Team India Qualify WTC SL vs NZ 1st Test: With the defeat of Sri Lanka, India has qualified for the final of the World Test Championship. The result of the ongoing last Test match between India and Australia is yet to come, if India manages to win or draw this match, then India's claim will become stronger.
New Delhi:The whole series along with the Christchurch Test was important for Sri Lanka as Sri Lanka still had a chance to play in the final of the 2021-23 World Test Championship to be held at The Oval. But New Zealand has turned the dice by defeating Sri Lanka by 2 wickets in the first test. With the defeat of Sri Lanka, India has qualified for the final of the World Test Championship. The result of the ongoing last Test match between India and Australia is yet to come, if India manages to win or draw this match, then India’s claim will become stronger.
In this match, the New Zealand team won the toss and decided to bowl first. Batting first, the Sri Lankan team scored 355 runs in the first innings on the basis of half-centuries from Kusal Mendis and Karunaratna.
After this, chasing the target, the Kiwi team scored 373 runs in the first innings on the basis of stormy innings of Darryl Mitchell and Tom Latham. At the same time, in the second innings, the Sri Lankan team gave a target of 285 runs to the Kiwi team for the victory due to the century innings of Mathews.
In fact, in the first Test match, the New Zealand team defeated the Sri Lankan team by one wicket and took a 1-0 lead in the series. Along with this lead, New Zealand has eliminated the Sri Lankan team from the race for the final of the World Test Championship. Let us tell that by winning 2-0 in the two-match Test series, 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.
Let us tell you that in the second innings, Kane Williamson played a stormy 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. During this, his strike reach was 94.18.
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.
SL vs NZ: Team India enters WTC final with New Zealand’s victory
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 of the Indian team in the points table of the World Test Championship. Before the match, India was at the second position with 60.29 per cent.
But after the victory of the Kiwi team in the Sri Lanka vs New Zealand match, there has been a change in the percentage of Team India. However, even after the results of the fourth Test match against Australia, the Indian team may see a change in the points table of the World Test Championship.