New Zealand beat India, 1st Test: List of records broken
New Zealand overcame India on Day 4 of the first Test match at the Basin Reserve in Wellington. India were outplayed by the hosts, who made perfect use of the combinations. India managed 165 in the first innings, whereas, New Zealand mustered 348. India suffered another batting failure as Tim Southee was the architect of this win. Here are the records broken.
India were blown apart after being put into bat first by Kane Williamson. Kyle Jamieson and Tim Southee claimed eight scalps between them. For India, Ajinkya Rahane slammed 46. In reply, the Kiwis were 225/7, however, they ended with 348. India were once again let down by their batting. They put a target of only 9 runs, as Kiwis won by 10 wickets.
With the wicket of Mayank Agarwal in the second innings, senior Kiwi pacer Southee became the first bowler to take 300 international wickets across formats in New Zealand. He surpassed former Kiwi spinner Daniel Vettori, who took 299 wickets in NZ. Southee also became the third Kiwi bowler to claim 275-plus career wickets in Test cricket for New Zealand.
Indian captain Virat Kohli (2 and 19) now has 7,223 career Test runs. The 31-year-old surpassed several legends in terms of Test runs including Sourav Ganguly (7,212), Chris Gayle (7,214). Ross Taylor (44), who featured in his 100th Test, also surpassed Dada and the Universe Boss. He now has 7,218 career Test runs.
Kane Williamson (89) has amassed 6,468 career Test runs. The Kiwi skipper went past Brendon McCullum (6,453) to be New Zealand's third-highest run-scorer. He also amassed his 32nd career Test fifty in his 79th match. Meanwhile, Mayank, who slammed 58 in the second innings, amassed his fourth career Test half-century. He also raced to 964 career Test runs.
This was India's first Test defeat since December 2018 when they lost to Australia at Perth. Interestingly, their last massive defeat came at Lord's wherein England thrashed them by an innings and 159 runs in 2018. The Kohli-led India had won eight and drawn one before losing to New Zealand. Last year, India became the first-ever Test nation to register three consecutive innings victories.
With this victory, New Zealand recorded their 100th Test win in the history of the sport. Till date, Kiwis have played 441 matches, out of which they have won 100 and lost 175. This was New Zealand's third 10-wicket victory against India. The last had also come at Wellington in 2002. On the other hand, India have recorded two 10-wicket wins over Kiwis.
Virat Kohli on this NZ tour:— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) February 23, 2020
T20Is - 45, 11, 38, 11
ODIs - 51, 15, 9
Tests - 2, 19
201 runs in 9 inns, one fifty. #NZvInd