New Zealand could eke out only a 32-run lead in the first innings as India, powered by pacer Mohammed Shami's four-wicket haul (4/76), dismissed the Kiwis for 249 on the fifth day of the rain-hit World Test Championship final here on Tuesday.
Earlier, India were all out soon after the lunch interval. Ajinkya Rahane ended up as the top scorer with 49 (117 balls, 5x4s) while captain Virat Kohli scored 44 (132 balls, 1x4) and Rohit Sharma made 34 (68 balls, 6x4s).
India skipper Virat Kohli shook off some pressure of playing the World Test Championship (WTC) final by saying one Test wouldn't decide the best team in the world.
The oldest format of the game is set to be the last to get a World Championship final of its own. After a lot of discussions, a lot of confusion and a lot of chop and change, India and New Zealand will be playing for the mace.
For the connoisseurs of the glorious game, Test cricket is the ultimate format and despite its aura, the 144-year-old history needed a facelift along with a context which the World Test Championship provided despite various bottlenecks, including the COVID-19 pandemic.
India named six batsmen, five pace bowlers and two spinners along with two wicketkeeper-batsmen in the 15-member squad for the World Test Championship final against New Zealand
While New Zealand are already in England for a bilateral series against the hosts, the Virat Kohli-led Indian team will arrive in the UK on June 3 after competing a 14-day quarantine period in India
Christchurch: “No excuses,” said Indian captain Virat Kohli after yet another batting capitulation led to his team’s 0-2 series defeat at the hands of New Zealand here on Monday. A forthright Kohli admitted that his batsmen let the team down after the bowlers brought them back into the game on the second day. “We accept […]
Christchurch: World number one India suffered a seven-wicket defeat in less than three days as New Zealand completed a memorable series sweep in the second Test here on Monday. India were all out for 124 in their second innings to leave New Zealand with a chase of 132 for a 2-0 whitewash. The hosts completed […]
Christchurch: Indian batters had to answer to Trent Boult’s class and were reeling at 90/6, with a slender lead of 97 runs, at stumps on day two of the second Test here at the Hagley Oval on Sunday. Boult ended the day with 3/12 in nine overs and was well supported by Neil Wagner, Colin […]
Christchurch: Mohammed Shami took four wickets as New Zealand were all out for 235, trailing India by seven runs, but it was Ravindra Jadeja’s stunning catch that stole the show at tea on day two of the second Test here at the Hagley Oval on Sunday. Shami returned best figures of 4/81 with Jasprit Bumrah […]
Christchurch: Young Prithvi Shaw struck an attacking half-century as India batted with a lot of positive intent to reach 85 for two at lunch on the opening day of the second Test against New Zealand, here on Saturday. Put in to bat on a green-top, Indian batsmen, especially Shaw, got value for his shots as […]
Wellington: New Zealand beat India by 10 wickets in the opening Test, finishing the game with one full day and a half to spare for a 1-0 lead in the two-match series here on Monday. New Zealand knocked off the required nine runs in 1.4 overs. Resuming on overnight 144 for four in their second […]
Mount Maunganui (New Zealand): Jasprit Bumrah had a quiet three ODIs against hosts New Zealand going by his lofty standards. The No.1 ODI bowler returned wicketless from three matches as India lost the series 0-3 to New Zealand, the first time that Bumrah has gone wicketless in a limited overs series. However, Kiwi skipper Kane […]
Mount Maunganui: Colin de Grandhomme smashed an unbeaten 28-ball 58 as New Zealand crushed India by five wickets in the final ODI at the Bay Oval on Tuesday, thereby clinching the three-match series 3-0. Grandhomme came in to bat when the Black Caps, chasing 297, were 220/4 at the end of 40 overs. The big-hitting […]
Auckland: India captain Virat Kohli on Saturday won the toss and elected to field in the second ODI against New Zealand at the Eden Park. Both the teams have made two changes to their teams which played in Hamilton. India have brought in Navdeep Saini and Yuzvendra Chahal in place of Mohammad Shami and Kuldeep […]
New Delhi: Former South Africa cricketer Herschelle Gibbs has named Virat Kohli as his favourite India cricketer. Kohli has been enjoying a brilliant run of form recently and has led Team India to a historic series win against New Zealand in the just concluded T20I series. When asked to pick his all-time favourite Indian cricketer […]
New Delhi: In a blow to India, limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma was on Monday ruled out of the upcoming ODI and Test series against New Zealand after sustaining a calf injury during the fifth T20 International in Mount Maunganui. Rohit retired hurt after scoring 60 off 41 balls after he pulled his calf muscle while […]
Mount Maunganui: Stand-in India skipper Rohit Sharma did not take the field after injuring his calf while batting in the fifth T20 against New Zealand but teammate K Rahul Sunday said that “he should be fine in a couple of days”. Rahul captained the side in Rohit’s absence. Virat Kohli was rested the final game […]
New Delhi: Flamboyant India all-rounder Hardik Pandya was on Saturday ruled out of the upcoming Test series against New Zealand after failing to regain full fitness, the BCCI said. Returning from a back surgery, Pandya last month flunked the bowling workload monitoring test, one of the mandatory requirements to be considered for selection. “Team India […]
Mt. Maunganui (New Zealand): Invincible so far, India will eye a rare 5-0 whitewash against a bruised and battered New Zealand in the final T20 International here on Sunday. New Zealand have never lost all games in a bilateral T20I series (three or more matches) at home. Since 2005, they have only once lost all […]
Wellington: Team India made it two in a row as they beat New Zealand in the Super Over after the fourth T20I between the two teams ended in a tie at the Sky Stadium on Friday. Chasing 14, K.L. Rahul started with a six off Tim Southee and that very much set the tone of […]
Auckland: There is no one better than Virat Kohli when it comes to chasing down totals in white-ball cricket, something that India’s newest No 4 Shreyas Iyer wants to emulate on a consistent basis in coming days. With a half-century and 44 off 33 balls in the successful chases in the first two T20 Internationals, […]
Auckland: Ravinder Jadeja and K L Rahul played pivotal roles as India produced a disciplined all-round effort to outwit New Zealand by seven wickets in the second T20 International and take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series here on Sunday. Indian bowlers, led by Jadeja, made life difficult for the hosts on a slow […]
Auckland: It was another special display of batsmanship from young Shreyas Iyer as he continued from where he had left against Australia in Bengaluru to take India home in the opening T20I against New Zealand at Eden Park on Friday. The visitors led by Iyer’s 58-run knock chased down New Zealand’s total of 203 with […]