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1st Inn - 242/10(63.0) 2nd Inn - 124 /10(46.0)
1st Inn - 235/10(73.1) 2nd Inn - 132/3(36.0)
CRR: 3.66 | New Zealand beat India by 7 wickets

NZ beat IND by 7 wickets | New Zealand vs India, Highlights And Cricket Score 2nd Test Match

India in New Zealand, 2 Test Series, 2020

Date: Feb 29, 2020 Start Time: 04:00 IST | 22:30 GMT | 11:30 Local
Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch

New Zealand vs India Highlights And Cricket Score 2nd Match - Test Summary

End of Over : 36.0 NZ: 132/3

So that is it from India's tour of New Zealand. India started on a positive note by pocketing the T20I series 5-0 but were outplayed in the ODIs and Test series that followed as they lost by a margin of 0-3 and 0-2 respectively. Now the cricketing action moves ahead with New Zealand touring their neighbours Australia for a 3-match ODI series which starts on 13th March. India, on the other hand, welcome South Africa for the 3-match ODI series which starts on 12th March. Hope to have your company for those games. Till then take care, cheers and goodbye!

New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson, says that it is an outstanding feeling. Feels that the pitches were sporting for both the games as the bowlers had to bowl on right lines and lengths. Adds that he is really excited seeing Kyle Jamieson and credits him to do so well in his very first series. Credits him for his contributions with both bat and ball. Praises Blundell too and feels that the ball was doing enough and he hung in well. Feels that they got to learn a lot from this series. Finishes off by saying that they are looking forward to their next series when they take on their neighbors, Australia.

The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, starts by saying that it was a matter of not having enough intent and feels that the inability of not winning the important phases didn't help. Tells that their bowlers could not bowl in the right areas for a longer time while the Kiwis executed their plans well. Feels that the batters didn't give enough runs for the bowlers to attack. Tells that it happened in South Africa too and here as well. Feels that they need to go to the drawing room and figure out what went wrong. Adds that the toss do play major roles but adds that they are not a side that gives excuses. Says that they are only taking learnings from this game. On the entire tour, the Indian skipper says that they had a very good T20 series and even in the ODIs, they did well but got outplayed by the Kiwis. And in this series, they failed to play the brand of cricket they wanted to play.

For his brilliant effort of 5/45 in the first innings and his batting efforts lower down the order, Kyle Jamieson is named as the Man of the Match. He says that it has been a good couple of weeks for him. Adds that they played as a unit throughout the series. Feels that the pitch conditions do help but they had to pitch the ball up and then bowl shorter ones too. Mentions that it is time for him to work on his batting too as his partnerships lower down the order made a difference in this game.

After getting a slender lead of 7, India needed efforts from their batters. But that never came. None of the batters could get going. The top order failed, the middle order failed and eventually the side got bowled out for a very small total. Tim Southee and Trent Boult were once again the destructor-in-chief as the duo shared 7 wickets between them. That meant that all the Kiwis needed was 132 to win the series. That eventually was trekked down by the Kiwis quite comfortably. Stay tuned for the presentations...

Coming to the Kiwi innings, they started well with Latham and Blundell adding 66 for the first wicket. However, in the morning session of Day 2, Bumrah and Shami made the ball talk and ripped the Kiwi middle order apart. However, their inability of getting rid of the tail-enders meant that New Zealand came very close to the Indian total as Jamieson and Wagner played valuable knocks.

Now, time for the match summary. After being asked to bat first, India started well on the back of a fine half ton from Shaw. After the dismissal of Shaw, the Indian middle order faltered which included skipper Kohli's wicket too. Pujara and Vihari batted well for their half tons and took India closer to 250. It was Kyle Jamieson who ripped the Indians apart with a fifer and he got support from Tim Southee and Trent Boult as the duo picked 2 each.

Let's talk about Day 3 first. India were just 97 ahead and had 4 wickets in their hands. They needed something big from Vihari and Pant but they failed to deliver as Southee and Boult ran through the lower order of the Indian batting line-up. Needing just 132 runs to win, Tom Latham and Tom Blundell quite comfortably added 103 runs for the opening wicket. India did get 2 more after the first wicket but they were hardly going to change the result.

An easy run chase in the end and the Kiwis thump India convincingly to seal the series 2-0. A thorough professional performance from them. With this win, they move to no. 3 on the ICC World Test Championship points table.

35.6 1

Ravindra Jadeja to Henry Nicholls. There is the winning run! Full and around off and middle, Nicholls forces it through mid on for a single. THE KIWIS WIN BY 7 WICKETS.

35.5 0

Ravindra Jadeja to Henry Nicholls. Shortish and on off, Nicholls keeps it out.

35.5 1

Ravindra Jadeja to Henry Nicholls. NO BALL! Jadeja has overstepped here. He bowls it flatter and outside off, Nicholls goes for the cut but fails to do so as the keeper collects it and appeals. The bowler and the keeper looks the most excited of the lot but the umpire is unmoved. Kohli takes the review and the replays roll in. Hang on folks! Jadeja has overstepped here.

35.4 0

Ravindra Jadeja to Henry Nicholls. Flatter on off, defended.

35.3 0

Ravindra Jadeja to Henry Nicholls. Full on the pads, flicked to mid-wicket.

35.2 0

Ravindra Jadeja to Henry Nicholls. Floated ball on off, blocked.

35.1 1

Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor. Floated on the pads, Taylor sweeps it towards fine leg for a single.

End of Over : 35 4 Runs 36.0: 129/3
34.6 0

Virat Kohli to Henry Nicholls. Outside off, left alone.

34.5 0

Virat Kohli to Henry Nicholls. Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

34.4 4

Virat Kohli to Henry Nicholls. FOUR! Nicholls gives the charge on this length ball outside off and hits it uppishly over point for a boundary.

34.3 0

Virat Kohli to Henry Nicholls. Length ball on off, pushed to the cover region.

34.2 0

Virat Kohli to Henry Nicholls. Short ball on off, Nicholls pulls it uppishly towards mid on where it lands just short of the fielder.

34.1 0

Virat Kohli to Henry Nicholls. Length ball outside off, Henry makes an easiest of the leave.


With prospects of a first-ever Test series win in New Zealand since 1968 out of their sight, India will likely look at the ICC Test Championship points table for inspiration when they take on New Zealand in the 2nd Test match at Christchurch. New Zealand thrashed India by 10 wickets in the 1st Test at Wellington and that was without their best Test bowler in recent times - Neil Wagner. The 32-year-old though returns back into the Kiwi fold after becoming father to a baby girl and will be eager to bounce Virat Kohli.


Kohli vs Wagner and vice-verse was build to be the battle of the Test series. But long before even watching Wagner run-up to bowl at him, Kohli has struggled. He is without a hundred in his last 20 international innings -- Kohli third worse run in international cricket -- and managed scores of 19 and 2 in the 1st Test. He will be facing Wagner for the first in this series at Christchurch.




India Squad: Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, Prithvi Shaw, Wriddhiman Saha, Navdeep Saini.


New Zealand Squad: Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling(w), Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson, Ajaz Patel, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner, Matt Henry, Daryl Mitchell.

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