Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Day 4

2306dThe Report by Sharda Ugra

Ashwin spins India to innings win

For all that spin bowling is considered an art involving guile and deception, India's spinners took apart the New Zealand batting with the precision of surgeons combined with the calculations of mathematicians

2306dAbhishek Purohit in Hyderabad

India's fielding set to play bigger role

India may have lost years of slip-fielding experience with Dravid and Laxman's departure, but younger players promise new energy

2306dAbhishek Purohit in Hyderabad

An increasingly threatening partnership

R Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha have an excellent record bowling together at home and could play a critical role in tougher tests ahead

2306dAbhishek Purohit in Hyderabad

Mental capitulation against spin - Taylor

Ross Taylor has said New Zealand's capitulation to R Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha in the Hyderabad Test was more to do with a mental block against spin than technical shortcomings

Day 3

2307dAbhishek Purohit in Hyderabad

New Zealand grit goes missing

New Zealand have given a decent account of themselves on recent tours of India, but haven't shown that scrapping ability in this Test yet

Day 2

2308dThe Report by Sharda Ugra

Spinners put India in charge

New Zealand were reminded of what was going to be the tougher of their two tasks on this brief tour of India. Not so much bowling against the Indian batting on the country's slow, low turners, but batting on them

2308dAbhishek Purohit in Hyderabad

Patience the key for Ashwin

Still only 25, Ashwin needs to show more patience to be successful. So do the others who expect him to deliver each time

2308dAakash Chopra

The perils of defensive captaincy

New Zealand were in a position to put India under pressure on the first two days but Ross Taylor's captaincy was found wanting at crucial stages

Day 1

2309dThe Report by Sharda Ugra

Pujara ton highlight on India's day

Cheteshwar Pujara, returning to the India team after 20 months, turned what he called his "second debut" into a statement of assurance

2309dESPNcricinfo staff

We failed to put pressure on youngsters - Boult

Trent Boult, the left-arm seamer, has said New Zealand missed out on an opportunity to put pressure on India's young batsmen on the opening day of the first Test in Hyderabad


2304dAndrew Alderson

New Zealand need to woo their fans back

Spineless performances will have made their supporters feel jaded. To make them care once again, some of New Zealand's players will need to play exceptionally

2310dSharda Ugra

Sixteen years, and suddenly gone

As they step out to take on New Zealand, India will wake up to the reality of not having two monumental pillars of their Test success as part of the XI

2310dAbhishek Purohit in Hyderabad

Time to take the plunge

India's new middle order has the ideal opportunity to test itself - against New Zealand at home ahead of tougher challenges

2310dESPNcricinfo staff

Taylor banks on 'surprise' attack

Ross Taylor, the New Zealand captain, has said he expects the ball to swing in Hyderabad and hopes his pace-strong bowling attack can deliver

2310dESPNcricinfo staff

Dhoni hopes for turn and bounce

MS Dhoni, the India captain, has said he hopes the pitch at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad will support spinners and generate some bounce and turn

2310dESPNcricinfo staff

Martin places emphasis on swing

If New Zealand are to be effective in the Test series against India, it will be important to get the ball to swing for as long as possible, according to pace-spearhead Chris Martin

New Zealand 3rd innings Partnerships

1st26BB McCullumMJ Guptill
2nd72BB McCullumKS Williamson
3rd7LRPL TaylorKS Williamson
4th33DR FlynnKS Williamson
5th4JEC FranklinDR Flynn
6th3JEC FranklinCFK van Wyk
7th3CFK van WykDAJ Bracewell
8th12JS PatelCFK van Wyk
9th4JS PatelTA Boult
10th0CS MartinJS Patel