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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


New Zealand vs India 2nd Test

Wellington Test, Feb 14-18, 2014

Day five: India's "nightmare test" ends in draw

New Zealand recorded their first test series victory over India since 2002 when the second match ended in a draw. On day five, Brendon McCullum became the first New Zealander to score a test triple century, which helped New Zealand reach a record 680 for eight declared, setting the visitors the impossible task of scoring 435 runs in 67 overs to achieve the victory they needed. India were in trouble early on in their second innings with Tim Southee taking two wickets after lunch to reduce India to 54 for three. However Kohli (105 not out) and Rohit Sharma (31 not out) batted out the remainder of the day’s play to take India through to 166 for three.
New Zealand 2nd inngs 680/8 decl
BB McCullum c Dhoni b Khan 302
JDS Neesham not out 137
TG Southee c Pujara b Khan 11
N Wagner not out 2
India 2nd inngs 166/3
M Vijay c Anderson b Southee 7
S Dhawan lbw b Boult 2
CA Pujara c Watling b Southee 17
V Kohli not out 105
RG Sharma not out 31

Day five: India 438 and 166/3 (Kohli 105*) drew with New Zealand 192 and 680/8d (Brendon McCullum 302, Watling 124, Neesham 137*)

Day four: Brendon McCullum nears triple century as lead is over 300

New Zealand were 571/6 at the close of the fourth day's play, a lead of 325 runs with captain Brendon McCullum on 281 not out and looking to become the first NZ triple centurion. A world record sixth-wicket partnership between McCullum and his wicketkeeper BJ Watling meant Kiwis, who were trailing India by over 200 runs in the first innings, is now looking at what would be an astounding victory on the fifth and final day.
New Zealand 2nd inngs 571/6
BB McCullum not out 281
BJ Watling lbw b Mohammed Shami 124
JDS Neesham not out 67

Day four: New Zealand 192 and 571/6 (Brendon McCullum 281*, Watling 124, Neesham 67*) lead India 438 by 325 runs

Day three:

New Zealand 2nd inngs 252/5
HD Rutherford c Dhoni b Khan 35
KS Williamson c Dhoni b Khan 7
TWM Latham c Dhoni b Mohammed Shami 29
BB McCullum not out 114
CJ Anderson c & b Jadeja 2
BJ Watling lbw b Mohammed Shami 52*

Day three: New Zealand 192 (Ishant 6-51, Shami 4-70) and 250/5 (Zaheer 3-60) lead India 438 (Rahane 118, Dhawan 98) by 4 runs

Day two: Ajinkya Rahane's ton takes India to a strong position

Ajinkya Rahane, who was dismissed for 96 in Durban while in the company of a No. 11, scored his first ton as he finished with 118 off 158 balls, once again in the company of the tail enders. India progressed to 438, gaining a lead of 246 with the help of a 120-run partnership for the seventh wicket between Rahane and Dhoni, who made 68 - his highest score in New Zealand in Tests.
India 1st inngs 438
S Dhawan c Watling b Southee 98
I Sharma c Watling b Boult 26
V Kohli c Rutherford b Wagner 38
RG Sharma b Neesham 0
AM Rahane c Boult b Southee 118
MS Dhoni c Watling b Boult 68
RA Jadeja c Fulton b Wagner 26
Z Khan c Watling b Wagner 22
Mohammed Shami not out 0
New Zealand 2nd inngs 24/1
PG Fulton lbw b Khan 1
HD Rutherford not out 18
KS Williamson not out 4

Day two: New Zealand 192 (Ishant 6-51, Shami 4-70) and 24/1 trail India 438 (Rahane 118, Dhawan 98) by 222 runs

Day one: Ishant Sharma, Shami, Dhawan put India in control

A fluent 71 runs from Shikhar Dhawan in India's reply after pace bowler Ishant Sharma (6-51) took his fifth five-wicket haul in tests to help skittle out New Zealand for a paltry 192 put the visitors on top after the first day of the second test. Sharma, who was dropped from India's upcoming Asia cup and WT20 teams, continued with his splendid show from the first Test as he claimed his second five-wicket haul of the series. Mohammed Shami claimed 4-70.
New Zealand 1st inngs 192
PG Fulton lbw b I Sharma 13
HD Rutherford c Vijay b I Sharma 12
KS Williamson c RG Sharma b Mohammed Shami 47
TWM Latham c Dhoni b I Sharma 0
BB McCullum c Jadeja b Mohammed Shami 8
CJ Anderson c Kohli b I Sharma 24
BJ Watling c RG Sharma b I Sharma 0
JDS Neesham c Dhoni b Mohammed Shami 33
TG Southee c Vijay b I Sharma 32
N Wagner not out 5
TA Boult c Pujara b Mohammed Shami 2
India 1st inngs 100/2
S Dhawan not out 71
M Vijay c Watling b Southee 2 6 0 0 33.33
CA Pujara lbw b Boult 19 59 2 0 32.20
I Sharma not out 3

