Team India on Monday registered a 372-run win against Tom Latham New Zealand’s side early on Day 4. Team India were five wickets away from their glorious victory at stumps on Day 3. Ravi Ashwin and Jayant Yadav picked four each and made the work easy for the other bowlers.
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It took Virat Kohli and co about 45 minutes to finish the game on Day 4 and win the series convincingly by 1-0. India also removed the Kiwi’s from the top position in the WTC rankings and regained the No.1 position. This was India’s biggest victory in terms of margins.
Earlier in the Kanpur test, head coach Rahul Dravid was seen donating INR 35,000 to the groundsmen for making the pitch which enabled both the sides have a very competitive game which eventually ended up in a tie.
Similarly, the team management decided to donate INR 35,000 to the groundmen of the Wankhede Stadium. The groundsmen have worked really hard in the past couple of days in preparing the pitch amidst heavy rainfall. It was raining heavily two days prior to the start of the Mumbai test.
This was India’s first test victory under newly appointed head coach Rahul Dravid.
“Good to finish the Test series on a winning note, came very close in Kanpur, but couldn’t take that last wicket. Credit to the team, they have pulled themselves back from tough situations and were a bit disappointed at not finishing it off in Kanpur. Good to see the boys step up and take their opportunities, we were missing a few seniors, but the youngsters have taken their chances,” Rahul Dravid said.
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