Tim Southee, Trent Boult bowl New Zealand to 10-wicket win against India, capping 100 victories in Test cricket

Check out the best photo highlights of fourth day's play of the first Test between New Zealand and India in Wellington

FirstCricket Staff February 24, 2020 11:01:09 IST
Tim Southee, Trent Boult bowl New Zealand to 10-wicket win against India, capping 100 victories in Test cricket
Tim Southee Trent Boult bowl New Zealand to 10wicket win against India capping 100 victories in Test cricket

Tim Southee, centre,  showed his impeccable control with swing and subtle movement off the seam as he completed a five-wicket haul in the second innings that saw India fold for 191. Southee for a nine-wicket haul in the Test was named Player of the Match. AP

Tim Southee Trent Boult bowl New Zealand to 10wicket win against India capping 100 victories in Test cricket

Captains Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson shake hands after New Zealand registered a 10-wicket win at the Basin Reserve, which also their 100th win in Test cricket. Image courtesy: Twitter @BLACKCAPS

Tim Southee Trent Boult bowl New Zealand to 10wicket win against India capping 100 victories in Test cricket

Trent Boult struck early on fourth day morning, dismissing overnight batsman Ajinkya Rahane for 29 which created an opening for New Zealand. The left-arm quick finished with four wickets in the second innings. AP

Tim Southee Trent Boult bowl New Zealand to 10wicket win against India capping 100 victories in Test cricket

Indian hopes were pinned on their vice-captain and senior batsman Ajinkya Rahane to help his side to a fighting second innings total but he was caught behind in the third over of the morning to push India on the backfoot. AP

Tim Southee Trent Boult bowl New Zealand to 10wicket win against India capping 100 victories in Test cricket

Ravichandran Ashwin once again didn't contribute a lot with the bat as he was trapped leg before wicket to Southee. AP

Tim Southee Trent Boult bowl New Zealand to 10wicket win against India capping 100 victories in Test cricket

Rishabh Pant did hang around to take India into the lead, saving the team ignominy of innings defeat, but he fell for 25 when India were just eight runs in lead. AP

Tim Southee Trent Boult bowl New Zealand to 10wicket win against India capping 100 victories in Test cricket

Openers Tom Blundell, left and Tom Latham knocked off the nine runs required to win without much fuss, registering a clinical win for New Zealand, ending the game before Lunch on day four. AP

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