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New Zealand vs India, 1st Test Match Summary

NZ vs IND, 2020 - Test Summary

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Basin Reserve, Wellington , Feb 21, 2020
348&9/0(1.4)
165&191
New Zealand beat India by 10 wickets
IND 165/10
Bat Top Batsmen
46 (138)
  • 5x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 33.33SR
34 (84)
  • 5x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 40.47SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
Kyle Jamieson
ECON 2.43
16
OVERS
39/4
R/W
Bowler
ECON 2.42
20.1
OVERS
49/4
R/W
NZ 348/10
Bat Top Batsmen
89 (153)
  • 11x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 58.16SR
Kyle Jamieson
Kyle Jamieson
44 (45)
  • 1x4s
  • 4x6s
  • 97.77SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 3.04
22.2
OVERS
68/5
R/W
29
OVERS
99/3
R/W
IND 191/10
Bat Top Batsmen
58 (99)
  • 7x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 58.58SR
29 (75)
  • 5x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 38.66SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 2.90
21
OVERS
61/5
R/W
Bowler
ECON 1.77
22
OVERS
39/4
R/W
NZ 9/0
Bat Top Batsmen
7 (4)
  • 1x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 175SR
Tom Blundell
Tom Blundell
2 (6)
  • 0x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 33.33SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 1.50
0.4
OVERS
1/0
R/W
Bowler
ECON 8
1
OVERS
8/0
R/W
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So that is it from the first game! A convincing win for the hosts. Also, this is India's first loss in the WTC. They though need to come back stronger in the next game if they are to avoid a defeat in this series. The second Test begins on the 29th of February at 1130 local (2230 GMT, Previous day). Till then, take care and goodbye!
New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson, says it was an outstanding effort, especially against a very strong Indian team. States they were excellent with the ball first up and followed it up with the bat as well. Admits the lower order contribution was crucial and it was a team effort. Mentions they did not know what to expect from the wicket but it was very windy and they got it to move around which the bowlers made use of brilliantly. Also adds further that Jamieson was brilliant in this game with both bat and ball. Further states that Southee was hungry to do well and he showed what he is capable of, also, he along with Boult showed how lethal the left-arm, right-arm combination can be.
Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, says the toss turned out to be very important but they were poor with the bat. Further adds anything over 220 or 230 would have been different and the way they bowled to the lower order was also not that great. Admits they were good till the first 7 wickets and they wanted to keep the lead under 100 but the contribution from the lower order put them out of the game. Mentions it is now about what they have learned from this game and they will be eager to bounce back. Also tells the youngsters will learn, it is not easy to bat here and Shaw will learn, Agarwal though was really good and he and Rahane were the only two batters who showed some fight with the bat. He hopes the batters can take some responsibility with the bat in the next game.
Man of the Match, Tim Southee, says it is a great win, to beat a quality Indian side, it is very pleasing and it was a combined team effort. Further adds today morning was a massive time in the game, they wanted to take a couple of wickets before the second new ball was available and they did so. States there was some swing and they made good use of it. Mentions their bowlers did really well to bag all 20 wickets. On being asked how was the wicket, he says there was more on offer than usual, there was heavy wind blowing which helped them swing the ball and on Day 4, there was some extra bounce.
The New Zealand bowlers were exceptional second time around as well. Trent Boult did the job on Day 3 and it was Tim Southee who starred on Day 4. The former ended with a four-fer and the latter with a fifer. Southee finished with 9 in the game. Also, the Kiwis stuck to a plan in this innings which worked out brilliantly for them. In the end, it was a combined effort by the New Zealand side to take an unassailable lead in this series.
India performed no better with the bat in their second innings as they once again failed to cross the 200-run mark. Agarwal was the only one who showed some fight with a 50 but no other batter managed to cross the 30-run mark. However, they did manage to take a lead and make the Kiwis bat again but it was a slender one which the hosts managed to knock out in no time.
In reply, New Zealand batted with a lot of responsibility! They managed to form a lot of handy stands and a couple of big ones which is exactly what you need in a Test match. Kane Williamson was the top scorer for them. There were three batters who got off to starts. However, it was an overall batting effort by them and that effort took their lead to 183. For India, they did not have the same conditions to bowl which the Kiwis had but their bowlers did look off color. Bumrah and Shami both were disappointing, Sharma and Ashwin though did decent. Especially the former who bagged a fifer.
So then, just the 10 balls to knock these runs off! It ends a comprehensive and a very dominant performance from the hosts! A thumping win to be honest against the number one ranked side in the world. Right from the word go, it was the Kiwis who bossed this game. Yes, they were lucky on day 1 as they won the toss, opted to bowl in conditions which were the best to bowl in, in this Test match, however, they made excellent use of it and bundled the Indians out for just the 165. Jamieson was the star for them as he shone on debut with a four-fer. Southee too took four but Jamieson's 4 included, Kohli, Pujara, Vihari and Sharma.
1.4
1
Jasprit Bumrah To Tom Blundell
There it is! Blundell scores the winning runs! On the pads, this is worked towards deep backward square leg for one. NEW ZEALAND WIN BY 10 WICKETS!
1.3
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Tom Blundell
Shorter and around off, Blundell strokes it to covers.
1.2
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Tom Blundell
Back of a length and on off, defended.
1.1
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Tom Blundell
Back of a length and on off, Blundell guides it to point.
Jasprit Bumrah to bowl from the other end.
