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Ross Taylor and New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson celebrate victory on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India.
Ross Taylor and New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson celebrate victory on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India.

A tenacious New Zealand lifted the inaugural World Test Championship title with a comfortable eight-wicket win over India on the sixth and final day of the marquee final here on Wednesday.

The seasoned pair of skipper Kane Williamson (52) and Ross Taylor (47) took New Zealand past the finish line with their unbeaten 96-run partnership as they overhauled the 139-run target without much fuss.

Here's a look at some of the best photos and videos from The Ageas Bowl.

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New Zealand supportes cheer on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, southwest England on June 23, 2021. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
New Zealand supportes cheer on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, southwest England on June 23, 2021. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
India's Virat Kohli gestures on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, southwest England on June 23, 2021. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
India's Virat Kohli gestures on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, southwest England on June 23, 2021. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
New Zealand's Kane Williamson (right) and Ross Taylor celebrate winning the match after day six of the ICC World Test Championship Final match at The Ageas Bowl, Southampton. Picture date: Wednesday June 23, 2021. (Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)
New Zealand's Kane Williamson (right) and Ross Taylor celebrate winning the match after day six of the ICC World Test Championship Final match at The Ageas Bowl, Southampton. Picture date: Wednesday June 23, 2021. (Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)
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Cricket - ICC World Test Championship Final - India v New Zealand - Rose Bowl, Southampton, Britain - June 23, 2021 New Zealand's Kane Williamson after winning the ICC World Test Championship Final Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley
Cricket - ICC World Test Championship Final - India v New Zealand - Rose Bowl, Southampton, Britain - June 23, 2021 New Zealand's Kane Williamson after winning the ICC World Test Championship Final Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley
Cricket - ICC World Test Championship Final - India v New Zealand - Rose Bowl, Southampton, Britain - June 23, 2021 New Zealand's Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor celebrate after winning the ICC World Test Championship Final Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley
Cricket - ICC World Test Championship Final - India v New Zealand - Rose Bowl, Southampton, Britain - June 23, 2021 New Zealand's Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor celebrate after winning the ICC World Test Championship Final Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley
India's Jasprit Bumrah drops a potential catch during day six of the ICC World Test Championship Final match at The Ageas Bowl, Southampton. Picture date: Wednesday June 23, 2021. (Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)
India's Jasprit Bumrah drops a potential catch during day six of the ICC World Test Championship Final match at The Ageas Bowl, Southampton. Picture date: Wednesday June 23, 2021. (Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)
New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson celebrates his half-century on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, southwest England on June 23, 2021. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson celebrates his half-century on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, southwest England on June 23, 2021. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
India's Ishant Sharma prepares to bowl on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, southwest England on June 23, 2021. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
India's Ishant Sharma prepares to bowl on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, southwest England on June 23, 2021. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
India's Virat Kohli (L) and India's Mohammed Shami chat on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, southwest England on June 23, 2021. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
India's Virat Kohli (L) and India's Mohammed Shami chat on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, southwest England on June 23, 2021. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
New Zealand's Kane Williamson (right) and Ross Taylor celebrate winning the match after day six of the ICC World Test Championship Final match at The Ageas Bowl, Southampton. Picture date: Wednesday June 23, 2021. (Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)
New Zealand's Kane Williamson (right) and Ross Taylor celebrate winning the match after day six of the ICC World Test Championship Final match at The Ageas Bowl, Southampton. Picture date: Wednesday June 23, 2021. (Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor of New Zealand celebrate victory after the Reserve Day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor of New Zealand celebrate victory after the Reserve Day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
New Zealand's Ross Taylor (R) and New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson celebrate victory on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, southwest England on June 23, 2021. - New Zealand beat India by 8 wickets. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
New Zealand's Ross Taylor (R) and New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson celebrate victory on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, southwest England on June 23, 2021. - New Zealand beat India by 8 wickets. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
New Zealand's Ross Taylor (L) and New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson celebrate victory on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, southwest England on June 23, 2021. - New Zealand beat India by 8 wickets. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
New Zealand's Ross Taylor (L) and New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson celebrate victory on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, southwest England on June 23, 2021. - New Zealand beat India by 8 wickets. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
New Zealand's Ross Taylor (L) and New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson celebrate victory on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, southwest England on June 23, 2021. - New Zealand beat India by 8 wickets. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
New Zealand's Ross Taylor (L) and New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson celebrate victory on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, southwest England on June 23, 2021. - New Zealand beat India by 8 wickets. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
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Cricket - ICC World Test Championship Final - India v New Zealand - Rose Bowl, Southampton, Britain - June 23, 2021 New Zealand's Ross Taylor reacts after getting hit on the helmet by a ball alongside Kane Williamson Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley
Cricket - ICC World Test Championship Final - India v New Zealand - Rose Bowl, Southampton, Britain - June 23, 2021 New Zealand's Ross Taylor in action Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley
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SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson of New Zealand punch gloves during the Reserve Day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson of New Zealand punch gloves during the Reserve Day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
