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NZ Vs IND, 2nd Test: New Zealand Comfortably Seal Series Win Over India

New Zealand comfortably beat India in the second Test to secure a 2-0 series victory

NZ Vs IND, 2nd Test: New Zealand Comfortably Seal Series Win Over India
India's Virat Kohli, right, shakes hands with New Zealand's Neil Wagner as they leave the field on day three of the second cricket test between New Zealand and India at Hagley Oval in Christchurch, New Zealand, Monday, March 2, 2020. New Zealand defeated India by seven wickets to win the two test series 2-0. | AP Photo
NZ Vs IND, 2nd Test: New Zealand Comfortably Seal Series Win Over India
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2020-03-02T09:07:23+05:30

New Zealand wrapped up a 2-0 series victory over India with a seven-wicket win in the second Test in Christchurch on Monday.

Highlights | Cricket News

India set the Black Caps just 132 to win on day three and the hosts had no troubles reaching their target at Hagley Oval.

After 16 wickets incredibly fell on Sunday, India needed a response to begin day three, but they added just 34 runs after resuming at 90-6.

Tom Latham (52) and Tom Blundell (55) ensured New Zealand cruised through their chase to win the series 2-0.

Hanuma Vihari (9) was the first to go on Monday, caught down the leg side by BJ Watling off Tim Southee (3-36).

India were unable to get anything going, although Ravindra Jadeja did manage an unbeaten 16 off just 22 balls.

Trent Boult (4-28) added the wicket of Rishabh Pant (4) and Southee also removed Mohammed Shami (5) before Jasprit Bumrah (4) was run out.

While India's bowlers caused some initial problems to Latham and Blundell, the openers set up what proved a comfortable chase for the Black Caps.

Latham fell to Umesh Yadav (1-45) and Kane Williamson (5) went off Bumrah, who bowled Blundell to finish with 2-39 before Ross Taylor and Henry Nicholls helped New Zealand see out their victory.

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