Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    c Astle b Tuffey
    60
    148
    199
    6
    0
    40.54
    b Styris
    130
    225
    316
    16
    2
    57.77
    c †Hart b Butler
    13
    59
    96
    1
    0
    22.03
    c Richardson b Vettori
    55
    175
    238
    6
    0
    31.42
    not out
    104
    262
    426
    11
    0
    39.69
    c †Hart b Tuffey
    20
    76
    84
    2
    1
    26.31
    c Richardson b Vettori
    18
    35
    44
    3
    0
    51.42
    run out (Tuffey)
    5
    20
    20
    1
    0
    25.00
    run out (Butler)
    8
    10
    16
    1
    0
    80.00
    c †Hart b Tuffey
    4
    23
    32
    0
    0
    17.39
    c †Hart b Tuffey
    0
    1
    1
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    7 (b 2, lb 1, nb 2, w 2)
    TOTAL
    424 all out (172 Overs, RR: 2.46, 744 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-164 (A Chopra, 47.4 ov), 2-208 (R Dravid, 70.1 ov), 3-218 (V Sehwag, 73.5 ov), 4-330 (SR Tendulkar, 126.1 ov), 5-364 (Yuvraj Singh, 146.6 ov), 6-388 (PA Patel, 156.4 ov), 7-396 (A Kumble, 160.6 ov), 8-408 (Harbhajan Singh, 164.1 ov), 9-424 (L Balaji, 171.5 ov), 10-424 (Z Khan, 171.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    DR Tuffey2958042.7500
    IG Butler35711613.3122
    SB Styris1974012.1000
    DL Vettori56248421.5000
    PJ Wiseman3279502.9600
    CD McMillan10606.0000
  • Laxman and Chopra salvage a draw

    New Zealand gave India a frightful scare on the morning of the final day, played a session of magnificent cricket and yet did not have enough firepower to go all the way and win

  • India have got to be disappointed

    This series was neither special, nor, thanks mainly to anxious moments on the last day of either Test, entirely forgettable

  • The artist with the building blocks

    VVS Laxman has redefined his role in the India team magnificently, and has been a reliable presence in the middle order since his Kolkata masterpiece

  • No satisfaction

    There was a lot more cricket left in the New Zealand-India series but the draw at Mohali ensured that arguments about the respective merits of the two teams remained inconclusive

  • Sachin and the leg-side blues

    Sachin Tendulkar's tendency to play across the line into the on side got him in trouble against the New Zealanders