India had four wickets in the bag when day three began, they have been main by 97 runs and there was nonetheless hope that the decrease order would drag the result in near 200. However, on a floor which was aiding the seamers, the hosts took solely 47 minutes to take the 4 remaining wickets. Then the openers added 103 runs for the first wicket and this helped them take the match by 7 wickets.
Speaking at the finish of the match, the skipper mentioned that his aspect was not capable of execute the proper plans and that, the batsmen didn’t step up and get the runs.
“I think it was a matter of not having enough intent in the first game. We played well in the first innings here with the bat. It was a combination of us not having the right kind of execution and New Zealand playing well. Batsmen didn’t do enough for the bowlers to attack. It’s disappointing as a side when the batsmen don’t back up the effort of the bowlers,” he mentioned.
“We need to go back, understand what went wrong and move forward. We are not a side that thinks about the result of the toss. We are not going to take excuses from this tour, just the learning. In the ODIs it was good to see the youngsters stepping up with Rohit not being available and me not getting runs. We need to accept we were not good enough, take it on the chin and move on,” he additional added.
With this win, New Zealand pocketed all the 120 factors which have been on provide in the ICC World Test Championship factors desk. They now have 180 factors and are positioned at the third place. India, with 360 factors, are nonetheless positioned at the high of the factors desk.