India made a crucial change in replacing Ravichandran Ashwin with Ravindra Jadeja after losing the first test to the New Zealand at Wellington. As a matter of fact, Ravichandran Ashwin did little wrong with the ball in hand and even picked 3 wickets in the 1st dig.
The only thing that might have went against him is his dip in form with the bat in the last 2 years or so. On the other hand, Ravindra Jadeja has improved leaps and bounds with the bat and has scored consistent runs down the order whenever he was presented with an opportunity.
Indian bowlers started the day-2 on a high as they bamboozled the New Zealanders with accurate line and length and bundled out the Kiwis within 2 sessions on day 2. It took only 73.1 overs for Indian bowlers to clean up the Kiwis's strong batting order.
India's lone spinner in the match Ravindra Jadeja bowled to his strength and finished his overs thick and fast and did a very good holding job.
The southpaw delivered a cracker-jack of a delivery to the big guy Colin de Grandhomme for which the batsman had no clue whatsoever.
The Indian bowlers have did their job and now its up to the Indian batters to put up their bat for one last time in this New Zealand tour. India have their task cut out with the bat as they need to present something for their bowlers to defend to level the series. If anything this will be a great golden opportunity for the dynamic southpaw Rishabh Pant to showcase his talent.
A tour to forget for the Indian skipper
The Indian skipper will be looking to forget this tour as soon as possible. He came into the series as the #1 batsman in test and with his continuous failures has lost his 1st place to the Australian Steve Smith.
He scored a cumulative 38 runs from 4 innings and that was the least expected thing from a batsman of Virat Kohli‘s caliber.