India vs New Zealand WTC Final Match Highlights: New Zealand beats India by 8 wickets to win inaugural ICC WTC Trophy

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India vs New Zealand WTC Final Match Highlights – NZ Beats Ind: New Zealand created history by defeating India by 8 wickets in the final of the ICC World Test Championship played in Southampton.

In this final match, Team India was seen struggling in front of New Zealand. The Kiwi team has surpassed India in every field of the game. It was the first WTC event that New Zealand had the distinction of winning. india vs new zealand wtc final match highlights

Before the start of the final match, many cricket pundits had predicted that India would give a tough fight to New Zealand in the final. But this could not happen. The Kiwi team dominated India throughout the match and performed brilliantly, taking Team India away from the title. Let us tell you what are the main reasons due to which India lost this final match.

India vs New Zealand WTC Final Match Highlights

India’s poor batting

The main reason for the defeat in the World Test Championship was Indian batting. No Indian batsman was seen in his form in the final match. There were high expectations from opener Rohit Sharma but his bat remained silent. Rohit got out after making a good start in both the innings of the final. He could only score 64 runs in this match.

Same was the case with Virat Kohli and he could score 57 runs in both the innings. How shameful India batted in the entire match can be gauged from the fact that none of Team India’s batsmen could score a half-century. All the formidable batsmen of the Indian team fell face to face in the final. Recognized batsmen like Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane disappointed.

India vs New Zealand WTC Final Match Highlights

Bowlers ineffective

In the second innings The Indian bowlers, who dismissed New Zealand for 249 runs in the first innings, looked lifeless in the second innings. No Indian fast bowler got a wicket in the second innings.

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Mohammed Shami, who took 4 wickets in the first innings, could not do any miracle in the second innings. Apart from this, Ishant Sharma was also not seen in color. Jasprit Bumrah was believed to be the biggest trump card of Team India for the final.

But he could not take a single wicket in the entire match. The failure of Bumrah to take wickets became the reason for India’s defeat. In New Zealand’s second innings, the second wicket fell for 44 runs. After that, till 96 runs, the Indian bowlers kept longing to take a wicket.

India vs New Zealand WTC Final Match Highlights

Weather beat

India Weather played the role of a villain for India in the final of the ICC World Test Championship. Team India has been used to playing on flat and dry pitches. India always has trouble in England. Barring the reserve day of the final match, there is no other day without bad weather and rain. Not a single ball was bowled due to rain on the first and fourth days of the final.

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 If there is bounce in the pitch and the ball moves, then such conditions are considered unfavorable for the Indian batsmen. The same thing happened with the Indian players in Southampton. Team India’s batsmen appeared helpless in front of the bouncy and swing bowling of New Zealand’s tall bowlers.

India vs New Zealand WTC Final Match Highlights

Team India did not play the practice match

Before the final ICC World Test Championship, the Indian team did not even play the practice match. If Team India had played a practice match with England’s A team or its other teams, then it would have definitely benefited in the final. But due to Corona protocol, India did not get the practice match. The Indian team played an intra-squad practice match in Southampton before the final. Which proved insufficient for the preparations for the final match.

India vs New Zealand WTC Final Match Highlights

The Kiwi team got the advantage of winning the Test series

Before playing the ICC World Test Championship final against India, the New Zealand team played a two-Test series against England. The Kiwi team won that series 1-0. In the meantime, New Zealand got a lot of opportunity to get used to the conditions in England. Apart from this, the winning momentum in the Test series against England also remained with the Kiwi team. After which he easily defeated India in the WTC final.

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