New Zealand vs India, 2nd Test: For New Zealand, openers Tom Blundell (55) and Tom Latham (52) hit half-centuries. The Kiwi team needed only 132 runs to win the match, which they scored by losing three wickets in the first 36 overs of the T session. Ross Taylor and Henry Nicholls remained unbeaten, scoring 5-5. This is the first series defeat in India’s ICC Test Championship.
New Zealand vs India Highlight
- Both Opener Latham and Blundell scored half-centuries
- Jamison was the best player of the match and Tim Southee was Man of series
- Target achieved by losing just three wickets
- After beating India by seven wickets, they made a clean sweep of the series 2–0.
- India’s first series defeat in ICC Test Championship
New Zealand beat India by seven wickets on the third day of the second and final cricket test here on Monday and made a clean sweep of the series 2–0. Chasing India’s target of 132 runs, New Zealand won by scoring 132 runs for seven wickets. For New Zealand, openers Tom Blundell (55) and Tom Latham (52) hit half-centuries. The Kiwis needed just 132 runs to win the match.
Which he made by losing three wickets in the first 36 overs of the T session. Ross Taylor and Henry Nicholls remained unbeaten, scoring 5-5. This is the first series defeat in India’s ICC Test Championship. Kiwi fast bowler Kyle Jamison was the man of the match who took five wickets in the first innings of the match. Tim Southee was the Man of the Series from New Zealand.
For New Zealand, opener Tom Bundle hit eight fours and a six in his 113-ball fifty. On the other hand, Tom Latham hit 10 fours in his innings of 52 off 74 balls. Jasprit Bumrah took two wickets and Umesh Yadav took one wicket for India. Earlier, Virat Kohli’s Indian team was reduced to just 124 runs in the second innings on the third day of the match.
India scored 242 runs in the first innings and then scored a seven-run lead by dismissing New Zealand for 235 runs in the first innings. Even in the second innings of the match, the Indian batsmen had a dismal performance and by the 2nd-day stumps, the team had lost six wickets.
India started the third day with a 90-run loss at the loss of six wickets and got out by adding 34 runs. Cheteshwar Pujara scored the highest 24 runs in this innings for India. He was followed by Ravindra Jadeja, who played an unbeaten inning of 16 runs. For New Zealand, Trent Boult took four wickets and Tim Southee took three wickets in this innings. Colin de Grandhom and Neil Wegner had one wicket each.