After a Test battle for almost two years among 9 teams, the first edition of the ICC World Test Championship came to an end with New Zealand emerging as the champions. The Kane Williamson-led side defeated India by 8 wickets in the final game, with an astonishing bowling show by Kyle Jamieson.
The Kiwi pacer picked 7 wickets for 61 runs in the match, crushing the Indian batting order. With mere a 139-run target in the 2nd innings, Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor smashed unbeaten 52 and 47 run-knocks respectively along with a 96-run stand to defeat India by 8 wickets.
The ICC World Test Championship witnessed many bilateral Test series among the 9 participating teams during the course of two years. India and New Zealand bagged the 1st and 2nd spot in the points table with the highest PCT (Points of Percentage) than other teams and qualified for the final.
There are many batsmen who played several incredible knocks during the tournament and bagged the spotlight with their batting. Here we take a glance at the top 5 highest run-scorers in ICC World Test Championship after the conclusion of the tournament.
ICC World Test Championship: Top 5 Highest Run Scorers In The Tournament
Ajinkya Rahane- 1159
Ajinkya Rahane finished as the 5th highest run-scorer in ICC World Test Championship. The right-handed batsman was also India’s highest run-getter in the tournament with 1159 runs in 30 innings. Rahane was part of all the 18 games that the Indian team played during the course of the tournament.
The Indian vice-captain batted at an average of 42.92, smashing 3 centuries and 6 half-centuries. The middle-order batsman’s highest knock was 115 runs, which he scored against South Africa in October 2019.