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New Zealand v India, second Test, Napier, 2008-09

'I didn't ever want to come out of that zone'

Mar 28, 2010: How a man given to shouldering bowlers and mouthing off at them buckled down to play a knock of monk-like discipline

Interview by Sidharth Monga

India in New Zealand 2008-09

Gambhir has come of age - Srikkanth

Apr 1, 2009: Gautam Gambhir's match-saving 137 in the second Test against New Zealand has impressed Kris Srikkanth, India's chairman of selectors

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand v India, 2nd Test, Napier, 5th day

Vettori hails team effort but not the pitch

Mar 30, 2009: Daniel Vettori was happy with his team's fightback, and praised his bowlers, but felt the pitch should have deteriorated much more on the last day

Sidharth Monga in Napier

New Zealand v India, 2nd Test, Napier, 5th day

Unshaken and unstirred

Mar 30, 2009: The greatest test that Gautam Gambhir passed was not only to survive the fourth day, but to come back on the fifth and renew the battle with complete concentration

Sidharth Monga in Napier

New Zealand v India, 2nd Test, Napier, 5th day

New Zealand lose perfect home record

Mar 30, 2009: Stats highlights from the second Test between New Zealand and India, which ended in a high-scoring draw in Napier

S Rajesh

New Zealand v India, 2nd Test, Napier, 5th day

Assured Laxman walks the talk

Mar 30, 2009: There is such assurance and positivity about whatever Laxman does

Sidharth Monga in Napier

Plays of the day

It's VVS, all through

Mar 30, 2009: Plays of the Day from the fifth day of the Napier Test between New Zealand and India

Sidharth Monga in Napier

New Zealand v India, 2nd test, Napier, 4th day

'We needed to show character and did that'

Mar 29, 2009: There is a resilience about this Indian team that makes people think twice before writing them off, and that quality came to the fore again on the fourth day in Napier

Sidharth Monga in Napier

New Zealand v India, 2nd Test, Napier, 4th day

Moles optimistic about chance to win

Mar 29, 2009: Andy Moles, the New Zealand coach, is optimistic of pulling off a series leveller on Monday in Napier despite his side picking up only one wicket on the fourth day

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand v India, 2nd Test, Napier, 4th day

A big moment for 'little' Gambhir

Mar 29, 2009: The Napier Test has not yet been saved, but Gambhir has been instrumental in India taking that big step towards doing it, and he has made sure he is there to try and take the final steps as well

Sidharth Monga in Napier

Plays of the day

Dravid's 15th six

Mar 29, 2009: Plays of the Day from the fourth day of the Napier Test between New Zealand and India

Sidharth Monga in Napier

New Zealand v India, 2nd Test, Napier, 3rd day

150 reasons to smile

Mar 28, 2009: After struggling through the domestic season and missing the home series against West Indies, the good times are back for Chris Martin

Sidharth Monga

New Zealand v India, 2nd Test, Napier, 3rd day

We can save the Test - Laxman

Mar 28, 2009: Rahul Dravid will be one ticked-off man today. He certainly didn't hide it. After playing almost flawlessly throughout, and making another Test century look a certainty, he threw it away with a careless shot to a part-timer, two overs before the new ball

Sidharth Monga in Napier

New Zealand v India, 2nd Test, Napier, 3rd day

The no-ball that wasn't

Mar 28, 2009: Plays of the day from the third day of the Napier Test between New Zealand and India

Sidharth Monga in Napier

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

'It has been a long time coming' - McCullum

Mar 27, 2009: It's funny what runs on board can do. It may not have been comprehensive, but there was a reversal of roles here in Napier. It was India who dropped on to the defensive too early, spilled the catches and struggled to stay alert

Sidharth Monga in Napier

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

Let down by fielding and intensity

Mar 27, 2009: This Indian team has taken giant strides over the last year and a half, but when the pitch is flat, and when the batsmen are hard to dislodge, they seem to switch off

Sidharth Monga in Napier

Plays of the day

Yuvi shines, Ryder fumes, and Munaf runs

Mar 27, 2009: Plays of the day for day two two of the second Test between New Zealand and India in Napier

Sidharth Monga in Napier

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

Mark's men on top

Mar 26, 2009: It was lunch time and New Zealand had recovered from 23 for 3, but one man was not moving from his position to the right of the sightscreen. Mark Greatbatch didn't want to move because he was superstitious. His boys, Ross Taylor and Jesse Ryder, were doin

Sidharth Monga in Napier

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
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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
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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