Parthiv Patel justified his recall to the Indian team after six years with a cameo of 53 runs in 57 balls. (AFP Photo)
Though he picked up a couple of wickets, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin bowled costly 10 overs, in which he was plundered for 66 runs. (AP Photo)
Ashish Nehra proved to be India's most expensive bowler, giving away 70 runs in his nine overs for two wickets. (AP Photo)
Brendon McCullum started well but again failed to convert a start into something big. He scored 42 in as many balls. (AP Photo)
James Franklin was again the unlikely hero with the bat for the visitors when he scored a 69-ball 98 to power his team to 315/7. (AP Photo)
Andy McKay brought NZ right back into the match striking twice in the 10th over of the Indian innings. He got rid of Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli (AP Photo).
Yusuf Pathan's maiden ODI ton came at probably the best time in his career with the World Cup knocking. He tore apart the Kiwis after the rain delay to score undefeated 123 runs in 96 balls and took India home. (AP Photo)