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World T20, 2nd Semi-Final

India vs West Indies

at Mumbai, Mar 31, 2016
West Indies 196/3 beat India 192/2 by 7 wickets

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Australia, New Zealand

Feb 14 - Mar 29 2015

The 11th edition of the World Cup

The 2015 Cricket World Cup will be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand. The location of the games will be evenly split, with the day-night final match to be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 29.
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New Zealand in the 2015 Cricket World Cup

Groups, News, Schedule

New Zealand Cricket World Cup 2015

New Zealand Squad

Brendon McCullum (captain), Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Grant Elliott, Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Adam Milne, Luke Ronchi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Dan Vettori, Kane Williamson.

2015 Cricket World Cup Groups

Group A

Australia (co-host)
New Zealand (co-host)
Sri Lanka

Group B

South Africa
West Indies

India in New Zealand 2014

19 January to 18 February 2014

India to play 2 Tests, 5 ODIs

India will tour New Zealand for a month in mid-January, 2014, for five ODIs and two Tests, with the first One Day International to be played on January 19 and the second Test ending on February 18.
India vs New Zealand Cricket Series 2014


NZ's Anderson scores fastest ODI century

ODI World Record

Corey Anderson's fastest ODI ton came off 36 balls

New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson, 23, scored the quickest century ever in ODI cricket on Wednesday, taking just 36 balls against the West Indies Cricket team to break the world record long held by Pakistan's Shahid Afridi. Afridi had slammed a 37-ball ton 17 years ago.

In a match limited to 21 overs each, New Zealand made 283/4, with left-hander Corey Anderson scoring an unbeaten 131 from 47 balls. He hit 14 of New Zealand's 22 sixes, in a match that the Kiwis comprehensively won by 159 runs. His partner Jesse Ryder smacked the sixth fastest century of all time - reaching 100 off 46 balls. Anderson and Ryder put on 191 for the fourth wicket.
to 100
Corey AndersonNew Zealand131*36614West IndiesJan 1 2014
Shahid AfridiPakistan10237611Sri LankaOct 4 1996
Mark BoucherSouth Africa147*44810ZimbabweSep 20 2006
Brian LaraWest Indies11745184BangladeshOct 9 1999
Shahid AfridiPakistan10245109IndiaApr 15 2005

2012 ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka

New Zealand's matches in World T20 2012

2012 world twenty20 cricketThe ICC World Twenty20 2012 tournament consisting of 27 Twenty20 matches will be hosted by Sri Lanka in Sep-Oct 2012. The first T20 match will be between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe on September 18, 2012 at 19:30 local time to be played at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota. Latest News from the ICC World Twenty20 2012: WT20 2012 Cup Index | Championship Schedule | Groups & Points | Teams | WT20 Warm-up Matches
Date and TimeMatchVenue
Fri Sep 21
15:30 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT
Group D:
5th T20 - New Zealand vs Bangladesh
Pallekele Cricket Stadium, Kandy
Sun Sep 23
15:30 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT
Group D:
9th T20 - New Zealand vs Pakistan
Pallekele Cricket Stadium, Kandy
Thu Sep 27
15:30 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT
Super Eights, Group 1:
13th T20 - Sri Lanka vs New Zealand
Pallekele Cricket Stadium, Kandy
Sat Sep 29
15:30 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT
Super Eights, Group 1:
17th T20 - England vs New-Zealand
Pallekele Cricket Stadium, Kandy
Mon Oct 1
15:30 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT
Super Eights, Group 1:
21st T20 - West Indies vs New Zealand
Pallekele Cricket Stadium, Kandy

Super Eights ICC World Twenty20 2012

21st Match, Group 1: West Indies vs New Zealand WT20

West Indies beat New Zealand in Super Over to stay in semis hunt

New Zealand Cricket team West Indies Cricket team West Indies knocked New Zealand out of the World Twenty20 in a dramatic Super Over on Monday after their group one match finished in a tie. Chasing 140-run target, New Zealand struggled as they lost wickets at regular intervals. Ross Taylor, after playing a stellar 62 from 40 balls in the actual 20-over innings, starred yet again in the Super Over, scoring 15 runs on his own as the Kiwis set the Windies a target of 18. A couple of sixes from Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels off Tim Southee ensured there would be no last-ball drama for the Caribbeans. Earlier, pacer Doug Bracewell (31 for 3) came up with superb bowling effort as New Zealand bundled out West Indies for a lowly 139.
West Indies vs New Zealand World T20: West Indies 139 in 19.3 overs (Chris Gayle 30, Tim Southee 3-21) beat New Zealand 139/7 (Ross Taylor 62, Sunil Narine 3-20) in the one-over eliminator

17th Match, Group 1: England vs New Zealand WT20

England overhaul New Zealand

New Zealand Cricket team England Cricket team England beat New Zealand by six wickets to put the defence of their ICC World Twenty20 crown back on track. Steven Finn grabbed 3-16 to restrict New Zealand to 148/6 and then Luke Wright scored 76 runs as England reached its victory target of 149 with seven balls remaining in Pallekele. Wright smashed five sixes and as many boundaries off 43 balls. Electing to bat first, James Franklin top scored with 50 as the Kiwi's set a target of 149 after recovering from 67 for 4 early in their innings.
Sri Lanka vs West Indies World T20: England 149/4 in 18.5 ov (Wright 76) beat New Zealand 148/6 (Franklin 50, Finn 3-16) by 6 wicket

