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New Zealand v India 1st Test at Hamilton

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, 1st Test, Hamilton, Day 3: Tendulkar's ton puts India in commanding position

A near flawless 160 by Sachin Tendulkar and three early wickets in New Zealand's second innings gave India total charge on the third day of the first Test at Hamilton on Friday.
At stumps New Zealand were 75-3, 166 runs short of wiping out an imposing 241-run deficit after India posted 520 in their first innings.
Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (47) and Zaheer Khan (51 not out) chipped in with useful contributions as the visitors took advantage of a good batting track of Seddon Park to put the host team on the back-foot. With two full days left, the Black Caps will have to bat out of their skin to prevent India from taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Indians took the wicket of night watchman Kyle Mills in the very last ball to cap a day, completely dominated by them with Tendulkar standing out with his heroic knock. It was Tendulkar's third hundred in four Tests since the 109 against Australia at Nagpur last November, pulling further ahead of Ricky Ponting's 37 hundreds (129 Tests).
IND v NZ, 1st Test, Hamilton, Day 3 (stumps): New Zealand 279 & 75-3 v India 520

IND v NZ, 1st Test, Hamilton, Day 2: India 278 for 4 at stumps, trail New Zealand by 1 run

India trailed New Zealand's first innings of 279 by one run when bad light stopped play 6.1 overs before the scheduled close of the second day of the first cricket test at Seddon Park.
India were 278 for four after resuming at the start of the day on 29 without loss. Sachin Tendulkar was unbeaten on 70 and Yuvraj Singh was not out on eight when India's batsmen were offered the light. Chris Martin took two for 53 to be New Zealand's most successful bowler
Resuming at 29 for no loss, India lost dashing Virender Sehwag in the morning session but Gambhir and Dravid ensured there was no further setbacks with a 105-run partnership.
IND v NZ, 1st Test, Hamilton, Day 2 (stumps): India 278-4 (90.5 overs) v New Zealand 279 all out (78.2 overs)

IND v NZ, 1st Test, Hamilton, Day 1: Vettori and Ryder inspire New Zealand fightback

Centuries by New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori and Jesse Ryder inspired a New Zealand fightback on day one of the first Test against India.
A horror start had the hosts reeling at 61 for six at lunch after India won the toss and opted to bowl first at Seddon Park in Hamilton. But Vettori and Ryder steadied the ship with a 186-run partnership to take New Zealand to 246 before Vettori was finally caught behind by MS Dhoni off the bowling of Munaf Patel for 118.
Ryder faced some nervous moments in the nineties before earning a deserved maiden Test century. At 98 the big left-hander was forced to watch as Chris Martin, described by many as the worst batsmen in Test cricket with an average of 2.17, fended off Harbhajan Singh for almost a full over before Ryder was handed his chance.
He took it, smacking his 14th boundary of the innings to reach 102 in 161 balls before skying the next Ishant Sharma delivery to VVS Laxman and bringing New Zealand's innings to a close on 279. Indian openers Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag survived seven overs to be 29 for nought at the close. Sehwag hit five boundaries, including three off one Kyle Mills over, to be 22 not out, while Gambhir was unbeaten on six.
IND v NZ, 1st Test, Hamilton, Day 1 (stumps): India 29-0 (7.0 overs) v New Zealand 279 all out (78.2 overs)

IND v NZ, 1st Test, Hamilton: India favourites to avenge New Zealand record

India regroup after outplaying New Zealand in the one-day series with an even more ominous line-up for the first cricket Test starting at Hamilton on Wednesday.
With Sachin Tendulkar appearing to be over a stomach strain that restricted his limited-over appearances, and the injection of fellow legends Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman, this is an Indian side stacked with run-makers. Having won the one-dayers 3-1, with Virender Sehwag slaughtering the New Zealand attack, India start as firm favourites to win their first Test series in New Zealand in 40 years.
Although the green tinge on the Seddon Park wicket will give the bowlers hope on the opening session the pitch should favour the batsmen for the remainder of the five days.
Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni prefers to bat first but said he would wait until the toss here as the weather conditions could influence his final decision.

