Highlights, India vs New Zealand, WTC final Winner: Williamson and Taylor lead New Zealand to World Test Champion title

India vs New Zealand, WTC Final Test highlights, Reserve Day: New Zealand beat India by 8 wickets to win the World Test Championship title.

Highlights from WTC Final India vs New Zealand: Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor forged a strong partnership as New Zealand pursued the 139-run goal to beat India by 8 wickets to claim the title inaugural event of the WTC. Ravichandran Ashwin gave India a glimmer of hope by sacking the two New Zealand forerunners but it was not enough. The Indian batsmen performed poorly on reserve day as they could only add 106 points for the loss of 8 wickets. New Zealand had set a goal of 139 runs to win the first-ever trial championship after beating India by just 170. Due to bad weather, the match entered the reserve day.

Winning moment

Southee speaks

“Pretty special moment. Word coming to mind is consistency – through selection and performances. Never giving up. There’s a lot of heart on this side. Dates back a lot further than the last couple of years. Pretty special feeling,” said Tim Southee

What a performance from New Zealand

Who would have thought that a result was possible after more than two days of completely washed-out play? Even before the start of the reserve day (today), the most likely outcome was a draw. But this New Zealand team thought otherwise. They played in the right places. Southee, Jamieson was obviously aided by a few ordinary shots from the Indian middle and lower order, but once they knocked them out for 170 there was still going to be some play. Ashwin pulled out the New Zealand openers but Williamson and Taylor, how many times have they done it for New Zealand? Simply superb Kiwis. The good guys can emerge on the winning side, they sure can.

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