13th Match, Group 1: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand WT20

Srilanka win the match in Super Over after tying the score with New Zealand

New Zealand Cricket team Sri Lanka Cricket team Sri Lanka held their nerve to claim a thrilling five-run super-over win against New Zealand in the first Super Eight match of the World Twenty20. With New Zealand needing 14 from their one over to win, Sri Lanka pace bowler Lasith Malinga conceded only eight. Earlier, both sides had been level after 20 overs, New Zealand on 174-7, Sri Lanka making 174-6.
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand World T20: Sri Lanka 174/6 (20 ov) tied with New Zealand 174/7 (20 ov)
Super Over: Sri Lanka 13-1 beat New Zealand 8-1 by five runs

9th Match, Group D: New Zealand vs Pakistan

Pakistan overcome fighting New Zealand

New Zealand Cricket team Pakistan Cricket team Saeed A classy fifty from Nasir Jamshed and a four wicket haul by Ajmal, lead Pakistan to its first win of this World T20 tournament. Pakistan scored 177-6 in their 20 overs after Mohammad Hafeez won the toss and elected to bat first. They then New Zealand, who won in a convincing fashion against Bangladesh, to 164-9 in their 20 overs. The Kiwis however qualified for the Super Eights on net run rate.
Pakistan 177/6 (Nasir Jamshed 56, Mohammad Hafeez 43) beat New Zealand 164/9 (Saeed Ajmal 4-30) by 13 runs

5th Match, Group D: New Zealand vs Bangladesh ICC World Twenty20 2012

Record-breaking McCullum leads New Zealand's rout of Bangladesh

Bangladesh Cricket team New Zealand Cricket team Brendon McCullum smashed a record 123 off 58 balls - the highest ever Twenty20 score - to help New Zealand humble Bangladesh by 59 runs. The 30-year-old right hander smashed seven sixes and 11 boundaries as New Zealand reached 191-3 in their 20 allotted overs. In return, Bangladesh could score just 132 for eight.
New Zealand vs Bangladesh World T20: New Zealand 191/3 (McCullum 123) beat Bangladesh 132/8 (Nasir Hossain 50, Southee 3-16, Mills 3-33) by 59 runs

Milne and Vettori in New Zealand World T20 team

Taylor to captain

No room for Andrew Ellis, Tom Latham, Daniel Flynn or Dean Brownlie

New Zealand Cricket team Daniel Vettori has been included in New Zealand's squad for the ICC World Twenty20 after being ruled out of the upcoming Test series in India. James Franklin and fast bowler Adam Milne has also been included in the final 15. Team New Zealand for ICC World T20: Martin Guptill, Rob Nicol, Brendon McCullum, Ross Taylor (Captain), Kane Williamson, BJ Watling, James Franklin, Jacob Oram, Nathan McCullum, Daniel Vettori, Kyle Mills, Doug Bracewell, Tim Southee, Ronnie Hira, Adam Milne.

New Zealand squad for Twenty20 World Cup

Former captain Daniel Vettori included in the 30

Ross Taylor named skipper for the tournament

New Zealand Cricket teamUncapped top order batsmen George Worker, a left-handed opener and left-arm spinner, and Auckland batsman Anaru Kitchen are the only new faces in a New Zealand cricket squad to prepare for the Twenty20 World Cup later this year. Former captain Daniel Vettori was included after coming out of his international T20 retirement earlier this year. Jesse Ryder who hasn't played for the Black Caps since February, was not considered. He was reprimanded by New Zealand Cricket for "breaching team protocols" for drinking while recovering from a minor injury following a loss to South Africa in Napier, after which he made himself unavailable for a NZC central contract. New Zealand Squad: Ross Taylor (Captain), Michael Bates, Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Neil Broom, Dean Brownlie, Colin de Grandhomme, Andrew Ellis, Daniel Flynn, James Franklin, Martin Guptill, Roneel Hira, Anaru Kitchen, Tom Latham, Brendon McCullum, Nathan McCullum, Peter McGlashan, Andy McKay, Kyle Mills, Adam Milne, Tarun Nethula, Rob Nicol, Jacob Oram, Tim Southee, Daniel Vettori, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling, Kane Williamson, Luke Woodcock, George Worker.

India Vs New Zealand T20I series, Sep 2012

India vs New Zealand at Chennai, 2nd T20I

India lose match and series by 1 run [IND-NZL:0-1 (2/2)]

New Zealand held their nerve to pull of a one-run victory over India in their second Twenty20 international in Chennai on Tuesday after India won the toss and elected to field.
Chennai T20I: New Zealand 167/5 (McCullum 91, Irfan 3-31) beat India 166/4 (Kohli 70, Yuvraj 34) by 1 run

India vs New Zealand at Visakhapatnam, 1st T20I

Opening T20I called off due to rain

Match abandoned without a ball bowled. The second T20I is in Chennai on Tuesday. Match starts at 7 pm IST.

