New Zealand bundled out for 62: A look at lowest totals by Kiwis against India in Test cricket

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Updated: Dec 05, 2021, 05:18 PM IST


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New Zealand recorded the lowest Test total against India in Test history after being bundled out for 62 runs in their first innings of the ongoing Mumbai Test between the two sides. Here is a look at the lowest Test totals by New Zealand against Team India.

New Zealand are on the verge of facing a massive defeat in the ongoing second Test against India at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai after being handed a whopping target of 540 runs in their second innings. New Zeland spinner Ajaz Patel created history during India's first innings of the Mumbai Test with a ten-wicket haul, however, the Kiwis let him down with their poor show with the bat.

Patel claimed all ten wickets in India's first innings as the hosts managed 325 runs on the board. However, New Zealand failed to capitalise as they were bundled out for a paltry 62 runs in their first innings and ended up conceding a lead of 263 runs. R Ashwin and Mohammed Siraj combined to run riot against the New Zealand batting line-up with seven wickets between them.

New Zealand's 62 is the lowest ever total by any team against India in Test cricket. Here is a look at New Zealand's lowest Test totals against India over the years.

62 - Mumbai, 2021

New Zealand recorded their lowest total against India in a Test innings at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday during Day 2 of the ongoing second Test between the two teams. None of the Kiwi batters managed to show resistance as the likes of Mohammed Siraj and R Ashwin ripped through New Zealand batting line-up. Kyle Jamieson top-scored for New Zealand with 17 runs.

94 - Hamilton, 2002

New Zealand's previous lowest Test total against India was 94 which came in the Hamilton Test in 2002. India were bowled out for 99 runs in their first innings but bounced back strongly with the ball to skittle out the Stephen Fleming-led side on 94 in their first innings. India then posted a total of 154 runs in their second innings but ended up losing the game by six wickets as New Zealand chased down the target of 160 runs.

100 - Wellington, 1981 

Batting first, New Zealand posted a string total of 375 runs on the board against Kapil Dev-led India in the Wellington Test in 1981. India could only manage 223 runs in reply but the bowlers led by Dev did well to get New Zealand all out for 100 in their second innings. Dev picked up a four-wicket haul as India stopped the Kiwis on 100 in their second innings. However, they lost the game by 62 runs after scoring only 190 runs in their second innings.

101 - Auckland, 1968 

India had bowled out New Zealand for 101 runs in the 4th Test of the four-match series between the two sides in 1968. Chasing a target of 374 runs, New Zealand were bundled out for 101 as Bishan Singh Bedi and Erapali Prasanna picked up seven wickets between them. India went on to clinch the series 3-1 to register their first Test series win overseas.