India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test:– The second and final Test match of the series between India and New Zealand is being played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. On the fourth day, India needed only 5 wickets to win.
India’s biggest win
The Indian cricket team defeated New Zealand by a huge margin of 372 runs in the second test match being played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. This is India’s biggest win in Test cricket. Earlier it was 337 runs. Which came against South Africa in 2015. The first test match played in Kanpur ended in a draw.
325 in the first innings and 276 runs in the second innings
India, after setting a mammoth target of 540 runs in front of New Zealand, took five wickets on the third day to take a big win in the second and final Test cricket match here on Sunday. By the end of the third day’s play, New Zealand had scored 140 for five in their second innings.
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New Zealand could not stand in front of Indian bowlers
New Zealand’s batsmen could not bat easily. Darrell Mitchell definitely scored 60 runs in 92 balls. Henry Nicholls playing on 36 and Rachin Ravindra was on two when the stumps were uprooted. For India, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took three for 27 and left-arm spinner Axar Patel took one wicket for 42 runs.
Ashwin made a special record
Ashwin got the second opener Will Young (20) caught at short leg after tea time. Virat Kohli’s decision to take ‘review’ proved right then. This was Ashwin’s 50th Test wicket this year. For the fourth time in a calendar year, he took more than 50 wickets, which is an Indian record. New Zealand’s most experienced batsman Ross Taylor (six) gave his wicket in reward.
India showed aggressive batting
Earlier, India batted in an aggressive manner. In his second innings, openers Mayank Agarwal (62 off 108 balls), Cheteshwar Pujara (47 off 97 balls), Shubman Gill (47 off 75 balls), Axar Patel (41 not out off 26 balls), and skipper Virat Kohli (84 off 84 balls) played a crucial role in his side. 36 off balls) made a useful contribution. For New Zealand, spinner Aijaz Patel, who took all 10 wickets for 119 runs in the first innings, took four for 106 in the second innings while Rachin Ravindra took three for 56.
Aijaz Patel’s 10-wicket haul went in vain
Despite Aijaz Patel’s 10-wicket haul, the confidence of the New Zealand bowlers shaken. In 70 overs from India, 25 fours and 11 sixes hit. Alam was that every Indian batsman except Wriddhiman Saha (13) hit a six. Akshar Patel alone hit three fours and four sixes in his stormy innings. Shreyas Iyer hit two sixes in his innings of 14 runs in eight balls. India had dismissed New Zealand in just 28 overs in the first innings.