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HindustanTimes Thu,18 Sep 2014

India VS New Zealand 2014: News

India vs NZ 2nd Test: Ishant's 6 puts India ahead on Day 1

Ishant Sharma served a warning to New Zealand that their decision to roll out a green top can backfire in the second Test, capturing a career-best six for 51 in a brilliant display of fast bowling on Friday.

Understated Ishant finds NZ wickets to his liking

When he is in good rhythm, the 25-year-old can be a handful, and has produced a few telling spells in the past. His spell to former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting, in Australia as well as in India, and his efforts at the Basin Reserve have raised hopes of salvaging a victory.

2nd Test: NZ fold for 192; Dhawan, Pujara get India to 100/2 on Day 1

Shikhar Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara brought up an 87-run partnership for the second wicket after India lost Murali Vijay in the second over to get the team to 100/2 at stumps on Day 1 of the second Test at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.

India vs NZ 2nd Test: Sodhi out as hosts field two debutants

Jesse Ryder and Doug Bracewell will rue their latest drunken adventure. The left-handed batsman and the pacer would have been certainties for the second Test at the Basin Reserve. However, they were sacked from the squad and fined for their night out, hours before the Auckland Test began.

Window of opportunity beckons struggling India in second Test

The fag end of a series in which India have only defeats to show and the revelations of the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing inquiry meant MS Dhoni was the most sought after man on Thursday.

India vs New Zealand 2nd Test: India need to dig deep to survive

Team India will have to dig deep if they are to topple the Kiwis on a green top at Wellington in the final Test of the series. The pacers will however have a field day with the bounce and movement on offer.

Win in final Test the only saving grace for skipper

As India flew into the New Zealand capital, for the final stop of a tour gone horribly wrong, skipper MS Dhoni would have looked back at his failed gamble at Eden Park.

Kane Williamson, New Zealand's quiet achiever

There is no doubt the 23-year-old Williamson is a huge talent, but it is his temperament and the ability to step aside and let his teammates take the accolades that has stood.

India's batting lineup: A major work in progress

India’s young batsmen have started to reshape the team in their own personality that shows much promise for overseas Tests. Their reactions are less expressions of despair, more hunger for progress in Tests.

No Eden for India in New Zealand's Park

As he walked back after making a dash to the dressing room at the drinks interval on Sunday morning, Shikhar Dhawan was working furiously on his pointed whiskers, a style statement made popular since he blazed to a Test century on debut last year.

Dhoni rues unlucky dismissals in second innings vs NZ

India skipper MS Dhoni had high praise for his bowling attack for bringing them into the game but rued few unlucky dismissals in the second innings as the visitors went down by 40 runs against New Zealand in the first Test, in Auckland on Sunday.

1st Test: India's spirited chase goes in vain

India's spirited chase and then a scramble towards the finish line did not end in victory as New Zealand fast bowlers helped clinch the first Test by 40 runs on the fourth day on Sunday.

1st Test: India lose thriller in Auckland, NZ take 1-0 lead

The losing streak continued for India as they lost the first Test against New Zealand at Eden Park in Auckland by 40 runs with a day to spare. The hosts have taken an unassailable 1-0 lead in the two match series.

India vs New Zealand 1st Test: Visitors poised for a great comeback

India pacers rocked New Zealand to leave the visitors chasing a sensational victory with two days left in the first Test of the two match series at the Eden Park stadium in Auckland.

1st Test: Pujara, Dhawan get India to 87/1 vs NZ on Day 3

Shikhar Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara put up a solid second wicket stand of 63 runs to get India to 87 for one at stumps on Day 3 of the first Test at the Eden Park stadium in Auckland. They need 320 more to win.
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