December 14, 2010NZ players told to perform or get pay cut
New Zealand cricketers are bearing the burnt of their disastrous tour of India. They have been issued a warning by their Players' Association -- perform or get ready for a smaller pay package.
December 13, 2010New Zealand board rules out sacking Vettori
The Test and One-day thrashing at the hands of India has prompted New Zealand Cricket to start a review of the team's performance but the body has ruled out sacking captain Daniel Vettori.
Ashwin is the find of ODI series: Gambhir
Stand-in captain Gautam Gambhir praised off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin's performance terming him the find of the One-Day series.
December 10, 2010We were inconsistent: Vettori
New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori on Friday admitted that India were the superior team in the ODI series and his side lacked consistency to challenge a strong and balanced opposition.
Images: India humiliate NZ to complete whitewash
Images from 5th ODI played between India and New Zealand in Chennai on Friday.
Match Stats: India vs NZ, fifth ODI, Chennai
# Ravichandran Ashwin (3 for 24) has recorded his career-best bowling performance, bettering the 3 for 50 against New Zealand at Guwahati on November 28, 2010.
Gambhir credits team effort for series whitewash
India's stand-in skipper Gautam Gambhir attributed the team's 5-0 sweep in the ODI series against New Zealand to "overall effort" after the hosts won the final match by eight wickets, in Chennai on Friday.
Will it be an unbeaten home season for India?
No one has noticed it, but India have not lost a single match at home in this season, points out Rajneesh Gupta.
India crush NZ to complete whitewash
India crushed New Zealand by eight wickets in the fifth and final One-Day International, to complete a 5-0 series whitewash, at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai, on Friday.
December 09, 2010Second-string India look to whitewash Kiwis
India's bowling consultant and current stand-in coach Eric Simons ruled out any injury concerns but said the hosts might rest some key players in the fifth and final One-Day International against New Zealand in Chennai, on Friday keeping in mind the upcoming South Africa tour.
Hard to bet against India at World Cup: Taylor
The threat of a second successive ODI series whitewash looming large, New Zealand's star batsman Ross Taylor on Thursday said his side is in a "tough situation" against India and if the hosts continue with their dominant show, they are firm favourites to lift next year's World Cup.
Rampaging India look for series whitewash
High on confidence after steamrolling the opposition in the first three matches before snatching an improbable win in the next, a rampaging India would look to rout New Zealand with a 5-0 series whitewash in the fifth and final cricket One-dayer in Chennai on Friday.
December 08, 2010I never thought we would lose the game: Yusuf
A daunting target of 316 did not fluster Yusuf Pathan a bit and the swashbuckling batsman said he never thought during his match-winning knock of 123 that India would lose the fourth One-day International against New Zealand in Bangalore.
India registers yet another comprehensive win
The Bangalore ODI was the tenth occasion that India have registered a win while chasing a target of 300 or more. No other side has done so on more than five occasions!
Innings could be turning point for my life: Pathan
After single-handedly engineering India's five-wicket win over New Zealand in the fourth One-Day International, all-rounder Yusuf Pathan said his blistering innings could be the turning point of his career.
Images: India vs New Zealand (Bangalore ODI)
Images from the fourth One-Day International between India and New Zealand at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Tuesday.
December 07, 2010Pathan's blitzkrieg ensures India an empathic win
Yusuf Pathan's spectacular ton (123 not out) helped India register a comprehensive five-wicket win against New Zealand in the fourth One Day International at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Tuesday.
December 06, 2010We are aiming for a clean sweep: Gambhir
Having already clinched the series
We got to find a way to stop Gambhir: Vettori
Facing the challenge of avoiding a series whitewash, New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has asked the top-order batsmen to respond to the tough situation as they face a rampaging India in the fourth ODI on Tuesday.
Indians eye whitewash, Kiwis seek redemption
An unassailable lead in hand, the rampaging Indian team will now push for a series whitewash when it takes on a grossly mismatched New Zealand in the inconsequential fourth cricket One-dayer of the five-match rubber in Bangalore on Tuesday.
'Disappointing Taylor needs to pull up his socks'
Former New Zealand fast bowler Simon Doull reckons that Ross Taylor needs a 'wake-up call' following his disappointing outing in the ongoing One-day series against India.
December 04, 2010Images: Gambhir leads India to series win over NZ
Stand-in captain Gautam Gambhir hit a second consecutive unbeaten century to lead India to a nine-wicket win and series victory against New Zealand with two one-day internationals to spare on Saturday.
