New Zealand Beat India To Become First World Test Champions


Wellington- New Zealand crowned the first Test World Champions after completing a stunning eight-wicket win over India on a dramatic sixth day of the final in Southampton.

New Zealand dismissed India and completed a tricky chase of 139 with relative ease as time ran out.

India resumed 64-2 and after losing wickets of Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara Rishabh Pant gave them hope with a counter-attacking 41.

However, he lost the wicket and it sparked the loss of the last four wickets for 14 runs and left India 40 short of what would have been a challenging target.

New Zealand lost openers but captain Kane Williamson and the experienced Ross Taylor steered New Zealand home superbly.

Williamson finished 52 not out and Taylor unbeaten on 47 as New Zealand won with seven overs left.

It saw New Zealand topple cricket’s superpower India and claim the biggest win in their history – their first triumph in a major global cricket tournament.

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