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ICC World Test Championship 2021, Final: India And New Zealand Showdown In Southampton

World's two top teams, New Zealand and India, fight for the inaugural ICC World Test Championship title, from June 18 to 22 at the Rose Bowl, Southampton

June 18, 2021

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson poses with the ICC World Test Championship mace. New Zealand beat India in the final.

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New Zealand captain Kane Williamson poses with the trophy after winning the first ever World Test Championship final match against India, at the Hambledon Cricket Club in England.

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New Zealand players celebrate with the winners trophy after their win in the World Test Championship final cricket match against India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England. New Zealand won the match by eight wickets.

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Indian players attend the presentation ceremony after New Zealand won the World Test Championship final cricket match, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's captain Virat Kohli, right, hugs to congratulate New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson on their win on the sixth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson, right, and Ross Taylor celebrate their win on the sixth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson raises his bat to celebrate scoring fifty runs during the sixth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson, left, plays a shot during the sixth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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Indian players react after teammate Cheteshwar Pujara, right, dropped a catch of New Zealand's Ross Taylor during the sixth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's Ravichandran Ashwin, center, and teammates celebrate the dismissal of New Zealand's Devon Conway during the sixth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's captain Virat Kohli, right, and teammates celebrate the dismissal of New Zealand's Tom Latham during the sixth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's captain Virat Kohli, left, and teammates walk off the field for tea during the sixth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's Mohammed Shami hits a boundary during the sixth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's Ravindra Jadeja walks off the field after losing his wicket during the sixth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's Rishabh Pant reacts after losing his wicket during the sixth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's Rishabh Pant plays a shot during the sixth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's Rishabh Pant, left, and Ravindra Jadeja share a light moment as they walk off the field for lunch during the sixth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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New Zealand players celebrate the dismissal of India's Ajinkya Rahane during the sixth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane reacts as he walks off the field after losing his wicket during the sixth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane bats during the sixth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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New Zealand's Tim Southee bowls during the sixth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's Cheteshwar Pujara walks off the field after losing his wicket during the sixth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's captain Virat Kohli walks off the field after losing his wicket during the sixth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's captain Virat Kohli, left, and Cheteshwar Pujara walk off the field at the end of play on the fifth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's captain Virat Kohli bats during the fifth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's Cheteshwar Pujara bends to avoid a rising delivery during the fifth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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New Zealand's Tim Southee, right, celebrates the dismissal of India's Rohit Sharma, left, during the fifth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.

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India's Rohit Sharma bats during the fifth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's Shubman Gill walks off the field after losing his wicket during the fifth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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New Zealand's Tim Southee, without cap, celebrates with teammates the dismissal of India's Shubman Gill during the fifth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's Ravichandran Ashwin, center, celebrates with teammates the dismissal of New Zealand's Neil Wagner during the fifth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson walks off the field after losing his wicket during the fifth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's Ishant Sharma, left, celebrates with teammates the dismissal of New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson, right, during the fifth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's Mohammed Shami, right, runs to celebrate the dismissal of New Zealand's BJ Watling during the fifth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's Mohammed Shami, right, celebrates the dismissal of New Zealand's Colin de Grandhomme, left, during the fifth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's Ishant Sharma, second right, celebrates with teammates the dismissal of New Zealand's Henry Nicholls during the fifth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's captain Virat Kohli celebrates the dismissal of New Zealand's Henry Nicholls during the fifth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.

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India's captain Virat Kohli, right, and teammates celebrate the dismissal of New Zealand's Ross Taylor during the fifth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's Jasprit Bumrah, right, bowls a delivery during the fifth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson, left, looks on as India's Ishant Sharma, right, bowls a delivery during the fifth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson bats during the fifth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's Ishant Sharma bowls during the fifth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's captain Virat Kohli, second right, interacts with teammates before the start of the fifth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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Fans wait for the play to start on the fifth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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Indian players get together before the start of the fifth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's captain Virat Kohli, center, and teammates leave the field at the end of play on the third day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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Players walk off the field after bad light stopped play on the third day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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An Indian fan holds a flag during the third day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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New Zealand's Devon Conway reacts as he walks off the field after losing his wicket during the third day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.

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India's Ishant Sharma, center without cap, celebrates with teammates the dismissal of New Zealand's Devon Conway during the third day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson plays a shot during the third day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's Ravichandran Ashwin, left, celebrates the dismissal of New Zealand's Tom Latham during the third day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.

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New Zealand's Tom Latham walks off the field after losing his wicket during the third day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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New Zealand's Tom Latham bats during the third day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's Ravindra Jadeja, left, watches as he is dropped by New Zealand's Tim Southee, right, during the third day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson, second left, and teammate Tim Southee check the ball during the third day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.

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New Zealand's Neil Wagner, second right, celebrates with teammates the dismissal of India's Ajinkya Rahane during the third day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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New Zealand's Kyle Jamieson, second right, celebrates with teammates the dismissal of India's captain Virat Kohli during the third day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's captain Virat Kohli, right, speaks to batting coach Vikram Rathour as they stand outside their dressing room after bad light stopped play during the second day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's captain Virat Kohli watches the ball after playing a shot during the second day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane, center, fist bumps with captain Virat Kohli after hitting a boundary during the second day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane hits a boundary during the second day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's captain Virat Kohli, right, and batting partner Cheteshwar Pujara walk off the field for lunch during the second day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's Cheteshwar Pujara is hit on his helmet on a delivery by New Zealand's Neil Wagner during the second day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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New Zealand's Kyle Jamieson celebrates with teammates the dismissal of India's Rohit Sharma during the second day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's Rohit Sharma bats during the second day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's Shubman Gill hits a four during the second day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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New Zealand's Kyle Jamieson, center, reacts as Indian batsmen run between the wickets to score during the second day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's Shubman Gill dives to makes it to the crease during the second day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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New Zealand's Tim Southee, right, bowls a delivery during the second day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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Indian fans cheer for their team during the second day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's captain Virat Kohli, left, and New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson interact at the toss ahead of the second day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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New Zealand players stand for their national anthem before the start of the second day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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Indian players stand for their national anthem before the start of the second day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's Mohammed Shami, second right, and Wriddhiman Saha, right, walk with the members of team support staff along the boundary after rain delayed start of the first day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, England.

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New Zealand players walk across the field as rains delayed start of the first day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, England.

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An Indian fan holds a flag as rain delayed start of the first day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, England.

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A super sopper is used to remove water after rain delayed start of the first day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, England.

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The pitch area is seen covered as it rains ahead of the first day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, England.

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Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and his New Zealand counterpart Kane Williamson pose for a photograph with the World Test Championship (WTC) trophy ahead of their final match, in Southampton.

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Indian cricket team players pose for photographs ahead of the World Test Championship (WTC) final match against New Zealand, at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

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