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Ind vs NZ: India beat New Zealand by 178, regain top spot in ICC Test ranking

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 3 October 2016, 17:28 IST

In the second Test at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, India beat New Zealand by 178 runs to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

New Zealand, chasing a target of 376 runs, were all out for 197 runs as the Indian bowlers put up a commanding display on Day 4.

India's victory in the 250th home Test also helped the team reach the top position of the ICC Test rankings. This is also India's fourth consecutive Test series win under Kohli at home. New Zealand openers Tom Latham (74) and Martin Guptill (24) gave the visitors a solid start but bowed down to the India bowlers in the fourth innings.

Mohammed Shami's two wickets in quick succession put India back in the game. Wriddhiman Saha scored 50s in both innings while Cheteshwar Pujara made 87 in the first innings and Rohit Sharma made 82 in the second innings.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked a five-wicket haul in the first innings while R Ashwin, Shami and Ravindra Jadeja picked up three wickets each in the final innings.

First published: 3 October 2016, 17:28 IST
 
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