New Zealand in India, 2012 Test & T20I Series

2nd Test at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

Bangalore test, day four: Kohli, Dhoni guide India to series whitewash [IND-NZL:2-0 (2/2)]

Virat Kohli, who struck a brilliant half-century under pressure, and skipper MS Dhoni led from the front to help India to complete series whitewash against New Zealand with a comfortable five-wicket victory in the second Test at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Virat Kohli hit three boundaries off Tim Southee’s 18th over to reach his half-century and in the very next over, MS Dhoni hit a four and a six in successive balls to seal the victory and become the most successful Indian Test captain at home. New Zealand XI: MJ Guptill, BB McCullum, KS Williamson, LRPL Taylor (Captain), DR Flynn, JEC Franklin, CFK van Wyk (Wicket Keeper), DAJ Bracewell, JS Patel, TG Southee, TA Boult
India XI: G Gambhir, V Sehwag, V Kohli, SR Tendulkar, CA Pujara, SK Raina, MS Dhoni (Capt, Wkt), R Ashwin, Z Khan, PP Ojha, UT Yadav.
Second Test, day four: India 353 (Raina 55, Kohli 103, Dhoni 62) & 262/5 (Kohli 51*, Dhoni 48*) beat New Zealand 365 (Taylor 113, Guptill 53, van Wyk 71, Ojha 5-99) & 248 (Franklin 41, Ashwin 5-69) by 5 wkts

1st Test at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad

Hyderabad test, day four: India beat New Zealand by an innings and 115 runs [IND-NZL:1-0 (1/2)]

New Zealand imploded for the second time in as many days to slump to an embarrassing innings and 115-run loss in the first Test against India. Ravichandran Ashwin picked up a career-best 12 wickets to help India take a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series on Sunday. Ashwin's 6-54, his second six-wicket haul in the match, and Pragyan Ojha's 3-48 bundled the visitors out for 164 in their 2nd innings, a mere 5 runs more than their 1st innings total.
1st Test, Hyderabad, Day 4: New Zealand 159 (Ashwin 6-31) and 164 (follow on; Ashwin 6-54) lose to India 438 (Pujara 159, Dhoni 73, Kohli 58) by an innings and 115 runs

Yuvraj Singh Returns to India T20I Team

VVS Laxman retains spot in Test team

Contrary to media reports of VVS Laxman getting an axe, the Hyderabadi batsman has retained his spot in the Indian Test team against the touring New Zealand. Ishant Sharma, who had undergone an ankle surgery earlier this year, and master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, who took a break from the Sri Lanka series, are both back in the side.Team India for Test series against NZ: MS Dhoni (Captain), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, R Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, Pragyan Ojha, Umesh Yadav, Ajinkya Rahane, Piyush Chawla, Ishant Sharma, Suresh Raina. Yuvraj Singh meanwhile returned to the T20I squad after nine months and a battle with cancer. He has been picked in the squad for the T20 matches against the Kiwis on September 8 and September 11 and also for the T20 World Cup which begins in Sri Lanka on September 18. Harbhajan Singh who battled injury and bad form returned after a whole year. The T20 squad consists of eight players who were a part of India's historic T20 triumph in South Africa five years back. Team India for T20Is/ICC World T20: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Irfan Pathan, R Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, L Balaji, Ashok Dinda, Rohit Sharma, Piyush Chawla, Harbhajan Singh and Manoj Tiwary.

Kiwis in India as part of their preparations for the ICC World T20

New Zealand to play two Test matches and two Twenty20 Internationals

New Zealand will play two Test matches and two Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) in India as part of their preparations for the ICC World T20 in September in Sri Lanka. The series will start with a Test match on 23 August 2012 and will end with a T20I on 11 September 2012.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 in Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka

India vs Sri Lanka - ICC cricket world cup 2011 Final

ICC World Cup 2011 Final
India Cricket team IND vs SRL Sri Lanka Cricket team
Saturday, 2 April 2011 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
India Cricket World Cup 2011
Cricket World Cup

ICC World Cup Final, India vs Sri Lanka - India power to World Cup triumph

India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets in a pulsating final to deliver World Cup glory to their cricket-mad population for the first time since 1983. Sri Lanka smashed 91 from their last 10 overs to post 274-6 in Mumbai, with Mahela Jayawardene making a superb 103. India lost Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar early on but Gautam Gambhir and Mahendra Dhoni rebuilt the innings. Gambhir was out for 97, but captain Dhoni's brilliant unbeaten 91 led India to a famous win with 10 balls to spare.
India 277 for 4 (Gambhir 97, Dhoni 91*) beat Sri Lanka 274 for 6 (Jayawardene 103*, Sangakkara 48) by six wickets


ICC World Cup 1st Semi Final, Sri Lanka vs New Zealand - Sri Lanka edge New Zealand to reach final

