Indian team qualified for the final of the World Test Championship. This news comes after New Zealand beat Sri Lanka in the first test match by 2 wickets. In the first Test match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand (SL vs NZ 1st Test), New Zealand won by 2 wickets. With this win, the Indian team got a significant advantage and directly qualified for the WTC finals 2021-23.
In this match, the New Zealand team won the toss and decided to bowl first. Batting first, the visitors scored 355 runs in the first innings based on half-centuries from Kusal Mendis and Karunaratne.
Kane Williamson played a stormy inning in the second innings for the New Zealand team. He scored 121 runs in 191 balls, which included 11 fours and 1 six. Apart from him, Darryl Mitchell played a blistering inning of 81 runs in 86 balls, which included 3 fours and 4 sixes yesterday.
At the same time, Asitha Fernando took 3 wickets from the Sri Lankan team, while Prabhat Jayasuriya took 2 wickets. Apart from this, Kasun Rajita and Lahiru Kumara got 1-1 wickets.
If Sri Lanka won the series by 2-0 in the two-match Test series against New Zealand, then Sri Lanka could have entered the World Test Championship, but after the defeat in the first Test match, the dream of the team was shattered.
After the victory of New Zealand in this match, the Indian team has entered the final of the World Test Championship. After the match, there has been a change in the points table of the Indian team of the World Test Championship. Before the match, India was at second position with 60.29 per cent.