The WTC finale between India and New Zealand was the most-watched match of the first season, recording a viewership of 177 million, with live viewership touching 130.6 million across 89 territories.

Cricket fanatics from India contributed the most with Star Sports and Doordarshan accounting for a whopping 94.6% consumption of the match won by New Zealand in the end.

ICC Chief Commercial Officer Anurag Dahiya: “The viewership data for broadcast and digital coverage of the ICC World Test Championship Final presents a really heartening picture, showing strong consumption across territories and languages as well as formats.

“The ICC always strives to give the best possible viewership experience and will continue to invest in resources that enhance the viewing pleasure and engagement of our fans. We thank all our partners for contributing to this success and their support in continuing to elevate our standards in the coming years.”

Even the fans in New Zealand saw the match in large numbers. Over 2 lac people stayed up all night or were up early in the morning to watch their team in action.

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