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New Zealand crushed Sri Lanka in thriller match as India secures place in WTC final

New Zealand crushed Sri Lanka in thriller match as India secures place in WTC final

New Zealand crushed Sri Lanka in thriller match as India secures place in WTC final

New Zealand crushed Sri Lanka in thriller match as India secures place in WTC final

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  • New Zealand defeated Sri Lanka on Monday.
  •  India advance to another World Test Championship (WTC) Final.
  • Sri Lanka finished with best possible winning percentage after dropping first game.
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New Zealand‘s thrilling last-ball victory over sad Sri Lanka on Monday propelled last season’s runners-up India into another World Test Championship (WTC) Final, according to the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Sri Lanka had the chance to beat India and join the already-qualified Australia in the World T20 final, but a close two-wicket loss to New Zealand in the first away Test put an end to Dimuths Karunaratne’s team’s pursuit of the last spot.

Sri Lanka finished with the best possible winning percentage after dropping the first game—56%—as opposed to India, whose lowest winning percentage is currently 57%.

“India’s destructive start to their Test series at home against Australia means their worst possible WTC points percentage is now 57%, assuming no penalty points are awarded for a poor over rate in the fourth Test against Australia in Ahmedabad,” the ICC stated in a release.

“Sri Lanka were initially hampered by rain and then unable to bowl out New Zealand on day five of the first Test in Christchurch, meaning Dimuth Karunaratne’s side can now finish with a best possible WTC points percentage of 56% even if they win the second Test,” according to the statement.

The World Test Championship Final between Australia and India will take place at The Oval starting on June 7 with the winner taking home the World Test Championship mace as a result of India’s dominance in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

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New Zealand defeated India in the opening World Test Championship match in Southampton in 2021 as Kane Williamson’s team successfully chased down a modest target of 139.

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