After the 1st Test match in India vs New Zealand test series, the second match also comes as a disappointment for team India. The Indian side has to face another loss from New Zealand after the first match that was held at Basin Reserve, Wellington.
- New Zealand won the toss and elected to field at first
- Kyle Jamieson from New Zealand side took his first five-wicket haul in Tests
- New Zealand won against India by 7 wickets
- World Test Championship points are New Zealand- 60 and India- 0
The India cricket team toured New Zealand starting from January to March 2020 in order to play two Tests, and three One Day Internationals (ODIs) along with five Twenty20 International (T20I) matches. The Test series, on the other hand, formed part of the inaugural 2019–21 ICC World Test Championship.
India vs New Zealand: Match Details And Highlights
India vs Sri Lanka match was held at Hagley Oval, Christchurch. The Umpires for the match was Michael Gough (Eng) and Richard. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss after which he decided to field at first at the Hagley Oval, Christchurch. Chasing for 132 runs to win, New Zealand opener Tom Latham along with Tom Blundell scored half-centuries as the hosts’ defeat team India by seven wickets in the second Test to wipe-out the two-match series on Monday. The player of the match on Monday was Kyle Jamieson (NZ).
This was the 2nd consecutive loss of team India after they lost the 1st Test match against New Zealand. On the other hand, New Zealand won their first Test by ten wickets, setting the record of their 100th victory in Test match cricket. While they also won the second Test by seven wickets against India, taking the series to 2–0 scores, extending their home record of being unbeaten at home to thirteen Test matches. Under Virat Kohli’s captaincy, this was the first time that India had been overpowered in a Test series.
This concludes one more unsatisfactory tour for team India in the SENA nations as India follows their 5-0 sweep against the Black Caps in the T20Is with 0-3 and 0-2 setbacks in the ODIs and Tests correspondingly.
Here’s What They Said After Match:
New Zealand Captain, Kane Williamson: He said, “Outstanding. Both equally sporting surfaces.” he also added, “I guess underlies the value of the partnerships we had.”
He said that it believes that it brings about the value of the partnerships they had. He also doesn’t think that the end result suggests how tight the match was. “Fantastic series from our side in terms of our efforts” with the bat as well as the ball, he added.
Team India Captian Virat Kohli: He said, “It was a matter of not having enough intent in the 1st Test.” He added that playing well here “in the innings and then small things small margins.” He gave credit to the way the New Zealand bowlers bowled “in the right areas long enough”.
He further appreciated the bowling unit of his side by saying that they “were pretty good, even in the 1st Test, we bowled well.” As far as the batting unit is concerned, he responded, “we did not back up the effort by the bowlers. It was disappointing as aside.”