India Defeats New Zealand In The Second Test In Mumbai To Complete The Series

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In the second Test, India defeated New Zealand by 372-runs with five sessions to spare, completing a 1-0 series triumph. New Zealand were bowled out for 167 in Mumbai after resuming on 140-5 in pursuit of a nominal 540. The last five wickets fell for five runs in 30 balls.

On Monday, Jayant Yadav, who was playing his first Test since 2017, got four wickets for 4-49, while fellow off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took 4-34 for a match-high 8-42.

New Zealand never came close to matching their performance in the first Test, when they batted out the final day to secure a draw despite trailing by nine wickets.

Before removing Kyle Jamieson and Tim Southee without scoring, Jayant had Rachin Ravindra caught at slip. He then bowled Will Somerville at short leg, and Ashwin stumped Henry Nicholls for 44 runs to seal the victory.

New Zealand left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel became only the third man in Test history to take ten wickets in a single innings.

With the win, India maintains its third place in the World Test Championship, behind Sri Lanka and Pakistan. New Zealand is in sixth place.

Source: BBC Sport

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