March 18-22, 2009

New Zealand v India, 1st Test, Hamilton

India 520 (Tendulkar 160, Gambhir 72, Dravid 66, Zaheer 51*) and 39 for 0 beat New Zealand 279 (Vettori 118, Ryder 102, Ishant 4-73) and 279 (McCullum 84, Flynn 67, Harbhajan 6-63) by ten wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Match package

4th day

Bulletin - India end drought with thumping win
Sidharth Monga - Turning it on, Harbhajan style
Quotes - Ruthless Dhoni eyes series win
Quotes - The batting needs to click - Vettori
Audio - Mark Richardson: New Zealand need a seamers' shootout
Tour diary - The lure of rugby
Gallery - India take the series lead

3rd day

Bulletin - Tendulkar's ton gives India big lead
Plays of the day - Fat men can dive
Gallery - India build on advantage after Tendulkar hundred

2nd day

Bulletin - Tendulkar's fifty keeps India on top
Gallery - India edge ahead on slow day
Sidharth Monga - A slow yet absorbing day
Quotes - We've got our noses ahead - Dravid
Quotes - 'It is good to be back' - Martin
Audio - Mark Richardson: 'India used the conditions better'

1st day
Bulletin - Fast bowlers give India the edge
Sidharth Monga - The drama around Ryder's maiden century
Sidharth Monga - Wish you were here
Gallery - India grab opening day honours
Plays of the Day - New Zealand take no passengers

Preview package

Preview - Teams switch to five-day mode
Sidharth Monga - Buoyant India unfazed by dismal record
Sidharth Monga - Dangerous underdogs
News - New Zealand board declines request to delay start
Stats - A fine venue for pace, and for Vettori the batsman
Mark Richardson - Leather hunt ahoy