Virat Kohli led team India faced their first Test series white-wash in eight years. It was one humiliating defeat for the Indian Cricket team as the hosts chased down the target quite easily and defeated Team India by seven wickets in Christchurch.
As the day began, team India, with a lead to just 97 runs, needed a monumental from their batsmen to bring balance to the game. However, all that Indian batsmen could do was to add only 34 runs to their overnight tally of 90 runs. The Indian batsmen were bundled up by the bowling duo of Trent Boult and Tim Southee.
Later, as the New Zealand’s second innings began, team India started desperately in search of wickets. There was still some hope left from the Indian bowling attack as the visitors were hoping for their pace trio to dent New Zealand with a few early strikes. However, to everyone’s disappointment, both Umesh Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah were not able to replicate their counterparts and New Zealanders were inching closer to the target than expected in tough conditions.
Umesh Yadav gave India a much-needed breakthrough as he dismissed Tom Latham at the scores of 52 but the harm was already done. Jasprit Bumrah showed his brilliance once again and picked two major wickets of Tom Blundell (55)and Kane Williamson (5).
New Zealand sweep India 2-0!
It's a seven-wicket victory for the @BLACKCAPS and they take all 120 World Test Championship points!
— ICC (@ICC) March 2, 2020
As soon as the match came to an end, Twitter was already flooded with Twitterati slamming the Indian cricket team. From some hard-hitting slamming to memes and jokes, here we bring you some of the reactions from Twitterati.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
— Praveen shukla panditji (@Praveenshuklap1) March 2, 2020
Yaaaay! Virat Kohli said Toss is the factor.
Yes, we got the excuse for our loss. 😍#INDvNZ
— Debapriyo Choudhury 🇮🇳 (@debapriyo_tweet) March 2, 2020
Superb! But for the small matter of the test series in Australia, what a wonderful summer of cricket this has been for @BLACKCAPS. Test series wins against England and India is no small feat. And they weren’t even that close in the end. #INDvNZ
— Michael Appleton (@michelappleton) March 2, 2020
Something you don't often see all series!! Both Captains (yup both top in rankings) consistently failing with the bat!! #IndvNZ
— Those Jaunty Jallopies (@CricketTragic58) March 2, 2020
— Trojan_Horse (@sampath0272) March 2, 2020
Things to learn from the series. Batsman have to learn more patience, art of developing a partnership in tough situation and ballets need to develop minimal batting skills along with mix of swing and pace. #INDvNZ #AskSportsTak @vikrantgupta73
— Nandini (@Nandini_Raizada) March 2, 2020
— Lalith Kalidas (@lal__kal) March 2, 2020
Ten matches in New Zealand. It ends 5-5. As far as overseas tours go, India didn't do so badly. 😂#INDvNZ
— Jamie Alter (@alter_jamie) March 2, 2020
Easily worst test series under Kohli.
That's 1st test series India lost without giving a fight under Kohli#IndvNZ
— Fake Engineer (@SV28265598) March 2, 2020
— Rahul Kulkarni (@rahul9695) March 2, 2020
Don't worry guys I will hit 3 centuries against SA at home. (Koi Srilanka, Zimbabwe wo bhi bulao rey).
PS – In matches where I don't score are irrelevant 😁 pic.twitter.com/olH6gyDlWo
— Mes Mots (@MesMots1) March 2, 2020
NZ outclass India at home winning the series 2-0 comprehensively. Lack of application and ability to negotiate the swinging ball undid India’s hopes. The Pant debate rages on..#indvnz #nzvind #indvsnz
— RoyalBengalDynast (@RomanRa80482222) March 2, 2020
— Vaskar Gautam (@vaskarhere) March 2, 2020
I hope KL Rahul doesn't gets dragged in Test matches because of the failures of batsman in New Zealand. I don't want Rahul to get slammed again and lose his form. He is doing extremely well and his current form is more crucial in shorter format.#NZvsIND #NZvIND #INDvNZ
— Awarapan 🇮🇳 (@KingSlayer_05) March 2, 2020
दूसरी पारी में न्यूज़ीलैंड टीम के 6 बल्लेबाज खाता भी नही खोल पाए…..😀😆#INDvNZ
— Nitin Rawat🇮🇳 (@Expert_nitin) March 2, 2020
New zealand's bowler were well ahead from our bowler…….. with their consistency and proper planning against each one of the indian batsman. Well played New Zealand 🙏 #cleansweep #INDvsNZTestCricket #INDvNZ
— CHANDAN GHOSH (@ChandanVNP) March 2, 2020
New Zealand bowlers worked out Indian batters so expertly.. Kohli looked like an ordinary batsman..
New Zealand batters also blunted Indian bowling with ease. Bumrah was nothing special to mention..
Well deserved win by Black Caps!#NZVIND #NZVSIND #INDVNZ
— Encrypted Layman! (@freddieefaizan) March 2, 2020
3-day Test is Future: Kohli in Presentation #NZvIND
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) March 2, 2020
Test cricket is invalid this year. T20 cricket is real cricket!!!
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) March 2, 2020