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England Vs India

3rd Test: England vs India at Southampton

Jul 27-31 2014
Day One: England 186/1 (at tea) vs India


India in New Zealand 2014

19 January to 18 February 2014

India to play 2 Tests, 5 ODIs

India will tour New Zealand for a month in mid-January, 2014, for five ODIs and two Tests, with the first One Day International to be played on January 19 and the second Test ending on February 18.
India vs New Zealand Cricket Series 2014

Schedule


India Vs New Zealand T20I series, Sep 2012

India vs New Zealand at Chennai, 2nd T20I

India lose match and series by 1 run [IND-NZL:0-1 (2/2)]

New Zealand held their nerve to pull of a one-run victory over India in their second Twenty20 international in Chennai on Tuesday after India won the toss and elected to field.
Chennai T20I: New Zealand 167/5 (McCullum 91, Irfan 3-31) beat India 166/4 (Kohli 70, Yuvraj 34) by 1 run

India vs New Zealand at Visakhapatnam, 1st T20I

Opening T20I called off due to rain

Match abandoned without a ball bowled. The second T20I is in Chennai on Tuesday. Match starts at 7 pm IST.

New Zealand in India, 2012 Test & T20I Series

2nd Test at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

Bangalore test, day four: Kohli, Dhoni guide India to series whitewash [IND-NZL:2-0 (2/2)]

Virat Kohli, who struck a brilliant half-century under pressure, and skipper MS Dhoni led from the front to help India to complete series whitewash against New Zealand with a comfortable five-wicket victory in the second Test at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Virat Kohli hit three boundaries off Tim Southee’s 18th over to reach his half-century and in the very next over, MS Dhoni hit a four and a six in successive balls to seal the victory and become the most successful Indian Test captain at home. New Zealand XI: MJ Guptill, BB McCullum, KS Williamson, LRPL Taylor (Captain), DR Flynn, JEC Franklin, CFK van Wyk (Wicket Keeper), DAJ Bracewell, JS Patel, TG Southee, TA Boult
India XI: G Gambhir, V Sehwag, V Kohli, SR Tendulkar, CA Pujara, SK Raina, MS Dhoni (Capt, Wkt), R Ashwin, Z Khan, PP Ojha, UT Yadav.
Second Test, day four: India 353 (Raina 55, Kohli 103, Dhoni 62) & 262/5 (Kohli 51*, Dhoni 48*) beat New Zealand 365 (Taylor 113, Guptill 53, van Wyk 71, Ojha 5-99) & 248 (Franklin 41, Ashwin 5-69) by 5 wkts

1st Test at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad

Hyderabad test, day four: India beat New Zealand by an innings and 115 runs [IND-NZL:1-0 (1/2)]

New Zealand imploded for the second time in as many days to slump to an embarrassing innings and 115-run loss in the first Test against India. Ravichandran Ashwin picked up a career-best 12 wickets to help India take a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series on Sunday. Ashwin's 6-54, his second six-wicket haul in the match, and Pragyan Ojha's 3-48 bundled the visitors out for 164 in their 2nd innings, a mere 5 runs more than their 1st innings total.
1st Test, Hyderabad, Day 4: New Zealand 159 (Ashwin 6-31) and 164 (follow on; Ashwin 6-54) lose to India 438 (Pujara 159, Dhoni 73, Kohli 58) by an innings and 115 runs

Yuvraj Singh Returns to India T20I Team

VVS Laxman retains spot in Test team

Contrary to media reports of VVS Laxman getting an axe, the Hyderabadi batsman has retained his spot in the Indian Test team against the touring New Zealand. Ishant Sharma, who had undergone an ankle surgery earlier this year, and master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, who took a break from the Sri Lanka series, are both back in the side.Team India for Test series against NZ: MS Dhoni (Captain), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, R Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, Pragyan Ojha, Umesh Yadav, Ajinkya Rahane, Piyush Chawla, Ishant Sharma, Suresh Raina. Yuvraj Singh meanwhile returned to the T20I squad after nine months and a battle with cancer. He has been picked in the squad for the T20 matches against the Kiwis on September 8 and September 11 and also for the T20 World Cup which begins in Sri Lanka on September 18. Harbhajan Singh who battled injury and bad form returned after a whole year. The T20 squad consists of eight players who were a part of India's historic T20 triumph in South Africa five years back. Team India for T20Is/ICC World T20: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Irfan Pathan, R Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, L Balaji, Ashok Dinda, Rohit Sharma, Piyush Chawla, Harbhajan Singh and Manoj Tiwary.

Kiwis in India as part of their preparations for the ICC World T20

New Zealand to play two Test matches and two Twenty20 Internationals

New Zealand will play two Test matches and two Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) in India as part of their preparations for the ICC World T20 in September in Sri Lanka. The series will start with a Test match on 23 August 2012 and will end with a T20I on 11 September 2012.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 in Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka

India vs Sri Lanka - ICC cricket world cup 2011 Final

ICC World Cup 2011 Final
India Cricket team IND vs SRL Sri Lanka Cricket team
Saturday, 2 April 2011 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
India Cricket World Cup 2011
Cricket World Cup

ICC World Cup Final, India vs Sri Lanka - India power to World Cup triumph

India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets in a pulsating final to deliver World Cup glory to their cricket-mad population for the first time since 1983. Sri Lanka smashed 91 from their last 10 overs to post 274-6 in Mumbai, with Mahela Jayawardene making a superb 103. India lost Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar early on but Gautam Gambhir and Mahendra Dhoni rebuilt the innings. Gambhir was out for 97, but captain Dhoni's brilliant unbeaten 91 led India to a famous win with 10 balls to spare.
India 277 for 4 (Gambhir 97, Dhoni 91*) beat Sri Lanka 274 for 6 (Jayawardene 103*, Sangakkara 48) by six wickets


ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2011 Semi Finals

ICC World Cup 2nd Semi Final, India vs Pakistan - India beat Pakistan to make final

