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Wellington: The score... and more
February 25, 2009
The second Twenty20 [Images] international between India and New Zealand [Images] will be played at the Westpac stadium in Wellington on February 27. The venue has hosted just a solitary Twenty20 international, between the hosts and Sri Lanka [Images], and 16 One-Day Internationals.
Sri Lanka won the only T20 match played there by 18 runs (D/L method) as rain forced the match to be abandoned after 5.5 overs.
Wellington is the arts and culture capital of New Zealand. It is a vibrant downtown area nestled between rolling hills and a stunning harbour. From action-packed adventure activities to its close proximity to nature, it has something for everyone. A special blend of heritage buildings, museums and galleries, fine food and live entertainment opportunities make this city a great place to visit in any season.
Sophisticated yet friendly, Wellington finds many of its visitors choosing to base themselves in the vibrant inner city, where it's easy to walk to boutique shops, art galleries, trendy caf�s and restaurants. Dominating the spectacular waterfront is Te Papa Tongrewa -- the interactive, innovative museum that's one of New Zealand's key cultural attractions. At night, the city stays up late to enjoy live theatre, music and dance performances.
Wellington is New Zealand's capital city, and it's also known as our arts and culture capital. A special blend of heritage buildings, museums and galleries, fine food and live entertainment opportunities make this city a great place to visit in any season.
Wellington also hosts the second one-day international of the five-match ODI series.
February 27 - Second T20
March 6: Second ODI
Statistical Overview - T20 Internationals
Statistical Overview � One-Day Internationals
India's ODI record at Wellington
India's ODI matches at Wellington
Statistics: Rajneesh Gupta
When in Wellington don't miss:
Between harbour and hills
The home of heritage
A city with four flavours
You will find plenty to see and do within Wellington's compact downtown area
All aboard for an urban adventure
Take a tour - discover former Lord of the Rings filming sites with one of Wellington's tour companies
A restored, historic cable car travels from downtown Wellington up to the Botanic Garden, where there are sweeping views of the city and harbour
Downtown Wellington's four unique quarters offer great shopping, bars, cafes and restaurants - all within easy walking distance
Walk or take a bus from the city to the summit of Mount Victoria for a 360-degree panorama of Wellington
Mountain bike through the re-generating native bush of Makara Peak, a nationally acclaimed mountain bike park
Arts and Culture
Set on the city waterfront, Te Papa is New Zealand's innovative national museum. Visitors can gain an insight into the New Zealand way of life - past and present. Entry is free for most exhibitions
Wellington has a strong theatre culture. See a live show and concert any night of the week
Enjoy a tour of Parliament Buildings which provide an insight into New Zealand's political heritage
Get close to nature in and around the city
Visit an inner city slice of native paradise at Karori Sanctuary, home to some of New Zealand's rarities including kiwi
Hire a sea kayak and paddle around the picturesque bays of Wellington Harbour
Take a four-wheel drive tour to the south coast and see a colony of New Zealand fur seals
Relax and indulge on the Kapiti Coast
Northwest of Wellington is the Kapiti Coast, where you can enjoy golden beaches and a gourmet lifestyle.
Kapiti Island Nature Reserve sits just off the coastline - it's one of New Zealand's leading conservation islands
Tempt your taste buds at Lindale Tourist and Agricultural Centre, where you'll find local Kapiti cheese and ice cream tasting
Visit Southwards Car Museum, for the Southern Hemisphere's largest collection of antique and unusual cars
Spend some time tasting world class wines in the Wairarapa region, an hour and fifteen minutes outside
Explore the boutique wine village of Martinborough, a wine lover's paradise by bicycle.
Stop and sample some of the wines that are on offer, especially the Pinot Noir.
Indulge in a gourmet lunch at one of the award winning wineries
Wellington has ferries connecting the North and South islands and an extensive train and bus network.
Wellington's compact size means it only takes 20 minutes to walk from one side of downtown to the other.
Visitors are often surprised by how much there is to see and do in Wellington - ensure you allow enough time.
Venture out to Kapiti, Hutt Valley and Porirua - each area has unique experiences to offer travellers.
Travel guide: Courtesy www.newzealand.com