World Test Championship
India needed to score 157 runs on the final day but the rain did not allow a single ball
ICC Acting Chief Executive Geoff Allardice said the changes were made to simplify the points system while taking learnings from the disruption last year.
Teams will get six points in case of a tie and four points if the match ends in a draw.
However, the team's inspirational skipper Kane Williamson and a few others were not part of the group that landed here on Saturday morning.
New Zealand received $1.6 million (Rs 12 crore approximately) along with an ICC Test Championship Mace for winning the rain-marred inaugural Test championship final.
In New Zealand's emphatic title triumph, Jamieson played a major role with match figures of 7 for 61 in 44 overs along with 21 valuable runs in his team's first essay. "Kyle Jamieson is a fantastic all-rounder.
Nickname the mace as Michaeal Mason ;as team heads home
An incredibly tight game saw the Black Caps bowl out India for 170 in the second innings, leaving them 139 to chase for victory at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton on Wednesday.
There are a lot of ifs and buts in another of India’s failed attempts to cross the last hurdle
Williamson termed their final win over India as the "pinnacle" but stop short of calling it the country's biggest achievement in the game.
It can be safely assumed that some of the seniors will be on borrowed time and only a stellar performance in the five-Test series against England in August can secure their futures.
The 34-year-old Tamil Nadu off-spinner achieved the feat during the World Test Championship final against New Zealand.
This is an apt redemption for New Zealand, who had lost the final of the last two 50-over World Cups, in 2015 and 2019
However, New Zealand pacer Tim Southee said none of the players are aware of any such incident.
Shami (18-8-31-2) found the ideal fuller 'English length' right away while Ishant Sharma (20-9-27-2), coming for his second spell, was also penetrative.
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