India vs New Zealand Christchurch Test
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NZ vs IND: Umpire warns Virat Kohli and Co. for using deceitful tactics on Day 2 of second Test

India agonized a seven-wicket defeat as New Zealand brushed a series sweep in the second Test at Christchurch on Monday. In their second innings, India were all-out for 124, giving the Kiwis a small target of 132 to win the contest, which the hosts chased down successfully and finished the series 2-0.

During the third day of the final Test, India captain Virat Kohli along with other team members were seen emanating aggression in order to sidestep Black Caps openers Tom Latham and Tom Blundell at Hagley Oval.


One of India’s fielders was heard shouting ‘two’ in the fourth over of New Zealand’s second innings, even as the batsmen were taking just one run. It clearly looked like a strategy; however, on-field umpire Richard Kettleborough wasn’t impressed with Team India’s approach as he stepped in and warned Indian skipper.

“No, shouting two,” umpire Kettleborough told Kohli.


“You shouted two there. No, you’re not, you shouted here, enough please,” he added.

Kohli, however, justified the tactics stating that he was just trying to alert the fielder at the fine leg of the chances of a second run.


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