1st Test Day 4 NZ v IND: Boult-Southee heroics help New Zealand register 10-wicket win & take 1-0 lead
Courtesy of a Man of the Match winning performance from Tim Southee and his second-best Test figures of 9/110, New Zealand register their 100th Test victory.
Match Summary: Stumps Day 4
India 165 (68.1 Overs; Rahane46(138), Agarwal34(84); Jamieson4/39, Southee4/49) & 191 (81 Overs; Agarwal58(99), Rahane29(75); Southee5/61, Boult4/39)
New Zealand 348 (100.2 Overs; Williamson(c)89(153), Jamieson44(45); Ishant5/68, Ashwin3/99) & 9-0 (1.4 Overs; Latham7(4), Tom Blundell2(6); Bumrah0/1, Ishant0/8)
At the close - New Zealand won by 10 wickets
A defeat for India after conceding a 183-run lead in the first innings was always on the cards. However, that it would happen without a fight was hardly expected.
Virat Kohil's post match interview
The Indian batsmen, particularly with the partnership that had formed between Hanuma Vihari and Ajinkya Rahane, was expected to take them to a total that would give the Indian bowlers something to fight in the last innings.
Southee soon removed Rishabh Pant and Ravichandran Ashwin, crashing all hopes of an Indian comeback. New Zealand had just nine runs to get and they did it in style to win by 10 wickets. The only saving grace for India was that it was not an innings defeat.
The second Test starts at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on February 29.
New Zealand - Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling, Colin de Grandhomme, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Ajaz Patel, Trent Boult
India - Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
Start Time: 22:30
Toss: New Zealand won the toss and decided to field
Venue: Basin Reserve, Wellington
Officials: Richard Kettleborough, Aleem Dar, Michael Gough, Wayne Knights, Ranjeev Sharma
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