The World Test Championship final entered the 6th day due to poor weather and in the end New Zealand won the game with their pace bowling combo and smart captaincy from Kane Williamson. India unfortunately have lost 2nd ICC final under Virat Kohli's captaincy. Big players like Jasprit Bumrah ended up being a disappointment in a crunch final clash.
Let us have a look at some of the numbers from WTC 2021 final match:
0: India have lost all the Test matches they played in Southampton.
India's Test Performance in Southampton:
2014 - Lost to England by 266 runs
2018 - Lost to England by 60 runs
2021 - Lost to New Zealand by 8 wickets
1: Ravichandran Ashwin has ended up as the highest wicket-taker in the WTC'19-21 tournament.
Most wickets in World Test Championship 2019-21:
Ravichandran Ashwin - 71
Pat Cummins - 70
Stuart Broad - 69
Tim Southee/ Nathan Lyon - 56
2: New Zealand have won their 2nd ICC trophy after 2000, which came in Champions Trophy 2000. Interestingly, both the wins came against India in the finals.
4: Ravichandran Ashwin became 4th bowler to pick 50 (or) more wickets against New Zealand in Test cricket.
6: Jasprit Bumrah has recorded 6 ducks in WTC'19-21 which has been most in this cycle.
7: In the last 7 ICC trophies, 7 different teams have ended up winning the trophies.
2021 WTC - New Zealand*
2019 WC - England
2017 CT - Pakistan
2016 WT20 - West Indies
2015 WC - Australia
2014 WT20 - Sri Lanka
2013 CT - India
21: Kane Williamson has become 21st captain to win an ICC trophy overall.
50: Both Mohammad Shami and Ravindra Jadeja completed 50 wickets on England soil (in all 3 formats combined).