Result
2nd Test, Wellington, Dec 26-30 1998, India tour of New Zealand
208 & 356
(60.3 ov, target 213)
352 & 215/6
New Zealand won by 4 wickets
Player Of The Match
New Zealand
India 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
NS Sidhu c Fleming b Doull063000.00
A Jadeja lbw b Doull1026360038.46
R Dravid lbw b Doull068000.00
SC Ganguly c †Parore b Doull520311025.00
SR Tendulkar c Bell b Doull4772957065.27
M Azharuddin (c)not out10315622514066.02
NR Mongia c Astle b Doull053000.00
A Kumble c McMillan b Doull1125411044.00
J Srinath c Fleming b Nash719241036.84
BKV Prasad c Fleming b Vettori1557610026.31
Harbhajan Singh c Astle b McMillan1840012.50
Extras(lb 3, nb 6)9
TOTAL(65.4 Ov, RR: 3.16)208
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Navjot Sidhu, 0.6 ov), 2-2 (Rahul Dravid, 2.6 ov), 3-15 (Ajay Jadeja, 8.6 ov), 4-16 (Sourav Ganguly, 10.2 ov), 5-99 (Sachin Tendulkar, 30.1 ov), 6-99 (Nayan Mongia, 30.6 ov), 7-132 (Anil Kumble, 41.1 ov), 8-149 (Javagal Srinath, 46.5 ov), 9-207 (Venkatesh Prasad, 64.2 ov), 10-208 (Harbhajan Singh, 65.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
SB Doull2476572.7000
CL Cairns1736904.0502
DJ Nash1414613.2804
DL Vettori702012.8500
NJ Astle20502.5000
CD McMillan1.41010.0000
New Zealand 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
MD Bell c †Mongia b Prasad413151030.76
MJ Horne  b Kumble381271904029.92
SP Fleming (c)run out (Jadeja)42951144044.21
NJ Astle  b Kumble561371966140.87
CD McMillan c Dravid b Srinath2458712041.37
AC Parore lbw b Kumble213250015.38
CL Cairns c Tendulkar b Prasad38130037.50
DJ Nash not out892302984038.69
DL Vettori  b Tendulkar571942384029.38
PJ Wiseman  b Tendulkar01314000.00
SB Doull lbw b Kumble089000.00
Extras(b 13, lb 19, nb 5)37
TOTAL(148.4 Ov, RR: 2.36)352
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Matthew Bell, 3.5 ov), 2-79 (Stephen Fleming, 31.1 ov), 3-112 (Matt Horne, 45.5 ov), 4-162 (Craig McMillan, 62.3 ov), 5-172 (Adam Parore, 67.2 ov), 6-179 (Chris Cairns, 70.2 ov), 7-208 (Nathan Astle, 78.6 ov), 8-345 (Daniel Vettori, 141.3 ov), 9-349 (Paul Wiseman, 145.6 ov), 10-352 (Simon Doull, 148.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
J Srinath3668912.4705
BKV Prasad3086722.2300
A Kumble45.4178341.8100
Harbhajan Singh2566102.4400
SC Ganguly601302.1600
SR Tendulkar62721.1600
India 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
A Jadeja  b Nash2231363070.96
NS Sidhu lbw b Doull3466944251.51
R Dravid  b Wiseman28771025036.36
SC Ganguly c Bell b Wiseman481041417046.15
SR Tendulkar c Fleming b Nash11315120013274.83
M Azharuddin (c)c †Parore b Nash48941224051.06
NR Mongia c Fleming b Doull29140022.22
A Kumble c Nash b Vettori2378851029.48
J Srinath not out27701003038.57
BKV Prasad c & b Astle069000.00
Harbhajan Singh c Horne b McMillan1980011.11
Extras(b 3, lb 1, nb 5, w 1)10
TOTAL(115 Ov, RR: 3.09)356
Fall of wickets: 1-41 (Ajay Jadeja, 8.5 ov), 2-74 (Navjot Sidhu, 23.2 ov), 3-112 (Rahul Dravid, 34.6 ov), 4-200 (Sourav Ganguly, 58.6 ov), 5-297 (Sachin Tendulkar, 84.1 ov), 6-304 (Nayan Mongia, 87.4 ov), 7-304 (Mohammad Azharuddin, 88.1 ov), 8-346 (Anil Kumble, 109.1 ov), 9-349 (Venkatesh Prasad, 112.1 ov), 10-356 (Harbhajan Singh, 114.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
SB Doull25104921.9601
CL Cairns1926803.5702
DJ Nash1592031.3301
DL Vettori2069214.6000
