Kohli gives WTC thumbs-up but would prefer best-of-three final

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Kohli gives WTC thumbs-up but would prefer best-of-three final

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The World Test Championship (WTC) is a great way to inject excitement into cricket’s longest format but the final should be a best-of-three affair, said India captain Virat Kohli after his side lost to New Zealand in a rain-hit one-off title decider.

New Zealand became Test cricket’s first official world champions on Wednesday by beating Kohli’s team by eight wickets in a low-scoring final in Southampton.

The final was decided in the final hour of its reserve day, which was activated to make up for lost time over the first five days...

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