India booked a place against Sri Lanka in Saturday's World Cup final after beating Pakistan by 29 runs in Mohali. Virender Sehwag (38) took 21 off Gul from the third over of the innings and Sachin Tendulkar, reprieved by referral and dropped four times on 27, 45, 70 and 81, looked set for his 100th international century with one of his least convincing innings. He was out for 85 from 115 balls as India compiled 260-9, with the help of Suresh Raina after the middle-order failures. Pakistan left-arm seamer Wahab Riaz took a career-best 5-46. Mohammad Hafeez struck 43 and Misbah-ul-Haq made a defiant 56 but Pakistan were all out for 231 in the final over. Munaf Patel picked up two wickets and Yuvraj Singh made up for his first ball duck with a pair of wickets, but the most important breakthrough came when Harbhajan Singh bowled Umar Akmal for 29. Sachin Tendulkar was the man-of-the-match.Pakistan XI: Mohammad Hafeez, K Akmal (W), Shafiq, Younus Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, U Akmal, Shahid Afridi (C), Razzaq, Riaz, Gul, Saeed Ajmal
India XI: Sehwag, Tendulkar, Gambhir, Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Dhoni (C/W), Raina, Harbhajan Singh, Z Khan, Nehra, PatelReported Earlier: India and Pakistan have played against each other in 119 One-Day Internationals since 1978, with India winning just 46, Pakistan winning 69, and 4 ending in No Result. In the first ever match, India won by 4 runs at Ayub National Stadium, Quetta, on Oct 01, 1978. The last match was during the 2010 Asia Cup, which India won by 3 wickets at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium on Jun 19, 2010. Pakistan have never beaten India in four World Cup matches they met so far.
India 260 for 9 (Tendulkar 85, Riaz 5-46) beat Pakistan 231 (Misbah 56) by 29 runs

ICC World Cup 1st Semi Final, Sri Lanka vs New Zealand - Sri Lanka edge New Zealand to reach final

Sri Lanka overcame a serious bout of the jitters to book their place in Saturday's World Cup final in Mumbai, after holding their nerve to beat a spirited New Zealand by five wickets. The Black Caps looked set for a competitive score in Colombo, but they collapsed from 192-4 to 217 all out. Tillakaratne Dilshan (73) and Kumar Sangakkara (54) sent Sri Lanka charging towards victory before a flurry of wickets brought the match to life. Mahela Jayawardene, Sangakkara and Chamara Silva departed in quick succession as Lanka lost four wickets for 25 runs, but Thilan Samaraweera and Angelo Mathews kept their cool to see the hosts home with 13 balls to spare.Reported earlier: Sri Lanka - the 1996 World Cup champions - will meet New Zealand in Tuesday’s semi-final in Colombo. They have won their previous four World Cup games against New Zealand. The overall head-to-head record is 35-33 in New Zealand’s favour but since 2000 it is 20-11 in Sri Lanka’s favour. In Sri Lanka, since 2000, the head-to-head record is 6-1 against New Zealand.Sri Lanka Team: Tharanga, Dilshan, Sangakkara (C/W), M Jayawardene, Samaraweera, Silva, Mathews, Malinga, Herath, Muralitharan, Mendis
New Zealand Team: B McCullum (W), Guptill, Ryder, Taylor, Styris, Williamson, N McCullum, Vettori (C), Oram, Southee, McKay
Sri Lanka 220 for 5 (Dilshan 73, Sangakkara 54) beat New Zealand 217 (Styris 57, Mendis 3-35) by five wickets

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Semi-Final Line up

Semi Final 1 - Tuesday, 29 March 2011 at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Semi Final 2 - Wednesday, 30 March 2011 at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali
Sri Lanka Cricket team SRL vs NZL New Zealand Cricket team India Cricket team IND vs PAK Pakistan Cricket team

ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2011 Quarter Finals

ICC World Cup 3rd Quarter Final, New Zealand v South Africa (Match F) - South Africa collapse sends New Zealand through

Proteas reached 108-2 in the 25th over chasing New Zealand's 221-8, but subsided horribly to be all out for 172. For New Zealand, Jesse Ryder was the top scorer with 83, while with the ball, Oram picked up 4 for 39 and McCullum 3 for 24.
New Zealand 221 for 8 (Ryder 83, Taylor 43, Morkel 3-46) beat South Africa 172 (Oram 4-39) by 49 runs

ICC World Cup 2nd Quarter Final, India v Australia (Match E) - India into the semis, to meet Pakistan in Mohali

Yuvraj Singh played a match-winning innings after Ricky Ponting's 104 - his first century for 13 months - helped Australia set a target of 261 for India in Ahmedabad. Sachin Tendulkar's 53 set the hosts off in fine style, and Gautam Gambhir added 50 before Yuvraj (57 not out) saw India to a five-wicket win with 14 balls to spare.The result ended an extraordinary run of success for the Aussies in the World Cup. Beaten finalists in 1996 when Ponting was a junior player, they won the next three tournaments, an imposing run that included a run of 34 matches without defeat.India team: SR Tendulkar, V Sehwag, G Gambhir, V Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, SK Raina, R Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, Z Khan, MM Patel
India 261 for 5 (Yuvraj 57*, Tendulkar 53, Gambhir 50) beat Australia 260 (Ponting 104, Haddin 53, Ashwin 2-52, Yuvraj 2-44) by 5 wickets

ICC World Cup Cricket Quarter Finals

DateStart TimeMatchVenue
Wed Mar 2308:30 GMT | 14:30 local | 04:30 EDT 1st Quarter Final
Pakistan v West Indies
(Match C)
Mirpur
Thu Mar 2409:00 GMT | 14:30 local | 05:00 EDT2nd Quarter Final
India v Australia
(Match E)
Ahmedabad
Fri Mar 2508:30 GMT | 14:30 local | 04:30 EDT3rd Quarter Final
New Zealand v South Africa
(Match F)
Mirpur
Sat Mar 2609:00 GMT | 14:30 local | 05:00 EDT4th Quarter Final
Sri Lanka v England
(Match D)
Colombo

ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2011 Group Round

ICC World Cup Cricket Group A

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts
Pakistan 6 5 1 0 0 10
Sri Lanka 6 4 1 0 1 9
Australia 6 4 1 0 1 9
New Zealand 6 4 2 0 0 8
Zimbabwe 6 2 4 0 0 4
Canada 6 1 5 0 0 2
Kenya 6 0 60 0 0

ICC World Cup Cricket Group B

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts
South Africa 6 5 1 0 0 10
India 6 4 1 1 0 9
England 6 3 2 1 0 7
West Indies 6 3 3 0 0 6
Bangladesh 6 3 3 0 0 6
Ireland 6 2 4 0 0 4
Netherlands 6 0 6 0 0 0


ICC World Cup Warm-up Matches, India vs New Zealand at Chennai

Captain Mahendra Dhoni scored a superb unbeaten century as India recorded a 117-run win over New Zealand in their World Cup warm-up match in Chennai. He shared century stands with Virat Kohli (59), Gautam Gambhir (89) and Suresh Raina (50) in a total of 360-5.
India 360 for 5 (Dhoni 108*, Gambhir 89, Kohli 59, Raina 50) beat New Zealand 243 (B McCullum 58) by 117 runs


India vs New Zealand Cricket Series 2010

India vs New Zealand Cricket Series 2010

New Zealand will play 3 Tests and 5 ODIs during the India tour starting Nov 4, 2010.

