Rangana Herath crippled the unpredictable batting line up of the Kiwis as the Islanders defended a small looking total and qualified for the semi-final spot.
The spearhead of the Indian pace battery, Ishant Sharma, well assisted by Mohammed Shami penetrated through the batting line up of the Kiwis in the 1st innings.
Brendon McCullum led his side from the front with a double hundred and the pace battery of the Kiwis dismantled the top order batting of India.
The left arm pacer of New Zealand, Trent Boult, achieved his career’s best bowling figures of 10-80 vs. West Indies who faced an innings defeat in the 2nd Test.
The dismal batting performance from the West Indian batsmen continued in New Zealand as well when they were forced to follow on in the first Test.
A maiden double century from the supreme batsman of New Zealand, Ross Taylor, put his team on top while West Indies lost two quick wickets in their 1st innings.
BJ Watling hit another Test ton and put New Zealand into a commanding position vs. Bangladesh, assisted by a solid partnership of 127 runs with Trent Boult.
Alastair Cook led his side from the front by smashing 25th Test ton and Graeme Swann once again bowled excellently vs. New Zealand who faces another defeat.
Graeme Swann, well assisted by Steven Finn and Stuart Broad destroyed the batting line up of New Zealand as the visitors face another defeat in the 2nd Test.
Joe Root plundered his first Test ton against the visiting New Zealand as Jonny Bairstow assisted him well and took England to a safer position in the 2nd Test.