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Wellington: The score... and more

February 25, 2009 13:57 IST

The second Twenty20 international between India and New Zealand 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, 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.

Scorching Bay, WellingtonSophisticated 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 cafés 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.

Match dates:

February 27 - Second T20

March 6: Second ODI

Statistical Overview - T20 Internationals




Westpac Stadium

Only T20 International


Matches Won by Home Side

0 (0.00%)

Matches Won by Touring Side

1 (100.00%)

Highest Individual Innings

51 not out ST Jayasuriya SL v NZ 2006-07

Best Bowling

3/21 ST Jayasuriya SL v NZ 2006-07

Highest Team Innings

162/8 NZ v SL 2006-07

Lowest Team Innings

62/1 (Rain stopped play) SL vs NZ 2006-07

Average Runs per Wicket


Average Runs per Over


Statistical Overview – One-Day Internationals




Westpac Stadium

First One-Day International


Last One-Day International


Matches Won by Home Side

10 (62.50%)

Matches Won by Touring Side

5 (31.25%)

Matches with No Result

1 ( 6.25%)

Highest Individual Innings

156 A Symonds Aus v NZ 2005-06

Best Bowling

5/23 SE Bond NZ v Aus 2006-07

Highest Team Innings

322/5 Aus v NZ 2005-06

Lowest Team Innings

89 Eng v NZ 2001-02

Highest Successful Run Chase

237/2 NZ v Zim 2000-01

Average Runs per Wicket


Average Runs per Over


India's ODI record at Wellington











v NZ





India's ODI matches at Wellington





Batted 1st

Batted 2nd



v NZ

Ind-2 wickets

NZ 168

Ind 169-8

Statistics: Rajneesh Gupta

When in Wellington don't miss:

Between harbour and hills
Wellington's geography has created a compact city. The central city, only 2 kilometres wide, is nestled between the harbour and the hills. Wild, untouched landscapes can be found within minutes of your city hotel.

The home of heritage
Wellington is home to many of New Zealand's most significant heritage attractions. Among these are the national museum Te Papa, Parliament and the National Archives, which displays the original Treaty of Waitangi.

A city with four flavours
Downtown Wellington is divided into four distinct quarters, making it easy for visitors to experience the different personalities of the city. The fashions, flavours and faces change with every quarter.

You will find plenty to see and do within Wellington's compact downtown area

All aboard for an urban adventure 

Cable Car in WellingtonTake 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
Explore the Vineyards

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

Key Tips

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