Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Live Cricket Score - India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 4, Mumbai. India close in on another home series win.
India close in on another home series win.
STUMPED! Nicholls is stumped, Ashwin has four as does Jayant and India win the Mumbai Test by 372 runs – it was India's biggest-ever win!It was only a matter of time and New Zealand lasted all of 11.3 overs on the fourth day.New Zealand were bowled out for 167 in their second innings as India bagged the series 1-0. After Ajaz's 10, the point where New Zealand lost the Test was when they were bowled out for 62 in their first innings. India were in control of the Test since and didn't relent. The spinners were spectacular in the second innings and left New Zealand too much to do after coming so close in Kanpur and being unable to finish the job.
It's a comprehensive victory for India and one they'd be mighty proud of. All their players put their hand up and delivered when required. Mayank's 150 and 62, Siraj's spell on the second day, Ashwin's eight wickets for the Test, Jayant's four on the fourth morning are just a few of the highlights. Hope you've enjoyed the Test and the series too. The Kiwis put up a fight but as they know, winning in India is tougher than that. Thank you for your company throughout the series. Take care and goodbye!
Jayant now has 4!Somerville is caught at forward short leg. It's reviewed after the soft signal is given out, but clear bat onto the ball before it hits the pad. A good catch by Mayank. One wicket to go!
Make that 3! A pair for Tim Southee who's knocked over by Jayant.It was a flighted delivery that ricocheted off Southee's pads onto the stumps after he charged down the track. India need 2 wickets to win.
Jayant has two this morning as Jamieson is trapped leg before.NZ review it, but there's nothing on Ultraedge and ball tracking shows 3 reds.
First strike!After a number of plays and misses, Ravindra gets forward to defend one that doesn't spin enough. It beats him and he gets an outside edge straight to Pujara at second slip. India are just four wickets away.
150 up for New Zealand
We're ready. Jayant Yadav will start things off for India, and Rachin Ravindra's facing him. Here we go.
India are just five wickets away from another series victory. How soon it'll come depends on Henry Nicholls, who put up some much-needed resistance to drag the game into the fourth day in Mumbai, but with his struggles against Ashwin, it's highly probable that victory for India is around the corner.
Hello and welcome to Day 4 of the second Test between India and New Zealand. The equation is simple for India: they need 5 wickets to win and bag the series 1-0. New Zealand need 400 runs, but more importantly, need to bat out two full days in order to get a favourable result. With the latter highly improbable given that it's only the tail that's left to come into the middle, it's a question of how soon they can wrap this game up for India. Join us in a bit when the teams make their way to the middle.