India vs New Zealand Highlights, 2nd Test Day 4: IND wins by 372 runs; Ashwin, Jayant pick four each

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India and New Zealand players shaking hands with each other after India won the match during day four of the 2nd Test at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Monday.   -  SPORTZPICS

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's Highlights of Day 4 of the 2nd Test match between India and New Zealand from the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.




India asserts its domination with yet another comprehensive Test win at home after a setback in Kanpur where New Zealand held out a nervy draw. Jayant Yadav wrapped up the lower order with four wickets while Ashwin fittingly removed the last batter as India wrapped up the match within an hour of the start of day's play. The host registered its biggest victory in terms of runs with a 372-run drubbing of the Kiwis. Mayank Agarwal bagged the Player of the Match with 212 runs in the match while Ashwin's 14 wickets in the series earned him the Player of the Series accolodade.

The final frontier of South Africa awaits India, its new management and coach Rahul Dravid. With bigwigs such as Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Shami returning for the series against the Proteas, it will be interesting to see the makeup of the team with young guns such as Shreyas Iyer making a case for themselves in the series and stalwarts Rahane and Pujara struggling for form.

That is all from us for the India vs New Zealand series. Join us for the India-South Africa series which kicks off with the first Test on December 26. Until then, goodbye and take care.


Mayank Agarwal - "It feels good to be back among the runs and this knock is special for me. I didn't change anything from Kanpur. I just had the mental discipline and determination. The technique isn't going to be the best all the time. It won't guarantee runs, but the will to fight is key. Rahul bhai told me about not thinking of technique mid-series, and told me this is the technique that's got me runs. Sunny sir said I should keep my bat low early on in the innings and opening up my left shoulder. I didn't really think about the second hundred in the match, but should have converted the sixty. We will relish the abroad challenge in South Africa, so we're looking forward to that too."

Ravichandran Ashwin - "I think I've got 10 Man of the series awards now. I enjoyed Wankhede honestly, and everyday there was something new, and I could challenge both edges. It was a wonderful performance by Ajaz. It doesn't spin all the time in Wankhede, and he used the seam and put the ball in the right places, and there was a bit of destiny involved in his 10-for too. Jayant and I have trained together. He flew to Haryana in 2014 to pick my mind, so we have a good relation. Axar and I have played since Kings XI. I would like to go to South Africa and win a series there. We haven't done that before, and hopefully we can do it this time."


Virat Kohli - "To come back with a win again, it's a great feeling and a clinical performance. You want individuals to step up. The first Test was good, and it was a clinical performance here. We discussed the performance and the opposition played out a good draw. The bowlers tried all they could but the Kiwi batsmen stuck it out really well in Kanpur. Here there was more bounce and the fast bowlers got assistance as well, so it gave us a better chance to win the Test match on the final day."

Tom Latham - "A disappointing performance from us. Credit to India for putting up a great performance. 62 all-out would always have set us back. You always want to bat first here, and it only gets worse for batting, and it wasn't how we wanted it to pan out. Guys are able to step up in different conditions and we have managed to get a lot of depth. Very special game for Ajaz, only the third time in the history of the game has a man got all ten. We're going to play Bangladesh after we get back home and we're going to start preparation for that series ASAP."


NZ 167/10 in 56.3 overs: Ashwin with the ball. Nicholls offering the final bit of resistance. OUT! Flighted outside off and Nicholls stepped out to drive it through covers and missed. Saha completes the stumping behind the wickets. A comprehensive win for India. Players shaking hands and Indians congratulating Ajaz Patel for his remarkable feat. India wins by 372 runs and takes the series 1-0. Indian domination in Tests at home continues. This also becomes India's biggest win in terms of runs in Test cricket.

NZ 167/9 in 56 overs: OUT! Somerville goes and fourth wicket of the day for Jayant. He lunged forward to defend and it turned in slighly to take his inside edge and a sharp catch by Mayank at short leg. Ajaz is the last man in and is beaten first ball as he hangs his bat outside off. This one pitches full on middle stump; Ajaz looks to heave it on the on side but the turn beats him. Good work by Saha behind the stumps. Maiden wicket for Jayant.

NZ 167/8 in 55 overs: Ashwin from the other end. A single off the first ball for Nicholls. Somerville gets off the mark with a single on the off. Tossed up and Nicholls drives and almost hands a catch to cover. Drops just short of him.

