5 heroes who covered 12 thousand kms. Far-flung battle, only then Team India reached the WTC Final

New Delhi. New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 2 wickets in the first test match. 5 players of this exciting victory of New Zealand have become heroes of India too. In fact, with the defeat of Sri Lanka, India reached the final of the World Test Championship. At one time, Sri Lanka had increased the headache of New Zealand as well as India, but on the basis of Kane Williamson, Darrell Mitchell, Matt Henry, Blair Tickner and Tim Southee, the Kiwi team won. Sri Lanka had given New Zealand a target of 285 runs, which New Zealand achieved at the loss of 8 wickets and also took a 1-0 lead in the series. With this victory of New Zealand, India reached the final of the Test Championship even before the end of the Ahmedabad Test against Australia. In fact, both India and Sri Lanka were in the race for the final, India needed to win 3 matches against Australia for the final ticket, but the Indore defeat had put India in trouble, while Sri Lanka entered the final in that position. Could have happened when India lost the Ahmedabad Test or it was a draw and Sri Lanka won both their Tests against New Zealand. Competition started at both Ahmedabad and Christchurch. The Ahmedabad Test seemed to be heading towards a draw, while Sri Lanka’s victory was visible for a while, but New Zealand’s star batsman Williamson spoiled the entire Sri Lankan game by scoring a century. New Zealand got this victory on the basis of five players. read this also- NZ vs SL: 6 balls, 8 runs and a hair-raising adventure, New Zealand did Lanka-Dahan on the last ball Tim Southee: Kiwi bowler Tim Southee took a total of 7 wickets in the first test. He took 5 wickets in the first innings. In the first innings, he wreaked havoc and restricted Sri Lanka’s first innings to 355 runs. Matt Henry: In Christchurch, Henry walked with both the ball and the bat. At first, he played well with Saudi and took 4 wickets in Sri Lanka’s first innings. After this, New Zealand’s first innings was also handled. The first innings of the Kiwi team faltered at one point. At such a time, he supported Darrell Mitchell and formed a strong partnership. He hit 72 runs in 75 balls. read this also- Team India in WTC Final, Darrell Mitchell got good news before the end of Ahmedabad Test: When New Zealand lost 3 wickets for 76 runs in the first innings, Darrell Mitchell froze at one end in difficult times and scored 102 runs. Amazing innings played. By the time Mitchell returned to the pavilion, he had taken New Zealand’s score from 76 to 291 runs. He hit 6 fours and 2 sixes in the first innings. His bat went fiercely in the second innings as well. He hit 81 runs in 86 balls. He was the player of the match. Kane Williamson: Williamson was able to score only 1 run in the first innings, but runs came out of his bat when the team needed it the most. In the second innings where the feet of the Kiwi batsmen started shaking in front of the Sri Lankan bowlers. There Williamson stayed on the field till the end and returned only after winning the team. Williamson remained unbeaten on 121 runs. He hit 11 fours and a six in his innings. Blair Tickner: Blair Tickner also had a big hand in taking India to the final of the World Test Championship. Who had given Sri Lanka 4 shocks in the second innings. Tickner took the initial 3 wickets. Apart from Oshida Fernando, Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis, Prabhat Jayasuriya became his victim.

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