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PHOTOS: New Zealand rout India to complete 2-0 sweep

Source: PTI   -  Edited By: Harish Kotian
Last updated on: March 02, 2020 09:03 IST
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Images from Day 3 of the second and final Test between New Zealand and India, in Christchurch, on Monday.

IMAGE: New Zealand's players celebrate after Tim Southee dismisses Mohammed Shami in India's second innings, on Day 3 of the second and final Test, at Hagley Oval in Christchurch, on Monday. Photograph: Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images

World number one India was beaten by seven wickets in less than three days as New Zealand completed a 2-0 series sweep in the second Test, in Christchurch, on Monday.


India were all out for 124 in their second innings, setting New Zealand an easy target of 132 to win the match.

The hosts cruised to victory, with openers Tom Latham (52) and Tom Blundell (55) hitting half-centuries.

IMAGE: Trent Bout, centre, celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of Rishabh Pant. Photograph: Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images

Jasprit Bumrah picked up two wickets wickets and Umesh Yadav one after the Kiwi openers had put on a solid 103-run stand.

Earlier, resuming the third day on 90 for six, India lost overnight batsmen Hanuma Vihari (9) and Rishabh Pant (4) early, and the tail also could not survive for long.

For the hosts, lead pacer Trent Boult finished with impressive figures of 4 for 28; his new ball partner Tim Southee was equally good, taking three wickets for 36 runs at the Hagley Oval.

IMAGE: Kane Williamson, left, runs out Jasprit Bumrah to end India's second innings. Photograph: Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images

The pace duo maintained the pressure on India's batsmen and picked up wickets quickly to give the home team an opportunity to complete the match with plenty of time to spare.

India had scored 242 in their first innings and New Zealand were all out for 235, giving the visitors a slender seven-run lead.

The visitors lost the first Test by 10 wickets.

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