Player of the Match
Player of the Match

With that, this is Abhishek Purohit signing off, along with Gopi Rangarajan, the scorer. Thanks for all the feedback. Cheers!

So that brings us to the end of a long tour for New Zealand. They started promisingly but became increasingly woeful towards the end, getting bowled out for 103 in this final game. They now take on Pakistan, and India head over to South Africa for the much-awaited top-of-the-table clash. Make sure you don't miss out anything by installing our Chrome extension. And it's free! Gambhir is the Man of the Series. Gambhir: "We were up to it, it was fantastic to see the bowlers performing even after sealing the series 4-0. Always exciting to play for the country. I thought the wicket would turn in the second innings, but it started turning in the first over of the match itself. The fast bowlers deserve a lot of credit as well. Everyone performed, credit goes to the entire team, I always felt we had the talent to win 5-0. Really excited about my first Test series against South Africa. Hopefully I can do well." Gambhir collects the trophy, Kohli rushes to him, takes it in his hands and the entire squad sits down to pose for the cameras.

Vettori: "Was an incredibly difficult wicket, We thought we would put up a decent score, but India played really well. When you continue to lose wickets, it takes the entire momentum away. Important series against Pakistan coming up. Franklin's form has been pleasing." Ravi Shastri tells him his time will come.

Yuvraj is the Man of the Match for his allround show. Yuvraj: "Have been working hard for the six-eight months, and it's paying off now.Playing domestic cricket has definitely helped a lot. I am very happy with this clean sweep. Hopefully by the World Cup I'll be completely fit."

Nandan: "Maybe the officials will allow people to stay back and sit in the stadium for the other half." Just like that?

Mike: "Well...that was embarrassing. At least everyone in NZ will be in bed at a reasonable time."

Hasrat Bhanot: "It will be a huge task for the selection board to select playing 11 from this talented team, all youngsters showed their skills and talent."

Anup: "Will the authorities refund the ticket price partially for only showing half match?"

A disappointed Vettori trudges off, Yuvraj and Parthiv celebrate with a punch and a hug, this has been a dominating performance from India, who despite resting so many key players, have completely outclassed New Zealand. A smiling Kris Srikkanth, the chairman of selectors, puts an arm around Gambhir. High fives all around the Indian dressing room

21.1
4
Elliott to PA Patel, FOUR runs, scores the winning runs with a pull to the deep midwicket boundary off a long hop from Elliott, there's the clean sweep for India, the second time they have won 5-0 after beating England by the same margin in 2008, and it's come just at the innings cut-off mark.

END OF OVER:
21 | 5 Runs | INDIA: 103/2 (1 run required from 28.5 overs, RR: 4.90, RRR: 0.03)

  • Yuvraj Singh42 (46b)
  • Parthiv Patel52 (69b)
  • Daniel Vettori6-0-30-1
  • Grant Elliott4-0-23-0
20.6
0
Vettori to Yuvraj Singh, no run, carefully played out in to the on side
20.5
3
Vettori to PA Patel, 3 runs, gets to his second half-century with a skip down the track and a drive through midwicket, acknowledges the crowd, he has played the spinners so well

India 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0G GambhirPA Patel
2nd10PA PatelV Kohli
3rd97Yuvraj SinghPA Patel