NZ 165/8 in 54 overs: Nicholls pushes to cover for a single and it is a no-ball too. OUT! LBW appeal given. Turned into Jamieson sharply from outside off stump and skidded onto his back pad and on the knee roll. He reviews in the nick of time with just a second to go on the timer. Three reds as it went on to hit middle of middle stump. OUT! Third one for Jayant and Southee is bowled! Another duck for him in the match and that's pair! Southee stepped out on a tossed up delivery that was straight and ended up playing all around it. LBW appeal against Somerville to end the over. Kohli doesn't review. It turned into his front pad from wide outside off and impact was not in line.

NZ 163/6 in 53 overs: Ashwin starts off with one that skids away with some pace on it to beat Nicholls' outside edge. Sharp turn again and Nicholls is beaten again and so is Saha - one bye.

NZ 162/6 in 52 overs: Another one for Jayant. FOUR! Swept confidently by Ravindra behind square and it goes through Siraj's hands to the boundary. FOUR! Back to back fours. Down the leg and swept away easily behind. OUT! What a comeback! Fuller on the off and Ravindra lunges to defend but goes off his outside edge to Pujara at slip. Jamieson comes in and pokes one off the backfoot to point.

NZ 154/5 in 51 overs: FOUR! Slightly fuller on off stump and Nicholls gets down on one knee and sweeps it to the square leg boundary.

NZ 150/5 in 50 overs: Single for Nicholls off the first ball and that's 150 up for New Zealand. Another loud appeal and turned down again. Turned into Ravindra and thudded onto his pads after beating his outside edge. Beaten! Good length and turned away. Ravindra misses trying to flick it off the backfoot.

NZ 149/5 in 49 overs: Single for Nicholls as he tucks one away off Ashwin. Ravindra defends and it's just one from the over.

NZ 148/5 in 48 overs: Jayant continues. FOUR! Back of good length and Ravindra rocks back and cuts away past point. Makes full use of the width on off. Loud appeal and turned down. Kohli decides not to review after much deliberation. The decision would have stood as the ball was just clipping off stump. Beaten! Turns away again from Ravindra as he stretches forward to defend. FOUR! Short and slightly wide on off again and Ravindra cuts again through cover and point. 

NZ 140/5 in 47 overs: Straight and full first ball from Ashwin to Nicholls. He defends. Beaten! This one turns away from him and beats his outside edge on the front foot prod. Another maiden.

NZ 140/5 in 46 overs: Jayant round the wicket to Ravindra. Beaten first ball! Turns away from the batter from a fourth wicket line and beats his outside edge. Turn and bounce again to end the over and it takes Ravindra's outside edge after turning into him. Maiden over.

Players make their way to the middle to begin Day 4 action. Jayant Yadav will start the day's proceedings. Ravindra on strike.


With India needing five wickets to win, New Zealand requiring 400 runs and two entire days of play in the balance, batters Nicholls and Ravindra can only delay the inevitable and get some much-needed batting practice.

The Kiwi top-order, for the exception of Daryl Mitchell, looked clueless against Indian spinners, particularly R Ashwin. Mitchell was the only silver lining to a harrowing batting performance from the world champion and struck an enterprising 60 off 92 balls. A horrible mix up in the middle saw Tom Blundell run out before Nicholls and Ravindra dug it out to strech the match into day four.

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Earlier in the day, India declared its second innings on 276/7 with a 539-run lead. Mayank top-scored with yet another fifty before Axar Patel toyed with the bowling in the lower order with a whirlwind 41 off 26 to pile on the misery for the visitor.

India Playing 11: Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Jayant Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav.

New Zealand Playing 11: Will Young, Tom Latham (c), Daryl Mitchell, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell (wk), Rachin Ravindra, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, William Somerville, Ajaz Patel.


India: Virat Kohli (c), Mayank Agarwal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Srikar Bharat (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Siraj, Axar Patel, Prasidh Krishna, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ishant Sharma, Shubman Gill, Umesh Yadav, Jayant Yadav, Suryakumar Yadav.

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell (wk), Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Glenn Phillips (wk), Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, William Somerville, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, Will Young.

Where and when to watch India vs New Zealand 2nd Test Day 4 Live?

IND vs NZ 2nd Test Day 4 will be aired LIVE on the Star Sports Network at 9:30 AM IST. The match will also be available for live streaming on Disney+Hotstar.