Virat Kohli reacts after New Zealand smash India in first Test

Virat Kohli admitted his India team were ‘not good enough’ in their 10-wicket defeat to New Zealand in the first Test in Wellington.

India produced a mediocre performance against the Black Caps and were bowled out for 165 and 191, with Kiwi fast bowlers Trent Boult and Tim Southee taking nine wickets apiece.

Only one India player – opening batsman Mayank Agarwal – made fifty as New Zealand took a 1-0 lead in the two-Test series.

‘We didn’t show enough competitiveness,’ India captain Kohli said. ‘The simple truth is we did not play good enough cricket.

‘We let ourselves down massively in the first innings with the bat. Some people might want it to be the end of the world, but it’s not.

‘For us, it’s a game of cricket we lost and we move on. We keep our heads high.’

India were comprehensibly beaten by New Zealand, with man of the match Southee finishing with match figures of 9-110.

New Zealand’s win over the number one ranked side in the world was their 100th victory in Test cricket.

The second Test starts on Friday in Christchurch.

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