India beat New Zealand by 372 runs to win test series 1-0

It was the biggest margin of victory by runs for India in a home match.



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By Reuters

Published: Mon 6 Dec 2021, 9:18 AM

India's spinners wasted little time in removing New Zealand's remaining batters on Monday to thrash the tourists by a record 372 runs in the second test at the Wankhede Stadium and secure the series 1-0.

It was the biggest margin of victory by runs for India in a home match, eclipsing their 337-run win against South Africa in a Delhi test in 2015.

Spin-bowling all-rounder Jayant Yadav did most of the damage on the fourth morning, picking up 4-49 to cut through New Zealand's middle and lower order.

Ravichandran Ashwin took the final wicket to finish with 4-34 as New Zealand were all out for 167 in their second innings, chasing 540 for victory.

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It took India just 43 minutes in the first session to wrap up the win after New Zealand had resumed on 140-5.

The first test in Kanpur ended in a draw.


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