Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Kohli
105(135) 15x4 - 1x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 4 4 0 8 2
KS Williamson
47(100) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 0 4 7 4 0

Best performances - Bowlers

I Sharma
O17.0
M3
R51
W6
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
TG Southee
O16.0
M3
R50
W2
Eco3.12
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
52 | (maiden) | INDIA: 166/3

  • RG Sharma31 (97b)
  • V Kohli105 (135b)
  • CJ Anderson4-1-6-0
  • N Wagner11-3-38-0

5.50 pm Well, that wraps up the New Zealand summer. And what an amazing one it has been for them. Won over West Indies comprehensively and now they've beaten India rather soundly as well. India have a bit of soul searching to do but they get to do that in more familliar conditions with the Asia Cup later in the month and then the WorldT20. So watch out for that, but from here in commentary that is a wrap. This is Alagappan Muthu wishing good night and good luck

"Not too bad not, obviously pretty tired after batting," says triple-centurion and Man of the Match Brendon McCullum. "To come back from being under so much pressure against some tight bowling. We are going to enjoy this moment. Test series wins don't come around too often especially against good teams. Very satisfying, very respectful of all the guys I got past. Almost embarrassed to go past Martin Crowe. Incredibly humbling to get my name there and score the first triple. Thanks to all those who supported me through it all, especially the boys. It's been very special. Means a lot, we talked the other night when we found ourselves in a precarious situation. But we didn't want to end such a good summer on a sour note. We knew we had some scrappers and the whole team did not want to let the opportunity by. Real test of where we are as a team and the development we've showed has been very pleasing to us and to the fans. Still got plenty of work to do but we are getting there. The emergence of Corey and Neesham, they've been a revelation and Rosco and Kane with the bat. I cant talk highly enough of the energies the bowlers have put in over the last tow summers. In our own conditions we're a pretty strong team and will be looking to improve. The crowds have been brilliant. We haven't often been the most consistent team, but this one is for you"

5.35 pm MS Dhoni: "Appreciate what Brendon and BJ did, soak up the pressure when we were bowling well and score freely once the bowlers tired. Did well to in the series in this Test because we we fought back pretty well ourselves. We bowled the right areas which is important on flat tracks. Won the toss and bowled well in the first innings, Second innings also was a good start. Wasn't bad bowling, but they kept good deliveries out. We had to field for two and two and ha half days and I have to personally appreciate the bowlers. Even when the third new ball was taken, they ran in hard and looked for wickets. Quite disappointed with the ODIs, we were in position to capitalise. The Tests would be tough, there are not many players who have played more than five or six matches. So it was good exposure. Quite a few peole wondered if we could take 20 wickets. Especially with the spinner not getting too many wickets.But we showed that in the first Test and even in the first innings here. We have been improving, the pace at which it is happening we can be a much better side. It's a fantastic country, the atmosphere was very good. The wickets are quite flat, good bounce. Small outfield. Good fun for the fans. They appreciate good cricket, enjoy the opposition's success too. Testing. I love this venue and it was really good to witness Brendon's innings and the way the crowd appreciated his effort, not as an opposition captain but as a fan. "

5.23 pm New Zealand wrap up the series 1-0, the first time they've beaten India since 2002-03. McCullum leads his men out of the field, showing his appreciation to the crowd for their support. Gee, he looks rather gaunt to me. I can't even begin to imagine the effort this match has taken out of him. Virat Kohli has offered some consolation to India with a pretty and powerful century, full of crisp drives and some audacious pulls. But it still nowhere near enough to square the series. Stay on with us for the presentation

Prashanth: "With all the talk about McCullum, Neesham seems to have played along really well. He has scored 137 at a strike rate of nearly 90. Exciting prospect in the future."

kieren: "McCullum batted brilliantly, I really enjoyed watching him bat every second but the way Watling and Neesham helped him along was phenomenal."

51.6
0
Anderson to Sharma, no run, around the wicket again, full and wide outside off. Left alone. "Enough," asks BMac and enough it is. The match has been called a draw
51.5
0
Anderson to Sharma, no run, good length ball on and around off stump, Rohit is forward and blocks solidly
51.4
0
Anderson to Sharma, no run, and now he moves over the wicket. Fullish on off stump, Rohit keeps it out
51.3
0
Anderson to Sharma, no run, back around now. Angled in on a full length. Rohit defends off the front foot
51.2
0
Anderson to Sharma, no run, switches over the wicket now, fullish and outside off. Not bothered with
51.1
0
Anderson to Sharma, no run, back of a length on off stump, defends

Could be the final over of the match if both captains agree to call it a draw

Vidya: "It;s not batting. It's not bowling either. It's fielding! I believe one of the main reasons India is behind the ball in overseas tests is due to their poor fielding. Not sure what the fielding coach is doing. But we don't see top teams field consistently poorly. Bowlers get easily demotivated easily seeing catches go down consistently."

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Kohli
105(135) 15x4 - 1x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 4 4 0 8 2
KS Williamson
47(100) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 0 4 7 4 0

Best performances - Bowlers

I Sharma
O17.0
M3
R51
W6
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
TG Southee
O16.0
M3
R50
W2
Eco3.12
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Finally the series

11

Number of years gone since New Zealand last won a series against India, in 2002-03

Kohli's climb

15

Number of India batsmen with three or more centuries outside Asia and Zimbabwe. Kohli could become the 16th

Memories of Kolkata

3

Number of wickets Australia had lost at tea in <i>that</i> Test. If India lose seven in final session, it will cap off all similarities

Chances of a draw

13

Number of times India have batted out more than 67 overs in the fourth innings to draw away Tests

Wonderful Watling

15

Record for most catches in a two-Test series. BJ Watling has equalled it

Let-off

15

Kohli's score when he was caught but not given

Chances of a win

27.3

Least number of overs New Zealand have taken to bowl a side out in the fourth innings. They have done so 10 times in fewer than 70 overs

Streak broken?

4

New Zealand's longest winning streak in Tests. They have three in a row this season

Two plus three

3

McCullum has become the third batsman, after Bradman and Hammond, with a double and a triple in consecutive Tests