Wellington: A Test that will be remembered for New Zealand’s titanic batting rearguard ended in a tame draw in Wellington, consigning India to a 1-0 series defeat.
The tourists reached 3-166 when both teams agreed to end the second Test 15 overs early. Virat Kohli had time to score his sixth Test century, finishing unbeaten on 105 after putting on 112 with Rohit Sharma (31 not out).
They didn’t lose a wicket in a shortened final session, steadying the ship after collapsing to 2-12 and 3-54 before tea. India were never a chance of reaching 435 to square the series, with New Zealand captain and triple-century hero Brendon McCullum opting for a conservative declaration when his team were 8-680 just before lunch. The tourists made a shaky start, losing openers Shikhar Dhawan (2) and Murali Vijay (7) inside the first eight balls of the second session.