India beat New Zealand by 372 runs in Mumbai test match, won the test series 1-0

India beat New Zealand by 372 runs in Mumbai test match, won the test series 1-0

The second test match between India and New Zealand was played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. India also won the series by winning this match by a huge margin. New Zealand's team was successful in drawing the first test match, but in the second match, the team had to face defeat by 372 runs. With this, the Indian team won this Test series by 1-0. This series was played under the ICC World Test Championship, whose champion team is New Zealand. Mayank Agarwal got the player of the match award for his brilliant performance in this match, who scored 150 runs in the first innings and 62 runs in the second innings. At the same time, R Ashwin got the title of Player of the Series for scoring 14 wickets and more than 60 runs in the series. 

In this test match, Indian team captain Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bat. The Indian team scored 325 runs on the basis of Mayank Agarwal's century and Axar Patel's half-century. Not only this, for New Zealand, Ajaz Patel took 10 wickets in his name, dismissing all the batsmen of India. However, New Zealand's batsmen were disappointed as the team was bundled out for 62 in their first innings. For India, 4 wickets by Ashwin, 3 wickets by Mohammad Siraj, 2 wickets by Axar Patel and one wicket by Jayant Yadav.

After taking a 263-run lead on the basis of first innings, India played further on the basis of Mayank Agarwal's half-centuries, 47-47 runs by Cheteshwar Pujara and Shubman Gill, 41 runs by Axar Patel and 36 runs by captain Virat Kohli. Declared the second innings at the score of 276 runs for the loss of 7 wickets. In this innings, Ajaz Patel got 4 wickets for New Zealand, while Rachin Ravindra got 3 wickets. In this way, Ajaz Patel took 14 wickets in his name in the match. India had scored 539 runs in total.

did not follow on

The New Zealand team could not even save the follow-on in the first innings. However, India thought it appropriate to bat in the second innings. India scored 276 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in the second innings on the back of Mayank Agarwal's half-century, Cheteshwar Pujara, Shubman Gill, Axar Patel and captain Virat Kohli. In this way, India set a target of 540 runs in front of the Kiwi team, but New Zealand's second innings also faltered and lost the match by 372 runs after being bundled out for 167 runs.

New Zealand's second innings

After the third day's play, playing 140/5 ahead, New Zealand suffered the sixth blow on a total of 162 runs when Jayant Yadav caught Rachin Ravindra at the hands of Cheteshwar Pujara. Rachin scored 18 runs for the team. India were soon given the seventh success by Jayant Yadav, when he worked to send Kyle Jameson out lbw without opening the account. 

India's eighth success was also given by Jayant Yadav, who made Tim Southee walk for zero. Southee got clean bowled in the process of hitting a big shot. Jayant gave the 9th blow to New Zealand. Jayant got William Somerville out caught by Mayank Agarwal on a personal score of 1 run. Apart from this, the last success was given to India by R Ashwin, when he stumped Henry Nicholls on a personal score of 44 runs.  

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'Virat Kohli could have captained Test cricket for so many years now, there was no pressure from BCCI'

'Virat Kohli could have captained Test cricket for so many years now, there was no pressure from BCCI'

 There is no doubt that if Virat Kohli wanted, he could have captained the Indian Test team for some time, but perhaps worried about his batting, Kohli decided to leave the captaincy. Now Virat Kohli will be able to perform better for the Indian team as a batsman without any pressure. Remind you that former Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar also left the captaincy of the Indian team in the year 2000 because it affected his batting and then he continued to play for India for 13 years. 

After Virat Kohli stepped down as Test captain, BCCI and its officials wished him all the best for his future ahead and appreciated what he has done for the country as a captain. At the same time, BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal said that there was no pressure on Virat Kohli to leave the captaincy of the Test team. He said that he could have captained the Indian Test team for two-three years now. Dhumal was quoted by News18 as saying that there was no pressure on Virat Kohli to step down from the captaincy either from the BCCI side or the selectors. It is completely his decision which we respect, but if he wanted, he could have taken the team further as Test captain for two-three years. 

Let us tell you that after the defeat in the Test series against South Africa, Virat Kohli had announced to step down as the captain of the Test team through social media on Saturday. In his post, he thanked the BCCI and said that he would be grateful for the opportunity he got to lead the country. At the same time, he also thanked former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri and in the last expressed his gratitude to MS Dhoni, saying that Mahi had reposed faith in his captaincy. 

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