India Vs New Zealand In WTC Final; Won The Fourth Test Against England By An Innings And 25 Runs
India won the fourth and final Test against England by an innings and 25 runs. With this win, India qualified for the World Test Championship Final. The final will be played from June 18, 2021, at Lords, London. India won the series 3-1. It will be India vs New Zealand in the WTC final. With this win, they also ranked at no. 1 in ICC Test rankings.
India Vs England Fourth Test As It Happened
England won the toss and elected to bat first. However, they bowled out on the first day with just 205 runs on the board. The pitch was good to bat on. On the first day, it was looking like India will take a huge lead. However, the two sessions on the second day went in England’s favor. At one time India was struggling at 145 for the loss of 6 wickets. ben Stokes put his heart and soul out and bowled brilliantly in the Narendra Modi Stadium. He took four wickets. It was too hot in Ahmedabad.
Pant And Sundar Brilliant Knocks
Then Rishabh Pant and Washington Sundar batted together and made a partnership of over 100 and put India back in the game. Rishabh Pant scored his third century in his career and was out at 101. But not before putting India in a strong position. The way he batted with confidence and aggression was remarkable. His reverse lap in Jimmy Anderson bowling with the new ball was audacious.
After Rishabh Pant got out, it was Washington Sundar and Axar Patel took the game forward and gave India a lead of 160. It was unfortunate for Washington Sundar that he did not reach his century. He was unbeaten on 96. In the second innings, it was Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin who took five-wicket haul each.
Ravichandran Ashwin Man Of The Series
Rishabh Pant became the Man of the Match. Ravichandran Ashwin for his outstanding cricket throughout the series with 189 runs including 1 century and 32 wickets won the Man of the Series award. India won the series 3-1.
World Test Championship Final
Now India will take on New Zealand for the World Test Championship. The WTC final will be held at Lords, London from June 18, 2021. However, it is really unfair for the teams like England and Australia as they have won more matches than New Zealand. Due to ICC’s questionable World Test Championship schedule, it is New Zealand who will play the final at Lords. New Zealand played 11 matches with 7 wins. While England and Australia played 21 and 14 matches with 11 and 8 wins respectively. Do you think New Zealand deserves to be in the WTC final? Watch the detailed analysis below.
Full Detail Analysis
For everyone who has the question in mind that what will happen if the final gets Draw. Well, in that case, it will be a joint winner, and both India and New Zealand will lift the trophy. What do you guys think will win the World Test Championship 2021? Let us know in the comments below.