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    In pics: India-NZ Test series from the past

    • Richard Hadlee celebrates after he breaks the world record for most Test wickets during the first Test at Bangalore in 1988. The New Zealand great was seen as the finest fast bowler of his time. (Getty Images)

    • With a 58 runs knock Kris Srikkanth helped India win the first Test by 172 runs in 1988. (Getty Images)

    • John Wright scored 58 runs in the first Test match in Bangalore in 1988. Wright, who also coached India from 2000 to 2005, is the second player in history to score an eight off one ball in a Test. (Getty Images)

    • Richard Hadlee claimed his 400th Test victim during the second Test in 1988 in Bangalore. He posted a five-wicket haul. (Getty Images)

    • Dilip Vengsarkar, who is also nicknamed as Colonel, scored an unbeaten 75 in the first Test in 1988. India won the first Test by 172 runs. (Getty Images)

    • Kapil Dev helped India clinch the three-match series 2-1 in 1988. He scored 40 runs and scalped four wickets in the second innings to give India a magnificent win in the third Test. (Getty Images)

    • Riding on a brilliant show by Richard Hadlee, NZ won the second Test match by 136 runs at Wankhede Stadium in 1988. Hadlee bagged 10 wickets in this match. (Getty Images)

    • Richard Hadlee scored just 18 runs in the first Test in Bangalore in 1988. In his Test career, he made 3124 runs at 27.16, including two centuries and 15 fifties. (Getty Images)

    • Sourav Ganguly slammed his 15th Test ton in 2003 at Sardar Patel Stadium. Despite his unbeaten 100-run knock, the match was ended in a draw. (Getty Images)

    • Rahul Dravid en route to his 15th Test hundred in Motera in 2003. The batting great was adjudged Man of the Match for his brilliant 222 runs knock. The match was ended in a draw. (Getty Images)

    • Daniel Vettori scalped six wickets in the Ahmedabad Test in 2010. The match was ended in a draw. (Getty Images)

    • Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni plan during the third Test match in Nagpur in 2010. India registered a resounding victory by an innings and 198-runs. Dhoni fell two runs short of his century in the match. (AFP)

    • Harbhajan is the first No.8 player to register two successive tons in Tests. He struck his maiden Test century (115) in the first Test at Ahmedabad in 2010 and followed it up with an unbeaten 111 in Hyderabad. (AFP)

    • Martin Guptill and Tim McIntosh were involved in a century stand during the second Test in Hyderabad in 2010. Opener McIntosh struck a fine 102 to steer NZ to 258 for 4 on the first day. (AFP)

    • Skipper Dhoni (14) and VVS Laxman (74) tried to revive the Indian innings during the second Test in Hyderabad in 2010. The match was ended in a draw. (AFP)

    • Jesse Ryder top-scored with 59 in the third Test at Nagpur in 2010. NZ suffered a humiliating 198-run defeat. (AFP)

    • Team India, under the leadership of MS Dhoni, took control of the third Test with seven wickets on the first day in Nagpur in 2010. The lanky pacer Ishant Sharma claimed four wickets on day one. (AFP)

    • Indian batsmen Gautam Gambhir (14 not out) and Virender Sehwag (54 not out) helped India avoid defeat in the drawn second Test in 2010. (AFP)

    • Virender Sehwag struck his 22nd Test ton in Ahmedabad in 2010. This was fifth Test century for the dashing opener. (AP Photo)

    • Sreesanth posed a lot of problems with sideways movement during the Test series in 2010. The Keralite bagged just eight wickets in the three-match series. (AFP)

    • Team India won the third Test by 198 runs and clinched the three-match series 1-0 in 2010. (AFP)