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New Zealand in India, 2010 ODI Series

India vs New Zealand, 5th ODI, Chennai, 10 December 2010

Chennai ODI: New Zealand bites the dust, IND-NZL:5-0(5)

Gautam Gambhir hailed offspinner R Ashwin as the find of the one-day series against New Zealand and praised the professionalism of his side after India beat the visitors by eight wickets in the fifth and final ODI in Chennai to sweep the series 5-0. The visitors were all out for 103 in 27 overs, with Scott Styris and Jamie How top-scoring with 24 and 23 respectively.Batsman Yuvraj Singh was voted man of the match for a fine performance with both bat and ball, while also taking two catches. Singh (42) and opener Parthiv Patel (56) steered the home side to a comfortable triumph in 21.1 overs, putting on 97 for the third wicket, after India lost two quick wickets for 10 runs. Captain Gautam Gambhir was named man of the series, as he averaged more than 100 in the five games, thanks to unbeaten centuries in games two and three. This is the second time that the Indian cricket team has registered a white wash in a five one day international series.
India 107 for 2 (Parthiv 56, Yuvraj 42) beat New Zealand 103 (Styris 24, Ashwin, 3-24, Yuvraj 2-5, Nehra 2-34) by eight wickets

India vs New Zealand, 4th ODI, Bangalore, 7 December 2010

Bangalore ODI: Pathan powers India to a thrilling win‎, IND-NZL:4-0(5)

India chased down Black Caps 315/7 to win the fourth ODI in Bangalore and take a 4-0 lead in the five match series. With this loss, the Black Caps succumbed to their 10th straight loss in one day international cricket. Irfan Pathan single-handedly engineered India's five-wicket win by taking three crucial wickets and scoring an unbeaten 96-ball 123 down the order - his maiden one-day international century. He and Saurabh Tiwary duly took their team to their target with seven balls to spare after sharing an outstanding partnership of 133 runs for the sixth wicket. It was the highest successful run chase in Bangalore. James Franklin earlier hit an unbeaten 98 from 69 balls to lead New Zealand to 315/7 after being sent into bat.
India 321 for 5 (Pathan 123*, Patel 53) beat New Zealand 315 for 7 (Franklin 98*, Pathan 3-49) by five wickets

India vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI, Vadodara, 4 December 2010

Vadodara ODI: Gambhir ton seals series win, IND-NZL:3-0(5)

Gautam Gambhir hit a second successive century as India thrashed New Zealand by nine wickets to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in their five-match series. India lost Murali Vijay for 30 but cantered to victory in 39.3 overs, with Gambhir smashing 126 not out. Virat Kohli (63 not out) hit the winning runs with a six over long-on.
India 229 for 1 (Gambhir 126*, Kohli 63*) beat New Zealand 224 for 9 (Franklin 72*, Yusuf 2-27, Zaheer 2-31) by nine wickets

India vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI, Jaipur, 1 December 2010

Jaipur ODI: Gambhir, Sreesanth power India to victory, IND-NZL:2-0(5)

Stand-in captain Gautam Gambhir scored an unbeaten century (138 off 116 balls) as a second string Indian side beat New Zealand by eight wickets in the second one-day international in Jaipur. Chasing a competitive 259 to win, the home team eased through with seven overs to spare.
India 259 for 2 (Gambhir 138*, Kohli 64) beat New Zealand 258 for 8 (Guptill 70, Styris 59, Sreesanth 4-47) by eight wickets

New Zealand in India, 2010 Test Series

India vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Nagpur, Nov 20-24

Nagpur Test, day four: India beat New Zealand comprehensively, IND-NZL:1-0(3)

India won the 3rd and final Test match by an innings and 198 runs, handing New Zealand their fifth heaviest innings defeat in history, at Nagpur. It was also India's third-biggest win. New Zealand were all out for 175 in their second innings. The hosts won the three-match series 1-0 after the first two tests ended in draws.
India 566 for 8 dec. (Dravid 191, Dhoni 98, Gambhir 78, Sehwag 74) beat New Zealand 193 (Ryder 59, Ishant 4-43, Ojha 3-57) and 175 (Ishant 3-15, Harbhajan 3-56) by an innings and 198 runs

Nagpur Test, day three: India take total control

Rahul Dravid and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's 193-runs partnership for the sixth wicket helped India bat New Zealand out of the third and final Test at Nagpur. Resuming the day at 292-2, India lost overnight half centurion Sachin Tendulkar (61), V.V.S. Laxman (12) and Suresh Raina (three) in the morning session, but Rahul Dravid notched up his 31st Test century, while skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored a half century as India took a massive lead of 373 runs before declaring.New Zealand lost opener Tim McIntosh late in the third session, ending the day at 24/1.
New Zealand 193 and 24 for 1 (Harbhajan 1-9) trail India 566/8 decl (Dravid 191, Dhoni 98) by 349 runs

Nagpur Test, day two: India batsmen dominate New Zealand

India have taken control of the third and decisive final Test against New Zealand thanks to impressive displays from their top-order batsmen. Having bowled out the tourists for 193, Gautam Gambhir (78), Virender Sehwag (74), Rahul Dravid (69) and Sachin Tendulkar (57) all hit half centuries to help India to 292-2. Sachin Tendulkar will resume against New Zealand on Monday needing 43 runs for his 50th Test century.The Black Caps started the day on 148 for seven and their hopes of building a score in excess of 200 were dealt an important blow inside the opening half hour when Ishant Sharma removed Brendon McCullum. Paceman Ishant Sharma was the pick of the bowlers, taking 4-43 while Pragyan Ojha took 3-57.
India 292 for 2 (Gambhir 78, Sehwag 74, Dravid 69*, Tendulkar 57*) lead New Zealand 193 (McCullum 40, Southee 38, Ishant 4-43) by 99 runs

