Tuesday, April 7, 2009

India Won Test Series in NZ

Indian team having won the ODI series in Newzealand, now clinched the Test series 1-0. India clinched their first series win in New Zealand since 1968 after the third Test against the Kiwis ended up in a draw at wellington. The rain began early in the afternoon session with the Kiwis on 281-8, and play was called off two hours later.India take the series 1-0 after their win in Hamilton and the draw in Napier.

India were on the road for another emphatic victory in Wellington after making 379 in their first innings and then bowling the Black Caps out for 197. when captain Mahendra Dhoni declared their second innings at 434-7 midway through the morning session on day four, New Zealand faced a mammoth run chase. Indian bowlers Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh were New Zealand's chief annihilators, although Sachin Tendulkar's introduction was lucrative with the 'Little Master' taking 2-26 in his six-over spell before lunch.

When Newzealand reched 281 for 8, the rain intervened to spoil the match. The match was delayed and then after a couple of hours it was announced that the match was abandoned due to rain. Newzealand escaped from a 2-0 loss to India. Though the test match at wellinghton ended up in a draw, it was India who actually won the series 1-0. Congratulations to all Indian Players for their massive performance in Newzealand.


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Devin said...

Very cool!! Like a friend at a discussion forum said -"You can't beat a place that has Gandhi on its monies!" best to you as always!!