New Zealand came out with a brilliant performance, both with bat and ball, as they defeated India by seven wickets in the second and final Test at the Hagley Oval on Monday, thereby clinching the two-match series 2-0.
Virat Kohli's men, despite the whitewash, stay at the top of the table in the ICC World Test Championship with 360 points. New Zealand, on the other hand, have moved on to the third spot with 180 points.
'Batsmen didn't do enough for the bowlers to attack'
"It was a combination of us not having the right kind of execution and NZ playing well. The consistency of their bowling was outstanding, forced us to make mistakes. We are usually a batting side that fights. Batsmen didn't do enough for the bowlers to attack. It's disappointing as a side when the batsmen don't back up the effort of the bowlers. To win series and matches outside home you need to have a balanced performance with bat and ball and in the field and take those chances as well. We need to go back to the board, understand what went wrong and correct those things moving forward."
Virat Kohli, India skipper