WTC Final Winner: New Zealand beats India by 8 wickets to claim WTC title

WTC Final Winner: Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson chased down the total of 139 set up by India on the Reserve Day as New Zealand lifted the inaugural World Test Championship trophy.

Captain Kane Williamson and veteran Ross Taylor dug deep as New Zealand chased the 139-run target with 8 wickets in hand in the final hour of the reserve day to beat India and claim the title inaugural World Testing Championship at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. .

Williamson recorded his 33rd Test Fifty scoring an unbeaten 52 while Taylor scored 47 runs as the Kiwis recorded the big win. The winning runs came from Taylor’s bat as he threw a delivery from the stimulator Mohammed Shami to a deep square leg fence for a limit.

The foundation was laid by Tim Southee, who played with the ball picking up four wickets earlier Wednesday. India was eliminated for 170 in their second set, setting New Zealand a goal of 139 in 53 overs.

Blackcaps forerunners Tom Latham and Devon Conway saw the new ball but were dismissed by Ashwin, giving India a glimmer of hope.

But once Williamson and Taylor were set, the limits kept coming and the land didn’t have enough to help the Indian couturiers.

The final nail on the coffin was when Pujara dropped Taylor from Bumrah’s bowling alley when New Zealand still needed 54 runs.

The day started with the sun shining over the Rose Bowl in Southampton for the first time in six days. But it all turned dark and gloomy for the Indians when they lost the big wickets to Captain Virat Kohli (13) and Cheteshwar Pujara (15) in the first hour of the play itself.

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