2nd Test: India Suffer 7-Wicket Loss As New Zealand Clinch Series 2-0
New Zealand outplayed India in all three departments and won the second Test by seven wickets to clean sweep two-match series.
Batting on a green top, three Indian batsmen Prithvi Shaw (54), Cheteshwar Pujara (54) and Hanuma Vihari (55) scored half-centuries. (All images courtesy: AFP)
Kyle Jamieson, playing his second Test, picked up maiden five-wicket haul as India were bowled out for 242 runs in the first innings. Jamieson also impressed with the bat, scoring 49 runs.
New Zealand openers Tom Latham and Tom Blundell gave the hosts a solid start, with a 66-run stand. Blundell fell on 30, while Lataham scored a half-century as New Zealand managed 235 in the first innings.
Mohammed Shami took four wickets, while Jasprit Bumrah accounted for three dismissals as India took a seven-run lead.
Trent Boult took 4/28, while Tim Southee returned with figures of 3/36 as India were bundled out for a paltry 124 runs in the second innings.
New Zealand openers continued their good run in the second innings as well and added over 103 runs to put them in the driver's seat.
After a strong opening stand, New Zealand lost three quick wickets but in the end reached the 132-run target, with seven wickets left to clinch the series 2-0.