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New Zealand v India, 2nd Test, Napier, 1st day

India forced to play 'catch up'

Mar 26, 2009: It had all the makings of a dramatic day for India. In fact, things started happening too quickly last afternoon

Sidharth Monga in Napier

New Zealand v India, 2nd Test, Napier, 1st day

Wairarapa boys punish India

Mar 26, 2009: In a summer of gloom, the two silver linings for New Zealand cricket shone bright on a lovely sunny day in Napier today

Sidharth Monga in Napier

New Zealand v India, 2nd Test, Napier

Bullish India shed 'conventional' methods

Mar 25, 2009: Not only are they making a mockery of the jinxes that have haunted Indian cricket for long, Dhoni's men are also breaking long-standing traditions

Sidharth Monga in Napier

New Zealand v India, 2nd Test, Napier

Vettori promises hard fight

Mar 25, 2009: Daniel Vettori knows the public deserves better than what happened in Hamilton, a tame defeat in four days. It's not the loss that hurts them as much, but the manner in which they lost

Sidharth Monga in Napier

New Zealand v India, 1st Test, Hamilton, 3rd day

Sachin evokes his prime

Mar 20, 2009: Bring back Shane Warne, Shaun Pollock and Wasim Akram because we have a conundrum here that only they can solve. The way Sachin Tendulkar has batted on this tour, and in the matches leading up to it, it seems he has hit the kind of patch he did in the mid

Sidharth Monga in Hamilton

Vettori - the good stats and the bad stats

Mar 20, 2009: New Zealand's captain has made priceless contributions with the bat over the last six years, but his bowling against the top teams has been anything but incisive

S Rajesh

New Zealand v India, 1st Test, Hamilton, 1st day

Wish you were here

Mar 18, 2009: It was an exhilarating day's play. Six wickets in the first session, followed by two superb centuries, a good comeback by the bowling side and a blazing start by the visitors

Sidharth Monga at Seddon Park

New Zealand v India, 1st Test, Hamilton, 1st day

The drama around Ryder's maiden century

Mar 18, 2009: The hapless Chris Martin came in to bat with five balls to go in the Harbhajan over, with Ryder looking on from the non-striker's end, two short of a maiden Test century.

Sidharth Monga in Hamilton

New Zealand v India, 1st Test, Hamilton

Dangerous underdogs

Mar 17, 2009: A tough series will maintain the credibility of New Zealand's Test side, a win will set them forward by leaps, but they can't afford to get outplayed

Sidharth Monga in Hamilton

New Zealand v India, 1st Test, Hamilton

Buoyant India unfazed by dismal record

Mar 17, 2009: They may not have a Test win in New Zealand since 1976 but India are focused on winning the series instead of worrying about past performances

Sidharth Monga in Hamilton

Leather hunt ahoy

Mar 17, 2009: New Zealand's bowling lacks penetration, and preparing seaming wickets won't be the ticket either

Mark Richardson

India in New Zealand 2008-09

The Tests are here

Mar 16, 2009: The first thing Daniel Vettori did upon arriving at Seddon Park, two days before the first Test, was to have a look at the pitch. He inspected it for a good five to ten minutes and then chatted with the curator Karl Johnson

Sidharth Monga in Hamilton

India in New Zealand 2008-09

A tale of two comebacks

Mar 16, 2009: If the two teams needed any motivation before the start of the Tests, it has arrived in the form of L Balaji and James Franklin

Sidharth Monga in Hamilton

Meetings and beatings

Mar 16, 2009: Former cricketers - and a hockey star - queue up to be interrogated by our intrepid correspondent, and bowlers get the rough end of the stick

Sidharth Monga

New Zealand v India, 5th ODI, Auckland

Why Ryder was a good investment

Mar 14, 2009: Jesse Ryder is not your everyday cricketer - on the ratio of natural talent to hard work, he relies heavily on the side of talent

Sidharth Monga in Auckland

No country for bowlers

Mar 13, 2009: Not only in this series, but in the last few years, bowlers have been increasingly marginalised in ODIs in New Zealand

S Rajesh

New Zealand v India, 3rd ODI, Christchurch

Momentum with a magical touch

Mar 8, 2009: So just how did Tendulkar set himself into a position to aim at the first ODI double-century before he had to retire hurt after 45 overs?

Sidharth Monga in Christchurch

New Zealand v India, 2nd ODI, Wellington

The shower surprise

Mar 6, 2009: Everybody hopes that the next three matches go the full distance, but don't rule out contingency plans for rain intervals being discussed in team meetings

Sidharth Monga in Wellington

E-ticket to ride

Mar 3, 2009: The joys of auto-check in. Chess in a public square with giant pieces. And meeting an international cricketer who also happens to be colleague… sort of

Sidharth Monga

Ryder on the storm

Mar 1, 2009: New Zealand's wild child may finally be getting the method his madness needs

Sidharth Monga
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Tour Results
New Zealand v India at Wellington - Apr 3-7, 2009
Match drawn
New Zealand v India at Napier - Mar 26-30, 2009
Match drawn
New Zealand v India at Hamilton - Mar 18-21, 2009
India won by 10 wickets
New Zealand v India at Auckland - Mar 14, 2009
New Zealand won by 8 wickets (with 118 balls remaining)
New Zealand v India at Hamilton - Mar 11, 2009
India won by 84 runs (D/L method)
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