Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Day 4

663dThe Report by S Rajesh

Kohli, Dhoni deliver win in thriller

Virat Kohli, the architect of so many ODI run-chases, scripted another one, this time in a Test, to hold together India's nervy batting line-up and lead the team to a 2-0 series victory

663dSiddarth Ravindran in Bangalore

Taylor pleased with fighting spirit

Ross Taylor said it hurt to lose but he was happy with the fight his side had shown to remain in the contest after the heavy defeat in Hyderabad

663dSiddarth Ravindran in Bangalore

Batting remains a worry for India

The new-look Indian batting line-up struggled in the easiest assignment this season, a sign that it may not be ready yet for the English and Australian challenge ahead

Day 3

663dSiddarth Ravindran in Bangalore

'Test hundred most satisfying' - Kohli

Virat Kohli's emergence as a permanent occupant of the batting slot left vacant by Sourav Ganguly was perhaps the only plus for India from the embarrassing Australia tour last season

663dAakash Chopra

How Southee outsmarted India

Using his height, action and intelligence, Tim Southee has set himself to become New Zealand's long-term leader of the pace pack

Day 2

663dSiddarth Ravindran in Bangalore

Fragile openers a worry for India

The recent failures of Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir are a reminder of the bad old days of 10-15 years ago when the No. 3 Rahul Dravid was virtually opening the innings after the openers flopped

Day 1

663dThe Report by Sharda Ugra

Taylor assault makes it New Zealand's day

A sizzling counterattack by New Zealand captain Ross Taylor produced a high-speed century that was the spark that led to an improved display from the visitors on the opening day of the second Test against India

663dSiddarth Ravindran in Bangalore

Taylor serves statement of intent

After a string of low scores, Ross Taylor scored a high-quality century to prove to team-mates and fans that New Zealand can compete

663dSiddarth Ravindran in Bangalore

Ojha satisfied with Indian effort

he first day of the Bangalore Test was a perfect one for neutrals as the New Zealand had their most productive day of the series, setting up a challenge for India's batsmen over the weekend


663dDevashish Fuloria

Kohli's rise and Southee's best

Virat Kohli and Tim Southee were the standout performers in the second week of New Zealand's tour of India 2012

664dMartin Crowe

Pace a worry in Tendulkar's twilight

Sachin Tendulkar can't escape the fact that his body is naturally slowing down, and his feet will find it increasingly hard to move quickly enough into position against the quick men

663dAndrew Alderson

New Zealand's reasons for hope

In Bangalore, the visitors showed pluck and glimpses of the skills in their possession. Now, they must sustain their desire to do well in Test cricket

663dSiddarth Ravindran in Bangalore

Need to attack India spinners - Taylor

Ross Taylor remained positive ahead of the Bangalore Test and called for an adventurous approach to overcome New Zealand's indecisive batting against the India spinners

663dSiddarth Ravindran in Bangalore

Dhoni wants home pitches to turn more

MS Dhoni wasn't convinced the home surfaces are helpful enough to India's spinners and urged curators to prepare tracks with more bite

India 4th innings Partnerships

1st77G GambhirV Sehwag
2nd6G GambhirCA Pujara
3rd69SR TendulkarCA Pujara
4th6CA PujaraV Kohli
5th8SK RainaV Kohli
6th96MS DhoniV Kohli