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HindustanTimes Sat,20 Dec 2014

India vs New Zealand 2012: News

Rain hampers pitch preparation in Bangalore

The city is praying for the sun. And Narayan Raju, curator of the Chinnaswamy Stadium, is the keenest. Khurram Habib reports.

Ashwin, Ojha hunt in pair to optimum effect

Amit Mishra, who missed out on this series as he is being treated for a back injury in Bangalore at the National Cricket Academy, has dabbled for the spot with Piyush Chawla. Khurram Habib reports. Four play

Seam-friendly, but will there be a battle?

Two things of concern to India ahead of the second Test starting in Bangalore today are the Chinnaswamy Stadium pitch and the No. 6 slot. Khurram Habib reports. Hundred reasons to worry

Bad light stops play in second Test, New Zealand 328/6

Bad light stopped play on the opening day of the second and final cricket Test between India and New Zealand in Bangalore today. At the break, New Zealand were at 328-6 in 81.3 overs. Scorecard | Pics

Six wickets on unhelpful pitch is good show: Ojha

By scoring over 300 runs New Zealand batted themselves to a comfortable position but Indian spinner Pragyan Ojha said they too did a good job by taking six wickets on a pitch which did not help the bowlers much.

Taylor's aggression shows Kiwis the way

Before leaving Hyderabad after the first Test defeat, Ross Taylor sat in the hotel coffee shop with his wife and young daughter. The loss inside four days was hurting but he hid the disappointment. Khurram Habib reports.

Ross the thorn in India's flesh

The late ML Jaisimha, a batsman who bowled off-spin, and left-arm spinner Salim Durrani were asked to open the bowling by Tiger Pataudi against England at Kanpur in 1964. Khurram Habib reports.

GenNext comes to the party again

After restricting New Zealand to 365 in the first innings, the Indians were tottering at 80 for four at one stage before Kohli (93 not out) led the Indian fightback as they reached 283 for five at close on the second day at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Khurram Habib reports. Scorecard |  Father time catching up?

2nd Test: India need a big knock from either Kohli or Dhoni

India responded well to New Zealand's respectable total with some good batting today but Suresh Raina said either skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni or young turk Virat Kohli will have to play a big knock, if the hosts are to achieve a favourable result in the Test match.

Young blood, steady hand does the job

Asked a tough question with a 261-run target, India answered with their youngsters. Both Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli battled it out to take India to a five-wicket win, and with it, seal the season's first Test series 2-0. Khurram Habib reports.
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Virat showed excellent temperament, says skipper Dhoni

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni praised Virat Kohli for showing "excellent temperament" during team's tricky yet successful run-chase against New Zealand in the second cricket Test, in Bangalore today.

Dhoni leaves curators fuming

Although India wrapped up the second Test against New Zealand in four days, the Chinnaswamy Stadium wicket got rave reviews from former cricketers sitting in the commentators' box. Khurram Habib reports.

Rustiness not reflexes cause for dip in form

From 2008 to April 2011, when the ball was pitched full and the drives were flowing, any error in line was met with a fierce cut or an elegant flick. It was a period when Sachin Tendulkar was at his best. Sanjjeev Karan Samyal reports. They said | Storm after every lull

Heavy rain hampers India, New Zealand T20 practice session

Heavy overnight rains in Visakhapatnam today hampered the practice sessions of T20 cricket teams - India and New Zealand. Both the teams were scheduled to go for a practice at the nets at the ACA-VDCA stadium in Pothinamallayyapalem

Tendulkar's body is naturally slowing down: Martin Crowe

As the debate on Sachin Tendulkar's retirement continues, former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe said that the Indian maestro was "naturally slowing down" due to age but "he can fix" the problems.
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