Nagpur Test, day one: Bowlers put India in the driver's seat

Indian bowlers worked in tandem on Saturday to leave New Zealand tottering at 148 for seven after they elected to bat first in the third and final Test match being played at Nagpur’s Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium. Sreesanth started the proceedings for India by sending the opening batsmen Martin Guptill (six) and Tim McIntosh (four) back to the pavilion with the team score on 2-16. He finished with the figures of 2-20 in nine overs, Ishant finished with 2-32 in 13 overs, while Ojha had figures of 2-49 in 19 overs when bad light stopped play 20 minutes before scheduled close of play on day one.
New Zealand 148 for 7 (Ryder 59, McCullum 34*, Sreesanth 2-20, Ishant 2-32) v India

India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Hyderabad, Nov 12-16

Hyderabad Test, day five: India - New Zealand cricket Test ends in draw, IND-NZL:0-0(3)

Brendon McCullum hit a career-best 225 on Tuesday to help New Zealand to 448/8 and draw the second Test against India, leaving the series locked at 0-0 going into the final Test. Chasing an improbable 327-run target, Virender Sehwag (54) and Gautam Gambhir (14) were the not out batsmen as India reached 68/0 in its second innings when stumps were called. New Zealand scored 350 in their first innings but India through Harbhajan Singh's unbeaten 111 (116b 7x4, 7x6) and Sehwag's 96 (120b, 15x4, 1x6) took a 122 run lead. The first Test at Ahmedabad also ended in a draw. The third and the last Test begins Nov 20 at Nagpur.
New Zealand 350 (McIntosh 102, Guptill 85, Zaheer 4-69) and 448 for 8 decl. (McCullum 225, Williamson 69) drew with India 472 (Harbhajan 111, Sehwag 96, Vettori 5-135) and 68 for 0 (Sehwag 54*)

Hyderabad Test, day four: NZ openers wipe off lead after Harbhajan's 111 not out

New Zealand were 237/4 when stumps were drawn on day four at Uppal in Hyderabad on Monday. They have a lead of 115 runs with 6 wickets remaining, after the openers put on 124 runs for the first wicket, with McIntosh scoring 49 and McCullum going on to make an unbeaten century. He was on 124 not out at stumps. Earlier, Daniel Vettori's five wicket haul stopped an Indian mayhem but not before Harbahajan Singh had given India a substantial lead with his unbeaten hundred. Sreesanth and Harbhajan Singh added 86 runs for the last wicket. Harbhajan Singh became the first No.8 batsman to score consecutive centuries in Test cricket and guided India to 472 in the first innings.
New Zealand 350 and 237 for 4 (McCullum 124*) lead India 472 (Harbhajan 111*, Sehwag 96, Laxman 74, Vettori 5-135) by 115 runs

Hyderabad Test, day three: Harbhajan Singh powers India into lead over Kiwis

Harbhajan, fresh from scores of 69 and 115 in the drawn first Test, thrashed an unbeaten 85 from 82 balls with the help of five sixes and seven fours to add 69 runs for the unfinished last wicket with Shanthakumaran Sreesanth (14 not out). VVS Laxman had earlier made 74 as India closed on 436-9, leading by 86. The Kiwis, who scored a first-innings 350, had started strongly after tea, removing the dangerous Venkatsai Laxman and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in successive overs. The wristy right-hander, playing the first Test at his home ground in a 14-year career, hit 11 boundaries in his 160-ball knock and shared 75 runs for the fourth wicket with Rahul Dravid (45).
India 436 for 9 (Harbhajan 85*, Laxman 74, Vettori 4-123) lead New Zealand 350 by 86 runs

Hyderabad Test, day two: India end day two on 178/2

Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir put on an opening stand of 160 as India reached 178 for two in reply to New Zealand's first-innings score of 350 on the second day of the second test. Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar were the not out batsmen at the close on Saturday after both openers departed in quick succession. Sehwag (96) and Gambhir (54) built on the good work of bowlers Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh, who finished with four wickets each as India took the last six New Zealand wickets for only 92 runs this morning.
India 178 for 2 (Sehwag 96, Gambhir 54) trail New Zealand 350 (Ryder 70, Zaheer 4-69, Harbhajan 4-76) by 172 runs

Hyderabad Test, day one: New Zealand finish day one at 258/4 against India

New Zealand ended the first day of the second cricket Test against India at 258 for four at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Friday. Jesse Ryder (22) and Gareth Hopkins (0) saw the New Zealand team to the end after the fall of centurion Tim McIntosh (102), who was bowled by Zaheer Khan (2-41) an over before stumps.
New Zealand 258 for 4 (McIntosh 102, Guptill 85, Zaheer 2-41) v India

India vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Ahmedabad, Nov 4-8

Ahmedabad Test, day five: Harbhajan Singh's century helps India pull off a draw against New Zealand in the 1st Test, IND-NZL:0-0(3)

Harbahjan Singh scored his first ever century in international cricket against New Zealand today, saving India from defeat and also earning the 'Player of the Match' title. After India's batting line-up collapsed, with seven of the batsmen getting only single-digit scores, Laxman and Harbhajan took India's total which was at one time 15/5 to 228/7. VVS Laxman also helped India's score with 91 runs before he fell LBW to Vettori even after he got a thick inside edge on a forward defensive poke. Zaheer Khan also left in a similar fashion in the very next ball, with umpire Steve Davis playing the kill joy. However, Harbhajan shrugged off the double setback by waltzing down the wicket to launch Vettori over wide long-off for six and reach his century in the ultimate style. It came from 165 balls with 10 fours and two sixes. New Zealand scored 22 runs for loss of a wicket in 10 overs in their second innings. Zaheer removed Tim McIntosh for a duck, the Black Caps opener completing an unwelcome pair.All eyes now on the 2nd test that will take place at Hyderabad from Nov 12 to 16.
India 487 and 266 (Martin 5-31, Harbhajan 115, Laxman 91) draw against New Zealand 459 (Williamson 131, Ryder 103, McCullum 65, Taylor 56) and 22/1

Ahmedabad Test, day four: Five-for Martin helps New Zealand wrest initiative

New Zealand pacer Chris Martin bowled superbly on an unhelpful pitch to demolish the top order and leave India with a fragile lead of 110 and six wickets down in their second innings on Sunday. His victims included Sachin Tendulkar as he took 5-25 to leave the home side on 82-6 at the end of the fourth day's play, a lead of only 110 runs.
Earlier, 20-year-old Kane Williamson became the youngest New Zealander to score a century on his Test debut. He made 131 out of a total of 459, Pragyan Ojha taking 4-107 for India.
India 487 and 82 for 6 (Martin 5-31) lead New Zealand 459 (Williamson 131, Ryder 103, McCullum 65, Taylor 56) by 110 runs

