Both Williamson and Taylor performed exceptionally well and stitched an unbeaten partnership of 96 runs to guide their side to a historic win against India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
Chasing a paltry target of 139 runs, the Kiwi captain played a commendable knock of 52 runs off 89 balls while Taylor smashed 47 runs.
A few days after the conclusion of the game, Kane Williamson said, “Winning the WTC final was a moment of satisfaction and a great feeling to get the job done with Ross Taylor, it was satisfying.”
“Surface throughout the game was very competitive. Things started to happen quicker than expected. In England, it is a normal thing. Chase of 140 was not high but still a tricky one,” the 30-year-old said in his recent interview with India Today
Furthermore, Williamson highlighted that Team India too had a “fair shot” of winning the WTC mace and all three results were possible on Day 6 despite the early wickets of Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara. But Indian batsmen failed to score heavily and the team was eventually bowled out for just 170 in the second innings.
“Indian team counter-attacked after early wickets on the final day, they had a fair shot too. The surface was offering to bowlers. It was intense for us,” Kane added.