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Crowe: Wagner was the real star

Martin Crowe says that despite the double-century scored by New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum, it was fast bowler Neil Wagner who proved to shine brightest for New Zealand in the first Test against India at Auckland

ESPNcricinfo staff

February 9, 2014

Posted by myStraightTalk on (February 10, 2014, 5:42 GMT)

When was the last time India won the test series? Dhoni is the real no star

Posted by mxnmxn on (February 10, 2014, 2:17 GMT)

No doubt about it. Wagner actually changed the course of the game in favor of NZ.

Posted by Rj_Kiwi on (February 9, 2014, 11:38 GMT)

Batsman always get preference over bowlers. To get Man of the Match a bowler has to get a lot of wickets and hope no batsman made virtually any runs. Bmac's innings was fantastic but compare Wagners effort (in the context of the match), was the true performance of the match. Not just the statistics but also the quality of the batsmen he dismissed and also, some of his deliveries were absolute gems.

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