Saturday, March 21, 2009

India Creates History by Winning Hamilton Test

India win Hamilton test against Newzealand and lead the series 1-0. India created a new history as this is the first test match win in Newzealand since 33 long years. Indian test team consists all the senior players who are having a great experience in this longer version of the game.

Dominant India defeated New Zealand by 10 wickets in the 1st Test match. This is India's first Test win in New Zealand since 1976. Sachin Tendulkar was adjudged Man of the Match for his brilliant 160 runs. Sachin seems to be in brilliant form and doing a great job for the Indian team. Harbhajan Singh took six wickets in the match.

In reply to hosts' first innings total of 279 runs, India were all out for 520 runs with a lead of 241 runs. Tendulkar led Indian batting's motivated performance by scoring valuable 160 runs. India wrapped up New Zealand's second innings on 279 with the hosts giving a 38-run lead. The off spinner Harbhajan Singh took 6 wickets to dismiss the host for 279 runs in the second innings. Gautam Gambhir and Rahul Dravid opened India's 2nd innings to hit another 39 runs for the historic win, which seemed almost like a formality. Gambhir hit a brisk 30 off 18 balls and Dravid added 8 runs to take India to a memorable win in New Zealand after 33 years.

The heroes of this match were:
  • Sachin Tendulkar for his excellent skillfull bat in the first innings
  • Harbhajan singh for his tremendous job with the in ballsecond innings.


5 comments:

darsden said...

Wow, how exciting is that after 33 years! They will be celebrating for quite some time!

Tim said...

I think India will just keep getting better. Cricket is so popular there, with a massive following.

Chandy said...

Hello Sriram, thank you for visiting my blog. What a great victory for India. Cricket sounds like great game to learn about and play. Hooray for the heroes of the game!

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