New Zealand quick Trent Boult declared himself “happy to be back” as he bagged three wickets to leave India struggling for survival at stumps on day three of the first Test in Wellington on Sunday.
In the two Tests, on traditional New Zealand green wickets, India managed scores of 165, 191, 242 and 124, reflecting Kohli's low contributions of 2, 19, 3 and 14.
Virat Kohli took a century in his 50th Test as captain as India built another giant score against South Africa on day two of the second Test on Friday.
Rohit Sharma described his maiden Test double century as "most challenging" after he lifted India out of early trouble and put the hosts in command of the third match against South Africa. The tourists were in trouble at nine for two, with Indian fast bowlers sending the opposition openers back to the pavilion.
Rohit Sharma is unbeaten on 117 after scoring his third hundred in this series. He has shared 185 runs for the unbroken fourth wicket with Ajinkya Rahane, who is 83 not out.
Joe Root celebrated a timely return to form with a double ton as England forged a 101-run lead over New Zealand in the second Test in Hamilton on Monday.
England paceman Jofra Archer said on Wednesday he had “moved on” after being racially abused by a spectator in New Zealand and was ready to help the tourists bounce back from a heavy first Test defeat.
An irrepressible David Warner smashed an unbeaten 335 on Saturday while Steve Smith became the fastest man to 7,000 Test runs as Australia put Pakistan to the sword before declaring on
"In Test cricket, Sehwag came later but in 1999-2000 Shahid Afridi changed the mindset of opening in Test cricket. Even if I was the bowler, I would know that I can get him out but also know that he can hit me for boundaries. He used to hit lose deliveries for sixes at will," said Akram while chatting with Afridi on a YouTube chat show.
West Indies Test captain and ace all-rounder Jason Holder has said he might be leading the five-day team but wants to do well in shorter formats too. “I don’t want to just segregate myself and pigeon-hole myself to one particular format,” Holder was quoted as saying by ‘windiescricket.com’.