Sri Lanka overcame a serious bout of the jitters to book their place in Saturday's World Cup final in Mumbai, after holding their nerve to beat a spirited New Zealand by five wickets. The Black Caps looked set for a competitive score in Colombo, but they collapsed from 192-4 to 217 all out. Tillakaratne Dilshan (73) and Kumar Sangakkara (54) sent Sri Lanka charging towards victory before a flurry of wickets brought the match to life. Mahela Jayawardene, Sangakkara and Chamara Silva departed in quick succession as Lanka lost four wickets for 25 runs, but Thilan Samaraweera and Angelo Mathews kept their cool to see the hosts home with 13 balls to spare.Reported earlier: Sri Lanka - the 1996 World Cup champions - will meet New Zealand in Tuesday’s semi-final in Colombo. They have won their previous four World Cup games against New Zealand. The overall head-to-head record is 35-33 in New Zealand’s favour but since 2000 it is 20-11 in Sri Lanka’s favour. In Sri Lanka, since 2000, the head-to-head record is 6-1 against New Zealand.Sri Lanka Team: Tharanga, Dilshan, Sangakkara (C/W), M Jayawardene, Samaraweera, Silva, Mathews, Malinga, Herath, Muralitharan, Mendis
New Zealand Team: B McCullum (Wicket Keeper), Guptill, Ryder, Taylor, Styris, Williamson, N McCullum, Vettori (Captain), Oram, Southee, McKay
Sri Lanka 220 for 5 (Dilshan 73, Sangakkara 54) beat New Zealand 217 (Styris 57, Mendis 3-35) by five wickets

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Semi-Final Line up

Semi Final 1 - Tuesday, 29 March 2011 at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Semi Final 2 - Wednesday, 30 March 2011 at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali
Sri Lanka Cricket team SRL vs NZL New Zealand Cricket team India Cricket team IND vs PAK Pakistan Cricket team

ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2011 Quarter Finals

ICC World Cup 3rd Quarter Final, New Zealand v South Africa (Match F) - South Africa collapse sends New Zealand through

Proteas reached 108-2 in the 25th over chasing New Zealand's 221-8, but subsided horribly to be all out for 172. For New Zealand, Jesse Ryder was the top scorer with 83, while with the ball, Oram picked up 4 for 39 and McCullum 3 for 24.
New Zealand 221 for 8 (Ryder 83, Taylor 43, Morkel 3-46) beat South Africa 172 (Oram 4-39) by 49 runs

ICC World Cup Cricket Quarter Finals

DateStart TimeMatchVenue
Wed Mar 2308:30 GMT | 14:30 local | 04:30 EDT 1st Quarter Final
Pakistan v West Indies
(Match C)
Thu Mar 2409:00 GMT | 14:30 local | 05:00 EDT2nd Quarter Final
India v Australia
(Match E)
Fri Mar 2508:30 GMT | 14:30 local | 04:30 EDT3rd Quarter Final
New Zealand v South Africa
(Match F)
Sat Mar 2609:00 GMT | 14:30 local | 05:00 EDT4th Quarter Final
Sri Lanka v England
(Match D)


ICC World Cup Cricket Group A

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts
Pakistan 6 5 1 0 0 10
Sri Lanka 6 4 1 0 1 9
Australia 6 4 1 0 1 9
New Zealand 6 4 2 0 0 8
Zimbabwe 6 2 4 0 0 4
Canada 6 1 5 0 0 2
Kenya 6 0 60 0 0

ICC World Cup Cricket Group B

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts
South Africa 6 5 1 0 0 10
India 6 4 1 1 0 9
England 6 3 2 1 0 7
West Indies 6 3 3 0 0 6
Bangladesh 6 3 3 0 0 6
Ireland 6 2 4 0 0 4
Netherlands 6 0 6 0 0 0

ICC World Cup 38th Match, New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Mumbai, Group A - Sri Lanka thrash New Zealand

Captain Kumar Sangakkara scored his first World Cup century and Muttiah Muralitharan took four wickets as Sri Lanka thrashed New Zealand by 112 runs. Sangakkara (111) and Mahela Jayawardene (66) added 145, after the openers fell cheaply, as Sri Lanka made 265-9. Muralitharan (4-25) then ran through the Black Caps' middle order as they crumbled from 82-2 to 153 all out.
Sri Lanka 265 for 9 (Sangakkara 111, Jayawardene 66, Southee 3-63) beat New Zealand 153 (Taylor 33, Muralitharan 4-25) by 112 runs

ICC World Cup 30th Match, Canada v New Zealand, Group A - New Zealand ease to 97-run victory

New Zealand scored a mammoth 358 for 6 in their 50 overs as in-form Ross Taylor and opener Brendon McCullum blitzed Canada Sunday, helping to fire the Black Caps into the World Cup quarter-finals with a thumping 97-run win in Mumbai. Canada never looked remotely like challenging the target and ended on 261-9 after their 50 overs.
New Zealand 358 for 6 (McCullum 101, Taylor 74, Baidwan 3-84, Rao 2-62) beat Canada 261 for 9 (Bagai 84, Hansra 70*, Mills 2-2, Oram 3-47) by 97 runs

ICC World Cup 24th Match, New Zealand v Pakistan, Group A - Taylor blitz flattens Pakistan

Birthday boy Ross Taylor's terrific unbeaten century - 131 off 124 balls - set up New Zealand's 110-run victory over Pakistan in their World Cup Group A match on Tuesday. New Zealand blasted 100 off last five overs to reach 302 for seven in their allotted 50 overs.Pakistan's chase was derailed after half the side were dismissed inside 15 overs, with paceman Tim Southee picking up 3-25. Pakistan were bowled out for 192 in a win that sees New Zealand leapfrog their opponents to the top of Group A.
New Zealand 302 for 7 (Taylor 131, Guptill 57) beat Pakistan 192 (Razzaq 62) by 110 runs

ICC World Cup 18th Match, New Zealand v Zimbabwe, Group A - Black Caps charge to 10-wicket win