Ahmedabad Test, day three: New Zealand's Jesse Ryder & Kane Williamson defy India

Jesse Ryder (103) and newcomer Kane Williamson (87*) led a brave New Zealand fightback on day three of the first Test against India in Ahmedabad. The Kiwis were 137-4 when the pair came together but added 194 to see their side to 331-5 at the close.
New Zealand 331 for 5 (Ryder 103, Williamson 87*, McCullum 65, Taylor 56) trail India 487 by 156 runs

Ahmedabad Test, day two: Harbhajan's 69 Lifts India against New Zealand

Tailender Harbhajan Singh struck a career-best 69 before India picked up two early wickets to put New Zealand under pressure on the second day of the first Test on Friday. Harbhajan slammed three sixes and five fours in his 97-ball knock to steer India's first innings to 487 after the hosts had been reduced to 412-8 on a deteriorating wicket at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad.In the two hours to stumps, the tourists responded with 69 for two, with Brendon McCullum to resume tomorrow on 38 alongside vice-captain Ross Taylor on 18.
New Zealand 69 for 2 trail India 487 (Sehwag 173, Dravid 104, Harbhajan 69) by 418 runs

Ahmedabad Test, day one: Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid put India in charge

Indian opening batsman Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid scored centuries and shared a 237-run second wicket partnership to dominate the opening day of the first Test against New Zealand on Thursday. Sehwag made 173 before being bowled by Black Caps skipper Daniel Vettori, while Dravid contributed 104 as India reached 329-3 at stumps. Sachin Tendulkar (13) and VVS Laxman (7) were not out at the close.
India 329 for 3 (Sehwag 173, Dravid 104) v New Zealand

One-day international tri-series between Sri Lanka, New Zealand and India

Sri Lanka Triangular Series, Final: India vs Sri Lanka ODI at Dambulla Aug 28

Final, IND vs SRL: Sri Lanka beat India to win tri-series finals‎

Tillakaratne Dilshan scored a fine century that inspired Sri Lanka to a comprehensive 74-run over India in the Triangular Series final here on Saturday. A 121-run opening partnership between Dilshan and Mahela Jayawardene gave Sri Lanka a control of proceedings.India's chase faltered when Virender Sehwag (28) was run out while captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (67) was last man out as India subsided to 225 all out.
IND v SRL, Final, Dambulla: Sri Lanka 299/8 (Dilshan 110, Sangakkara 71, Munaf 2-43) beat India 225 (Dhoni 67, Perera 3-36, Randiv 3-40) by 74 runs

India vs New Zealand ODI at Dambulla Aug 25

IND vs NZL: Sehwag sends India into final

India booked their place in the tri-series final against Sri Lanka with a resounding 105-run victory over New Zealand in Dambulla. Virender Sehwag was the architect of the victory as he rescued a flagging Indian innings by smacking 110. India lost opener Dinesh Karthik without a run on the board and then slumped to 66 for four before captain M.S. Dhoni and Sehwag added 107 runs for the fifth wicket. Sehwag raced to his hundred in 87 balls and finished with 110 off just 93 balls where he hit 16 fours and a six. Once Sehwag was dismissed, India collapsed again, losing five wickets for 34 runs. Apart from Sehwag and Dhoni only Ravindra Jadeja managed to go past double figures as once again ball dominated over bat. Following a crushing defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka, India had to come up with a spirited effort and Sehwag provided the launching pad with his 13th ODI hundred and the sixth against the New Zealanders. It will be another Sri Lanka - India final, two sides that have often played each other during the last two years or so and with conditions here so unpredictable, the toss will have too much to decide.
IND v NZL, 6th Match, Dambulla: India 223 (Sehwag 110, Southee 4-49, McCullum 3-35) beat New Zealand 118 (Mills 52, Praveen 3-34, Patel 3-21) by 105 runs

India vs Sri Lanka ODI at Dambulla Aug 22

IND vs SRL: Perera fiver guides Sri Lanka to tri-series final

Sri Lanka's batsmen capped off an impressive bowling performance to record an emphatic eight-wicket win over India in the fifth one-day international of the triangular series at Dambulla. Chasing a mere 104 for victory after Thisara Perera's career-best figures of five for 28 had brought about an Indian batting collapse, the hosts were able to reach the target in a little more than 15 overs without much trouble.
India, after slipping to their worst defeat in terms of balls remaining, face New Zealand on Wednesday in a knockout.
IND v SRL, 5th Match, Dambulla: Sri Lanka 104 for 2 (Dilshan 35, Jayawardene 33) beat India 103 (Yuvraj 38, Perera 5-28) by eight wickets

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka ODI at Dambulla Aug 19 & 20

NZL vs SRL: Match called off again because of rain‎‎

Rain has forced the tri-series one-day match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand to be called off for a second day Friday. The match was originally scheduled Thursday and was called off without a ball being bowled. New Zealand captain Ross Taylor won the toss and invited Sri Lanka to bat first. The hosts reached 203-3 in the 44th over when the rain started. Both teams were awarded two points each for the match. New Zealand leads the table with seven points from Sri Lanka on six. India, with two more games to play, is last on five points.

IND vs SRL: Randiv gets one-match ban for Sehwag no-ball‎‎

The Sri Lanka Cricket Board took a stern decision on Wednesday and handed spinner Suraj Randiv, who had denied Virender Sehwag a century with a deliberate no-ball, a one-match ban, also fining him 100 per cent of his match fee.The Sri Lankan Cricket Board also found Tilakratne Dilshan guilty of coaxing Randiv into bowling a no-ball. Dilshan will also lose the entire match fee. Skipper Kumara Sangakkara was warned and asked to rein in his players in future.

IND vs SRL: Sehwag powers India to win with unbeaten 99‎

Virender Sehwag hit an unbeaten 99 to propel India to a six-wicket win over Sri Lanka on Monday with more than 15 overs left in a one-day international match in the tri-series.
The match ended in controversy when offspinner Suraj Randiv bowled a no-ball to concede the winning run, denying Sehwag a century despite the batsman hitting a six when the scores were level. The laws of cricket first counts the extra run for a no-ball. Sehwag later accused Randiv of bowling the no-ball deliberately.Earlier, the Sri Lankans lost Upul Tharanga to the first ball of the match and were all out for 170 in the 47th over, with Tillakaratne Dilshan (45) top-scoring.
IND v SRL, 3rd Match, Dambulla: India 171 for 4 (Sehwag 99*) beat Sri Lanka 170 (Dilshan 45, Ojha 3-36) by six wickets.

