|2019-21||New Zealand||India||8 wickets|
New Zealand won the inaugural, and so far only, edition of the ICC World Test Championship, played between 2019 and 2021, by beating India in the final at Rose Bowl in Southampton on June 23.
Captain Kane Williamson and senior batsman Ross Taylor helped the Blackcaps successfully chase down the target of 139 to win by 8 wickets and secure the ICC World Test Championship Mace.
New Zealand received a cash reward of USD 1.6 million for winning the ICC World Test Championship, while India received USD 0.8 million after they finished runner-up.
The provision of reserve day for the WTC final was pivotal in deciding the winner after heavy rain had washed out two days of the Test match, which had been originally scheduled for June 18-22.
The final brought to a conclusion a two-year cycle of home and away Test series played by nine of ICC’s twelve Full Member nations. Currently, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe and Ireland are the three Test-playing countries yet to feature in the ICC World Test Championship.