4 runs. Ajinkya Rahane, who was batting well, got out after scoring 49 runs and was caught by Neil Wagner. Tim Southee gave the end of R Ashwin’s innings and he played an innings of 22 runs for the team. Ishant Sharma was dismissed by Jamieson for 4 runs. Jasprit Bumrah could not even open his account and got out. Ravindra Jadeja was dismissed for 15 by Trent Boult. In the first innings for New Zealand, Jamieson took 5, Wagner and Boult took two wickets each while Tim Southee took one wicket. India scored 217 runs in the first innings.
India’s playing XI-
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.
New Zealand’s playing XI-
Devon Conway, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Kyle Jameson, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner, Tim Southee.