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka ODI at Dambulla Aug 13

NZL vs SRL: Malinga, Mathews set up comfortable win‎‎

New Zealand were dismissed for 192 with BJ Watling scoring a half-century on debut. With eight runs required off six balls for the bonus point, Sri Lanka gave up the adventure and settled for victory with 9.1 overs to spare.
NZL v SRL, 2nd Match, Dambulla: Sri Lanka 195 for 7 (Tharanga 70, Sangakkara 48, Mills 4-41) beat New Zealand 192 (Watling 55, Malinga 3-35, Mathews 3-36) by three wickets

India vs New Zealand ODI at Dambulla Aug 10

IND vs NZL: New Zealand Thrash India By 200 Runs In ODI‎‎

New Zealand defeated India by a massive 200-run margin in the opening tri-nation series cricket ODI. India was all out for 88 in the 30th over in reply to New Zealand's 288 inside 49 overs. Sri Lanka, the other team in the series, play New Zealand on Friday.
IND v NZL, 1st Match, Dambulla: New Zealand 288 (48.5 ov) beat India 88 (29.3 ov) by 200 runs.

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India vs New Zealand Cricket Series 2008-09

IND v NZ, 3rd Test, Wellington, Day 5: India register historic series victory against New Zealand (IND 1:0)

India has clinched its first test series win in New Zealand in 41 years when the third test is drawn after a rain-shortened final day.
India won the first test by 10 wickets and the remaining two matches were drawn. A century by Ross Taylor his second in successive tests and his record 142-run fifth wicket partnership with James Franklin (49) carried New Zealand to 281 for eight when rain began to fall Tuesday.
India declared its second innings Monday at 434 for seven, with an overall lead of 616, and New Zealand was still 335 behind when rain hastened the close of play.
IND v NZ, 3rd Test, Wellington, Day 5: India 379 & 434-7d drew with New Zealand 197 & 281-8

IND v NZ, 3rd Test, Wellington, Day 4: India six wickets away from historic series triumph

India needed just six wickets to clinch a historic series triumph over New Zealand after tightening the noose on the hapless Kiwis in the third and final cricket Test at Wellington today.
Set a near impossible target of 617, the hosts were struggling at 167 for four before bad light brought an early end of the fourth day's play. The Indians first declared their second innings at 434 for 7 in the morning session by adding 85 quick runs to their overnight tally and then had the Kiwis on the mat to put themselves on the threshold of a 2-0 series triumph.
With one more day left, the Kiwis have to bat out three more sessions to save the game on a Basin Reserve pitch which has not shown any signs of drastic deterioration.
IND v NZ, 3rd Test, Wellington, Day 3: New Zealand 197 & 167-4 v India 379 & 434-7d

IND v NZ, 3rd Test, Wellington, Day 3: Gambhir hits another hundred

Gautam Gambhir who hit his sixth Test century (167), and Rahul Dravid added 170 runs for the second wicket, effectively taking the game and series away from New Zealand at Wellington. After Dravid fell for 60, Gambhir and Laxman (61) took India to 314 before both fell in quick succession.
India were 319 for five, 501 runs ahead at stumps with MS Dhoni (16 not out) and Yuvraj Singh (15 no) at the crease.
IND v NZ, 3rd Test, Wellington, Day 3: India 379 & 349 for 5 v New Zealand 197/10 in 65.0 overs

IND v NZ, 3rd Test, Wellington, Day 2: India leads New Zealand by 233 runs at stumps

Zaheer Khan claimed his sixth five-wicket bag and Mahendra Singh Dhoni held six catches as New Zealand was dismissed for 197 runs in reply to India's first innings of 379 on the second day of the third cricket Test Saturday.
Zaheer had figures of 5-65 and Harbhajan Singh had 3-43 as India established a 182-run first-innings lead at Wellington. Earlier, India was out in the morning after resuming its first innings at 375-9. At stumps, India had reached 51-1 with Gautam Gambhir 28 not out and Rahul Dravid 9, an overall lead of 233.
IND v NZ, 3rd Test, Wellington, Day 2: India 379 & 51/1 in 16.0 overs v New Zealand 197/10 in 65.0 overs

IND v NZ, 3rd Test, Wellington, Day 1: Dhoni, Harbhajan help India reach 375 for 9

Brisk half-centuries from Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Harbhajan Singh helped India post a commanding 375 for nine in the first innings on the first day of the third cricket Test against New Zealand at Wellington on Friday.
Dhoni (52) and Harbhajan (60) helped India recover from a middle-order crisis after Sachin Tendulkar (62) scored a half-century. In the morning, the visitors were asked to bat at the Basin Reserve. For New Zealand, Chris Martin picked up three for 95 while Iain O'Brien and Tim Southee got two wickets each.
IND v NZ, 3rd Test, Wellington, Day 1: India 375-9 (90.0 overs) v New Zealand

IND v NZ, 3rd Test, Wellington: India vow to chase win in decisive Test

India have vowed to chase victory in the third and decisive cricket Test against New Zealand starting at Wellington Friday, rather than seal the series by seeking a draw.
India lead the series 1-0, and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is adamant his team will be trying for their 100th Test victory instead of a conservative draw that would ensure their first series victory in New Zealand since 1967-68.
New Zealand's only question mark is over batsman Daniel Flynn, who missed the second Test after injuring his hand in the first. He batted in the nets Thursday and a final decision will be made on Friday morning.
Their selection quandary is whether Jeetan Patel will stay in the side to partner Vettori as a second spinner, or be replaced by another pace bowler. If New Zealand win the toss and decide on the strategy of taking advantage of any early favourable bowling conditions, Patel would likely miss out.
The 20-year-old pace bowler Tim Southee has returned to the squad after struggling in the one-day series against India, and he will be vying for the final place with Patel and pace bowler Kyle Mills. The often windy conditions in Wellington may give the bowlers some assistance, and the cool autumn conditions in the New Zealand capital may favour the home team, who have won their last four Tests against India at the Basin Reserve.

