New Zealand tour of India, 3rd Test: India v New Zealand at Delhi, Dec 16-21, 1955
16,17,18,20,21 December 1955 (5-day match)
  New Zealand 1st innings R M 4s 6s
JG Leggat c Manjrekar b Gupte 37 5 0
B Sutcliffe not out 230 540 30 0
JW Guy c Mehra b Sunderam 52 0
JR Reid not out 119 210 10 1
Extras (b 7, lb 5) 12
  Total (2 wickets dec; 176 overs) 450 (2.55 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  GR Sunderam 39 5 99 1 2.53
  GS Ramchand 38 11 82 0 2.15
  SP Gupte 39 10 98 1 2.51
  RG Nadkarni 54 13 132 0 2.44
  P Bhandari 6 0 27 0 4.50
  India 1st innings R M 4s 6s
VL Mehra c †McMahon b Hayes 32 0
NJ Contractor b Reid 62 0
PR Umrigar* b MacGibbon 18 0
VL Manjrekar c †McMahon b Cave 177 555 20 0
AG Kripal Singh b Hayes 36 0
GS Ramchand st †McMahon b Poore 72 11 1
RG Nadkarni not out 68 0
P Bhandari b MacGibbon 39 0
Extras (b 16, lb 4, nb 7) 27
  Total (7 wickets dec; 241.5 overs) 531 (2.19 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AR MacGibbon 59.5 16 121 2 2.02
  HB Cave 50 28 68 1 1.36
  JA Hayes 44 9 105 2 2.38
  JR Reid 41 14 86 1 2.09
  JC Alabaster 29 9 90 0 3.10
  MB Poore 15 4 26 1 1.73
  B Sutcliffe 3 0 8 0 2.66
  New Zealand 2nd innings R M 6s
JG Leggat not out 50 130 0
SN McGregor c †Tamhane b Manjrekar 49 0
JW Guy not out 10 0
Extras (lb 2, nb 1) 3
  Total (1 wicket; 58 overs) 112 (1.93 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  GR Sunderam 3 0 8 0 2.66
  GS Ramchand 3 0 11 0 3.66
  SP Gupte 6 1 22 0 3.66
  RG Nadkarni 3 1 10 0 3.33
  P Bhandari 7 2 12 0 1.71
  VL Manjrekar 20 13 16 1 0.80
  AG Kripal Singh 7 3 10 0 1.42
  NJ Contractor 6 1 17 0 2.83
  VL Mehra 3 0 3 0 1.00

Match details


Toss - New Zealand, who chose to bat
Series - India led the 5-match series 1-0
Test debuts - RG Nadkarni and GR Sunderam (India)
Umpires - DD Desai and ND Nagarwala
Close of play
  • Fri, 16 Dec - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 218/1 (B Sutcliffe 134*, JW Guy 44*)
  • Sat, 17 Dec - day 2 - India 1st innings 24/0 (VL Mehra 10*, NJ Contractor 14*)
  • Sun, 18 Dec - day 3 - India 1st innings 187/3 (VL Manjrekar 30*, AG Kripal Singh 31*)
  • Mon, 19 Dec - rest day
  • Tue, 20 Dec - day 4 - India 1st innings 393/5 (VL Manjrekar 140*, RG Nadkarni 11*)
  • Wed, 21 Dec - day 5 - New Zealand 2nd innings 112/1 (58 ov) - end of match
 
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