Player of the Match
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Day 5

604dThe Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

McCullum double-century draws Test

Brendon McCullum reaped rewards for his hard work on day four, milking a tired bowling unit to get to the third-highest score in second innings in Tests in India

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Dhoni happy with four-pronged attack

Despite the loss of Zaheer Khan to injury and another fruitless outing for the bowling, MS Dhoni appeared reluctant to meddle with the four-bowler strategy that has worked for the team in recent times

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Zaheer Khan ruled out of Nagpur Test

India fast bowler Zaheer Khan has been ruled out of the deciding third Test against New Zealand in Nagpur due to a groin strain and left-arm seamer Jaidev Unadkat has been called in as his replacement


McCullum's stylish double draws the Test

Brendon McCullum reaped rewards for his hard work on day four, milking a tired bowling unit to get to the third-highest score in second innings in Tests in India

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New Zealand not content with draws

Daniel Vettori said he was "happy" with the performance but stressed that New Zealand were neither "satisfied" nor "content" with the 0-0 scoreline going into the final Test

Day 4

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McCullum proves top-order credentials

After giving up the wicket-keeping gloves and the physical burden that came with it, he has shown he can be a competent Test opener

Day 3

604dThe Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

Harbhajan stuns tenacious New Zealand

New Zealand were tenacious with the ball and spectacular in the field, but had their good work undone by VVS Laxman's Hyderabadi stroke-play in front of his home crowd and Harbhajan Singh's power hitting that overshadowed everything before him

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Poor final hour undoes New Zealand's hard work

For five hours, disciplined bowling and unbelievably good fielding made India look ordinary but seventy-five minutes of Harbhajan Singh-inspired mayhem later, the pendulum has swung away from New Zealand

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Dravid hails 'fantastic' innings

A violent last-hour surge from Harbhajan Singh gave India an 86-run advantage over New Zealand at stumps on the third day and Rahul Dravid said they would look to bat on for as long as possible on the fourth

Day 2

604dThe Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

Bowlers, openers put India ahead

India found a happy medium between defence and attack, threw in some good fortune, and got themselves into a position to take charge


Virender Sehwag bosses New Zealand again

Virender Sehwag respected the swinging ball before repairing a scoring-rate that had him at 2 off 23 balls, ending up with 96 of 120, putting India in a position from where they can take charge

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Harbhajan happy with Hyderabad pitch

This surface, on which India took the last six New Zealand wickets for 81 runs, was much more to Harbhajan's liking than the unresponsive one in Motera

Day 1

603dThe Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

McIntosh, Guptill lead New Zealand's effort

Tim McIntosh became only the 11th batsman to follow a pair with a century, and Martin Guptill came back to the Test side with an eventually attractive 85 to continue what has been an impressive tour of India so far


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Harbhajan slams Indian flatbeds

Harbhajan Singh has criticised the Hyderabad pitch that was prepared for India's second Test against New Zealand, saying India is developing a reputation for batsmen-friendly pitches

604dSatish Kumar Putcha

A most special comeback

Hyderabad's first Test in more than two decades marks this fan's debut

604dHarsha Bhogle

A draw will be a loss

Sometimes a stalemate can mean more than the scoreline implies. For India it will be a question mark against their No. 1 status

603dHarsha Bhogle

Can Hyderabad produce a good pitch?

Fourteen months ago the Uppal stadium laid out sporting tracks for the Champions League. Can it do the same for its first Test?

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Ryder unlikely to bowl in Hyderabad Test

Jesse Ryder is likely to play only as a batsman in the second Test in Hyderabad as he recovers from a stiffness in his calf that prevented him from bowling in India's second innings at Motera