Over 1 : 8/0
8 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 40.2
  • 00.3
  • 30.4
  • 00.5
  • 10.6
T. Blundell
1 (2)
T. Latham
7 (4)
I. Sharma
1-0-8-0
0.6
1
Ishant Sharma To Tom Blundell
SCORES LEVEL! There will be a second over in this innings! On the pads, Blundell looks to flick but misses to get hit on the thigh pad. It rolls on the off side. No signal from the umpire so there will be an inside edge.
0.5
0
Ishant Sharma To Tom Blundell
Outside off, it is left alone.
0.4
3
Ishant Sharma To Tom Latham
Three now! On the pads, this is worked through square leg. Longer side of the ground and hence, the ball slows down as it gets to the fence. Three taken. Two to win now. Two balls left in this over. Can they win it in this over itself?
0.3
0
Ishant Sharma To Tom Latham
Just behind a driving length this time and on off, Latham strokes it to covers.
0.2
4
Ishant Sharma To Tom Latham
FOUR! Another five runs needed! Full and outside off, it is a half volley. Latham creams it through covers and the ball races away to the fence.
0.1
0
Ishant Sharma To Tom Latham
On middle, it is pushed down to long on.
1 OV
8 Runs
I. Sharma to T. Latham & T. Blundell
  • 00.1
  • 40.2
  • 00.3
  • 30.4
  • 00.5
  • 10.6
Match Info
  • Series New Zealand Vs India, 2020
  • Venue Basin Reserve, Wellington
  • Weather Sunny
  • Toss New Zealand won the toss and elected to field
  • Result New Zealand beat India by 10 wickets
  • Player of the Match Tim Southee
  • Umpire Richard Kettleborough (ENG), Aleem Dar (PAK) and Michael Gough (ENG)
  • Referee Ranjan Madugalle (SL)
Match Notes
  • K Jamieson makes his Test debut for New Zealand
  • Drinks: India 35/1 in 14.0 overs
  • India 50/3 in 20.5 overs
  • Lunch: India 79/3 in 28.0 overs
  • M Agarwal dropped on 34 by T Boult in 34.1 overs
  • India 100/4 in 39.4 overs
  • Drinks: India 101/4 in 41.0 overs
  • Tea: India 122/5 in 55.0 overs
  • Rain Stoppage: India 122/5 in 55.0 overs
  • Stumps: India 122/5 in 55.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (62.5 ovs): I Sharma against NZ (CAUGHT) Successful (IND: 2, NZ: 2)
  • India151/8 in 64.2 overs
  • M Shami dropped on 08 by K Williamson in 64.3 overs
  • Drinks: India 165/9 in 67.3 overs
  • Innings Break: India 165/10 in 68.1 overs
  • Referral 2 (6.3 ovs): IND against T Blundell (LBW) Unsuccessful (IND: 1, NZ: 2)
  • Lunch: New Zealand 17/0 in 8.0 overs
  • New Zealand 53/1 in 20.0 overs
  • New Zealand 102/2 in 34.2 overs
  • Tea: New Zealand 116/2 in 39.0 overs
  • K Williamson 32nd Test fifty: 51 runs in 93 balls (6x4) (0x6)
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 53 off 90 balls between K Williamson (20) and R Taylor (27)
  • New Zealand 152/2 in 47.4 overs
  • Drinks: New Zealand 166/3 in 52.1 overs
  • Drinks: New Zealand 190/4 in 66.0 overs
  • New Zealand 200/4 in 68.1 overs
  • Stumps: New Zealand 216/5 in 71.1 overs
  • Referral 3 (75.4 ovs): de Grandhomme against IND (LBW) Successful (IND: 1, NZ: 2)
  • Referral 4 (76.3 ovs): IND against de Grandhomme (CAUGHT) Unsuccessful (IND: 0, NZ: 2)
  • New Zealand 250/7 in 80.0 overs
  • New ball taken: New Zealand 250/7 in 80.0 overs
  • K Jamieson dropped on 15 by M Shami in 81.1 overs
  • Drinks: New Zealand 263/7 in 83.0 overs
  • 8th wkt Partnership: 51 off 68 balls between de Grandhomme (23) and K Jamieson (27)
  • New Zealand 300/8 in 91.1 overs
  • T Southee dropped on 15 by I Sharma in 97.3 overs
  • I Sharma 11th Test 5-wicket haul: 5/68 (22.2)
  • Innings Break: New Zealand 348/10 in 100.2 overs
  • Lunch: New Zealand 348/10 in 100.2 overs
  • Referral 1 (15.6 ovs): NZ against C Pujara (CAUGHT) Unsuccessful (IND: 2, NZ: 1)
  • Drinks: India 43/1 in 17.0 overs
  • India 51/1 in 20.3 overs
  • M Agarwal 4th Test fifty: 51 runs in 75 balls (6x4) (1x6)
  • Tea: India 78/1 in 32.0 overs
  • Referral 2 (38.4 ovs): M Agarwal against NZ (CAUGHT) Unsuccessful (IND: 1, NZ: 1)
  • India 100/3 in 39.2 overs
  • Referral 3 (46.1 ovs): NZ against H Vihari (LBW) Unsuccessful (IND: 1, NZ: 0)
  • Drinks: India 115/4 in 48.0 overs
  • Stumps: India 144/4 in 65.0 overs
  • India 152/6 in 68.5 overs
  • I Sharma dropped on 6 by T Southee in 77.3 overs
  • Drinks: India 180/7 in 78.0 overs
  • New ball taken: India 190/8 in 80.1 overs
  • T Southee 10th Test 5-wicket haul: 5/61 (21.0)
  • Innings Break: India 191/10 in 81.0 overs
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