New Zealand celebrating after inflicting a 10-wicket defeat on India in the first Test in Wellington (Agencies)
NEW DELHI: New Zealand inflicted a 10-wicket defeat on India in the first Test in Wellington to take an unassailable 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series.
The seamers trio of Trent Boult, Tim Southee and debutant Kyle Jamieson starred for the hosts as they bowled out India below 200 in both the innings.
On Day 4, Southee dismissed Hanuma Vihari, R Ashwin, Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah to complete his five-wicket haul and bowl out India for 191, with a lead of 8 runs.
Chasing the meagre total of 9, Tom Blundell and Tom Latham stepped out in the middle and completed the chase without losing a wicket in just the second over of their 2nd innings.
This is New Zealand’s 100th Test win. They become only the 7th country to reach the mark, after India, Australia, England, West Indies, South Africa and Pakistan.