IND v NZ, 2nd Test, Napier, Day 5: Gambhir, Laxman guide India to draw (IND 1:0)

Gautam Gambhir batted nearly 11 hours for 137 and V.V.S. Laxman made a stylish 124 not out as India batted through the final day to reach 476 for four and draw the second cricket test against New Zealand, consolidating a 1-0 series lead.
Gambhir batted 17 minutes less than 11 hours to secure the match for India on Monday, sharing partnerships of 133 for the second wicket with Rahul Dravid (62), 97 with Sachin Tendulkar (64) and 96 with Laxman.
He was out in the 160th over of the innings, when India was 356 for four, leading by 42 runs overall after following on 314 behind on the first innings. India was out for 305 in its first innings, replying to New Zealand's 619 for nine declared.
IND v NZ, 2nd Test, Napier, Day 5: India 305 & 476-4 drew with New Zealand 619-9d

IND v NZ, 2nd Test, Napier, Day 4: Gambhir leads India's fight for survival

Gautam Gambhir scored an unbeaten century to lead India's fightback on the fourth day of the second cricket Test against New Zealand at Napier on Sunday.
At stumps, India reached 252 for two in their second innings with Gambhir batting on 102 and Tendulkar on 58. India, forced to follow on after being bowled out for 305 in reply to New Zealand's first innings score of 619, now trail by 62 runs with eight wickets in hand.
Rahul Dravid was the only wicket to fall for the day, scoring 62 runs and raising 133 runs with Gambhir.
IND v NZ, 2nd Test, Napier, Day 4: India 305 & 252-2 v New Zealand 619-9d

IND v NZ, 2nd Test, Napier, Day 3: India stare at innings defeat at Napier

Following on, India were 47 for one in the second innings at stumps on the third day of the second cricket Test against New Zealand at Napier on Saturday.
Gautam Gambhir (14) and Rahul Dravid (11) were at the crease after stand-in skipper Virender Sehwag was dismissed by Jeetan Patel. India trail by 267 runs.
New Zealand scored 619 in the first innings and bowled out India for 305 to take a lead of 314 runs.
IND v NZ, 2nd Test, Napier, Day 3: India 305 & 47-1 v New Zealand 619-9d

IND v NZ, 2nd Test, Napier, Day 2: Ryder double ton puts New Zealand in firm control

A Jesse Ryder double ton and centuries from Ross Taylor and Brendon McCullum put New Zealand in a commanding position at the close of day two in the second Test against India at Napier Friday.
New Zealand declared their first innings at 619-9 and then took three quick wickets to have India 79-3 at stumps. Spinners Daniel Vettori and Jeetan Patel did the damage as India ended the day 540 runs in arrears.
IND v NZ, 2nd Test, Napier, Day 2: India 79-3 v New Zealand 619-9d

IND v NZ, 2nd Test, Napier, Day 1: New Zealand pair dominate India bowlers

Ross Taylor and Jesse Ryder combined to produce a record fourth-wicket partnership of 271 runs as New Zealand recovered from a shoddy start to finish on 351 for four in the second Test against India in Napier.
Earlier in the morning, NZ lost three wickets for 23 runs after Virender Sehwag, leading India in the absence of Dhoni who is out with a back problem, lost the toss and New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori decided to bat.
Having laid the perfect foundation for a big score, New Zealand is now looking for a first innings total of 500-550 against India, centurion Kiwi batsman Ross Taylor said after the match.
IND v NZ, 2nd Test, Napier, Day 1: New Zealand 351-4 v India

IND v NZ, 2nd Test, Napier: India looks for series win

New Zealand face an uphill battle to deny India a rare Test series win on New Zealand soil when the teams begin the second Test in Napier on Thursday.
Having claimed their first Test victory in New Zealand in 33 years in emphatic fashion in Hamilton, the visitors are poised to end a run of series defeats dating back to 1967-68. Given the talent at captain MS Dhoni's disposable and the vast experience key players such as Sachin Tendulkar (157 Tests), Rahul Dravid (132), VVS Laxman (103), Virender Sehwag (67) and Zaheer Khan (63) possess, it would be a brave person who backed against the in-form and confident Indians to end their poor run in New Zealand.
Black Caps wicket-keeper Brendon McCullum admits the home side cannot match India for experience but insists they are gaining plenty from the batting master-classes being given by the tourists. New Zealand's top six - Tim McIntosh (three), Martin Guptill (one), Daniel Flynn (10), Ross Taylor (15), Jesse Ryder (seven) and James Franklin (24) - have just 60 Test caps between them.

IND v NZ, 1st Test, Hamilton, Day 4: Harbhajan six gives India historic win (IND 1:0)

India broke a 33-year drought when a six-wicket haul by Harbhajan Singh spun them to a 10-wicket victory over New Zealand in the first Test at Hamilton on Saturday.
Harbhajan's 6-63 wizardry, following an iconic 160 by Sachin Tendulkar, formed the cornerstone of India's first Test success in New Zealand since 1976. They wrapped the game up with more than a day to spare after New Zealand were all out in their second innings for 279, and India knocked off the required 39 runs in 5.2 overs.
Brendon McCullum kept the Test alive longer than expected with a fighting 84 at the New Zealand tail, but it had been a lopsided match from day one when the hosts' top order crashed to 60-6 on a benign wicket. Gambhir, not out 30, and Rahul Dravid with eight then wasted no time wrapping up the match.
IND v NZ, 1st Test, Hamilton, Day 4: India 520 & 39-0 beat New Zealand 279 & 279 by 10 wickets

IND v NZ, 5th ODI, Auckland: Ryder leads Kiwis to consolation win (IND 3:1)

The all-round talents of Jesse Ryder helped New Zealand race to a consolation one-day international victory by eight wickets over India.
Ryder took three for 29 with his medium-pace as India were all out for 149 in 36.3 overs of the rain-affected fifth match of the series in Auckland. The left-handed opener then hit 63 from only 49 balls to help the Kiwis pass their target with almost 20 of their 43 overs unused.
Ryder, who plundered six fours and four sixes, shared a second-wicket stand of 84 with Martin Guptill after the early loss of Brendon McCullum. Ross Taylor then finished the job alongside Guptill - but India have nonetheless won the five-match series 3-1.
India had earlier chosen to bat first but struggled as change bowler Ryder saw off the middle order, after Iain O'Brien and Jacob Oram had already put the tourists in trouble. Only Rohit Sharma (43no) resisted for long, once opener Virender Sehwag had gone for a typically belligerent 40 from only 27 balls.
IND v NZ, 5th ODI, Auckland: New Zealand 151-2 (23.2 overs) beat India 149 (36.3 overs) by 8 wickets

IND v NZ, 4th ODI, Hamilton: Sehwag smashes New Zealand to seal series (IND 3:0)

