The captain of India, MS Dhoni, has blamed the slow strip as the cause of his team’s defeat in the 2nd T20 vs. New Zealand, instead of holding his batsmen responsible.
Brendon McCullum played a stormy knock of 91 runs as New Zealand won the thrilling encounter against India and the hosts remained unable to beat them in a T20.
A solid unbroken partnership between Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni brought another marvellous victory for India in the 2nd Test against the visiting New Zealand.
Ravichandran Ashwin produced another match winning spell which brought India in the position of a clean sweep in the two Test series vs. visiting New Zealand.
The emerging wall of Indian batting, Virat Kohli, once again played a determined knock in the 1st innings vs. New Zealand and almost took India out of trouble.
Ross Taylor led New Zealand from the front with a superb ton by punishing the Indian bowlers at will as the visitors took command on the 1st day of the 2nd Test.
India humiliated New Zealand in the 1st Test by a huge margin of an innings and 115 runs due to a magical spell of bowling from Ravichandran Ashwin in the game.
The Indian batsmen piled up massive runs in the first innings and their spinners crushed the batting of New Zealand as the visitors are rushing towards the follow on.
The young middle order batsman, Cheteshwar Pujara, grabbed the opportunity offered to him in the opening Test vs. New Zealand by thrashing a maiden ton.