New Zealand displayed a clinically efficient all round performance to thump Zimbabwe by 10 wickets with more than 16 overs to spare in their crucial group league encounter of the World Cup at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, today. Zimbabwe were undone by disciplined Kiwi bowling and lost half the battle inside of 15 overs when they were reduced to 46 for five. The Kiwi openers Martin Guptill (86 n.o., 108b, 7x4, 2x6) and Brendon McCullum (76, 95b, 6x4, 2x6) showed enough restraint while facing Zimbabwe spinners in the beginning but still cantered home with 99 balls to spare. The duo's partnership was New Zealand's highest opening stand in World Cup matches and the highest of any team in this tournament.
New Zealand 166 for 0 (Guptill 86*, B McCullum 76*) beat Zimbabwe 162 (Taylor 44, Southee 3-29, Vettori 2-25) by 10 wickets

ICC World Cup 8th Match, Australia v New Zealand, Group A - Australia seal easy win

Mitchell Johnson and Shaun Tait paved the way for defending champion Australia's easy seven wicket win over New Zealand in a World Cup Group A match at the Vidarbha Cricket Stadium. Chasing 207, openers Shane Watson (62) and Brad Haddin (55) smashed the Black Caps all around as the four-time winners cruised to the target in 34 overs. The match was given the status of the bilateral contest and dedicated it to the earthquake victims of Christchurch.
Australia 207 for 3 (Watson 62, Haddin 55) beat New Zealand 206 (Nathan 52, Vettori 44, Johnson 4-33, Tait 3-35) by 7 wickets

ICC World Cup Match 2, Kenya v New Zealand, Group A - NZ crush Kenya by 10 wickets

Paceman Hamish Bennett took 4-16 as New Zealand thrashed Kenya by 10 wickets in their opening World Cup group game. Tim Southee (3-13) and Jacob Oram (3-2) each claimed three wickets as the African side were bowled out for 69 in 23.5 overs after choosing to bat. New Zealand needed only eight overs to knock off the runs, with Martin Guptill scoring 39 and fellow opener Brendon McCullum adding 26 in Chennai. Kenya's total was the fifth-lowest in the history of the tournament.
New Zealand 72 for 0 (Guptill 39*, McCullum 26*) beat Kenya 69 (Bennett 4-16, Oram 3-2, Southee 3-13) by 10 wickets

ICC World Cup Warm-up Matches, India vs New Zealand at Chennai

Captain Mahendra Dhoni scored a superb unbeaten century as India recorded a 117-run win over New Zealand in their World Cup warm-up match in Chennai. He shared century stands with Virat Kohli (59), Gautam Gambhir (89) and Suresh Raina (50) in a total of 360-5.
India 360 for 5 (Dhoni 108*, Gambhir 89, Kohli 59, Raina 50) beat New Zealand 243 (B McCullum 58) by 117 runs

2010 ICC World Twenty20, The West Indies

ICC World Twenty20 West Indies 2010

World Twenty20 2010 Final: England vs Australia - England wins Twenty/20 World Cup

Man of the match Craig Kieswetter scored a wonderful half century (63) to steer his team to a comprehensive 7 wicket victory over Australia after England bowlers restricted them to just three sixes and ten fours in 20 overs. The current 50 overs World Cup and Champions Trophy holders Australia could only score 147 for six, with David Hussey's 59 the top score.Looking for their first ever Cricket World Cup win (in any format), South Africa-born batsmen Kevin Pietersen (47) and Craig Kieswetter were involved in a 111-run partnership for the second wicket. Pietersen was named man of the tournament for scoring 248 runs.
World Twenty20 2010 Final: England 148/3 (Craig Kieswetter 63, Kevin Pietersen 47) beat Australia 147/6 (David Hussey 59) by seven wickets.

Super Eight match 22: New Zealand eliminated by England

World Twenty20 Match #22: England 153/7 (19.1 ov) beat New Zealand 149/6 (20 ov) by 3 wickets.

Super Eight match 17: New Zealand edge out Pakistan

World Twenty20 Match 17: New Zealand 133/7 (20 ov) beat Pakistan 132/7 (20 ov) by 1 run.

Super Eights (match 14): South Africa beat New Zealand by 13 runs

Albie Morkel hit five sixes in scoring 40 off 18 balls as South Africa scored 73 from their last 6.3 overs which powered the team to a total of 170/4 - enough for a comfortable 13-run victory over New Zealand in the World Twenty20 Super Eights.
World Twenty20 Match 14: South Africa 170/4 (20 ov) beat New Zealand 157/7 (20 ov) by 13 runs

Group Stage match 9: New Zealand cruise into the Super 8s

New Zealand advanced to the Super Eights of the World Twenty20 by beating Zimbabwe by 7 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method. Scott Styris and Nathan McCullum took three wickets each for New Zealand as they bundled out Zimbabwe for just 84 in 15.1 overs. Chasing 85 for a win, New Zealand made 36 for one from 8.1 overs before rain interrupted play.
World Twenty20 Match 9: New Zealand 36/1 beat Zimbabwe 84 (McCullum 3-16, Styris 3-5) by seven runs by D/L method

