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INDIA VS NEW ZEALAND, 1ST TEST, VENUE: GREEN PARK, KANPUR, INDIA WON BY 197 RUNS.

INDIA VS NEW ZEALAND, 1ST TEST, VENUE: GREEN PARK, KANPUR, INDIA WON BY 197 RUNS.


It was a total one sided game here in Kanpur where the New Zealand lost the match by 197 runs, the Indian spin department was on the heavier side not allowing any of the batsmen to settle down and pick up some huge score for the team. 

 

 

With Ashwin taking 10 wicket in the match and Jadeja also blowing off 6 wickets for Kiwis, with this India got a lead of 1-0 in the test and this will definitely boost the confidence level of the players and of course of the skipper Virat Kohli. 


This is was the captains said in the presentation ceremony:

 

Kohli: "The boys applied themselves really well. We were in a spot of bother at times. Initially we had the momentum with the bat, but a couple of soft dismissals put pressure. Jadeja and Ashwin added crucial runs to dig us out. Those 30-40 extra runs make a psychological difference. I am still pretty early in my captaincy career, I look for advice from people around me. There have been cases where we've gone on one mode and the runs were leaked. One learning that we are taking forward is when wickets aren't coming, we need to be patient. All the sides that are doing well around the world have strong lower-middle orders. The tailenders also contribute. That's one area that we have improved and we need to keep working on because those 30-40 extra runs could prove crucial. It's been a very good Test match. When New Zealand were batting well on Day 2, me and Ashwin had a chat about this Test match being an exciting game. We needed to play at our best to win. Credit goes to New Zealand as well. The reason why this game went to the second session on the fifth day was because of the character they showed."

 

 


Williamson: "The boys were positive throughout the match, but credit to India. They outplayed us with bat and ball. It was a two session period that the game slipped away from us. Restricting India to 300 odd on a good batting surface was a very good effort, but at the end of the day India were certainly the better team. The way Santner applied himself with both bat and ball was impressive and the way Luke Ronchi came back into the side and played with freedom was good to watch. It's important that the boys recover nicely and we look forward to another challenge in Kolkata."

 

 

Ravindra Jadeja was awarded the man of the match for his brilliant 50* and also talking a five wicket haul.


 
Jadeja: "I am very happy. Before the series started I was thinking that I need play my role as a batsman as well. I was preparing myself as a batsman. Duleep Trophy helped me a lot because I was getting wickets there as well. It gave me confidence as well. I was enjoying my bowling. The ball wasn't turning from the stump line in the first innings, so we were trying to mix the pace. Obviously Ashwin is a very good bowler on slow turning wickets and I would like to congratulate him for 200 wickets. Whenever the wickets wasn't falling, we would discuss strategies. In the first innings when Williamson and Latham were batting, we discussed about the pace to bowl, the angles to bowl. I enjoy bowling with him." 

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TEST

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 India 28 3499 125
2 South Africa 32 3589 112
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 New Zealand 23 2354 102
5 England 36 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 31 2914 94
7 Pakistan 17 1463 86
8 Bangladesh 16 1202 75
9 West Indies 22 1484 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

ODI

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 42 5257 125
2 India 45 5492 122
3 South Africa 34 3842 113
4 New Zealand 41 4602 112
5 Australia 32 3327 104
6 Pakistan 32 3279 102
7 Bangladesh 24 2220 93
8 Sri Lanka 43 3302 77
9 West Indies 29 1989 69
10 Afghanistan 28 1758 63
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55

T20

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 23 2990 130
2 Australia 15 1894 126
3 India 32 3932 123
4 New Zealand 22 2542 116
5 England 17 1951 115
6 South Africa 18 2058 114
7 West Indies 18 2048 114
8 Afghanistan 22 1917 87
9 Sri Lanka 27 2287 85
10 Bangladesh 21 1570 75