New Zealand's Ross Taylor (C) looks at the ball expecting to be caught-out, but is not caught, on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, southwest England on June 23, 2021. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
New Zealand's Ross Taylor (C) looks at the ball expecting to be caught-out, but is not caught, on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, southwest England on June 23, 2021. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
India's Ravichandran Ashwin bowling to New Zealand's Ross Taylor during day six of the ICC World Test Championship Final match at The Ageas Bowl, Southampton. Picture date: Wednesday June 23, 2021. (Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)
India's Ravichandran Ashwin bowling to New Zealand's Ross Taylor during day six of the ICC World Test Championship Final match at The Ageas Bowl, Southampton. Picture date: Wednesday June 23, 2021. (Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)
New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson (C) watches the ball after playing a shot on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, southwest England on June 23, 2021. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson (C) watches the ball after playing a shot on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, southwest England on June 23, 2021. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Ravichandran Ashwin of India celebrates the wicket of Kane Williamson which is later overturned by DRS during the Reserve Day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Ravichandran Ashwin of India celebrates the wicket of Kane Williamson which is later overturned by DRS during the Reserve Day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Kane Williamson of New Zealand hits past Rohit Sharma of India during Day 6 of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Ageas Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Kane Williamson of New Zealand hits past Rohit Sharma of India during Day 6 of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Ageas Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Ravichandran Ashwin of India celebrates the wicket of Kane Williamson which is later overturned by DRS during the Reserve Day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Ravichandran Ashwin of India celebrates the wicket of Kane Williamson which is later overturned by DRS during the Reserve Day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23 : India players react to the third umpire decision as Kane Williamson reviews the decision was given not out during Day 6 of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23 : India players react to the third umpire decision as Kane Williamson reviews the decision was given not out during Day 6 of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)
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Cricket - ICC World Test Championship Final - India v New Zealand - Rose Bowl, Southampton, Britain - June 23, 2021 India's Mohammad Shami reacts Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley
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Cricket - ICC World Test Championship Final - India v New Zealand - Rose Bowl, Southampton, Britain - June 23, 2021 New Zealand's Tom Latham looks dejected Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley
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Cricket - ICC World Test Championship Final - India v New Zealand - Rose Bowl, Southampton, Britain - June 23, 2021 India's Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of New Zealand Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley
Cricket - ICC World Test Championship Final - India v New Zealand - Rose Bowl, Southampton, Britain - June 23, 2021 New Zealand's Tim Southee celebrates after taking the wicket of India's Jasprit Bumrah Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley
Cricket - ICC World Test Championship Final - India v New Zealand - Rose Bowl, Southampton, Britain - June 23, 2021 New Zealand's Tim Southee celebrates after taking the wicket of India's Jasprit Bumrah Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley
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New Zealand's Neil Wagner (3R) celebrates taking the wicket of India's Ravindra Jadeja (2R) for 16 runs off a catch by New Zealand's BJ Watling (C) on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, southwest England on June 23, 2021. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
New Zealand's Neil Wagner (3R) celebrates taking the wicket of India's Ravindra Jadeja (2R) for 16 runs off a catch by New Zealand's BJ Watling (C) on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, southwest England on June 23, 2021. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
New Zealand's BJ Watling celebrates the wicket of India's Ravichandran Ashwin on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, southwest England on June 23, 2021. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
New Zealand's BJ Watling celebrates the wicket of India's Ravichandran Ashwin on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, southwest England on June 23, 2021. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Devon Conway and Tom Latham of New Zealand head out to bat during the Reserve Day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Devon Conway and Tom Latham of New Zealand head out to bat during the Reserve Day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
New Zealand's Neil Wagner (4R) celebrates taking the wicket of India's Ravindra Jadeja (3R) for 16 runs off a catch by New Zealand's BJ Watling (2R) on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, southwest England on June 23, 2021. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
New Zealand's Neil Wagner (4R) celebrates taking the wicket of India's Ravindra Jadeja (3R) for 16 runs off a catch by New Zealand's BJ Watling (2R) on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, southwest England on June 23, 2021. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Rishabh Pant of India survives a run out attempt from Devon Conway of New Zealand during the Reserve Day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
Rishabh Pant of India survives a run out attempt from Devon Conway of New Zealand during the Reserve Day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
India's Rishabh Pant plays a shot on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, southwest England on June 23, 2021. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
India's Rishabh Pant plays a shot on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, southwest England on June 23, 2021. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
India's Rishabh Pant survives a run out during day six of the ICC World Test Championship Final match at The Ageas Bowl, Southampton. Picture date: Wednesday June 23, 2021. (Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)
India's Rishabh Pant survives a run out during day six of the ICC World Test Championship Final match at The Ageas Bowl, Southampton. Picture date: Wednesday June 23, 2021. (Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Rishabh Pant of India bats during Day 6 of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Ageas Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)
Rishabh Pant of India bats during Day 6 of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Ageas Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23 : Neil Wagner of New Zealand celebrates with his teammates after he gets Ravindra Jadeja of India out during Day 6 of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)
Neil Wagner of New Zealand celebrates with his teammates after he gets Ravindra Jadeja of India out during Day 6 of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Neil Wagner of New Zealand celebrates taking the wicket of Ravindra Jadeja of India during the Reserve Day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Neil Wagner of New Zealand celebrates taking the wicket of Ravindra Jadeja of India during the Reserve Day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Ravindra Jadeja of India survives a run out chance during the Reserve Day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
