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India in New Zealand 2008-09

Munaf responds to captain's call

Mar 22, 2009: If Munaf Patel goes through the series with the same intensity and results, the final block of this largely settled team could fall into place

Sidharth Monga

New Zealand v India, 1st Test, Hamilton, 4th day

The batting needs to click - Vettori

Mar 21, 2009: Daniel Vettori, the New Zealand captain, has criticised the team's showing and called for an improved performance in the second Test in Napier

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand v India, 1st Test, Hamilton, 4th day

Ruthless Dhoni eyes series win

Mar 21, 2009: In the end it didn't seem like it had been 33 years in coming. The Indian team hadn't lined up at the picket fence waiting for the winning runs nor did they rush onto the field to soak up what they hadn't experienced on several previous tours - a Test win

Sidharth Monga at Seddon Park

New Zealand v India, 1st Test, Hamilton, 4th day

Turning it on, Harbhajan style

Mar 21, 2009: One of the criticisms that Harbhajan Singh has had to live with is his performance overseas. After all, how many times had he won India a Test outside the subcontinent? One has to strain the mind to think of such instances.

Sidharth Monga at Seddon Park

New Zealand v India, 1st Test, Hamilton, 4th day

India end drought with thumping win

Mar 21, 2009: Harbhajan Singh took 6 for 63 - his best figures in New Zealand - to set up a ten-wicket win which gave India the first Test victory in 33 years in the country

The Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran

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

We have been outplayed - Moles

Mar 20, 2009: Andy Moles, the New Zealand coach, was not a happy man after his team had looked dispirited throughout the third day and faced a strong possibility of going down 1-0 in the series

Sidharth Monga in Hamilton

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

Tendulkar finds his off-side groove

Mar 20, 2009: Stats highlights of the third day of the first Test between New Zealand and India in Hamilton

S Rajesh

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

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

Tendulkar's catch attracts controversy

Mar 20, 2009: A low catch during the third day's play of Hamilton Test could create a controversy involving Sachin Tendulkar, who was "100% confident he had taken it"

Sidharth Monga in Hamilton

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

Fat men can dive

Mar 20, 2009: Plays of the Day from the third day of the Hamilton Test between New Zealand and India

Sidharth Monga in Hamilton

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

Tendulkar's ton gives India big lead

Mar 20, 2009: Sachin Tendulkar scored his 42nd Test century and gave Seddon Park a batting masterclass as India established a stranglehold on proceedings on the third day

The Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran

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

'It is good to be back' - Martin

Mar 19, 2009: Chris Martin, the New Zealand seamer, the New Zealand seamer, believes his performance on the second day has helped put his doubters at bay

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

We've got our noses ahead - Dravid

Mar 19, 2009: Rahul Dravid has carried his form from the Mohali Test before Christmas and the Indian domestic season on to New Zealand. He put India on the right track before missing out on what could have been his fifth century in his last seven first-class matches

Sidharth Monga in Hamilton

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

A slow yet absorbing day

Mar 19, 2009: India scored only 249 runs and lost only four wickets. But what the second day lacked in drama, it made up in intensity

Sidharth Monga in Hamilton

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

Tendulkar's fifty keeps India on top

Mar 19, 2009: Half-centuries from Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar ensured that India made slow but steady progress on the second day and were only one run behind New Zealand when bad light stopped play at Seddon Park

The Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran

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

'We stuck to how we both know to play' - Vettori

Mar 18, 2009: Daniel Vettori can be an irritating tailender, robbing the game of all its momentum, playing little dab shots, with soft hands, and taking single after single. But he isn't. He gets to play very little for Northern Districts, his state side, given his int

Sidharth Monga in Hamilton

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, 1st day

New Zealand take no passengers

Mar 18, 2009: Plays of the Day from the first day of the Hamilton Test between New Zealand and India from March 18 to 22, 2009

Sidharth Monga in Hamilton

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

India on top despite Ryder, Vettori tons

Mar 18, 2009: Jesse Ryder and Daniel Vettori scored sparkling centuries and added 186 in 283 balls as New Zealand recovered from a precarious 60 for 6 to post 279

The Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran
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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
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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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