Day one: New Zealand 192 all out (Ishant 6-51, Shami 4-70) vs India

New Zealand vs India 1st Test

Auckland Test, Feb 6-10, 2014

Day four: India lose by 40 runs

India's highest fourth innings total against New Zealand was not enough as the hosts edged to a 40-run victory - Kiwis' first victory against India since 2002 - in the first Test after a tense finish in Auckland. Neil Wagner (eight for 126 in the match) delivered four wickets as the Black Caps bowled India out for 366 after they resumed at 87-1 on day four. Watling took six catches in an innings for the first time in Tests, becoming the first wicketkeeper to effect six dismissals in the fourth innings of a Test match.

Kohli (67) and Dahwan (115 - his first century overseas) put on 126 for the third wicket and India briefly looked on course for an unlikely victory but wickets continued to fall at regular intervals. Mahendra Singh Dhoni (39 off 41) was out for a controversial dismissal by Neil Wagner, which left India 362/9 and the Test was over three balls later. With this India have lost 10 out of the last 11 overseas Tests contested.
India 2nd inngs 366 (target 407)
M Vijay c Watling b Southee 13
S Dhawan c Watling b Wagner 115
CA Pujara c Watling b Southee 23
V Kohli c Watling b Wagner 67
RG Sharma c Watling b Southee 19
AM Rahane lbw b Boult 18
MS Dhoni b Wagner 39
RA Jadeja c Sodhi b Boult 26
Z Khan c Taylor b Wagner 17
I Sharma c Watling b Boult 4
Mohammed Shami not out 0

Day four: New Zealand 503 & 105 beat India 202 & 366 (Dhawan 115) by 40 runs

Day three: India need 320 runs with 9 wickets remaining

The third day of the first Test in Auckland saw 17 wickets fall and India set a second innings target of 407 by New Zealand. The morning session saw India being skittled out for 202 in their first innings, losing their last six wickets for 72 runs, after resuming on 130/4.

New Zealand did not enforce the follow-on, and ended up posting their fourth lowest total against India (105). Ross Taylor top scored with 41 while Shami picked up 3-37 and Ishant Sharma took the final three wickets to claim 3-28. Shikhar Dhawan (49) and Cheteshwar Pujara (22) saw the visitors through to stumps.
India 1st inngs 202
RG Sharma b Boult 72
AM Rahane c Taylor b Southee 26
MS Dhoni c Watling b Wagner 10
RA Jadeja not out 30
Z Khan c Watling b Wagner 14
I Sharma c Boult b Southee 0
Mohammed Shami c Fulton b Wagner 2
New Zealand 2nd inngs 105
PG Fulton c Jadeja b Mohammed Shami 5
HD Rutherford lbw b Mohammed Shami 0
KS Williamson c Jadeja b Khan 3
LRPL Taylor c Rahane b Khan 41
BB McCullum run out (Jadeja/I Sharma) 1
CJ Anderson b Mohammed Shami 2
BJ Watling b I Sharma 11
TG Southee c Pujara b Jadeja 14
IS Sodhi c RG Sharma b I Sharma 0
N Wagner c Jadeja b I Sharma 14
TA Boult not out 7
India 2nd inngs 87/1
M Vijay c Watling b Southee 13
S Dhawan not out 49
CA Pujara not out 22

Day three stumps: India 202 & 87/1 vs New Zealand 503 (Kane Williamson 113, Brendon McCullum 224, Ishant Sharma 6-134) & 105

Day two: Kiwis 503, India need 174 to avoid follow-on

India managed to recover from early blows and were 130/4 against New Zealand, who posted a daunting 503-run first innings. Bad light forced the umpires to call off the play early on day two at Eden Park with Rohit Sharma (67*) and Ajinkya Rahane (23*) at the crease. India are still 373 runs behind Kiwis' first innings total and require another 174 runs to avoid follow-on.

