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India New Zealand Cricket News 2009
India will play 5 ODIs, 3 Tests and 2 T20 during the New Zealand tour starting February 25, 2009.
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India vs New Zealand Cricket Series 2008-09Schedule
- Wed 25, February 2009 (D/N): 1st Twenty20 - New Zealand v India at Christchurch
- Fri 27, February 2009 (D/N): 2nd Twenty20 - New Zealand v India at Wellington
- Tue 03, March 2009 (D/N): 1st ODI - New Zealand v India at Napier
- Fri 06, March 2009 (D/N): 2nd ODI - New Zealand v India at Wellington
- Sun 08, March 2009 (D/N): 3rd ODI - New Zealand v India at Christchurch
- Wed 11, March 2009 (D/N): 4th ODI - New Zealand v India at Hamilton
- Sat 14, March 2009 (D/N): 5th ODI - New Zealand v India at Auckland
- Wed 18-Sun 22, March 2009: 1st Test - New Zealand v India at Hamilton
- Thu 26-Mon 30, March 2009: 2nd Test - New Zealand v India at Napier
- Fri 03-Tue 07, April 2009: 3rd Test - New Zealand v India at Wellington
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India vs New Zealand Cricket Series 2008-09
IND v NZ, 4th ODI, Hamilton: Tendulkar ruled out of Hamilton ODI
India are 2-0 up in the five-match series after the second game was abandoned due to rain and a win in Hamilton would seal a series win. Star batsman Tendulkar hit a brilliant 163 in Christchurch in leading India to a massive total of 392 for four in a comprehensive 58-run victory on Sunday.
The "Little Master" retired hurt with a bruised abdomen and Indian management confirmed Tuesday he will miss the Hamilton game.
They said it was uncertain if he would play in the series finale in Auckland at the weekend, although he is believed likely to return for the three-Test series starting next week.
Tendulkar is expected to be replaced by Rohit Sharma, while pace bowler Ishant Sharma may return to the side, subject to a fitness test, after suffering a shoulder injury while fielding in a Twenty20 match last month.
IND v NZ, 3rd ODI, Christchurch: Indians comfortably win third one dayer (IND 2:0)
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)
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 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
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
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)
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
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