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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
New Zealand v India 2nd ODI at Wellington
IND v NZ, 2nd ODI, Wellington: Rain washes out Wellington ODI (IND 1:0)
Mar 06, 2009Rain 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.
What cricket there was however was entertaining with Virender Sehwag striking the ball beautifully, despite being hampered by a leg injury and calling for a runner partway through his knock, and Sachin Tendulkar showing his class as both reached half-centuries.
IND v NZ, 2nd ODI, Wellington: India 188-4 (28.4 overs) v New Zealand : Match abandoned
IND v NZ, 2nd ODI, Wellington: Sehwag warns New Zealand bowlers
Mar 05, 2009India's aggressive opening batsman Virender Sehwag has warned New Zealand's bowlers to expect more fireworks in Friday's second one-day international.
The strike power of Sehwag, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Suresh Raina against a sometimes-wayward New Zealand attack took India to a 53-run win in the rain-marred opening game of the five-match series on Tuesday.
"If we are careful at the beginning, we are confident of scoring 300 every time," Sehwag told reporters.
When India last visited New Zealand in 2002-03 they lost the one-day series 5-2 after being confronted by green, seaming wickets. This year, the pitches do not harbour the same dangers. In contrast, New Zealand's batting line-up faces the possible loss of batting strike weapon Brendon McCullum, who aggravated an old injury when he was struck on the right thumb while wicketkeeping in Napier.
He has already been ruled out from keeping on Friday and a decision will be made before the game on whether he will be able to play as a batsman only.
Wicketkeeper Peter McGlashan is in line to make his ODI debut, with middle-order batsman Neil Broom likely to miss out. New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori is hopeful McCullum will bat on Friday.
New Zealand v India 4th ODI at Wellington
India won the toss and decided to bat
188 for 4 (28.4 overs)
|Sehwag||c McGlashan||b Butler||
|Gambhir||c Elliott||b O'Brien||
|Yuvraj||c Taylor||b Mills||
|Total||for 4||188||(28.4 ovs)|
Umpires: R E Koertzen, E A Watkin
New Zealand: Ryder, B McCullum, Guptill, Taylor, Elliott, Oram, McGlashan (W), Mills, Vettori (C), O'Brien, Butler
India: Sehwag, Tendulkar, Gambhir, Yuvraj, Raina, Dhoni (C/W), Y Pathan, Harbhajan, Kumar, Zaheer, Patel