Group Stage match 1: New Zealand defeat Sri Lanka by two wickets

New Zealand edged out last year's finalists Sri Lanka by 2 wickets in a sensational opening game at the 2010 World Twenty20 in Guyana. Nathan McCullum hit a breezy 16 of six balls including a six off Malinga when New Zealand were requiring three runs from the last two balls. For Sri Lanka, Mahela Jayawardena scored a quickfire 81 runs of 51 balls to take them to 139 runs of 20 overs after captain Kumar Sangakkara won the toss and elected to bat. New Zealand: Brendon McCullum, Ryder, M Guptill, Taylor, Styris, Hopkins (Wicket Keeper), Oram, Vettori, NL McCullum, S Bond, Southee Sri Lanka: Dilshan, Jayawardene, KC Sangakkara (Captain & WK), Jayasuriya, Kapugedera, Mathews, Chandimal, Malinga, M Muralitharan, Mendis, Welegedara
World Twenty20 Match 1: New Zealand 139/8 (19.5 ov) beat Sri Lanka 135/6 (20 ov) by 2 wickets

New Zealand Cricket News

Champions Trophy 2009

Champions Trophy 2009

Champions Trophy, Final: Australia wins Champions Trophy 2009

Australia have have become the first team to win the ICC Champions Trophy title twice, beating New Zealand by six wickets in the final at SuperSport Park. Chasing New Zealand's 200/9, Opener Shane Watson hit his second successive unbeaten century (105) to guide defending champions to a six-wicket victory with 28 balls remaining. Earlier, electing to bat, opener Martin Guptill (40), Neil Broom (37), James Franklin (33) and Aaron Redmond (26) were the only New Zealand bastmen to pass the 20-run mark. Watson was named man of the match, Ponting the player of the tournament, while South Africa's Wayne Parnell was the leading wicket taker with 11 scalps.
Australia's players will now head home for a short break before they depart for India, where they will play seven one-dayers against Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side, while a number of the New Zealand team will travel to India to compete in the Champions League Twenty20 competition.
Australia 206/4 (Watson 105*, White 62, Mills 3-27) beat New Zealand 200/9 (Guptill 40, Hauritz 3-37, Lee 2-45) by six wickets

Champions Trophy, Second Semifinal: New Zealand beats Pakistan to reach final against Australia in Champions Trophy

New Zealand booked a place in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy against Australia with a convincing five-wicket victory over Pakistan on Saturday. Grant Elliott cracked an unbeaten 75 to help his injury-hit team achieve a 234-run target with 13 balls to spare. He received valuable support from Vettori (41), adding 104 for the fifth wicket. Vettori was named man of the match for his all-round performance including the three wickets he took for 43 runs. Earlier, electing to bat, Pakistan scored 233 for nine. They were 86 for four inside 21 overs before Yousuf's (45) experience and Akmal's (55) aggression put them back on track with an 80-run stand for the fifth wicket. Ian Butler (4/44) was the most successful Kiwi bowler.
New Zealand 234/5 (Elliot 75*, Vettori 41, Ajmal 2-39) beat Pakistan 233/9 (Umar Akmal 55, Butler 4-44) by five wickets

Champions Trophy, Match 10: New Zealand defeat England to reach semifinals

New Zealand beat already-qualified England by four wickets at the Wanderers, Johannesburg on Tuesday to reach the Champions Trophy semifinals as Group B winners.
New Zealand 147/6 (Guptill 53, Broad 4-39) beat England 146 (Collingwood 40, Elliott 4-31, Bond 3-21) by four wickets

Champions Trophy, Match 8: New Zealand put Sri Lanka on brink of exit

A fine all-round performance by New Zealand to defeat Sri Lanka by 38 runs in the Champions Trophy has left the Lankans on the brink of elimination.
Half-centuries from Jesse Ryder and Martin Guptill helped New Zealand amass 315 for the loss of 7 wickets. The Sri Lankans got off to a good start in response, with the opener Tillakaratne Dilshan hitting 41 from 31 balls, but they were eventually bowled out for 277 in 46.4 overs.After losing their first match against South Africa by five wickets, New Zealand can now qualify for the semi-finals if they beat England in their final group game on Tuesday.
New Zealand 315/7 (Ryder 74, Guptill 66, Vettori 48) beat Sri Lanka 277 (Jayawardene 77, Kulasekara 57*) by 38 runs

Champions Trophy, Match 3: South Africa cruise to five-wicket victory over New Zealand

Man-of-the-Match Wayne Parnell took five for 57 as New Zealand were all out for 214 after being 163 for three with 12 overs left, despite Ross Taylor's impressive innings of 72.
South Africa were then guided home by AB de Villiers' unbeaten innings of 70.South Africa's next game in Group B is against England on September 27 while New Zealand are also in action against Sri Lanka on the same day.
South Africa 217/5 (de Villiers 70*) beat New Zealand 214 (Taylor 72, Parnell 5-57) by five wickets

New Zealand crushes India in warm-up match

India's preparation for the Champions Trophy suffered a major setback with the 103-run loss to New Zealand after they were shot out for 198, chasing the mamooth 301 runs set by the Kiwis.
Indian bowling was ripped apart while batting collapsed like a house of cards at the Senwes Park in Johannesburg. In batting, Rahul Dravid (37) was engaging while Abhishek Nayar was the top scorer with a fighting 41 off 36 balls.
Yusuf Pathan was the most successful bowler with three wickets for 46 runs.The Champions Trophy starts Tuesday with South Africa taking on Sri Lanka at the SuperSport Park in Centurion.

