India’s last four weekends added just 28 runs on Wednesday, continuing the countless run of the queue against New Zealand in test cricket over the past year and a half, during which they failed to score 50 runs in all six outings.
When versatile Ravindra Jadea fell like the sixth door on Wednesday, which is the sixth, reserve day, India had 142 on the board. They could only reach 170, as the batsmen again failed to show technique and spine.
Earlier, the last four wickets collected only 35 tracks here in the first passes, as India was at 217 after 182/6 on one stage.
During last year’s away series, the Indian team had disappointed in both test matches.
In the first and second test matches in Wellington and Christchurch last year, India’s last four straps had added 33, 43, 45 and 35.
The failure of the Indian queue made things easier for the Kiwis, as they knew they had to overcome the highest order to limit India.
India has currently failed to reach 200 times four times in the last six exhibitions in Tests against New Zealand. In contrast, New Zealand’s queue is swaying, helping to achieve competitive results.
In the first inning, New Zealand’s last four wickets added 87 tracks here at the Hampshire Bowl as they went from 162/6 to 249 all out, helping their team take a 32-fold lead.
The 87 added from New Zealand’s last four Weeks follow 132 and 82, which they added to the two completed innings of the first and second tests during the home series against India early last year.