Team India defeated New Zealand by 372 runs in the second and final test match played in Mumbai. With this, India won the series 1-0. This is India’s 14th consecutive win at home. India had set a target of 540 runs in front of New Zealand in the second innings. But the Kiwi team could score only 167 runs and lost the match by a huge margin of 372 runs. With this, India won the series 1-0.
India scored 325 runs in the first innings of the Wankhede Test
Batting first in the Wankhede Test, India scored 325 runs in the first innings. In the second innings, the innings declared for 276 for 7 wickets. New Zealand’s team bowled out for only 62 runs in the first innings. In the second innings too, New Zealand were bundled out for 167 runs. Mohammad Siraj took 3 wickets in this match. He took 3 wickets for 19 runs in 4 overs in the first innings. Although he did not get a wicket in the second innings, he bowled accurately and gave 13 runs in 5 overs, and also bowled 2 over maidens. Virat has shared photos of special moments of this match.
Spin bowlers did wonder
Jayant Yadav made a comeback after five years in the second Test. Superb bowling. He took a total of 5 wickets. In the first innings, he took 1 wicket for 13 runs in 2 overs. While in the second innings he took 4 wickets for 49 runs in 14 overs. Axar Patel took 3 wickets in this match. He took 2 wickets for 14 runs in 9.1 overs in the first innings. Not only this but 3 over maidens were also thrown. While in the second innings took 1 wicket for 42 runs in 10 overs. Mayank scored 50+ for the first time in both the innings of the Test.
Ajaz Patel created history
A total of 17 wickets fell for India in both the innings of this Test, with 14 wickets in Ejaz Patel’s account. For Ejaz, who made the record of all 10 wickets in the first innings, this match is like never to be forgotten. Ijaz has also become the highest wicket-taker spin bowler in a Test played in India. A funny incident happened during New Zealand’s innings on the third day of the Mumbai Test. After the dismissal of Kiwi captain Tom Latham, the match halted due to spider cameras.
umpire’s controversial decision
The umpiring in this match was controversial. The decision of dismissing Virat Kohli in the first innings was also in controversy. Kohli took a review on the decision of the field umpire. But the third umpire declared him out despite doubts. It seemed Like first, the ball hit the bat and then hit the pad. This was the 39th victory of Virat Kohli as Test captain. This was Team India’s third consecutive win at the Wankhede Stadium.
Virat Kohli has shared special moments of the match with his fans after winning the 39th Test match under his captaincy. With this win, India has avenged the loss of the Champions Trophy final to New Zealand.