CD McMillan1022612.6011
PJ Wiseman1919024.7300
NJ Astle73711.0000
New Zealand 2nd Innings (target: 213 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
MD Bell c Dravid b Srinath031000.00
MJ Horne lbw b Kumble3149874063.26
SP Fleming (c) b Kumble1734553050.00
NJ Astle retired hurt11923005.26
CD McMillan not out741221916060.65
AC Parore run out (Dravid/†Mongia)11723005.88
PJ Wiseman lbw b Srinath01920000.00
CL Cairns c Jadeja b Srinath611071379157.00
DJ Nash not out41210400.00
Extras(b 9, lb 9, nb 8)26
TOTAL(60.3 Ov, RR: 3.55)215/6
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Matthew Bell, 0.3 ov), 2-42 (Stephen Fleming, 11.6 ov), 2-50* (Nathan Astle, retired not out ), 3-51 (Matt Horne, 17.2 ov), 4-67 (Adam Parore, 23.2 ov), 5-74 (Paul Wiseman, 28.5 ov), 6-211 (Chris Cairns, 60.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
J Srinath19.318234.2008
BKV Prasad1032602.6000
A Kumble2367023.0400
Harbhajan Singh511102.2000
SR Tendulkar30802.6600
MATCH DETAILS
Basin Reserve, Wellington
TossIndia , elected to bat first
SeriesIndia tour of New Zealand
Player Of The Match
Simon Doull
Series resultNew Zealand led the 2-match series 1-0 (1 abandoned)
Match numberTest no. 1435
Season1998/99
Match days26,27,28,29,30 December 1998 (5-day match)
Test debut
Matthew Bell
Umpires
Eddie Nicholls
Evan Watkin
TV Umpire
Steve Dunne
Match Referee
Barry Jarman
CLOSE OF PLAY
Sat, 26 Dec - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 52/1 (MJ Horne 16*, SP Fleming 27*, 22 ov)
Sun, 27 Dec - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 290/7 (DJ Nash 56*, DL Vettori 35*, 112 ov)
Mon, 28 Dec - day 3 - India 2nd innings 179/3 (SC Ganguly 47*, SR Tendulkar 42*, 53 ov)
Tue, 29 Dec - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 73/4 (CD McMillan 17*, PJ Wiseman 0*, 28 ov)
Wed, 30 Dec - day 5 - New Zealand 2nd innings 215/6 (60.3 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 5
  • Lunch: New Zealand 188/5 (McMillan 63*, Cairns 52*; 55 overs)
  • CD McMillan and CL Cairns set a record New Zealand 6th wicket partnership in Tests against India worth 137 (previous record: 87 by JW Guy and AR MacGibbon at Hyderabad in 1955-56).
Day 4
  • Lunch: India 290/4 (Tendulkar 111*, Azharuddin 38*; 83 overs)
  • Tea: India 356 (Srinath 27*; 115 overs)
  • NJ Astle retired hurt at 50/2 (struck on his left hand while fending forward at a delivery from J Srinath off the 3rd ball in the 15th over, with his score on 0, and the total 49/2. Then decided to come off with the advice of the team physiotherapist at the end of 16 overs. X-rays at the hospital later revealed a broken metacarpal bone, forcing him out of all cricket for up to a month)
Day 3
  • Lunch: New Zealand 346/8 (Nash 84*, Wiseman 0*; 143 overs)
  • Tea: India 74/1 (Sidhu 34*, Dravid 13*; 23 overs)
  • DJ Nash and DL Vettori set a record New Zealand 8th wicket partnership in Tests worth 137 (previous record: 136 by BE Congdon and RS Cunis v West Indies at Port-of-Spain in 1971-72; previous record v India: 103 by RJ Hadlee and IDS Smith at Auckland in 1989-90).
Day 2
  • Lunch: New Zealand 132/3 (Astle 20*, McMillan 13*; 52 overs)
  • Tea: New Zealand 209/7 (Nash 15*, Vettori 0*; 80 overs)
Day 1
  • Lunch: India 91/4 (Tendulkar 41*, Azharuddin 29*; 28 overs)
  • Tea: India 186/8 (Azharuddin 87*, Prasad 10*; 57 overs)