After an interval of seven years the New Zealanders returned to England, but they had to share the touring programme with the South Africans who came for the second half of the season
Not for the first time in these early weeks of their tour New Zealand gave a feeble batting display, but effected a praiseworthy recovery at the second attempt.
The match followed the same pattern as the first Test, New Zealand collapsing, recovering, but still being beaten rather easily.
This match was a triumph for Surrey in the persons of John Edrich and Barrington.
Between January 22 and July 13, less than six months, New Zealand took part in thirteen Test Matches
This was a disappointing struggle because both sides generally adopted a negative policy
Everything else in this match was overshadowed by the remarkable Test debut of Taylor for New Zealand
At Bombay, March 12, 13, 14, 15
India won by seven wickets, thanks to the off-spin bowling of Venkataraghavan who exploited a parched pitch and took twelve wickets for 152 runs
At Rawalpindi, March 27, 28, 30