Number One test side in the world, India, was thrashed by an emphatic New Zealand by seven wickets in the second test here at Christchurch. The test lasted for only 3 days and New Zealand completely dominated India in all of the three departments. By winning both the tests, New Zealand took the series 2-0 and clean sweeping for the first time in 8 years.
India started the day at 90 for six and got all out for a mere 124. New Zealand were set a target of just 132 which they chased down for the loss of just three wickets in 36 overs. In the end, it turned out to be a disappointing tour for both India and Captain Kohli as New Zealand, who won the first Test by 10 wickets early on day four, wrapped up the series with ease.
New Zealand are now unbeaten in their last 13 home Tests, winning 9 of them, and in the past decade they have a tremendous record as hosts. They have played a total of 39 in this duration, winning 20, drawing 13 and losing just 5.
Indian batsmen didn’t fare well on traditional New Zealand green wickets as India managed scores of 165, 191, 242 and 124. The main reason behind these scores were low contributions from Kohli of 2, 19, 3 and 14. Kohli averaged a total of just 9.25 in this series which a very rare sight for any cricket lover.
Virat Kohli came to New Zealand as the Number one test batsman in the World but as the tour ended he has lost his coveted numero uno spot to Australian run-machine Steve Smith. Kohli was seen a little aggresive when Kane Williamson went for three in the first innings of the second Test and he gave the New Zealand skipper a very animated send-off.
There was further evidence of frustration when he was caught on camera yelling an obscenity at a group of New Zealand supporters on Sunday.