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Virat Kohli’s terrific record at Wankhede Stadium, India’s prolonged win drought against New Zealand in Test cricket and more

Since 2017, India have defeated all teams in Test cricket, except New Zealand, at least once.

Sudharshan Sridharan Author

Updated - 3 December 2021 10:18 am

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India vs New Zealand first Test match ended in a hard-fought draw despite the hosts having an upper hand in the game. With Virat Kohli getting back into the Indian side as skipper, the Rahul Dravid-coached side will be looking to seal the home series by 1-0 and get 12 important points for WTC 2021-23 cycle.

New Zealand pace bowlers Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee plus their openers Tom Latham and Will Young have been good so far. Kiwis’ experienced players like Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor would also be looking forward to doing well in the 2nd Test, while for India Shreyas Iyer is expected to play the upcoming match after his phenomenal debut and opener Mayank Agarwal is expected to make way for Virat Kohli.

Numbers, facts and stats before start of India vs New Zealand 2nd Test:

1 – Kyle Jamieson needs 1 more wicket to pick 50 wickets in World Test Championship overall.

2 – Umesh Yadav needs 2 more wickets to pick 100 Test wickets on home soil.

3 – Tim Southee needs 3 more wickets to pick 100 international wickets against India.

235 – Last time when Virat Kohli batted at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai he smashed 235 (340) against England. Virat Kohli has scored 433 runs in 6 innings at a batting average of 72.16 in that ground.

1988 – Last time New Zealand won a Test match against India on Indian soil was way back in 1988 and it came in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. That was also the last time when both India and New Zealand played Test match at Mumbai.

2011 – Since 2011, no team has won a Test match after batting first in Wankhade Stadium, Mumbai.

2013 – Since 2013, India have won all the home Test series that they have played. India lost only 2 Test matches overall on their home soil since 2013.

India home Test series results since 2013:

Won 4-0 vs Australia in 2013
Won 2-0 vs West Indies in 2013
Won 3-0 vs South Africa in 2015
Won 3-0 vs New Zealand in 2016
Won 4-0 vs England in 2016
Won 1-0 vs Bangladesh in 2017
Won 2-1 vs Australia in 2017
Won 1-0 vs Sri Lanka in 2017
Won 1-0 vs Afghanistan in 2018
Won 2-0 vs West Indies in 2018
Won 3-0 vs South Africa in 2019
Won 2-0 vs Bangladesh in 2019
Won 3-1 vs England in 2021

2017 – Since 2017, India have defeated all teams, except New Zealand, in Test cricket at least once.

India’s Test performance by opposition (since 2017):

Opponents

Matches

Won

Draw

Lost

Australia 

12

6

3

3

England

13

6

6

1

West Indies

4

4

0

0

Sri Lanka

6

4

2

0

South Africa

6

4

0

2

Bangladesh

3

3

0

0

Afghanistan

1

1

0

0

New Zealand

4

0

1

3

 

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Bengal Warriors won

Bengaluru Bulls 39

Bengal Warriors 40

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