Wednesday, June 19, 2024

New Zealand emerge as first ever World Test Champions

New Zealand lifted the inaugural World Test Championship title with a comfortable eight-wicket win over India on the sixth and final day of the marquee final at The Hampshire Bowl, Suthampton on Wednesday.

It is first major ICC trophy for the Black Caps, who had ended runners-up at the 2019 ODI World Cup after losing the final to hosts England on boundary count.

They had also lost the 2015 World Cup final to Australia.

Skipper Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor remained unbeaten for 52 and 47 respectively to guide New Zealand home.

India were the best Test team of the past two years, pulling off a fabulous victory in Australia, where New Zealand lost. But they weren’t quite good enough in this final.


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