Gambhir leads India to series-clinching win
Live updates from the third One-Day International between India and New Zealand, in Vadodara, on Saturday.
December 03, 2010Gambhir warns teammates against complacency
India might be comfortably placed
'Team India is playing exceptionally well'
Faced with a do-or-die situation to stay afloat in the five-match series, New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori said his injury-hit side was hoping that dashing batsman Brendon McCullum would be available on Saturday to bolster the batting line-up in the third ODI against India in Vadodara.
India eye series victory to stay in 2nd place
Bolstered by the return of pace spearhead Zaheer Khan, India would look to stamp their superiority and clinch the five-match series against New Zealand with a third straight victory in the third One-dayer in Vadodara on Saturday.
'Want to make best use of the opportunities'
He will be playing his first One-day International after nearly six and half years but Parthiv Patel is not ready to think about the years spent in wilderness.
December 02, 2010Zaheer back in squad; Sreesanth, Raina rested
Pace spearhead Zaheer Khan, who missed the first two matches due to injury, on Thursday, returned to the Indian team for the next three games of the ODI series against New Zealand while the selectors decided to rest batsman Suresh Raina and pacer Sreesanth, ahead of the upcoming South Africa series.
December 01, 2010'It was satisfying to get a hundred as captain'
Despite leading India to back-to-back wins in his first two assignments, stand-in skipper Gautam Gambhir ruled out chances of leading the side on a full-time basis in future and said that regular captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was doing a "far better" job.
Images: Gambhir leads from the front against NZ
Gautam Gambhir stamped his authority with a majestic century as India romped to a convincing eight-wicket win thereby taking a 2-0 lead in the five-match ODI series against New Zealand, at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Wednesday.
Roof comes off at Sawai Mansingh stadium
The roof of the north-west stand at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium which is currently hosting the India-New Zealand ODI match came down, injuring four to five people in Jaipur on Wednesday.
Jaipur ODI: Gambhir's ton helps India thrash NZ
An aggressive 138 not out by Gautam Gambhir ensured India a comprehensive eight-wicket win over New Zealand in the second One-Day International at the Sawai Mansingh stadium in Jaipur on Wednesday. Chasing a competitive 259 to win, the home team eased through with seven overs to spare.
November 30, 2010Daniel Vettori to play in Jaipur ODI
Injury-hit New Zealand got a boost as their skipper Daniel Vettori declared his availability for second ODI while opener Brendon McCullum is still a doubtful starter for Wednesdays match at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.
India wary of dew, eye big total in Jaipur
India's stand-in skipper Gautam Gambhir said the batsmen need to score heavily against New Zealand in the second One-Day International in Jaipur on Wednesday since the dew-factor would be crucial to the outcome of the match.
Tuffey ruled out of ODI series against India
Already burdened by back injuries to captain Daniel Vettori and Brendon McCullum, New Zealand on Tuesday suffered yet another setback when fast bowler Daryl Tuffey was ruled out of the ongoing five-match One-Day International series against India due to a bicep strain.
November 29, 2010'Win in India to right the wrongs of Bangladesh'
New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Mills insists that Sunday's defeat in the first ODI against India was a chance lost for a Black Caps side seeking to make amends for last month's 4-0 drubbing by Bangladesh.
Captain Gambhir's new feat
Gautam Gambhir, on Sunday, became the 21st player to captain India in a One-Day International. What is remarkable is the fact that Gambhir recieved his opportunity of leading India for the first time after playing 100 matches.
November 28, 2010Stats: Kohli seventh Indian to hit successive tons
Statistical highlights of the first ODI between India and New Zealand at the Nehru Stadium in Guwahati on Sunday.
It was a chanceless innings from Kohli: Taylor
New Zealand's stand-in skipper Ross Taylor was disappointed after the Black Caps crashed to their seventh consecutive One-day International defeats in Guwahati, but hoped to get their act together before the forthcoming World Cup in February.
Images: Kohli inspires India to victory
Virat Kohli's sparkling century helped India script a 40-run win against an injury-hit New Zealand in the first One-day International to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series in Guwahati on Sunday.
Kohli was good with his shot selection: Gambhir
Leading the side for the first time, India captain Gautam Gambhir on Sunday lavished praise on centurion Virat Kohli for scripting a 40-run win over New Zealand in the first One-day International, which also helped the hosts take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.
Back problems rule out Vettori, McCullum
New Zealand on Sunday missed the services of their skipper Daniel Vettori and explosive opener Brendon McCullum because of back problems in the first ODI of the five match series against India in Guwahati.
