Bishan Singh Bedi
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Team India were whitewashed by New Zealand in the two-match Test series, raising a few eyebrows, including the likes of former India cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi. The visitors did not have any positives to talk about as they produced a collective failure in New Zealand.

Bishan Singh Bedi finds explanation to Team India failure:

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Tim Southee and Virat Kohli (Source: Twitter)

There were no positives but plenty of negatives for Team India to talk about. The visiting side found it difficult to breach the 200-run mark, batsmen failed to show composure, and even the bowlers were not on the money.

Under these circumstances, a disheartened Bedi, via a tweet asked, “How does one explain Kiwi dominance over No.1 Test team”.

Bedi, frustrated like many other Indian cricket fans, also asked someone to please help him understand the Kiwi dominance over India without being abusive or unkind.

India’s first series loss in World Test Championship:

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New Zealand beat India by seven wickets in the second Test (Credits: Twitter)

Significantly, Team India registered their first series loss in the World Test Championship after being whitewashed by New Zealand. The visiting Indian side were outplayed in every department as they produced a disappointing result after leading the World Test Championship tally for quite some time.

In the first Test, India registered the scores of 191 and 165, as their bowlers failed to do the damage on a pitch which suited them the most, allowing New Zealand to clinch a thumping 10-wicket victory.

Surprisingly, in the second Test, India put up a total of 242 runs on board in their first essay and bundled New Zealand out for 235 runs. But could not replicate their performance in the second innings as the visitors were bundled out for 124 runs, setting New Zealand a target of 132 runs, which was chased down with seven wickets to spare.

New Zealand, meanwhile. were a treat to watch at their home conditions with most Indian batsmen finding it agonisingly difficult to get amongst the runs, on pitches which favoured the bowlers most.