New Zealand sailed to eight wins in the sixth – and reserve – day of the World Cup final against India in the Hampshire Bowl on Wednesday.
This is an appropriate redemption for New Zealand, which had lost the final of the last two World Cups of 50 in 2015 and 2019.
The match, in which they were lost in the rain for two days, saw a strong performance by Kiwis on the reserve day, when their bowlers ran through the Indian team and fired them for only 170 tracks. And then they scaled the 139-goal goal through a 96-start third partnership between them Kane Williamson (52 not released) and Ross Taylor (47 did not come out).
The official New Zealand cricket account publishes the winning moments in the locker room.
Kyle Jamieson (2/30) eliminated Koli and Pujara, while Rahane fell to Bult (3/39).
After lunch, India continued to lose wickets as the queue failed to shake again. Rishabh Pant, who was the top scorer in innings with 41 runs, was India’s last hope, but he fell to the brink as the seventh goal with a score of 156.