Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Day 5

612dSidharth Monga in Wellington

We were outplayed - Vettori

On the last day - a gloomy one - of a tough season, New Zealand had a few bright spots to hang on to. Of course, the series had been lost the day they were bowled out for 197 at the Basin Reserve

Day 4

612dThe Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran

Taylor fifty keeps New Zealand fighting

A combination of bad light and an obdurate fifth-wicket partnership held up India's victory charge at the Basin Reserve after they had set New Zealand a target of 617

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We'll look to bat out the day - McCullum

No damp squib here with New Zealand wicketkeeper Brendon McCullum saying the team will want to bat out the final day at Wellington instead of rain helping them draw the match. "You can't pray for rain or you can't expect rain to get you out of the situati

612dSidharth Monga in Wellington

Harbhajan a revelation

India ensured they would win their first Test series in New Zealand in 41 years - that probably hadn't been in doubt at the start of the day's play or from the time India bowled New Zealand out for 197 to get a lead of 182.

Day 3

612dThe Bulletin by S Rajesh

Gambhir ton gives India massive lead

Gautam Gambhir scored his second century of the series in successive matches to put India in a virtually invincible position in the Wellington Test

612dSidharth Monga in Wellington

Wily McCullum out-thinks Dravid

Plays of the day for day three of the third Test between New Zealand and India in Wellington

612dSidharth Monga in Wellington

Grinding the opposition

It was like watching a Ranji Trophy knockout game. India had taken a huge first-innings lead, and went about batting New Zealand out of the game ruthlessly.

612dSidharth Monga in Wellington

Hungry Gambhir wants more

Gautam Gambhir has been the most consistent Test batsman since he made his permanent comeback to the Indian team, in Sri Lanka last year. And dare we say, the best too, Shivnarine Chanderpaul excepting

Day 2

612dSidharth Monga in Wellington

Harbhajan plays ideal second fiddle

Harbhajan Singh bowled an unbroken 23-over spell for 43 runs and bagged three wickets. All 23 overs were bowled into the wind. What more can the quick bowlers ask for

612dSidharth Monga in Wellington

A bowler on a hunt

Zaheer Khan has the air of a man on the prowl. When on the field, his every step is measured. He saves his energy for the final act - the kill

Day 1

612dThe Bulletin by S Rajesh

Zaheer's five gives India control

A magnificent display of fast bowling from Zaheer Khan, coupled with a spineless batting performance by the home team, put India well on course to a series-clinching victory after just two days of the Wellington Test

612dThe Bulletin by S Rajesh

Late surge gives India the edge

India's lower order batsmen rallied to ensure that they were not dismissed cheaply after being sent in on the first day of a crucial Wellington Test

612dSidharth Monga in Wellington

Fascinating cricket

Down here at the Basin Reserve a wide swinging delivery in the fourth over was crashed over point for six; the fifty was brought up in the 10th over

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Tendulkar the greatest - Hadlee

Former New Zealand great Richard Hadlee believes Sachin Tendulkar is the greatest batsman ever to grace the game.

612dSidharth Monga in Wellington

The costly over-step

Plays of the Day from the first day of the Wellington Test between New Zealand and India


612dSidharth Monga in Wellington

Harbhajan rides his luck

Harbhajan Singh has scored five Test fifties since the start of 2008 and India have lost only one of those games. Four of those have come against Australia. Coming in at 204 for 6 today after a good start had been wasted on the first day of a series-decid

612dSidharth Monga in Wellington

Final Test, final frontier

It has been 42 days since India arrived in Christchurch - on February 20, exactly 41 years to the day they first won a Test in New Zealand - to set right what they believed was an aberration

New Zealand 4th innings Partnerships

1st30TG McIntoshMJ Guptill
2nd24DR FlynnMJ Guptill
3rd30LRPL TaylorMJ Guptill
4th0LRPL TaylorJD Ryder
5th142JEC FranklinLRPL Taylor
6th18JEC FranklinBB McCullum
7th9DL VettoriJEC Franklin
8th5DL VettoriTG Southee
9th23DL VettoriIE O'Brien