Twitter Reactions: India complete the formalities on Day 4, thrash New Zealand by 372 runs to seal the series

Twitter Reactions: India complete the formalities on Day 4, thrash New Zealand by 372 runs to seal the series

Resuming the day at 140/5, the Kiwis lost their last 5 wickets for the addition of just 27 runs.

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So, all it took for India to complete the formalities on the 4th Day of the second Test match was just 45 minutes. India needed to scalp just 5 wickets for victory on Day 4, and Virat Kohli and his men did so in style and thrashed the New Zealand side by a whopping margin of 372 runs.

Resuming the day at 140/5, the Kiwis lost their last 5 wickets for the addition of just 27 runs. And, it was the spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Jayant Yadav who completed the job for the hosts. Both the spinners scalped 8 wickets between them, as the Black Caps were completely outplayed.

Rachin Ravindra was the first man to fall on the morning of Day 4, with Jayant Yadav scalping his wicket. Ravindra’s wicket led to a flurry of wickets that fell, and from 162/5, the Kiwis slipped to 167 all out.

A match to remember for Ajaz Patel and Mayank Agarwal

Ajaz Patel etched his name in history by becoming the 3rd bowler to scalp all 10 wickets to fall in a Test innings. After scalping 10 wickets in the 1st innings, Patel picked up 4 wickets in the second essay, to finish the match with a staggering tally of 14 wickets to his name.

Apart from Patel, Mayank Agarwal will also remember this match with a sense of fondness. While the opener scored a masterly 150 in the first innings, he followed that up with a superb 62 in the second innings.

And, this is a series that Ross Taylor would like to forget as the Kiwi legend aggregated just 20 runs in all his 4 innings put together, and William Somerville will also want to let go of the memories from this series, as he failed to scalp even a single wicket in the entire 2 match rubber.

So, India continue their dominance at home, with a superb performance against their opponents, while New Zealand’s World Test Championship (WTC) title defense has got off to a poor start.

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