after two years of grueling test cricket thousands of runs and overs being bold and after weeks of quarantine and sitting through endless rain breaks we finally got to witness cricket of the highest quality a riveting contest between two of the very best in the business and who would have thought that it’ll come down to the final 10 overs on the final days play to crown the champions of the ultimate format and there you have it new zealand winners of the inaugural world test championship hey guys you’re watching rcb 12th man tv new zealand winners of the world test championship but the win did not come easy there were moments in the test match when india pushed new zealand right to the very edge and did have the upper hand on the kiwis on the whole it was a test match that was dominated by the bowlers but there were a few batsmen that met the headlines as well all in all a test match for the ages and here are our top performers from the wtc final at number three virat kohli and ravi ashwin modern is batting virat kohli’s captaincy came to the forum in this game his aggressive style of marshalling the troops kept india in the hunt all through the six days even with the bat he chipped in with a very hard-earned 44 in the first innings that helped india reach a respectable total he rotated his bowlers smartly despite not having much to defend on the board all in all india never gave an indication that they were playing a defensive brand of cricket we lost plenty of time to reign and even despite that if the wtc final was a thrilling affair credit must go to virat kohli and his assessment of the conditions and how he got the best out of his team and ravi chandra nashville is there ever an occasion where india plays test cricket and we don’t talk about ravi ashwin he is arguably the best desk spinner in the world for a reason and he continued to do what he does best and that is pick up wickets he picked up four of them in a game in a pitch that did not have much to offer for the spinners and was india’s only bowler to pick up wickets in the second innings and useful contribution with the bat early on as well all in all ravi ashwin was once again at his very best at number two kane williamson and muhammad shami two years ago kane williamson was left heartbroken after he was denied by a set of rules to lift the icc cricket world cup but this time around he seemed more prepared a 49 in the first innings played a big role in helping new zealand take the lead but what’s important that he came back in the second innings while chasing it was a trademark kane williamson innings determination and patience he was calm and composed he got to his 50 and more importantly stayed right till the very end to see new zealand through to the wtc championship and speaking about muhammad shami my goodness did he bowl his heart out or what especially when the kiwis were cruising ahead in the first innings he made full use of the conditions landed the ball in the right areas and tormented the kiwi mid-lauder all in all with india set to play five test matches against england chummy bowling the way he did certainly all goes well for team india and finally at number one kyle jameson we at the rcb camp not long ago were rooting for this giant of ebola but it’s fair to say that kyle jameson was quite simply the differentiator between the two teams his five wicket hall in the first innings denied india a chance to get to 250 despite a good start by our openers he also got the wickets of virat kohli on both occasions just when the skipper was starting to go big and well what can we say good contributions with the band he both smartly made full use of his height and outcast the batsman more often than not with the ipl slated to start very soon part two of ipl 2021 let’s just hope as an rcb fan that kyle jameson continues his form all losses are difficult to digest but there are a few which offer more lessons than heartbreaks losing to new zealand in the wtc final would qualify as the former as india head into a six-week break they would have enough lessons and feedback after this quality contest learnings which they show will apply in the five match test series against the mighty england in english conditions in the weeks to come

By Biren Ramanathan

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