After New Zealand’s victory in the final of the World Test Championship (WTC), skipper Kane Williamson visited the Hambledon Cricket Club, also known as the “cricket cradle”. On Thursday, the ICC shared photos of the Kiwi leader, where he was seen posing with the WTC’s mace at the historic site.
Founded in 1765, Humbledon Cricket Club was the most important cricket club in England before the establishment of the Marylebone Cricket Club and the Lord became the “home of cricket”.
“Photo sessions with the winning captain # WTC21, Kane Williamson. Blackcaps star with a mace at the historic cricket club” Humbledon “, writes ICC.
On the dramatic “reserve day” of the World Cup final, New Zealand completed the test with eight cassettes to engrave its name in history books.
Williamson’s experienced duet and Ross Taylor combined by 44/2 after the loss of both opening devices to reach the target of 139 with seven reserve overs. New Zealand scored 247 and 140/2 to 217 and 170 for India, winning the first mace of its kind at the World Test Championship.
“It’s a very special feeling and one we haven’t experienced before, we have a world title for the first time,” Williamson said after winning the title. “It’s a special achievement and one that will be celebrated and remembered.
“We know that we don’t always have the stars, we rely on a few other pieces to stay in the games and be competitive. All the results were on the table here, it was just great to see the heart that our team showed to cross the border.
Along with the mace, the kiwis received a cash prize of $ 1.6 million, or approximately 11.88 kroner. The runners-up in India were also awarded a prize of $ 80,000 to reach the final of the two-year tournament.