NZ annihilate India with all-round performance

Brief scores:India 165/10 (Ajinkya Rahane 46, Mayank Agarwal 34; Kyle Jamieson 4/39, Tim Southee 4/49) and 191/10 (Mayank Agarwal 58, Ajinkya Rahane 29; Tim Southee 5/61, Trent Boult 4/39) lost to New Zealand 348/10 (Kane Williamson 89, Kyle Jamieson 44, Ross Taylor 44; Ishant Sharma 5/68, Ravichandran Ashwin 3/99) and 9/0 (Tom Latham 7 not out, Tom Blundell 2 not out) by 10 wickets

India vs New Zealand 1st Test 2020, key stats

  • The 10-wicket loss in Wellington was India’s 11th Test defeat to New Zealand overall, while it was their ninth in New Zealand
  • India’s twin batting failures were central to the big-margin defeat, with Mayank Agarwal the only Indian batsman to make a 50-plus score: his 58 in the second innings fourth Test fifty.
  • For New Zealand, captain Kane Williamson top-scored with 89, his 32nd Test fifty, in the first innings. Ross Taylor played his 100th Test match for New Zealand, thereby becoming the first international cricketer to play 100 matches or more in each of the three formats
  • Debutant Kyle Jamieson led the way for New Zealand’s eventual 10-wicket win with his first-innings spell of 4 for 39, with India’s Cheteshwar Pujara becoming his first Test wicket. Jamieson became the 279th player to play Test cricket for the Blackcaps
  • Seamer Tim Southee registered his 10th Test five-wicket haul—5 for 61, which came in India’s second innings—helping his side bowl India out cheaply for the second time in the Test. India’s Ishant Sharma took his 11th Test five-wicket haul—5 for 68 in New Zealand’s first innings—on his return from a grade-three ankle tear
  • It was Virat Kohli’s 11th Test defeat as captain