India vs New Zealand: India win by 372 runs, clinch series 1-0


Guwahati: India has clinched the two-match Test series against New Zealand on the fourth day of the second test being played in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on Monday.

After putting up 325 on the scoreboard in the first innings, men in blue restricted the New Zealand line-up for a paltry 62, led by superb bowling spells from Ravichandran Ashwin and Mohammed Siraj.

Coming out to bat in the second innings, already holding a lead of 263, India added a further 276 runs. The men in blue declared their innings at 276/7, setting a mammoth target of 540 for the Kiwis to chase for victory.

The bowling charge in the second innings was led by Ashwin and Jayant Yadav who took four wickets each to bowl out New Zealand for 167, registering their biggest ever Test win by runs (372).

Meanwhile, in the first innings, New Zealand’s Ajaz Patel had bowled outstandingly to become only the third bowler in Test cricket history to take all 10 wickets in an innings.