India sealed their first ever one-day international series in New Zealand on Wednesday after Virender Sehwag smashed a brutal quick-fire century in the rain-shortened fourth match.
India won by 84 runs to go 3-0 up in the five-match series as openers Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir treated the New Zealand bowling attack with disdain.
Fastest ODI hundreds
Player Country Opposition Venue Year Runs Balls
Shahid Afridi Pakistan Sri Lanka Nairobi 04/10/1996 102 37
MV Boucher South Africa Zimbabwe Potchefstroom 20/09/2006 147* 44
Brian Lara West Indies Bangladesh Dhaka 09/10/1999 117 45
Shahid Afridi Pakistan India Kanpur 15/04/2005 102 45
S Jayasuria Sri Lanka Pakistan Singapore 02/04/1996 134 48
V Sehwag India New Zealand Hamilton 11/03/2009 125* 60
M Azharuddin India New Zealand Baroda 17/12/1988 108 62
S Jayasuriya Sri Lanka Netherlands Baroda 04/07/2006 157 64
Yuvraj Singh India England Rajkot 14/11/2008 138* 64

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New Zealand scored 270 for five in 47 overs in their innings and more rain interruptions saw India declared the winners after reaching 201 for none from 23.3 overs.
Sehwag scored 125, reaching three figures off just 60 balls to record the seventh fastest one-day century ever and the fastest by an Indian player, ensuring India's first one-day series win in New Zealand in six attempts. Sehwag's armoury of pull shots, drives and cuts saw the opener finish with 14 fours and six sixes from his 74 ball innings.
The squat 30-year-old now has 11th ODI centuries in a career known more for brute force than deft touches, and he said after his latest hundred he was loving the flat pitches and short boundaries in New Zealand.
Earlier, New Zealand battled to 270 for five, after openers Brendon McCullum and Jesse Ryder got the home side off to a flying start, putting on 102 for the first wicket.
IND v NZ, 4th ODI, Hamilton: India 201-0 (23.3 overs) beat New Zealand 270-5 (47 overs) by 84 runs (D/L)

IND v NZ, 3rd ODI, Christchurch: Indians comfortably win third one dayer (IND 2:0)

New Zealand slumped to a 58 run loss in the third one day cricket match against in India in Christchurch. Batting first after losing the toss, Sachin Tendulkar scored 163* (133 balls, retd. hurt) of the Indian total of 392/4, the highest total ever set in New Zealand. It was Man of the Match Tendulkar’s 43rd ODI century and included 16 fours and five sixes. The Indian batters hit 18 sixes, which is also a record for Test-playing nations.
The Blackcaps were bowled out for 334 in the 46th over. Jesse Ryder scored his maiden limited overs century for the home side.
IND v NZ, 3rd ODI, Christchurch: India 392-4 (50.0 overs) beat New Zealand 334 all out (45.1 overs) by 58 runs.

IND v NZ, 2nd ODI, Wellington: Rain washes out Wellington ODI (IND 1:0)

Rain continued to plague New Zealand's cricket season on Friday with another one-day international against India spoilt by the weather.
The series against the West Indies was ruined by rain and India won a weather-affected match by 53 runs in Napier on Tuesday. But in Wellington any chance of a result ended when the players were called off for the final time at 7.04pm local time with India having reached 188 for four in 28.4 overs.
The match was finally abandoned at 8.22pm with captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni 23 not out and Suresh Raina unbeaten on 13. India lead the five-match series 1-0.
IND v NZ, 2nd ODI, Wellington: India 188-4 (28.4 overs) v New Zealand : Match abandoned

IND v NZ, 1st ODI, Napier: India beat New Zealand by 53 runs (IND 1:0)

India beat New Zealand by 53 runs in the rain-disrupted opening one-day cricket international at Napier on Tuesday.
India made 273 for four in their 38 overs and after a second rain disruption New Zealand made 162 for nine when set a target of 216 in 28 overs. For India, Mahendra Singh Dhoni was unbeaten on 84 while Virender Sehwag made 77 and Suresh Raina scored 66.
Martin Guptill top-scored for New Zealand with 64.
IND v NZ, 1st ODI, Napier: India 273-4 (38.0 overs) beat New Zealand 162-9 (28.0 overs) by 53 runs (D/L)

IND v NZ, 1st ODI, Napier: Ishant likely to miss first ODI due to injury

India's pace sensation Ishant Sharma is likely to miss Tuesday's first cricket one-dayer against New Zealand due to injury.
The sinewy fast bowler had hurt his shoulder while fielding in the second Twenty20 international against New Zealand at the Westpac Stadium. An MRI scan carried out on his shoulder today revealed a bruise. The impact of falling on the ball is said to have aggravated an old injury.
"The MRI scan has disclosed that there is a bruise. We will watch him over the next two days. But it is likely that Ishant may miss the first ODI against New Zealand," said administrative manager Niranjan Shah, who is accompanying the Indian side.

Indian Test stars get New Zealand warm up

Six Indian Test cricketers will get match practice in New Zealand's domestic competition under an arrangement that avoids any conflict over the Indian Cricket League (ICL).
Test specialist batsmen Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and Murali Vijay along with bowlers Amit Mishrah, Lakshmipathy Balaji and Dhawal Kulkarni will make guest appearances to acclimatise to New Zealand conditions. The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) demanded the six players get time in the middle before the Tests start on March 18, but there was to be no contact with any player linked to the Indian Cricket League (ICL).
The BCCI's opposition to the so-called "rebel" ICL league was underlined last week when it barred Sachin Tendulkar and Dinesh Karthik from an exhibition Twenty20 game because a former ICL player was also involved. Under the pre-Test deal, five of the Indian players will join New Zealand teams with no ICL connection and playing teams without any ICL players.

IND v NZ, 2nd T20, Wellington: New Zealand clinch last ball win against India (NZ 2:0)

New Zealand beat India by five wickets in the second and final Twenty20 cricket international in Wellington to take the series 2-0.
Brendon McCullum broke the deadlock on the last ball of the match when a skied single carried the hosts to 150 for five. McCullum topscored with an unbeaten 69 from 55 balls.
Yuvraj Singh led India's 149 for six with 50 off 34 balls. New Zealand won the opening match by seven wickets in Christchurch on Wednesday.
Brendon McCullum was declared "Man of the Match" and "Man of the Series". A five-match cone-day series between the teams starts in Napier on Tuesday.
IND v NZ, 2nd T20, Wellington: New Zealand 150-5 (20.0 overs) beat India 149-6 (20.0 overs) by 5 wickets

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.