ICC congratulates New Zealand for clinching World Test Championship title | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday congratulated New Zealand on clinching the inaugural World Test Championship title by beating India in a riveting closing.
It is the primary main ICC trophy for New Zealand, who had reached again-to-again ODI World Cup closing in 2015 and 2019, since 2000.
An extremely tight recreation noticed the Black Caps bowl out India for 170 within the second innings, leaving them 139 to chase for victory on the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton on Wednesday.
Geoff Allardice, ICC Acting CEO, mentioned, “I would like to congratulate the first ever World Test Champions, the Black Caps who displayed the skill and temperament required to be the best Test team in the world.
“I’d additionally prefer to congratulate the Indian staff, who carried out so persistently to qualify for the Final and got here so near profitable it.”
Allardice said both teams showed their quality and it was an outstanding game of Test cricket that will live long in the memories of cricket fans around the world.
“(It was) additionally performed in an excellent spirit that highlighted the mutual respect between the groups,” he said.
After a complete wash-out on the first and fourth days respectively, the marquee final stretched to the reserved day with New Zealand ultimately lifting the Test Mace.
“Throughout the 2 yr World Test Championship each Kane and Virat made no secret of their need to win the Test Mace and that was clearly evident during the last six days. The high quality of play was befitting of two greatest Test groups on the earth and it was an enthralling recreation,” Allardice mentioned.
The closing was a end result of two-and-a-half years of males’s Test cricket, after the WTC was launched in 2019 to offer higher context to the longest format.
“The conclusion of the primary version of the World Test Championship is a particular second for our sport as that is an occasion that has been so lengthy within the making.
“But the last two years have clearly demonstrated the importance of context in Test cricket and I’m already looking forward to the second edition starting with England v India in a little over a month,” Allardice mentioned.

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