Bond, Tuffey in New Zealand's Champions Trophy squad

New Zealand on Thursday named former Indian Cricket League (ICL) recruits Shane Bond and Daryl Tuffey in their 30-member squad for this year's Champions Trophy in South Africa.
Except Peter Ingram, Shanan Stewart and Brent Arnel, all other players picked in the Champions Trophy squad, to be pruned to 15 by August 23, have current or recent international experience with the Blackcaps or New Zealand A sides.New Zealand Squad for the Champions Trophy (from): Daniel Vettori, Brent Arnel, Shane Bond, Neil Broom, Ian Butler, Craig Cumming, Brendon Diamanti, Grant Elliott, James Franklin, Peter Fulton, Martin Guptill, Gareth Hopkins, Jamie How, Peter Ingram, Brendon McCullum, Nathan McCullum, Peter McGlashan, James Marshall, Chris Martin, Kyle Mills, Iain O'Brien, Jacob Oram, Jeetan Patel, Aaron Redmond, Jesse Ryder, Shanan Stewart, Tim Southee, Scott Styris, Ross Taylor and Daryl Tuffey.

New Zealand in Sri Lanka 2009 Cricket Series News

The New Zealand cricket team is touring Sri Lanka for a 2-match Test series and 2 Twenty20 Internationals from August 7, 2009 to September 16, 2009. In addition, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, and India will play in a tri-series during this time. New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2009 2 Test Matches | 2 T20I Matches | "Compaq Cup" Tri-Series Sri Lanka, India, New Zealand

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2009 T20I Series

New Zealand Sri Lanka

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Second T20I: R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, 4 Sept 2009

Colombo - Second T20I: New Zealand embarrass Sri Lanka again in T20 (NZL 2:0|2)

New Zealand recorded their second Twenty20 success over Sri Lanka in three days with a 22-run victory on Friday that helped them sweep the two-match series.
34-year-old Shane Bond, into his second international comeback-match, claimed three wickets for 18, while Jesse Ryder clobbered 52 off 37 deliveries and Brendon McCullum made 49 off 34, the two putting on 84 for the opening wicket in quick time as the visitors piled on a formidable 170-4 after Daniel Vettori won a good toss.In reply, Mahela Jayawardene then made 41 and Kumar Sangakkara struck a valiant 69, but the home side managed only 148-8.
New Zealand 170/4 (Ryder 52, McCullum 49) beat Sri Lanka 148/8 (Sangakkara 69, Jayawardene 41, Bond 3-18, Nathan McCullum 2-18 ) by 22 runs

New Zealand Sri Lanka

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka First T20I: R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, 2 Sept 2009

Colombo - First T20I: Oram hat-trick stun Sri Lanka (NZL 1:0|2)

Sri Lanka opener Tillakaratne Dilshan slammed 57 off 28 deliveries to put the hosts well on course to reach a target of 142 at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, before Jacob Oram took a hat-trick to help New Zealand secure a three-run success in the first T20 international.Oram's hat-trick - the second in a T20 international after Australia's Brett Lee - started with the last ball of the 17th over when he got the wicket of Angelo Mathews. Oram returned to bowl the final over and stunned Sri Lanka by claiming two more wickets from the first two balls.
The second and final match of the series is also in Colombo on Friday.
New Zealand 141/8 (Taylor 60, Malinga 2-21) beat Sri Lanka 137/9 (Dilshan 57, Oram 3-32) by three runs

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2009 Test Series

New Zealand Sri Lanka

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Second Test: Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 26-30 August 2009

Colombo - Second Test: Sri Lanka Beats New Zealand by 96 Runs to Sweep Two Test Series (SRL 2:0|2)

Daniel Vettori's 140 runs, his fourth and best test hundred, went in vain as Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 96 runs in the second cricket test and swept the series 2-0 and cemented their place at No. 2 in the ICC Test rankings.Spinner Rangana Herath took five wickets as the tourists, needing 494 to win, were bowled out for 397 shortly before tea.
Sri Lanka 416 (Samaraweera 143, Jayawardene 92, Patel 4-78) and 311/5 decl (Sangakkara 109, Jayawardene 96) beat New Zealand 234 (Taylor 81, Herath 3-70, Muralitharan 3-71) and 397 (Vettori 140, Oram 56, Herath 5-139) by 96 runs

New Zealand Sri Lanka

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka First Test: Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 18-22 August 2009

Colombo - First Test: 202 run victory for Sri Lanka (SRL 1:0|2)

Muttiah Muralitharan took three wickets (for 88 runs) and ran out the last batsman as Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 202 runs Saturday with a session to spare in the first cricket Test. He took seven wickets for 161 runs in the match.
Opener Tim McIntosh was the only top order player to pass 50 for New Zealand. The hosts set New Zealand an unlikely 413-run victory target and dismissed them for 210 in 71.5 overs shortly before tea on the final day. Thushara finished with two for 37 from 14 overs and Mendis claimed two for 50 from 18.5 overs.
Sri Lanka 452 (Thilan Samaraweera 159, Chris Martin 4-77) and 259/4 decl (Tillakaratne Dilshan 123*) beat New Zealand 299 and 210 by 202 runs

