WTC Final: After India’s defeat in the World Test Championship, all the cricket legends are expressing their opinion about the match. Now former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has told how New Zealand created history by winning against India. McCullum believes that New Zealand captain Kane Williamson’s masterstroke was to open the bowling from fast bowler Kyle Jamieson on the sixth and reserve day of the final match.
The turning point of Kohli and Pujara’s wickets
McCullum believes that the falling wickets of Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara was the turning point of the match. In the first session of the sixth day, Jamieson staggered the Indian innings by dismissing Kohli for 13 runs and Pujara for 15 runs. After this, no batsman of the Indian team could survive and the team was piled on the score of 170 runs.
Jamieson’s bowling was described as a masterstroke
McCullum said in a conversation with a sports website that, “I think Williamson’s opening bowling from Jamieson proved to be a masterstroke. His length and release point troubled the Indian batsmen. He can open and once that happens. Since then the confidence in the team has increased.”
McCullum said – Chasing the target was challenging
McCullum, who captained New Zealand in the 2015 World Cup final, is happy that Williamson and Ross Taylor completed the winning process. McCullum said, “Chasing the target was challenging and even 140 runs seemed heavy, especially when you know you can’t take the risk here. But two great New Zealand batsmen got it done. If you see the face, you will know what this victory means to them.”
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