New Zealand defeated India by 10 wickets in the first test at Wellington to take a 1-0 lead in the 2 match series.
India were allout for 191 runs in their second innings and the Kiwis were set a target of 9 runs to win the match. Openers Tom Latham and Tom Blundell saw the home side to victory line.
This is India’s first defeat in the ICC World Test Championship after 7 consecutive wins. India still comfortably placed at first position with 360 points followed by Australia with 296 points.
Points Table : ICC World Test Championship
Tim Southee was the star for Kiwis with the ball. Indian batting struggled against the pace duo of Southee and Boult. Southee picked up 4 and 5 wickets in first and second innings to finish with 9 wickets in the match. Trent Boult picked up a wicket in first inning followed by 4 wickets in the second inning.
Match Summary :
New Zealand 348 (Williamson 89, Taylor 44, Jamieson 44, Sharma 5-68, Ashwin 3-99) and 9/0
India 165 (Rahane 46, Jamieson 4-39, Southee 4-49) and 191 (Agarwal 58, Southee 5-61, Boult 4-39)
by 10 wickets