New Zealand whitewashes India winning second test by 7 wickets

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

02nd Mar, 2020. 11:48 am
New Zealand

New Zealand grappled a 2-0 series whitewash of India, winning the second test by seven wickets, in two and a half days at Christchurch’s Hagley Oval on Monday, chasing down 132.

New Zealand secured their fine test record at home, undefeated in 13 tests on home dating back to the 2016-17 summer.

Black Caps were 46-0 at lunch and with Mohammed Shami off the field having sustained an injury while batting.

Latham backed up his 52 from the first innings, making the exact same score.

He gloved through to wicket keeper Rishabh Pant off Umesh Yadav with 29 left to win.

Moreover Blundell knocked over by Jasprit Bumrah for 55 – locking up his test opening spot for the Bangladesh tour and beyond.

Skipper Kane Williamson failed for the second time in the test with the finish line in sight. He gloved to gully off a ripper from Bumrah for five, to go along with three from the first innings.

Earlier India began day three in deep trouble at 90-6 and were seven down three overs into the first session.

They added 34 runs to their overnight score with senior pace duo Trent Boult and Tim Southee snaring three of the four remaining wickets in 49 minutes.

Boult and Southee had combined for 69 wickets at 21 in six previous tests at Hagley and were brilliant again.

Moreover The Northern Districts pair teamed up for seven wickets in the second innings with Boult nabbing 4-28 and Southee 3-36. They took 11-191 between them in the test.

Hanuma Vihari, who top scored with 55 in the first innings the first man to go on Monday. He tickled one down the leg side off Southee with BJ Watling taking a superb diving catch to his left.

Furthermore It was an outstanding take from Watling, who was untidy with his glove work in the first innings, dropping the same batsman off Kyle Jamieson.

Things got worse for India when the aggressive Pant nicked through to Watling in the next over from Boult, giving him four wickets.

New Zealand mopped up the tail with Shami holing out to Blundell at deep square leg off Southee.​

A woeful mix-up between Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja ended the innings with Bumrah run out, leaving New Zealand 132 runs to win the test.

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