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NZ vs Ind 2nd Test: Kohli ton helps India salvage draw

Tue, 18th, Feb 2014
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It was a Test match to remember for Brendon McCullum, who became the first New Zealander to have scored a Test triple (302), surpassing former Kiwi batsman Martin Crowe's previous best of 299. India fought back with a Virat ton in the 4th innings, which ultimately saved the visitors.

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NZ vs Ind 1st Test: New Zealand survive battle of nerves

Sun, 9th, Feb 2014
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Shikhar Dhawan's solid 115 in the 4th innings that involved a 126-run partnership with Virat Kohli (67) and a counter-attacking Ravindra Jadeja kept the contest evenly poised. But it was the game-changing spell of Neil Wagner that swung the game in New Zealand's favour as they handed the visitors their 10th overseas loss on the trot.

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New Zealand vs India - A different ball game

Thu, 6th, Feb 2014
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royal challengers

Both New Zealand and India have had their fair share of results each time they locked horns in ODIs and Tests. While India had the upper hand right from their first series against the Kiwis way back in the 1950s, New Zealand's resurrection began in the early 2000's and they continue to be an improved side even today.

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NZ vs Ind 1st Test Preview - Stern test for India awaits

Wed, 5th, Feb 2014
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New Zealand have won only 3 home Tests against West Indies and Zimbabwe in the recent times. They will be eager to better their records against a much higher ranked side that India is. On the other hand, India haven't managed to win a single Test in their last 12 away games. Though, their recent performance in SA will certainly inspire them here. India will need more responsible batting from the likes of Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohit Sharma and the rest of the line-up. The bowling will be India's main cause of concern.

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NZ vs Ind 4th ODI: Taylor ton seals series win

Wed, 29th, Jan 2014
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MS Dhoni won the toss in a must-win game, and to everyone's surprise, elected to bat first. Suresh Raina was dropped, and so was Shikhar Dhawan; making way for Ambati Rayudu and Stuart Binny. Virat Kohli opened alongside Rohit Sharma, but the experiment went straight down the drain as Southee got rid of him in the 4th over itself. Rahane failed to hang in as well and was dismissed by a fine spell of bowling from Kyle Mills. However, Sharma anchored the innings at the other end with Ambati Rayudu (37) for company. The duo added 79 runs and stability was restored for some time.

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Virat Kohli retains No.1 Ranking

Mon, 27th, Jan 2014
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Kohli, who was ranked 2nd before the series, has already shown glimpses of his form with a century and a fifty so far. Scores of 123 and 78 in successive ODIs has resulted in the Delhi lad getting his top spot back.

Kohli collected 882 Rating points after the 2nd ODI, but dropped a few after his dismissal in the 3rd game at Auckland. He is now the joint No.1 batsman alongside RCB mate AB de Villiers, at 872. With 2 more matches to go in the series and South Africa not scheduled to play in the meanwhile, Kohli has a good chance of an outright top rank.

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NZ vs Ind 3rd ODI: India pull off dramatic tie

Sun, 26th, Jan 2014
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It was a night full of chaos and drama, with the possibility of a series win for New Zealand. But it all went haywire for the Kiwis who just couldn't keep the Indians at bay till the last ball. Martin Guptill's phenomenal hundred (111) helped New Zealand get off to a brisk start. Kane Williamson (65) once again shone with the bat, scoring his third successive half-century before he fell to Mohammad Shami. The promotion for Corey Anderson up the order didn't bode well for the hosts, who encountered a middle-order rattle coupled with the skipper's batting woes.

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NZ vs Ind 3rd ODI Preview: India face do or die situation

Fri, 24th, Jan 2014
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Though, not much has gone Team India's way ever since they entered the Kiwi land. Apart from Virat Kohli and to an extent MS Dhoni, no other batsman has shown the willingness to last long at the crease. Kohli, who has already scored a hundred and a fifty, is the lone warrior standing tall in the battlefield. The openers are falling, the middle order is crumbling. In the bowling department, Mohammad Shami has been the only ray of hope surrounded by the ineffectiveness of his pace partners and spinners.

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NZ vs Ind 2nd ODI: Kiwis rattle India to go 2-0 up

Wed, 22nd, Jan 2014
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For the second time in the series, MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to field first at the Seddon Park. Mohammad Shami (3/55) struck first up, removing Jesse Ryder who blasted 20 off just 11 balls. Martin Guptill (44) continued to score from the other end alongside Kane Williamson (77). The duo added 89 runs, before part-timer Raina got rid of Guptill with a top-edged shot. Williamson, who cruised to his 2nd consecutive fifty, looked in sublime touch with 5 fours and a six. Ross Taylor slammed a 56-ball 57, setting up New Zealand for a big 1st innings score.

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NZ vs Ind 2nd ODI Preview - Visitors aim to bounce back

Tue, 21st, Jan 2014
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Chasing a stiff target of 293, the World's No.1 ranked team collapsed like a pack of cards against a No.8 side. Apart from Virat Kohli's sparkling hundred and MS Dhoni's short cameo, none of the batsmen seemed comfortable against the Kiwi bowlers. Suresh Raina's struggle continues to be worrying, while the openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have failed to give their side a flying start.

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