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PM won't gloat about Black Caps during Aussie trip but may 'mention' WTC win

Jacinda Ardern said she will follow the Black Caps' lead in her trip to Australia next week and remain humble about this morning's World Test Championship victory - for the most part.

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Jacinda Ardern said she's reached out to the team to tell them how proud NZ is. Source: 1 NEWS

The Prime Minister was asked about the cricket triumph during a visit to Ashburton today after the eight-wicket win over India in Southampton this morning and said she shared in the delight of Kiwi cricket fans everywhere.

"Fantastic to see world champions acknowledged for what has been a credible display of teamwork and sportsmanship," she said.

Ardern joked the last six days have taken a toll on Grant Robertson.

"I know that our Sports Minister is paying the price of sleep deprivation today," she said with a smile.

Ardern, who admitted she didn't watch the final herself due to her own sleep deprivation issues, added she had reached out to the team today to send them a congratulatory message on behalf of New Zealand telling them how proud we are.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the Black Caps. Source: Photosport

With Ardern heading to Australia next week, one reporter jokingly asked if she'd be taking the WTC Test Mace captain Kane Williamson hoisted this morning with her to show our cricket-loving neighbours.

Particularly, she was asked if she'd show the trophy to Australian cricket captain Tim Paine who said before the final he expected India to win "pretty comfortably".

Unlike Paine, Ardern said she'll be reserved with her actions.

"We are dignified in defeat and we are humble in victory so no I will not be taking anything on a roadshow to Australia," she said with a grin.

Although there's still room for a wee bit of trans-Tasman rivalry.

"It won't stop me from perhaps mentioning it," she said.