World Test Championship Final

Sanjana Ganesan cooks ‘romantic meal’ for husband Jasprit Bumrah after WTC Final loss

Sanjana Ganesan tried to cheer up her husband’s mood by cooking up a romantic meal for Jasprit Bumrah at the team hotel. She posted a image of the meal in an Instagram story and captioned it ‘Made with Love’ on the picture.

Jun 25, 2021, 11:36 AM IST

WTC Final: Sanjay Manjrekar takes dig at Ravindra Jadeja again, says move to play him ‘backfired’

Ravindra Jadeja’s batting form has been on an upswing in the last three years, as he averages over 50 with the bat while his bowling has shown steady improvement as well. But in conditions where there was plenty of assistance for the fast bowlers, Sanjay Manjrekar felt Jadeja’s inclusion was surprising.

Jun 25, 2021, 10:36 AM IST

WTC Final: Heartbroken Virat Kohli says THIS about team after loss

After rain had wiped out two of the first five days of this Test match, the International Cricet Council (ICC) implemented the use of its reserve day to increase the chances of a result, with 98 overs due to be bowled on Day Six. New Zealand entered the reserve day of the Final at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton eyeing victory and their bowlers delivered in style to skittle India for 170.

Jun 25, 2021, 06:38 AM IST

WTC Final: Don’t want Rishabh Pant to lose his positivity, says skipper Virat Kohli

The inspired show with the ball ensured that New Zealand needed to score 139 runs in a minimum of 53 overs to win the title. Rishabh Pant was the top-scorer for India as he played a knock of 41.

Jun 24, 2021, 12:13 PM IST

WTC Final: MS Dhoni vs Virat Kohli debate ignites on Twitter after another India loss

The famed Indian batting collapsed twice in the match, and the bowlers weren’t as impressive as compared to the Kiwis. After the loss, Kohli’s leadership came under the scanner once again. The fans did not shy away from igniting the MS Dhoni vs Virat Kohli debate.

Jun 24, 2021, 10:00 AM IST

WTC Final: Ajinkya Rahane dismissal sends Indian fan from ‘ecstasy to agony’, see hilarious pics

An Indian fan’s animated reaction to vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane’s dismissal was caught on the camera on Day 6 of the WTC final and it instantly went viral on social media.

Jun 24, 2021, 09:18 AM IST

WTC Final: Sachin Tendulkar leads Twitterati praise for Kane Williamson’s champions

Sachin Tendulkar led the way as members from the cricket fraternity took to social media to congratulate New Zealand for winning the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) title.

Jun 24, 2021, 08:43 AM IST

WTC Final: Victorious Kane Williamson expresses relief as Kiwis win a final at last

Two years ago they lost to England in an agonising finish at Lord’s because they had hit fewer boundaries after the teams were tied after both 50 overs and the subsequent super over. On Wednesday, New Zealand finally triumphed in a global final with Kane Williamson unbeaten on 52 after a painstaking 49 in the first innings on a pitch which favoured the bowlers throughout with two days lost to rain.

Jun 24, 2021, 07:56 AM IST

WTC Final: Virat Kohli hints at OVERHAUL of Test team after heartbreaking loss

Virat Kohli also spoke about finding ways to score runs. India scored only 217 in the first innings and were all out for 170 in second effort.

Jun 24, 2021, 06:46 AM IST

WTC Final: Jasprit Bumrah makes BIG blunder, wears wrong jersey on Day 5

Jasprit Bumrah was seen bowling wearing India’s regular Test jersey with the main sponsor mentioned at the centre of the jersey.

Jun 23, 2021, 13:01 PM IST

WTC Final: Mohammed Shami reveals India’s PLAN on final day, ‘need runs on board’

Talking about strategy in the potential fourth innings of the match against Kiwis, Mohammed Shami believes that India needs runs on the board and a plan to execute it.

Jun 23, 2021, 11:06 AM IST

WTC Final: Tim Southee on cusp of breaking THIS record of MS Dhoni

Tim Southee has now gone past former Australian captain Ricky Ponting’s record of sixes in Test matches. With two sixes in the first innings of the WTC Final, Southee has now hammered 75 sixes in 79 Test matches and went past Ponting’s tally, who scored 73 sixes in his glorious career of 168 Test matches.

Jun 23, 2021, 09:08 AM IST

WTC Final: Racial abuse on THIS New Zealand cricketer, 2 fans ejected in Southampton

A complaint had been made by a New Zealand follower watching the match on television. He said the abuse had included racist comments directed at batsman Ross Taylor, whose mother comes from Samoa.

Jun 23, 2021, 07:30 AM IST

WTC Final, Southampton weather today: Cloudy but play possible in India vs New Zealand Day 5

According to the forecast on AccuWeather, there are minimal chances of shower in the morning session as the precipitation percentage is much below than 50 per cent. There will be cloud cover along with 62-67 per cent humidity between 9 AM to 12 PM local time.

Jun 22, 2021, 12:55 PM IST

WTC Final: Important ‘one-off’ games should not be played in UK, says Kevin Pietersen

For Kevin Pietersen, the final of an event like this should always be held in Dubai, where there is minimal chance of weather related interruptions.

Jun 22, 2021, 08:31 AM IST

WTC Final, Southampton weather today: Incessant rain set to spoil India vs New Zealand Day 4

Weather predictions for Monday state rain throughout the day with a high of 14 degrees and low of around 11 degrees in temperature.

Jun 21, 2021, 11:48 AM IST

WTC Final: ‘Super Wickets’ spice up gloomy day in Southampton

Kiwi paceman Kyle Jamieson was the star of the show, picking up his fifth five-wicket haul including the dismissal of his Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate Virat Kohli. The Indian captain failed to read an incoming delivery from Jamieson and was adjudged plumb leg-before in spite to reviewing the decision.

Jun 21, 2021, 09:42 AM IST

WTC Final: Devon Conway was a crucial wicket for us, says Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill did admit that it’s been a problem as they have now failed to cross 250 against New Zealand on five successive occasions.

Jun 21, 2021, 07:33 AM IST

WTC Final: Delivery that dismissed Virat Kohli could have got any batsman out, says Kyle Jamieson

According to the 26-year-old lanky speedster Kyle Jamieson, who returned with fine figures of 5-31, Virat Kohli's dismissal played a key part in how things unfolded on the second day.

Jun 21, 2021, 07:19 AM IST

WTC Final: Rishabh Pant, Cheteshwar Pujara pick THIS as their favourite Test

Ahead of the World Test Championship final, players from both India and New Zealand revealed their favourite Tests to date which either they have been part of or watched as a cricket fan.

Jun 18, 2021, 13:01 PM IST