India did not win a single game on their shortened tour of New Zealand, losing both ODI and Test series.
Brendon McCullum reflects with humour and honesty on what has been a historic series for the nation.
Brendon McCullum’s innings was the highest score for a New Zealand batsman in a Test innings.
After the 1-0 series loss, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni chose not to be too critical.
Brendon McCullum scored 535 runs in the two-match series, having also scored 224 in first Test.
India must win the match to level the two-Test series after New Zealand won the first game at Eden Park.
The Zaheer of old, had a ‘Zaheer special’ ball that would give him early wickets.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni wasted little time asking New Zealand to bat on the green wicket.
Unlike in first Test at Auckland, India will have to dominate game right through if they are to draw level.
Tim Southee spoke about wanting to keep India winless on the tour.
New Zealand hammered India by 87 runs in the inconsequential fifth and final one-dayer.
At the moment India’s performance is determined by the surface, writes Harsha Bhogle.
With series lost, India may as well hand Amit Mishra, Ishwar Pandey a chance in last ODI.
If NZ tracks are not what they used to be, it’s because that is how they are being made nowadays, drop-in or not.
Williamson’s last 12 international outings read — 67, 114, 74, 62, 45, 58, 56, 8, 47, 16, 71 and 77.