Guwahati ODI: India whip New Zealand by 40 runs
India scored a comprehensive 40-run win over New Zealand in the first one-dayer at the Nehru Stadium in Guwahati on Sunday to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. Chasing a competitive target (277), the visitors could only muster 236 in 45.2 overs.
November 27, 2010It's not about giving chance to all: Gambhir
India's stand-in captain Gautam Gambhir did not disclose the XI but gave enough indications that he would not make wholesome changes to the squad that will take on New Zealand in the opening one-dayer of the five-match series, in Guwahati on Sunday.
Vettori keen to rectify mistakes in ODI series
New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori wants to come out of their humiliating 0-4 series loss to Bangladesh by rectifying their mistakes against India in the five-match ODI series that begins with the match at Nehru Stadium, in Guwahati on Sunday.
November 26, 2010Team India get down to business in Guwahati
new look Team India under Gautam Gambhir on Friday had a light practice session immediately after reaching Guwahati in the afternoon, while the New Zealanders opted to unwind at their team hotel ahead of the first One-Day International, on Sunday.
November 25, 2010India call up Nehra in place of Kumar
Left-arm seamer Ashish Nehra will replace Praveen Kumar in India's squad for the first One-Day International against New Zealand on Sunday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Thursday.
November 24, 2010NZ Tests: Team India's report card
How the Indian players rated in the three Test series against New Zealand.
Stats: India's biggest wins in Tests
A look at the India's biggest wins in Tests (by innings margin).
Franklin to replace Ryder in One-day squad
New Zealand fast bowler James Franklin has returned to the Black Caps' One-day International squad in place of Jesse Ryder, who has been ruled out due to a calf injury.
Ishant was too good in Nagpur: Vettori
New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori has identified fast bowler Ishant Sharma as the key to India's victory in the third and final Test held in Nagpur.
November 23, 2010We didn't perform to our potential: Dhoni
India might have won the third Test against New Zealand by an innings and 198 runs but captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday said that the team didn't perform to their full potential in the three-match series.
Stats: India vs NZ, Nagpur Test (Day Four)
Statistical highlights at the end of third and final cricket Test between India and New Zealand at Nagpur on Tuesday.
I could have taken more wickets: Harbhajan
India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Tuesday said he was satisfied to score runs but his bowling was not up to the standard in the three-match Test series against New Zealand.
Our first innings batting let us down: Vettori
New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori feels that losing seven wickets on curtailed first day's play of the third and the final Test became decisive in the end.
Images: India steamroll Kiwis in Nagpur
Spinners Harbhajan Singh and Pragyan Ojha wreaked havoc on a turning track as India recorded one of their most convincing Test wins by thrashing New Zealand by an innings and 198 runs in third and final Test to clinch the three-match series 1-0 in Nagpur on Tuesday.
India crush New Zealand to win Test series
India crushed New Zealand by a huge margin of an innings and 198 runs to win the three-match series 1-0, on day four of the third and final Test at the Vidarbha Cricket Association stadium in Jamtha, Nagpur on Tuesday.
November 22, 2010Stats: India vs NZ, Nagpur Test (Day 3)
Statistical highlights at the end of third day's play in the third and final cricket Test between India and New Zealand at Nagpur on Monday.
'I've been able to work successfully on my flaws'
Rahul Dravid was a satisfied man after his marathon innings of 191 and more so because he had been able to get rid of the few technical glitches he had developed in his batting of late.
McKay "apologises" for dismissing Sachin
Delighted at having as big a first Test wicket as Sachin Tendulkar, New Zealand paceman Andy McKay "aplogised" to the Indian public for denying the maestro of what would have been his 50th Test century.
Images: Dravid, Dhoni author huge lead for India
Images from the Day Three of the third Test match between India and New Zealand in Nagpur on Monday.
'Kiwis need to show spine to get India in Nagpur'
Former New Zealand opener Mark Richardson believes that the current Black Caps Test team have shown top improvement and a ton of spine, and will have to display it during the ongoing Nagpur Test against India.
Dravid's 191 puts India in command
At stumps on the third day, New Zealand were 23 for one in 11 overs in their second innings, still needing another 349 runs to avoid an innings defeat.
November 21, 2010Images: Indian batsmen take control of 3rd Test
Images from the Day Two of the third Test match between India and New Zealand in Nagpur on Sunday.
