The first Test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka that ended on Monday will be one, fans will remember for a long time. This match is discussed in the entire cricket world. The cricket fraternity believes that the excitement of this match showed why Test format is the real cricket after all.
New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 2 wickets on the last ball in Christchurch. With this, the Kiwi team has taken a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.
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Former captain Kane Williamson (121*) played an important role in helping New Zealand win. Let us tell you that Sri Lanka had scored 355 runs in the first innings by batting first. In response, New Zealand scored 373 runs in the first innings and took an 18-run lead on the basis of first innings.
Sri Lanka scored 302 runs in the second innings and set a target of 285 runs in front of the hosts. New Zealand achieved the target by losing 8 wickets on the last ball.
Kane Williamson’s video went viral
Undoubtedly the limits of excitement were crossed in this match, but there was a moment when along with New Zealand, the Indian fans also lost their breath. This incident is of the last ball of the match only.
Fernando bowled the last ball outside the leg stump at short length, on which Williamson missed the shot. However, he ran to take the run. The wicket-keeper bowled the throw, but Neil Wagner had reached the crease at the strikers’ end.
Fernando then caught the ball and hit a perfect throw at the non-strikers end. The Sri Lankan team enthusiastically appealed for run out and the on-field umpire referred the decision to the third umpire. Replays showed that Williamson’s bat was inside the crease when the ball hit the stumps. The video of this moment has gone viral. Then the breath of New Zealand and Indian fans had also stopped.
New Zealand takes India to WTC final
New Zealand, the first winners of the World Test Championship, could not reach the final this time, but they beat Sri Lanka by 2 wickets in a thrilling first Test to give India a place in the WTC final. Sri Lanka’s only hope of reaching the final was a 2–0 clean sweep of New Zealand. But this did not happen.
Even if the Indian team had lost the Ahmedabad Test, its entry into the final was fixed. The fourth Test between India and Australia in Ahmedabad is set to be drawn.