New Zealand defeated India by 10 wickets in the primary Test in Wellington to take an unassailable 1-zero lead in the 2-match Test collection. The seamers trio of Trent Boult, Tim Southee and debutant Kyle Jamieson starred for the hosts as they bowled out India under 200 in each the innings. On Day 4, Southee dismissed Hanuma Vihari, R Ashwin, Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah to finish his 5-wicket haul and bowl out India for 191, with a lead of eight runs.
Chasing the meagre whole of 9, Tom Blundell and Tom Latham stepped out in the center and accomplished the chase with out shedding a wicket in simply the second over of their 2nd innings. This is New Zealand’s 100th Test win. They turn out to be solely the seventh nation to achieve the mark, after India, Australia, England, West Indies, South Africa and Pakistan.
With the win, the Kiwis additionally take 60 factors in the ICC Championship Table. This is the primary Test in which India have misplaced factors in the ICC Championship cycle to date.
Resuming on in a single day 144 for 4 in their second innings, India misplaced the wickets of Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari for the addition of solely 4 runs to place the Kiwis on the highest.
The fall of Ravichandran Ashwin, trapped by Tim Southee, left the guests reeling at 162 for seven, nonetheless trailing by 21 runs on a Basin Reverse pitch the place the Indian batsmen had been severely examined by Trent Boult and firm.
Returning from an harm he sustained throughout final 12 months’s Boxing Day Test in opposition to Australia, Boult completed with figures of 4/39, whereas his tempo companion Southee picked up 5 wickets for 61 runs.
(With company inputs)