Captaincy, a dream come true: Gambhir
Handed over the responsibility of captaining India in the first two ODIs against New Zealand in
Ishant, top order put India in control on Day 2
Live updates from day two of the third and final Test between India and New Zealand at the Vidarbha Cricket Association stadium in Jamtha, Nagpur on Sunday.
November 20, 2010'Indians bowled a good line and in right areas'
New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori praised the Indian bowlers for their disciplined effort that saw the visitors reeling at 148 for seven at the end of the first day of the third Test match at the VCA Stadium in Jamtha.
Stats: Ind vs NZ, 3rd Test, Day One
Following is the statistical highlights on the first day of the third and final cricket Test between India and New Zealand in Nagpur.
Gambhir to lead India in ODIs, Dhoni rested
Gautam Gambhir was on Saturday, named captain of the Indian team for the first two matches of the ODI series against New Zealand starting on November 28 with the selectors opting to rest five senior players, including regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Images: Bowlers have Kiwis reeling in final Test
Images from the Day One of the third Test match between India and New Zealand in Nagpur on Saturday
Nagpur Test: Bowlers put India on top on Day 1
At stumps on day one, New Zealand were struggling at 148 for seven in 56 overs with the injured Brendon McCullum unbeaten on 34 from 80 balls, while Tim Southee was not out on seven.
November 19, 2010My shot selection has been a problem: Dhoni
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday said he is "not really bothered" about his Test form but conceded that "poor shot selection" has been a problem for him for quite some while now.
Rest before SA series will be of great help: Dhoni
Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is likely to request the Indian cricket board that some of the players like him and Suresh Raina, who have been playing non-stop for the last six months, be given some rest ahead of the important tour of South Africa.
Bowling woes for Dhoni as India aim for a win
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni would be desperate to sort out his team's bowling woes when they take on New Zealand in the third and final Test starting Saturday amidst threat of weather playing spoilsport.
November 18, 2010Uncovered pitches may hamper India's net session
The Indian team's morning net session on Friday may be hampered, even if there isn't any downpour -- courtesy, the uncovered practice wickets at the VCA Stadium in Jamtha, Nagpur.
Harbhajan's 'all-rounder' riddle shocks Black Caps
New Zealand's cricketers may have previously regarded Harbhajan Singh as little more than nuisance value with the bat, but the latter has now emerged as a genuine all round threat with two back to back Test hundreds as the tourists look to do the unthinkable -- win a test series in India for the first time.
'Indian bowlers went verbally hard at Williamson'
New Zealand coach Mark Greatbatch has said that Indian bowlers were using sledging as a tactic to unsettle young batsman Kane Williamson during the drawn second Test in Hyderabad.
November 17, 2010Zaheer is the source of my inspiration: Unadkat
He is the newest among the breed of left-arm quicks that India have produced in recent years and no wonder Jaidev Unadkat idolises India's pace spearhead Zaheer Khan, whom he has replaced in the squad for the third Test against New Zealand, starting from Saturday.
NZ recall Styris, How for India ODIs
Veteran all-rounder Scott Styris and batsman Jamie How have been recalled to the New Zealand squad for the five-match One-Day International series against India.
November 16, 2010We still have a chance to win the series: Vettori
New Zealand once again proved a point by denying India a win for the second time in the three-match series, but skipper Daniel Vettori was not content with the result, and has his eyes trained on the third Test.
Dhoni unhappy with nature of Indian pitches
Mahendra Singh Dhoni came down heavily on the kind of wickets prepared for the series against New Zealand, after the second Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium ended in a draw on Tuesday.
Images: McCullum double ton secures draw for Kiwis
Virender Sehwag produced an entertaining innings after New Zealand's Brendon McCullum snuffed out any chances of an India win with a career-best maiden double century on the fifth and final day of the second Test in Hyderabad on Tuesday.
Unadkat replaces Zaheer for third Test
India were dealt a big blow ahead of the third Test against New Zealand with pace spearhead Zaheer Khan being ruled out of the final rubber because of a groin injury.
McCullum earns NZ a draw, India disappoints again
The second Test between India and New Zealand ended in a draw on the fifth and final day at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal on Tuesday. The home team, set an improbable target of 327 to win, had made 68 without loss (after 17 overs) before the game was called off an hour before the scheduled close.
November 15, 2010'There's lot more to talk than my 50th Test ton'
The entire world is waiting with bated breath in anticipation of his coveted 50th Test ton but Sachin Tendulkar feels that in his illustrious career spanning over 21 years, there is lot more to talk about the game than a particular milestone.
