New Zealand Beat India by 10 Wickets, Lead 1-0 in Series, New Zealand Won in Just 10 Balls

New Zealand Beat India by 10 Wickets
  • New Zealand scored 348 runs in the first innings, won the match by scoring 9 runs in the second innings, Williamson scored 89 runs.
  • India all out for 165 in the first innings and 191 in the second innings, Mayak smashed 58 runs.

New Zealand Beat India by 10 wickets in the first match of the two-Test series on Monday. The Kiwi team has won its 100th Test, with Wellington winning the match. For this, he played 441 matches. At the same time, it is the Indian team’s first defeat in the Test Championship after 7 matches. Despite this, the team remains at the top with 360 points. New Zealand have taken a 1-0 lead in the series. Now the final and decisive match will be played from 29 February in Christchurch.

Batting after losing the toss in the match played at the Basin Reserve Stadium, India scored 165 in the first innings and 191 in the second innings. In response, New Zealand won the match by scoring 348 and then 9 runs. Tim Southee took 9 (4 and 5) wickets for New Zealand. For this he was voted Man of the Match. Captain Kane Williamson scored the most 89 runs for the Kiwi team.

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Indian Team Postpones Defeat

The Indian team was all out for 191 in their second innings on the fourth day of the match. While New Zealand had an 183-run lead in the first innings. In this context, India postponed the innings defeat and gave the Kiwi team a target of 9 runs to win. Which New Zealand took 10 wickets. Openers Tom Blendall 2 and Tom Latham 7 for the team were unbeaten.

Virat Kohli Could Not Score a Century From 20 Innings

Mayank Agarwal scored the highest for India in the second innings, 58 by Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant scored 25 runs. Apart from this, no batsman could walk. Captain Virat Kohli 19, Cheteshwar Pujara 11 and Prithvi Shaw 14 returned to the pavilion. Kohli has not scored a century in international cricket since 20 innings. At the same time, Tim Southee took 5 wickets and Trent Boult took 4 wickets for New Zealand. Another wicket was found by Colin de Grandhom. New Zealand Beat India by 10 wickets.

Kohli Left Ganguly Behind in Terms of Runs

Kohli has scored 7223 runs in Tests. He has reached number six in terms of scoring the most runs in Tests for India. Kohli overtook Sourav Ganguly (7212). Sachin Tendulkar (15921) is first, Rahul Dravid (13265) is second, Sunil Gavaskar (10122) is third, VVS Laxman (8781) is fourth and Virender Sehwag (8503) is at number five.

New Zealand Made 348 in the First Innings, Ishant Got 5 Wickets

Earlier, the New Zealand team scored a big score of 348 on the third day. Team captain Ken Williamson scored the most 89, Ross Taylor 44, Kyle Jamison 44 and Colin de Grandhom 43. Ishant Sharma took 5 wickets. Ravichandran Ashwin took 3, while Mohammad Shami and Jaspreet Bumrah took 1-1 wickets.

India All out for 165 in First Innings, Jamison Took 4 Wickets

At the beginning of the second day of the match, the Indian team started playing at 122 for 5. Ajinkya Rahane 46, Mayank Agarwal 34, Mohammed Shami 21 and Rishabh Pant 19 scored for the team. At the same time, New Zealand’s Tim Southee and Kyle Jamison, playing their first match, took 4-4 wickets. Rahane hit 5 fours in his 138-ball innings. Shami shared a 22-run partnership for the 9th wicket with Ishant. In the match, New Zealand won the toss and decided to bowl first.

India’s First Defeat in Test Championship

This is the first defeat in the Indian team’s Test Championship. Earlier, Team India had won 7 matches played. New Zealand stopped the victory chariot of the Indian team making their Test Championship debut against the West Indies. Team India won 3 Tests against West Indies, 3 against South Africa and 2 while playing with Bangladesh.

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