New Zealand v India 1st Test at Hamilton

Scores

India won the toss and decided to field
279 all out (78.2 overs)
279 all out (102.3 overs)
520 all out (152.4 overs)
39 for 0 (5.2 overs)

New Zealand 1st Innings - All out
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
McIntosh c Sehwag b Sharma
12
52 1 0
Guptill c Dravid b Khan
14
20 2 0
Flynn c Dhoni b Khan
0
3 0 0
Taylor
 
b Sharma
18
37 2 0
Ryder c Laxman b Sharma
102
162 14 0
Franklin c Dhoni b Sharma
0
2 0 0
McCullum c Laxman b Patel
3
8 0 0
Vettori c Dhoni b Patel
118
164 14 2
Mills
 
b Patel
0
1 0 0
O'Brien st Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh
8
19 1 0
Martin not out
 
0
5 0 0
Extras
 
3nb 1lb 4
 
Total
 
all out 279 (78.2 ovs)

Bowler
O
M
R
W
Khan 16.0 3 70 2
Sharma 19.2 4 73 4
Patel 18.0 4 60 3
Harbhajan Singh 22.0 7 57 1
Sehwag 3.0 0 18 0
Fall of wicket
 
17 Guptill
17 Flynn
40 McIntosh
51 Taylor
51 Franklin
60 McCullum
246 Vettori
246 Mills
275 O'Brien
279 Ryder

India 1st Innings - All out
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
Gambhir c McCullum b Martin
72
135 11 0
Sehwag run out
 
24
21 5 0
Dravid
 
b O'Brien
66
138 12 0
Tendulkar c Taylor b O'Brien
160
260 26 0
Laxman c Taylor b Martin
30
91 4 0
Singh
 
b Martin
22
50 4 0
Dhoni c McCullum b O'Brien
47
123 7 0
Harbhajan Singh c Vettori b Mills
16
27 2 1
Khan not out
 
51
46 8 0
Sharma c McCullum b Vettori
6
13 1 0
Patel c Martin b Vettori
9
20 1 0
Extras
 
8nb 6b 3lb 17
 
Total
 
all out 520 (152.4 ovs)

Bowler
O
M
R
W
Martin 30.0 9 98 3
Mills 22.0 4 98 1
O'Brien 33.0 7 103 3
Franklin 23.0 1 98 0
Vettori 35.4 8 90 2
Ryder 9.0 5 24 0
Fall of wicket
 
37 Sehwag
142 Gambhir
177 Dravid
238 Laxman
314 Singh
429 Dhoni
443 Tendulkar
457 Harbhajan Singh
492 Sharma
520 Patel

New Zealand 2nd Innings - All out
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
McIntosh c Tendulkar b Khan
0
3 0 0
Guptill c Sehwag b Harbhajan Singh
48
86 7 1
Flynn c Gambhir b Harbhajan Singh
67
183 10 0
Mills lbw b Patel
2
19 0 0
Taylor c Sehwag b Patel
4
30 0 0
Ryder lbw b Harbhajan Singh
21
27 2 1
Franklin c Patel b Harbhajan Singh
14
44 1 0
McCullum c Laxman b Singh
84
135 11 0
Vettori c Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh
21
41 2 0
O'Brien c Laxman b Harbhajan Singh
14
45 3 0
Martin not out
 
0
2 0 0
Extras
 
1b 3lb 4
 
Total
 
all out 279 (102.3 ovs)

Bowler
O
M
R
W
Khan 28.0 7 79 1
Sharma 22.0 7 62 0
Patel 17.0 2 60 2
Harbhajan Singh 28.0 2 63 6
Singh 7.3 2 11 1
Fall of wicket
 
0 McIntosh
68 Guptill
75 Mills
110 Taylor
132 Ryder
154 Franklin
161 Flynn
199 Vettori
275 O'Brien
279 McCullum

India 2nd Innings
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
Gambhir not out
 
30
18 6 0
Dravid not out
 
8
14 2 0
Extras
 
1b 1
 
Total
 
for 0 39 (5.2 ovs)

Bowler
O
M
R
W
Martin 3.0 0 17 0
Mills 2.2 0 21 0
Fall of wicket
 

Umpires: S J A Taufel, I J Gould
New Zealand: McIntosh, Guptill, Flynn, Taylor, Ryder, Franklin, McCullum (W), Vettori (C), Mills, O'Brien, Martin
India: Gambhir, Sehwag, Dravid, Tendulkar, Laxman, Singh, Dhoni (C/W), Harbhajan Singh, Khan, Sharma, Patel


Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.