NZ win WTC Final: India, New Zealand veterans react as Taylor, Williamson help Kiwis clinch inaugural World Test Championship title- Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor played unbeaten knocks off 52 and 47 respectively as New Zealand defeated India by eight wickets to clinch the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship (WTC) here at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton on Wednesday.
A complete effort on the Reserve Day saw New Zealand edging India in a final which had its ebbs and flows in the first innings. The Kiwis made full use of the slender 32-run lead and the Kane Williamson-led side bundled out India cheaply in the second innings to get a target of just 139. The batsmen did not relent and in the end, the side walked away with a comfortable victory.
NZ win WTC Final: India, New Zealand react as Taylor, Williamson help Kiwis clinch inaugural World Test Championship title
So proud of this group of men. 5 years ago this result would have been unimaginable. Enjoy tonight lads! @blackcaps
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) June 23, 2021
New Zealand are an unassuming, humble side who play cricket as it should be played. Lots of hardworking, disciplined, skilled players. This is probably their best test side and you have to admire them.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 23, 2021
Class act Kane Williamson … !! 👍
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 23, 2021
Missed being 50-over champions 2 years ago in the same country, but winning the inaugural World test Championship in style, many congratulations @BLACKCAPS , absolutely worthy champions. Happy for Kane Williamson and @RossLTaylor #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/TNnkLvaMsO
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 23, 2021
Good things happen to good people. Congrats Kane Williamson. 👏👏👏
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) June 23, 2021
Congratulations New Zealand on becoming the inaugural ICC Test Champions.
For India not scoring atleast 300 in the first innings and the form of Jasprit Bumrah were a big factor. #IndvNZ pic.twitter.com/QAROCc5pdU
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) June 23, 2021
Congratulations @BLACKCAPS on being deserving champions. NZ bowlers were terrific, Williamson & Taylor brought in their experience to finish the job.
Indian batsman will rue not playing to potential in 2nd inngs,but India can be proud of the way they played the WTC cycle #IndvNZ pic.twitter.com/rQdVosk2g3
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) June 23, 2021
— Monty Panesar (@MontyPanesar) June 23, 2021
Picture of d day 4 me, being humble even after winning d #worldtestchampionshipfinal as a Captain is a hallmark of a gentleman of a cricketer #Williamson 👏 Congratulations @BLACKCAPS on winning and tough luck team India, there is a need for few changes going ahead #WTCFinal2021 pic.twitter.com/dsGCDImg6X
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) June 23, 2021
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