WELLINGTON: Indian batsmen's inadequacies in damaging conditions have been laid naked as they crashed to an embarrassing 10-wicket defeat towards a ruthless New Zealand side that wrapped up the opening Test in only over three days here on Monday.
Starting the day on 144 for four, India has been all out for 191 in eighty-one overs in their second innings. This turned into a shade better after their dismal a hundred sixty-five within the first innings, which ultimately proved to be decisive.
Trent Boult (4/39 in 22 overs) and Tim Southee (5/61 in 21 overs), one of the best but maximum underneath-rated new ball pairs in world cricket, confirmed that after it boils right down to gambling incisive seam and swing bowling, this batting line-up continues to be a work in development. The required goal of nine runs turned into knocked off by using New Zealand without a lot of ado for their 100th Test win.