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New Zealand Beat India by Seven Wickets, Wins Test Series 2-0

New Zealand Beat India by Seven Wickets, Wins Test Series 2-0

With a victory underneath their belt within the first Test towards India at Wellington, hosts New Zealand arrived in Christchurch eyeing a whitewash. The Indians, alternatively, have been hoping to make a comeback and have a face-saver victory within the last Test match. With the toss stepping into Kiwis’ favour, India was requested to bat first. The situations at Christchurch have been superb for pacers and the younger opening duo of Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal had the duty to play by way of the preliminary overs with out giving their wicket.

While the openers began properly, a supply from Trent Boult within the sixth over hit Agarwal’s pads proper in entrance of the stumps and India misplaced their first wicket. Shaw then stitched a partnership with Chetrshwar Pujara, including 50 runs for the third wicket earlier than he was dismissed quickly after finishing his half-century. While the subsequent two Indian wickets fell rapidly, the innings acquired some assist from the 81-run partnership between Pujara and Hanuma Vihari. However, with the collapse within the batting lineup thereafter, the Indian rating was restricted to 242 runs.

The Kiwi reply was additionally marred with batting disappointments. After a 69-run opening stand by Tom Lathan and Tom Bundell, the New Zealand batting collapsed, and the staff was all the way down to 153 for 7 earlier than Kyle Jamieson’s heroic 49-run knock steered them out of bother. The New Zealand innings completed with solely 235 runs, giving India a skinny seven-run lead.

However, India didn’t make any use of this necessary psychological lead and the batting lineup didn’t appear to have a solution for the New Zealand pacers. None of the India batters might cross the rating of 25 runs and even with 21 extras, the staff was despatched again at a complete of simply 124 runs.

New Zealand now wanted 132 runs for a victory and their batters regarded in no temper to goof up a straightforward win towards India. Banking on the strong 101-run opening stand given by Latham and Blundell, the Kiwi staff chased the successful complete with 7 wickets remaining on the third day of the Test.

Sealing the sequence win 2-0, New Zealand additionally registered their 13 consecutive wins at residence.

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