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  • 2nd Test: Rahane's ton gives India control; NZ 24/1, trailing by 222 February 15, 2014

    India drove themselves into a position of control on day two of the second Test against New Zealand, thanks to Ajinkya Rahane's maiden Test century and his partnership with skipper MS Dhoni that gave India a 246run lead on Saturday. Rahane stroked 118 runs and in partnership with Dhoni (68) added...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs India, 2nd Test, Day 2 February 15, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 roundup: Hurt from being axed from India's limitedovers squad, Ishant Sharma once again breathed fire in New Zealand with a sixwicket haul that destroyed the visitors on the opening day of the second Test, which ended with India...
  • News 360: Kejriwal quits as CM after Assembly rejects Jan Lokpal Bill February 14, 2014

    Arvind Kejriwal's roller coaster ride as the Delhi Chief Minister came to an end on February 14, 2014 just 49 days after he assumed office along with his six colleagues as his government failed to table the Jan Lokpal Bill in the Assembly following a highvoltage clash with Congress and...
  • Backinform Ishant Sharma says he is ignored for important tours February 14, 2014

    Ishant Sharma chose to learn his lessons the hard way, but the good thing is that he has started the process. And to show for it, the Delhi pacer has fivewicket hauls in backtoback Tests in New Zealand. But hurt from being axed for the Asia Cup and World T20,...
  • 2nd Test: Kane Williamson praises Indian bowling on day one February 14, 2014

    Wellington: Key New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson praises the Indian bowling attack after the Kiwis were shot out for 192 runs on the first day of the second and final Test . "They bowled very well. They sort of picked up from where they left off in Auckland (in first...
  • You only learn from experience, says Ishant Sharma February 14, 2014

    Wellington: After taking his careerbest haul in Tests, Indian mediumpacer Ishant Sharma said that he has been bowling well consistently for some time but his performance was being noticed only now because he is among wickets these days. Ishant took 6 for 51 on the first day of the second Test...
  • 2nd Test: Indian bowlers rule New Zealand on Day 1 February 14, 2014

    Hurt from being axed from India's limitedovers squad, Ishant Sharma once again breathed fire in New Zealand with a sixwicket haul that destroyed the visitors on the opening day of the second Test, which ended with India just 92 runs away from NZ's score thanks to Shikhar Dhawan's 71 not...
  • India bowl NZ out on Day 1 of 2nd Test: How the wickets fell February 14, 2014

    Ishant Sharma took six wickets and Mohammed Shami scalped four as India bowled out New Zealand for 192 runs in their first innings on the first day of the second Test at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on Friday. Have a look at how the wickets tumbled: 9.3 overs: I Sharma to...
  • As it happened: India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 1 February 14, 2014

    For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Their morale dented after losing the opener, India would be desperate to end their disastrous tour on a positive note when they take on a sprightly New Zealand in the second and final Test starting on Friday. The visitors lost...
  • India in danger of losing second spot in ICC Test rankings February 13, 2014

    Dubai: India will be battling to salvage not just lost pride but also their second spot in the ICC Test rankings when they take on New Zealand in the second Test in Wellington from Friday. South Africa are guaranteed to retain the mace as well as collect a cash award of...
  • 2nd Test: India desperate to end New Zeland tour with a win February 13, 2014

    Wellington: Their morale dented after losing the opener, India would be desperate to end their disastrous tour on a positive note when they take on a sprightly New Zealand in the second and final Test starting on Friday. The visitors lost the Auckland Test by 40 runs and had previously...
  • Kiwis will settle for nothing less than a win, says McCullum February 13, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum on Thursday said the hosts will go for the kill in the second and final cricket Test against India to send the visitors emptyhanded from the tour. The second Test will start at the Basin Reserve here on Friday. The hosts lead the twomatch series...
  • Dhoni snubs media as India prepare for series decider against New Zealand February 13, 2014

    Wellington: India cricket officials shut down any questions about a fixing scandal ahead of the series deciding second Test against New Zealand with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni a noshow for the traditional captain's prematch media conference on Thursday. A committee set up by the Supreme Court on Sunday found Gurunath Meiyappan,...
  • NZ tour a learning curve for young Indian team: Dhawan February 13, 2014

    Wellington: India's opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan on Thursday said the current Test squad will only get better with time as they gain in experience, and that the New Zealand tour has been another learning curve for them. The visitors will take on the Kiwis in the second and final cricket Test...
  • New Zealand name two newcomers for second Test against India February 13, 2014

