IND vs NZ: India were bowled out for 62 but India did not follow-onAFP
India bowled out New Zealand for 62 in the first innings of the second Test at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on Saturday – the lowest Test score by any team on Indian soil. Despite taking the lead in the first innings of 263 runs, India captain Virat Kohli could not apply the follow-on of the Kiwis. Several former and current cricketers have been surprised by this decision. In the same vein, Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik, who is not part of India’s Test setup, explained the reason for Kohli’s decision.
“I feel that you understand that the tour of South Africa must follow. If you do this Test match, if you can win in three or four days, you will not get extra points. The more you bat, the worse the wickets are going to get. “So, it will be easier for them (India) to roll over New Zealand in the second innings,” Karthik told Simon Doll during a conversation with CricketBuzz.
“Now they have a chance to bat, they are far ahead in the game, and they have enough runs.
“I am sure they (Cheteshwar) would like to see Pujara make some runs, if Virat Kohli gets a chance to bat and make some runs. I think they will announce and it is bound to happen. It is not about giving. The bowlers have taken some rest. I don’t think they are in a hurry to announce with three days left in the game.
“If the points system says you get more points if you get everything we do or follow-on, it makes more sense. So, I think the decision is right because they want to give their batsmen a hit,” he added. .
After bowling out New Zealand on the second day, Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara led the hosts to 69 for no loss, leading the spectators to 332 runs.
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