Opening session tomorrow will be crucial: McIntosh
The opening session on the fifth and final day of the second Test will be crucial to New Zealand's fortunes, according to Kiwi opener Tim McIntosh.
'Harbhajan has worked very hard on his batting'
VVS Laxman feels the presence of a famed batting line-up and the pitch at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium should work to India's advantage even if New Zealand manage to set the hosts a competitive fourth-innings target on the fifth and final day of the second Test in Hyderabad.
Stats: Harbhajan continues golden run with bat
The statistical highlights at the end of fourth day's play in the second Test between India and New Zealand in Hyderabad, on Monday.
Images: Bhajji hits another ton, NZ fight back
Harbhajan Singh smashed his way into the record books by becoming the first number eight batsman in the history of Test cricket to hit back-to-back tons even as the second Test between India and New Zealand headed towards a tight finish in Hyderabad.
McCullum's ton keeps New Zealand hopes alive
A fighting century by Brendon McCullum helped New Zealand put up a good fight and hang on after quick wickets in the final session looked to have handed the initiative back to India on the fourth day of the second Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal on Monday. At stumps (after 75 overs), the visitors had made 237 for four, for an overall lead of 115.
November 14, 2010Plans didn't go as we have liked them to: Taylor
Ross Taylor credited Harbhajan Singh for turning the match in India's favour and said that the last hour, during which the off spinner went hammer and tongs with the bat, foiled New Zealand's plans on the third day of the second Test in Hyderabad.
Stats: India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Hyderabad
Statistical highlights at the end of third day's play in the second Test between India and New Zealand on Sunday.
We have to bowl and field well to win: Dravid
Despite enjoying a healthy lead, Rahul Dravid on Sunday warned his team-mates not to be complacent and said they would have to bowl and field well in the fourth innings if the home side fancy any chances of winning the second cricket Test against New Zealand in Hyderabad.
Images: Harbhajan cameo gives India the edge
Images from the India vs New Zealand second Test match at the Rajiv Gandhi National stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday.
Harbhajan's blitz turns the tide in India's favour
A quickfire 85 not out by Harbhajan Singh helped India build on their first innings lead over New Zealand on the third day of the second Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal on Sunday. After 134 overs, the home team had made 436 for nine, for an overall lead of 96 runs.
November 13, 2010Images: India in command in 2nd Test
Images from Day 2 of the first Test between India and New Zealand in Hyderabad on Friday.
We were lucky to get Sehwag out: Ryder
Virender Sehwag has a penchant for throwing away his wicket after entering the nervous nineties but New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder said that's the way the dashing India opener plays and one should not find it 'bizarre'.
Stats: India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Hyderabad
# Gautam Gambhir has posted his highest score in 11 innings.
'Zaheer gave us crucial breakthroughs'
Zaheer Khan has played a big role in India's success because of his ability to provide the team crucial breakthroughs even on batsmen-friendly Indian conditions, Harbhajan Singh said on Saturday.
Hyderabad Test: India dominate Day Two
Virender Sehwag fell four short of a well-deserved century but ensured India a remarkable start to their first innings, thereby dominating proceedings on day two of the second Test against New Zealand at Uppal on Saturday.
November 12, 2010Will look to bury India under huge total: Guptill
New Zealand is looking at a first innings total of more than 500 runs on Saturday to exert pressure on the Indians batting line up in the second Test, said opener Martin Guptill, who hit a patient 85 here on Friday.
Images: McIntosh ton gives Kiwis steady start
Images from Day 1 of the first Test between India and New Zealand in Hyderabad on Friday.
'Sachin always told me to get a Test century'
Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh attributed his maiden Test century against New Zealand in the first match to the constant motivation given by senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar.
McIntosh century lifts NZ on Day 1
Tim McIntosh battled his way to a century to lift New Zealand against India on day one of the second Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium in Hyderabad, on Friday. At stumps on the opening day, New Zealand were 258 for four in 90 overs with Jesse Ryder on 22 from 64 balls and Gareth Hopkins yet to open his account.
November 11, 2010UDRS could be last option, says Dhoni
Keeping in mind the frequent umpiring errors during international cricket matches, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Thursday batted for the implementation of the contentious and the much-debated Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS).
Indians aim to clip Kiwi wings in Hyderabad
The narrow escape in the first Test was hardly the kind of start India wanted against a depleted New Zealand and the hosts would be determined to notch up a convincing win against their spirited rivals in the second cricket Test starting in Hyderabad on Friday.
