India wins second test match against New Zealand
India defeated New Zealand in the second test match on the fourth day. Chasing a target of 376, New Zealand were bowled out at 197 by the Indian bowlers. Tom Latham scored 74 runs for NZ. India has won the test series 2-0 with one more match to go. At the same time, India also regained number one spot in the ICC test rankings.
India faces New Zealand in the second test at Kolkata
After winning the first test of the three matches series at Kanpur, world's number two test team India faces New Zealand in the second test match of the series. Shikhar Dhawan and Bhuvaneshar Kumar have been named in the playing XI for India. Gautam Gambhir, who was selected in the place of injured KL Rahul was not selected in the team.
India's 250th home test match
The second test match between India and New Zealand at Eden Gardens, Kolkata is India's 250th test match being played at home. So far, India has won 88 test matches, lost 51 and 109 were draw. One test match ended with a tie.
Pujara's 87 helps India put 239 runs on board
India won the toss and chose to bat first. Cheteshwar Pujara hit his third consecutive fifty on day one of the second test match between India and New Zealand at Eden Gardens. Along with Ajinkya Rahane, Pujara added 141 runs for India. India ended the day with 239 runs losing seven wickets. Matt Henry took three wickets for New Zealand.
Bhuvaneshwar takes a fiver on a rain interrupted day
New Zealand wrapped up India's first innings at 316 with Wriddhiman Saha remaining not-out at 54. As the hosts came on to bowl, Mohammad Shami and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar gave India an early breakthrough. New Zealand was at 85/4 when rain interrupted the play for more than two hours. As the day finished, New Zealand lost seven wickets for 128 runs; Kumar picked five wickets.
Rohit Sharma helps India take a lead of 339 runs
India took their lead to 339 runs on day three in the second test at Kolkata against New Zealand. As India came to bat after wrapping New Zealand at 204 runs, India lost six wickets for 106. Rohit Sharma partnered with Wriddhiman Saha to put 100 runs before Sharma got out at 82. At the end of day three India was at 227/8.
Three wickets each for Matt Henry and Mitchell Santner
New Zealand bowlers Matt Henry and Mitchell Santner took three wickets each in India's seconds innings as India lost eight wickets for 227 runs.
Wriddhiaman Saha named 'Man of the Match'
Kolkata's very own Wriddhiman Saha was named 'Man of the Match' for his knocks in the two innings and amazing wicket-keeping. Saha remained not out in both the innings, scoring 54 in first and 58 in the second.