Mumbai Test: India Broke a Six-Year-Old Record, Achieved the Biggest Victory in Test

New Zealand's team could not win a single test series in the last 12 tours of India.
Mumbai Test: India Broke a Six-Year-Old Record, Achieved the Biggest Victory in Test
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India defeated New Zealand by 372 runs in the second test played in Mumbai. This is India's biggest win in Test cricket. He had earlier defeated South Africa by 337 runs in Delhi six years ago in 2015. With this, India also won the two-match Test series by 1-0. The Kanpur Test was a draw. This is India's 14th consecutive series win at home.

At the same time, under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, India won the 39th Test. Ravichandran Ashwin took 14 wickets in the series. He took 6 wickets in the first test and eight wickets in the second test. For this he was awarded the Player of the Series Award. At the same time, Mayank Agarwal was given the Player of the Match award.

India's top-5 big win by the run margin

  • 372 runs vs New Zealand, Mumbai (2021)

  • 337 runs vs South Africa, Delhi (2015)

  • 321 runs vs New Zealand, Indore (2016)

  • 320 runs vs Australia, Mohali (2008)

  • 318 runs vs West Indies, North Sound (2019)

Team India's third consecutive win in Wankhede

This was Team India's third consecutive win at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. India has won 7 out of the last eight Tests against New Zealand. India scored 325 runs in the first innings after winning the toss. In reply, New Zealand's team was bundled out for 62 runs in the first innings. After this, India declared the second innings after scoring 276 runs. Chasing a huge target of 540 runs, New Zealand's team was reduced to 167 runs on the fourth day.

On the fourth day, the Kiwi team lost 5 wickets in making 27 runs.

On the fourth day, the Kiwi team started playing 140 runs for 5 wickets and got all out adding 27 runs. Henry Nicholls scored 44 runs. Apart from this, none of the batsmen could bat well today. New Zealand got their first blow today in the form of Rachin Ravindra. They got out after scoring 18 runs. Jayant Yadav sent him to the pavilion. Jayant then dismissed both Kyle Jamieson and Tim Southee for zero in the same over.

Team India's third consecutive win in Wankhede
Team India's third consecutive win in Wankhede Source: google, Image by- CricketAddictor

Jayant Yadav bowled lethally

Will Somerville also made a run and went on to Jayant's delivery. Ashwin wrapped up New Zealand's innings after Nicholas was finally stumped by wicketkeeper Saha. Both Jayant and Ashwin took 4-4 wickets. At the same time, Axar Patel got a wicket. Blundell was run out. With this win, India has moved up to third place in the World Test Championship rankings behind Sri Lanka and Pakistan. India has 58.33% marks.

This is New Zealand's biggest defeat in Tests

This is New Zealand's biggest defeat by the margin of runs. Earlier, they had lost by 358 runs against South Africa in Johannesburg in 2007. New Zealand's team could not win a single test series in the last 12 tours of India. The last time they won a Test match was in 1988 at Wankhede. New Zealand's team entered the Mumbai Test without Kane Williamson. At the same time, Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja were also out due to injuries from India.

New Zealand's top-4 big defeat by the difference of runs

  • 372 runs vs India, Mumbai (2021)

  • 358 runs vs South Africa, Johannesburg (2007)

  • 321 runs vs India, Indore (2016)

  • 299 runs vs Pakistan, Auckland (2001)

Players of Both the teams-

India: Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Jayant Yadav, Umesh Yadav, and Mohammed Siraj.

New Zealand: Tom Latham (c), Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell (wk), Rachin Ravindra, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, William Somerville, and Ejaz Patel.

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