Dhoni backs out-of-form Gambhir
India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Thursday backed Gautam Gambhir saying the struggling opener is a class player and would soon come out of his lean phase that has plagued his career for a while now.
Patel determined to leave his mark in Hyderabad
New Zealand off spinner Jeetan Patel is determined to prove himself against the No.1 Test team in the world and make a genuine difference on his team's tour of India.
McIntosh keen to settle scores with Zaheer
New Zealand opening batsman Tim McIntosh says that he has a score to settle with rival Indian fast bowler Zaheer Khan and a point to prove to himself when the second cricket Test starts in Hyderabad on Friday.
November 09, 2010Stats: Highest scores by number 8 batsmen
The impossible happened in the first Test against New Zealand in Ahmedabad, when batting at No 8, Harbhajan scored his maiden century to help India escape with a draw on the final day, on Monday. Below mentioned are some of the higest runs scored by No 8 batsmen.
Franklin called up to replace Bennett in NZ squad
All-rounder James Franklin on Tuesday replaced the injured Hamish Bennett in New Zealand's squad for the remaining two Tests of the ongoing three-match series against India.
November 08, 2010Plethora of records for Harbhajan at Motera
The statistical highlights on the fifth day of the first Test between India and New Zealand that ended in a draw in Ahmedabad, on Monday.
Laxman was the 'sankatmochan' of the match: Bhajji
India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh termed his century against New Zealand on the final day of the first Test as 'special.
Harbhajan took the game away from us: Vettori
New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori had no qualms in admitting that India's lower-order batman Harbhajan Singh denied the Kiwis a possible win in the first Test in Ahmedabad with his aggressive brand of cricket.
Images: India vs NZ, Motera Test (Day Five)
Images from the fifth and final day's play of the opening Test between India and New Zealand at Motera on Monday.
Pitch had little to offer for bowlers: Dhoni
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni defended his bowlers for allowing New Zealand amass 459 in their first innings of the 1st Test in Ahmedabad, saying the pitch had very little for them.
Motera Test: Harbhajan, Laxman help India draw
The opening Test between India and New Zealand at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera ended as a draw on the fifth and final day on Monday. The visitors, chasing 295 to win, had made 22 for one when play was called off.
November 07, 2010Match stats: 1st Test, Ind vs NZ, Day 4
Statistical highlights from the fourth day's play of the first Test between India and New Zealand in Ahmedabad on Sunday.
Images: Martin, Williamson propel New Zealand
India found themselves in real danger of losing the first Test against New Zealand, in Ahmedabad after a top-order collapse left them reeling at 82 for six in their second innings on Sunday.
'Patience was key to my batting'
After becoming the youngest New Zealand cricketer to score a century on debut, Kane Williamson on Sunday said the hard grind while preparing to face India's spinners had paid off in the first Test in Ahmedabad.
170 will be tough to chase on this track: Ojha
Indian spinner Pragyan Ojha feels that New Zealand batsmen will find a target of 170 difficult to chase on the last day on Monday.
Martin takes five to give NZ control
Chris Martin claimed five wickets and Kane Williamson and Jesse Ryder hit centuries to help New Zealand push for victory against India, on Day 4 of the first Test at the Sardar Patel stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad, on Sunday. At close on day four, India were struggling at 82 for six in 40 overs, for an overall lead of 109 runs.
November 06, 2010Match stats: 1st Test, Ind vs NZ, Day 3
Statistical highlights at the end of third day's play in the first Test between India and New Zealand in Ahmedabad.
We bowled well on a flat track: Sreesanth
After being defied by young New Zealand batsmen Jesse Ryder and debutant Kane Williamson for almost two full sessions on Day three of the first Test, India's new ball bowler S Sreesanth maintained that the home team bowlers had performed well on the flat track at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera.
Images: Ryder ton puts Kiwis on right track
Jesse Ryder marked his return to Test cricket with a defiant century as New Zealand staged a spirited fightback to keep themselves afloat in the first Test against India in Ahmedabad on Saturday.
Dravid hurts finger going for hard catch off Ryder
India suffered an injury blow on the third day of the opening Test against New Zealand when batting mainstay Rahul Dravid hurt the finger of his right hand when going for a fast-travelling catch off Jesse Ryder on Saturday.
Motera Test: Ryder leads NZ fightback with ton
A resolute effort from Jesse Ryder (103) and debutant Kane Williamson (87 not out) helped New Zealand put up a solid reply to India's formidable first innings total on the third day of the opening Test in Motera on Saturday. At stumps on day three (after 117.3 overs), the visitors had made 331 for five.