New Zealand Triumph Over India In World Test Final
Zeeshan Mehtab 1 month ago Thu 24th June 2021 | 12:24 AM
New Zealand enjoyed the greatest triumph in their cricket history as they beat India by eight wickets in the inaugural World Test Championship final at Southampton on Wednesday
Southampton, United Kingdom, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 23rd Jun, 2021 ) :New Zealand enjoyed the greatest triumph in their cricket history as they beat India by eight wickets in the inaugural World Test Championship final at Southampton on Wednesday.
Set a victory target of just 139 in 53 overs, New Zealand finished on 140-2 with more than seven overs left after the match was extended into the reserve sixth day after two days' play were completely washed out.
India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin reduced New Zealand to 44-2 after removing both openers.
But New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (52 not out) and Ross Taylor (47 not out), the team's two most-experienced batsmen, shared an unbroken stand of 96 to seal victory.
The real damage was done by New Zealand's all-pace attack, with India dismissed for just 170 in their second innings earlier Wednesday despite a rare sunny day in this match at the Hampshire Bowl providing the best batting conditions of the entire game.
Brief scores India 1st Innings 217 (K Jamieson 5-31) New Zealand 1st Innings 249 (D Conway 54; Mohammmed Shami 4-76, Ishant Sharma 3-48) India 2nd Innings 170 (T Southee 4-48, T Boult 3-39) New Zealand 2nd Innings 140-2 (K Williamson 52 no) result: New Zealand won by eight wickets