    Wellington: Batsman Tom Latham and allrounder Jimmy Neesham will make their Test debuts for New Zealand in the second Test against India which starts at the Basin Reserve on Friday. Latham has been named to bat at No. 5 in the New Zealand order, replacing Ross Taylor whose wife is expecting...
  • New Zealand will aim to keep India winless on tour, says Tim Southee February 12, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee on Wednesday said that his side will go into the second and final Test against India in its bid to keep the visitors winless on their tour here. After losing the ODI series 04, India slumped to a 40run defeat in the first Test...
  • Green top awaits Team India at Basin Reserve February 11, 2014

    Wellington: There would be no respite for the Indian batsmen from the New Zealand pacers as the Basin Reserve pitch, under cover for the last few days, would be a green, seamers' paradise, curator Brett Sipthorpe said on Wednesday. The second Test between India and New Zealand will start from Febraury...
  • Neesham, Latham in NZ's squad for second Test February 11, 2014

    Wellington: Allrounder Jimmy Neesham and batsman Tom Latham have been named in New Zealand's squad for the second Test against India after Jesse Ryder and Doug Bracewell were dropped for a late night drinking session in Auckland last week. Both replacements are uncapped at Test level and the 21yearold Latham comes...
  • Mohammad Shami: The new spearhead on the block February 10, 2014

    Auckland: In five Tests since his debut against the West Indies in November 2013, Mohammad Shami has shown complete control of line and length and while the rest of the Indian bowlers have been faltering in the ongoing tour of New Zealand, he is fast emerging as the bowling spearhead. Shami...
  • Team India's No 2 Test ranking at stake February 10, 2014

    Dubai: Faltering miserably in their ongoing tour of New Zealand, India are in danger of losing their second spot in the ICC Test rankings if Australia win their away series against South Africa starting on Thursday. Secondplaced India are trailing the twomatch series against New Zealand 01 after losing the opening...
  • Pujara, Ashwin slip in latest ICC rankings after Auckland Test defeat February 10, 2014

    Dubai: Cheteshwar Pujara and R Ashwin managed to remain the bestplaced Indians by keeping their place inside the top10 of the batting and bowling charts respectively but slipped a rung each in the latest ICC rankings issued on Monday. Pujara was placed sixth in the batting list while Ashwin was eighth...
  • Ryder, Bracewell dropped from NZ Test squad after drinking incident February 10, 2014

    Wellington: Troubled batsman Jesse Ryder has been dropped from New Zealand's squad for the second Test against India as New Zealand Cricket probes his involvement in late night drinking. Ryder and fast bowler Doug Bracewell, who were both members of the firstTest squad, were reported to have been drinking at Auckland...
  • Losing wickets of second new ball proved crucial: Dhoni February 9, 2014

    Auckland: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels that losing wickets of the second new ball including a poor umpiring decision, proved to be a decisive factor, as the visitors lost by 40 runs against New Zealand in the first cricket Test here on Sunday. India lost Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma...
  • McCullum praises Wagner's haul as key to memorable win February 9, 2014

    Auckland: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum praised left arm pace bowler Neil Wagner for helping his side beat India by 40 runs in the first Test on Sunday even though he was named ManoftheMatch for his first innings double century. McCullum scored 224 in the first innings to anchor New Zealand's...
  • Kris Srikkanth bats for DRS after Auckland defeat February 9, 2014

    Two controversial decisions cost India the first Test as they were defeated by New Zealand by 40 runs. ...
  • India's winless streak in away Tests extends to 13 February 9, 2014

    India's dismal away record of more than last two years continued on Sunday when the MS Dhoniled team suffered a 40run defeat against hosts New Zealand on the fourth day of the first Test in Auckland making it their 10th defeat in last 13 Tests on foreign soil. Chasing 407...
  • MS Dhoni rues unlucky dismissals in second innings February 9, 2014

    Auckland: 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 cricket Test on Sunday. "The bowlers bowled fantastically well to...
  • Poor umpiring robs India of victory in Auckland February 9, 2014

    At the start of day four's play, the first Test match hung in a balance as New Zealand needed nine wickets and India 320 more runs for a win in Auckland. India put up a spirited chase and at one point looked in total control with Shikhar Dhawan and Virat...