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New Zealand beat India to win inaugural World Test Championship

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ICC World Test Championship 2021

New Zealand defeated India to win the first ICC World Test Championship at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, England on June 23, 2021.

The next Test Championship will be held in 2021-2023.

Highlights:

  • The last day of the match was played on June 23, 2021.
  • The final match was played at Ageas Bowl Stadium (Rose Bowl Stadium) in Southampton, England.
  • The triumph gave New Zealand their 2nd ICC title after the Champions Trophy win in 2000 under Stephen Fleming, which also came against India in Nairobi.
  • New Zealand chased down the target of 139 to win the first-ever World Test Championship final with eight wickets in hand.
  • The match saw 6 days play in place of the regular 5 days due to the rain factor.
  • Kyle Jamieson (NZ) has been adjudged as the “Player of the match”, while Kane Williamson (NZ) is the “Player of the series”.

Background:

  • New Zealand finally managed to get over the line in an ICC tournament final after losing the 2015 and 2019 World Cup finals against Australia and England respectively, with the last one hurting the most as they went down on boundary count after the match ended in a tie in normal time and the Super Over.

Note:

  • The first test championship began in 2019 with the finals being played in 2021. The top three teams, as a result, are: First: New Zealand; Second- India; Third- Australia.

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