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Monday, March 01, 2021

India vs New Zealand 1st Test


Bouncing back isn't a term we use: Kane Williamson on recovery after Australia debacle

February 24, 2020 12:15 pm

New Zealand came into the series after their nightmare in Australia and put up a splendid performance to outclass India in just over three days.

'For some people, it might be the end of the world but it's not', says Virat Kohli after 10-wicket loss to Kiwis

February 24, 2020 2:52 pm

India suffered their first loss in the ongoing World Test Championship at the hands of Kane Williamson-led side. The No.1 Test side are still at the top of the table with 360 points from two games.

India's unbeaten Test record comes to end, New Zealand claim 100th win: Stats

February 24, 2020 9:34 am

This is New Zealand’s 100th Test win. The number of matches taken by them to get to 100 wins shows how much progress they have made as a cricketing nation in recent years.

'Like a pack of cards': India's early collapse on Day 4 leaves fans confounded

February 24, 2020 7:20 am

Even though Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari had played for 87 minutes on Day 3, the entire team could not last that long on Day 4. New Zealand won the 1st Test by 10 wickets to go 1-0 up in the series.

Trent Boult reveals he used short-ball strategy to keep Virat Kohli in check

February 23, 2020 5:52 pm

Virat Kohli made 19 off 43 balls before trying to hook a Trent Boult bouncer only to be caught by wicketkeeper BJ Watling, providing New Zealand with an opportunity to close the Test match on the fourth day.

'Setting target is still far away, we have to bat out Day 4 first session': Ravichandran Ashwin

February 23, 2020 5:51 pm

India ended the third day at 144/4 in their second innings and still trail New Zealand's first innings score by 39 runs. Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari will resume on Monday.

Ishant Sharma, easily the tallest against New Zealand attack

February 23, 2020 4:04 pm

India's most-experienced pacer, Ishant Sharma proves to the be sharpest with 3/31 on Day 2 in Wellington as Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami fail to make an impact.

Rishabh Pant run-out was crucial, says Tim Southee

February 22, 2020 3:15 pm

Rishabh Pant was called through for a single by Ajinkya Rahane in the fourth over on Day 2. A direct hit by Ajaz Patel from cover forced the Indian wicketkeeper to trudge back to the pavilion for 19.

Ajinkya Rahane holds fort as Kyle Jamieson torments India on rain-hit Day 1

February 21, 2020 3:46 pm

New Zealand's debutant Kyle Jamieson was the pick of the day with his brilliant 3/38. Apart from scalping the wickets of Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari, he also dismissed Virat Kohli on 2.

World Test Championship points system unfair: Kane Williamson

February 20, 2020 12:17 pm

"I guess there's an element to it that isn't fair. But I guess there is an effort in bringing context to Test cricket which wasn't there." Kane Williamson makes a guarded criticism of the points system of the World Test Championship.


Kyle Jamieson towers over India on Day 1 as visitors collapse in rain-hit Wellington

February 21, 2020 3:50 pm

India were reduced to 122/5 at the end of a rain-hit Day 1 as debutant Kyle Jamieson shined on a challenging track in Wellington, registering the figures of 3/38 and scalping the wickets of the likes of Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara.