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8 Dec 2021
New Zealand’s Daryl Mitchell has said that playing in India is the ultimate challenge in Test cricket and that the Indian side is a world-class unit.
“It’s probably one of the ultimate challenges in Test cricket - coming out to India and taking them on in their conditions. They are obviously world-class and they did show that in the Test. It was nice to fire a few shots and put them under some pressure.
We obviously would have liked to do well here but it was not to be this time. We will take a lot of learnings from this experience and look forward to the next visit,” Mitchell said according to Cricket.com.
The two sides had faced each other in a two-match Test series. The first clash in Kanpur had ended in a draw while the Blackcaps were totally outplayed in the second Test in Mumbai.
The visitors were bowled out for 62 in reply to India’s 325 in the first innings and were then bundled out for 167 to suffer a defeat by 372 runs.
While New Zealand lost the match, their spinner Ajaz Patel etched his name in the record books after he bagged a 10-wicket haul in the first innings and became only the third bowler to achieve the feat in Test cricket.