March 26-30, 2009

New Zealand v India, 2nd Test, Napier

New Zealand 619 for 8 (Ryder 201, Taylor 151, McCullum 115, Vettori 55, Franklin 52) drew with India 305 (Dravid 83, Laxman 76) and 476 for 4 (Gambhir 137, Laxman 124*, Tendulkar 64, Yuvraj 54*)
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Match package

5th day
Bulletin - Gambhir and Laxman salvage gritty draw
Plays of the Day - It's VVS, all through
Sidharth Monga - Assured Laxman walks the talk
Quotes - Vettori hails team effort but not the pitch
Stats - New Zealand lose perfect home record
Sidharth Monga - Unshaken and unstirred
Audio - Mark Richardson: Lack of penetration hurt New Zealand
Gallery - Gambhir and Laxman secure famous draw
Match discussion

4th day
Bulletin - Gambhir leads India's fight for survival
Sidharth Monga - A big moment for 'little' Gambhir
Quotes - 'We needed to show character and did that'
Iain O'Brien - Need one breakthrough to swing the game
Plays of the Day - Dravid's 15th six
Gallery - India make strides towards distant goal

3rd day
Bulletin - New Zealand in control with big lead
Sidharth Monga - A lesson in perseverance
Blog - Why spinners make Sehwag look silly
Quotes - 150 reasons to smile
Quotes - We can save the Test - Laxman
Plays of the Day - The no-ball that wasn't
Gallery - Bowlers hand New Zealand the advantage

2nd day
Bulletin - Relentless New Zealand ensure firm control
Sidharth Monga - Let down by fielding and intensity
Quotes - 'It has been a long time coming' - McCullum
Audio - Mark Richardson: India had a defensive mindset
Plays of the Day - Yuvi shines, Ryder fumes, and Munaf runs
Gallery - Ryder and McCullum lead New Zealand's domination
Match discussion

1st day
Bulletin - Taylor and Ryder carry resurgent New Zealand
Sidharth Monga - Wairarapa boys punish India
Quotes - India forced to play 'catch up'
News - Dhoni injury not serious
Sidharth Monga - Mark's men on top
Iain O'Brien - Crosswords, coffee and sandwiches
Plays of the Day - Where's Dhoni?
Gallery - Taylor and Ryder dominate

Preview package

Preview - India eye historic series triumph
Quotes - Vettori promises hard fight
Sidharth Monga - Bullish India shed 'conventional' methods
News - Napier groundsman denies fungus problem
Stats - New Zealand seek to break Napier drought