India's Ishant Sharma got his fourth five-for in Test cricket ending with figures of 6 for 134 in 33.4 overs, while Kiwis' skipper McCullum scored his second double century (224) in Tests.
New Zealand 1st inngs 503
BB McCullum c Jadeja b I Sharma 224
CJ Anderson lbw b I Sharma 77
BJ Watling c Dhawan b I Sharma 1
TG Southee b Mohammed Shami 28
IS Sodhi c RG Sharma b I Sharma 23
N Wagner c Kohli b Jadeja 0
TA Boult not out 1
India 1st inngs 130/4
S Dhawan c Williamson b Boult 0
M Vijay b Wagner 26
CA Pujara c Watling b Boult 1
V Kohli c Fulton b Southee 4
RG Sharma not out 67
AM Rahane not out 23
Day two: India 130/4 vs New Zealand 503 all out (Kane Williamson 113, Brendon McCullum 224, Ishant Sharma 6-134)

Day one: Kiwis reach 329/4

McCullum (143*) and Williamson (113) who came in when New Zealand were in trouble at 30/3 after being sent into bat on a bowler-friendly Eden Park wicket slammed centuries and shared a 221-run stand between them to put the hosts on top on day one. Captain McCullum posted his eighth Test hundred soon after tea and Williamson followed two overs later with his fifth. New Zealand progressed to 329/4 at stumps, losing Williamson. Ishant Sharma finished the day with two for 62 while Zaheer Khan took two for 98 runs.
New Zealand 1st inngs 329/4
HD Rutherford c Rahane b Ishant Sharma 6 (30)
Fulton lbw b Khan 13 (35)
Ross Taylor c Jadeja b Ishant Sharma 3 (15)
Williamson c Dhoni b Khan 113 (172)
B. McCullum not out 143
C. Anderson not out 42
Day one: New Zealand 329/4 (Kane Williamson 113, Brendon McCullum 143*) vs India

ANZ International Series: Tour Match

New Zealand XI v Indians, Two Day Match at Cobham Oval

Whangarei, 2nd day: India score 313 in drawn warm-up match

India scored 313/7 in reply to New Zealand XI’s first innings score of 262/9 declared in the two-day warm-up game at Whangarei which ended in a draw. Ajinkya Rahane (60 retired-out) and Rohit Sharma (59 retired-out) steadied the innings after India were 93/3. Ambati Rayudu scored 49 and remained not out.

India 313/7 in 93.0 overs (Rohit Sharma 59, Ajinkya Rahane 60) drew with New Zealand A 262/9 decl in 78 overs (Robbie O'Donnell 80, Jono Hickey 45; Ishwar Pandey 3-42, R Ashwin 2-45)

Whangarei, 1st day: Pandey takes three, NZ XI make 262

India: RG Sharma (c), S Dhawan, M Vijay, CA Pujara, AM Rahane, AT Rayudu, R Ashwin, WP Saha (wk), Zaheer Khan, UT Yadav, I Sharma, M Shami, B Kumar, IC Pandey
New Zealand A: GH Worker, RR O'Donnell, AP Devcich (c), JD Hickey, S Hicks, HA Walsh, TL Seifert (wk), JJ Boult, RF Badenhorst, MJ Tugaga, IG McPeake, SET Friday
India 41/0 (14 ov) vs New Zealand A 262/9 decl in 78 overs (stumps)

Teams news

New Zealand Test team

Kiwis Name Unchanged Squad

New Zealand made no changes to the twelve players who won the second and third Tests against the West Indies last month with the 29-year-old Jesse Ryder added as cover for Ross Taylor. In March last year, "bad boy" Ryder suffered a fractured skull and was placed in an induced coma in hospital after being beaten up outside a bar.

New Zealand Test squad against India: Brendon McCullum (Capt.), Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Peter Fulton, Hamish Rutherford, Jesse Ryder, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling (wk), Kane Williamson

ODI team: Yuvraj Singh dropped, Stuart Binny makes cut

Batting line-up remains more or less the same

Indian selectors dropped batsman Yuvraj Singh from the squad for the five-match One-Day International series against New Zealand starting on January 19 in Napier. 29-year-old Stuart Binny, son of former Indian all-rounder Roger Binny, will take his place in the ODI squad. The pace-heavy ODI bowling team will be spearheaded by Ishant Sharma as Zaheer Khan has not been named for the five-match ODI series.

Ishwar Pandey coming in place of Pragyan Ojha was the only change made to the 17-member Test squad that did duty in the two-Test series in South Africa.

India ODI squad for New Zealand: MS Dhoni (Captain & Wicket Keeper), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Ishwar Pandey, Stuart Binny, Varun Aaron
India Test squad for New Zealand: MS Dhoni (Captain & Wicket Keeper), Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Zaheer Khan, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Wriddhiman Saha, Ishwar Pandey

Past Series

New Zealand in India Cricket Series 2012

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.

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.