Ravindra Jadeja of India survives a run out chance during the Reserve Day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
India's Rishabh Pant (L) and India's Ravindra Jadeja leave the pitch as play breaks for lunch on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, southwest England on June 23, 2021. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
India's Rishabh Pant (L) and India's Ravindra Jadeja leave the pitch as play breaks for lunch on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, southwest England on June 23, 2021. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: BJ Watling of New Zealand receives treatment during the Reserve Day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
BJ Watling of New Zealand receives treatment during the Reserve Day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23 : Rishabh Pant of India bats during Day 6 of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)
Rishabh Pant of India bats during Day 6 of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Indian fans cheer on their team during Day 6 of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Ageas Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Indian fans cheer on their team during Day 6 of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Ageas Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)
India's Rishabh Pant misses the ball as he attempts to play a shot on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, southwest England on June 23, 2021. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
India's Rishabh Pant misses the ball as he attempts to play a shot on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, southwest England on June 23, 2021. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
India's Ajinkya Rahane plays a shot on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, southwest England on June 23, 2021. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
India's Ajinkya Rahane plays a shot on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, southwest England on June 23, 2021. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Neil Wagner of New Zealand reacts during the Reserve Day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
Neil Wagner of New Zealand reacts during the Reserve Day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
India's Ajinkya Rahane walks back to the pavilion after losing his wicket for 15 runs on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, southwest England on June 23, 2021. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
India's Ajinkya Rahane walks back to the pavilion after losing his wicket for 15 runs on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, southwest England on June 23, 2021. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Trent Boult of New Zealand celebrates the wicket of Ajinkya Rahane of India with teammates during the Reserve Day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Trent Boult of New Zealand celebrates the wicket of Ajinkya Rahane of India with teammates during the Reserve Day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Ajinkya Rahane of India bats during Day 6 of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Ageas Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)
Ajinkya Rahane of India bats during Day 6 of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Ageas Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Tim Southee of New Zealand reacts after missing a catch during the Reserve Day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
Tim Southee of New Zealand reacts after missing a catch during the Reserve Day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Kyle Jamieson of New Zealand celebrates dismissing Cheteshwar Pujara of India during Day 6 of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Ageas Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)
Kyle Jamieson of New Zealand celebrates dismissing Cheteshwar Pujara of India during Day 6 of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Ageas Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23 : Kyle Jamieson of New Zealand celebrates after he gets Cheteshwar Pujara of India out during Day 6 of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)
Kyle Jamieson of New Zealand celebrates after he gets Cheteshwar Pujara of India out during Day 6 of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)
India's Virat Kohli walks back to the pavilion after losing his wicket for 13 runs on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, southwest England on June 23, 2021. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
India's Virat Kohli walks back to the pavilion after losing his wicket for 13 runs on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, southwest England on June 23, 2021. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23 : Kyle Jamieson of New Zealand celebrates after he gets Virat Kohli of India out during Day 6 of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23 : Kyle Jamieson of New Zealand celebrates after he gets Virat Kohli of India out during Day 6 of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Virat Kohli of India walks off as Kyle Jamieson of New Zealand celebrates his wicket during the Reserve Day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Virat Kohli of India walks off as Kyle Jamieson of New Zealand celebrates his wicket during the Reserve Day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
New Zealand's Kyle Jamieson (C) celebrates taking the wicket of India's Virat Kohli for 13 runs on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, southwest England on June 23, 2021. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
New Zealand's Kyle Jamieson (C) celebrates taking the wicket of India's Virat Kohli for 13 runs on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, southwest England on June 23, 2021. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Kane Williamson of New Zealand looks on prior to the Reserve Day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Kane Williamson of New Zealand looks on prior to the Reserve Day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Cheteshwar Pujara of India bats during the Reserve Day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Cheteshwar Pujara of India bats during the Reserve Day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Virat Kohli of India walks off after being dismissed during the Reserve Day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Virat Kohli of India walks off after being dismissed during the Reserve Day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
India's Virat Kohli (L) and India's Cheteshwar Pujara walk out on to the pitch to bat on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, southwest England on June 23, 2021. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
India's Virat Kohli (L) and India's Cheteshwar Pujara walk out on to the pitch to bat on the final day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between New Zealand and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, southwest England on June 23, 2021. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23 : Ajinkya Rahane and Umesh Yadav of India warm upduring Day 6 of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23 : Ajinkya Rahane and Umesh Yadav of India warm upduring Day 6 of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: India captain Virat Kohli warms up ahead of Day 6 of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Ageas Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: India captain Virat Kohli warms up ahead of Day 6 of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Ageas Bowl on June 23, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

With a full day's play expected, India would like to bat at least a session and a half to put themselves in a safe position before giving New Zealand 50 odd overs and 200 plus target if they want to enforce a result.

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The one-off match lost two full days to rain on England's south coast, diminishing hopes of a result in the inaugural World Test Championship final.

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