Kolkata : Team India beat Kiwis by 178 runs in the second test at Eden Garden and dethrone Pakistan as No 1 test ranking. The New Zealanders were going great with the score reading at 141 for 3. Latham was batting brilliantly which left Virat Kohli and his men worried. Kohli depended on his ace off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin who struck a telling blow by removing Latham and the late order Kiwi batsmen could not handle the guiles of Jadeja, Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shami.
Mohammad Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja took three wicket apiece and Bhuvneshwar Kumar took one wicket. New Zealand was all out for 197. The last seven New Zealand wickets fell for just 56 runs. A good performance from the Indian bowlers and Virat Kohli rotated his bowlers very well.
Virat Kohli has won three series on a trot. First against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka, second against West Indies in West Indies and third at home against New Zealand. India leads the series 2-0 in three-match series.