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India vs NZ: NZ win inaugural World Test Championship 2021

New Zealand won the inaugural ICC World Test Championship, defeating India by 8 wickets in the final

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New Zealand won the inaugural ICC World Test Championship, defeating India by 8 wickets in the final at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.

The World Test Championship match was a close contest, with both teams putting up a good fight. India batted first and were bowled out for 217 in their first innings. New Zealand responded with 249, with Devon Conway scoring 54 and Kane Williamson 49.

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India were then bowled out for 170 in their second innings, with Tim Southee taking 4 wickets and Trent Boult taking 3. New Zealand chased down the target of 140 in the 46th over, with Williamson scoring an unbeaten 52.

The match was a fitting finale to the inaugural World Test Championship, and it was a great advertisement for Test cricket. New Zealand were the better team on the day, and they deserved to win.

Key moments of the match

  • India were in trouble at their first innings, but Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli help India to put Decent Total.
  • Kyle Jamieson was the star of the show for New Zealand, taking 7 wickets in the match.
  • Kane Williamson was the calmest man on the field, scoring an unbeaten 52 in the second innings to guide New Zealand to victory.
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The impact of the match

The 2021 ICC World Test Championship was a success, and it is hoped that it will help to revive the popularity of Test cricket. The next edition of the tournament will be held in 2023, with the final scheduled to be played in Kennington Oval London.

The match also showed that New Zealand are a force to be reckoned with in Test cricket. They have now won two ICC trophies, and they will be looking to build on their success in the years to come.

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The future of Test cricket

The ICC World Test Championship 2021 was a positive step for Test cricket, and it is hoped that it will help to revive the popularity of the format. However, there are still some challenges that need to be addressed, such as the length of Test matches and the lack of interest from broadcasters.

If these challenges can be overcome, then Test cricket has a bright future. It is a format that is still capable of producing great drama and excitement, and it is a format that is loved by millions of fans around the world.

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