New Zealand Tour of Sri Lanka, 2009

New Zealand will play 2 Test matches and 2 T20 Matches in Sri Lanka, after which they will take part in a Tri Series with India also joining in. New Zealand v Sri Lanka 2009 Match Timings in IST (Indian Standard Time). New Zealand tour of Sri Lanka 2009
Date and Time Match / Venue
Tue Aug 18 to Sat Aug 22
10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 10:00 IST
1st Test: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand
Galle International Stadium
Wed Aug 26 to Sun Aug 30
10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 10:00 IST
2nd Test: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo
Wed Sep 2
19:00 local | 13:30 GMT | 19:00 IST
1st T20I: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Fri Sep 4
19:00 local | 13:30 GMT | 19:00 IST
2nd T20I: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

New Zealand - World Twenty20 2009

New Zealand at the World Twenty20, in England, 2009

New Zealand out of the World Twenty20s

Sri Lanka Cricket team New Zealand Cricket team Man of the Match Ajantha Mendis' three-wicket spell of 3-0-9-3 took the wind out of New Zealand’s run chase, as the Black Caps collapsed 48 runs behind the victory target of 159, earning Sri Lanka a place in the semi-final with their third straight victory in the Super Eights group stages. They topped Group F.
Kiwis, the pre-tournament favorites, only beat Scotland and Ireland and lost to semi-finalists South Africa and West Indies, to exit before the semis. Captian Vettori said a South Africa v Sri Lanka final at Lord's on Sunday looked to be on the cards.
2009 ICC World Twenty20 Match 23: SRL vs NZL, Group F, June 16: Sri Lanka 158-5 (Dilshan 48, Jayawardene 41*) beat New Zealand 110 (Guptill 43, Mendis 3-9, Udana 2-17) by 48 runs

Umar Gul stuns New Zealand with first ever Twenty20 5-wicket haul‎

Pakistan Cricket team New Zealand Cricket team A sensational five-wicket haul for just 6 runs in 3 overs by Umar Gul helped Pakistan defeat New Zealand by six wickets to keep their semi-finals hopes alive in the World Twenty20.
The Kiwis were all out for a paltry 99 in 18.3 overs, after they won the toss and decided to bat first at Oval. After being introduced in the 13th over, Gul wreaked havoc in his three-over spell and emerged the first bowler ever to claim five wickets in a T20 international.
Pakistan coasted home to finish on 100-4 with Shahzaib Hasan making 35 and Shahid Afridi 29 not out.
2009 ICC World Twenty20 Match 18: PAK vs NZL, Group F, June 13: New Zealand 99 in 18.3 overs (Gul 5-6, Razzaq 2-17) lost to Pakistan 100/4 in 13.1 overs (Shahzaib Hasan 35, Shahid Afridi * 29) by 6 wickets (with 41 balls remaining)

After beating Ireland effortlessly, New Zealand marches on

New Zealand Cricket team Ireland Cricket team Ireland New Zealand T20 Photos Aaron Redmond, who was called up into the New Zealand side quite unexpectedly following non-availability of Jesse Ryder, Ross Taylor and Daniel Vettori, played an astonishing innings, to blast 63 off 30 balls.
Chasing 198, Ireland were soon 15 for 2, but Wilson and Andre Botha steadied their innings, but couldn't match the asking run-rate.
In a match that featured a set of brothers from each side, the McCullum brothers shined, with Nathan picking up 3 for 15, while his brother Brendon was outstanding in the infield, effecting run outs of John Mooney and Johnston, and then took a sharp catch to dismiss Cusack. O'Brien brothers had a forgettable match, scoring just 5 runs between them.
2009 ICC World Twenty20 Match 13: NZL vs IRE, Group F, June 11: New Zealand 198 for 5 (Redmond 63, Guptill 45*, Styris 42) beat Ireland 115 (Nathan McCullum 3-15) by 83 runs

South Africa clinch victory over New Zealand in a nail-biting finish

South Africa Cricket team New Zealand Cricket team Electing to field first, the New Zealand bowlers were successful in limiting South Africa to a low score of only 128/7. Ian Butler (4-0-13-2) and Nathan McCullum (4-0-18-1) deserve notable mention in this performance by New Zealand. Graeme Smith(33) and Jean-Paul Duminy(29) were the high-scorers for South Africa. However, the New Zealand batsmen were unable to convert the good performance by their bowlers into a victory. Brendan McCullum gave his team a solid start by scoring 57 runs off 53 balls. But the New Zealand innings lacked momentum and from 2-26in 3 overs, they reached only 3-82 in 14 overs. They needed 2 runs from the last ball to win, but instead lost the wicket of Oram in a run out. New Zealnd were able to take only 127/5 in 20 overs. Van der Merwe was the most successsful bowler for South Africa, taking 2 wickets , giving away only 14 runs and earned the title of Player of the match.
2009 ICC World Twenty20 Match 10: NZ vs SA, Group D, June 9: South Africa 128/7 in 20 overs (Graeme Smith 33, JP Duminy 29, Butler 4-0-13-2) beat New Zealand 127/5 (McCullum 59, van der Merwe 4-0-14-2) by 1 run

Blackcaps breeze past Scotland in 7 overs-a-side Group D match

New Zealand Cricket team Scotland Cricket team In a rain shortened match, Scotland looked as though they were aiming for the second big upset of the tournament in as many matches, but Jesse Ryder 31 (12 balls, 3 4s, 2 6s) and Ross Taylor 21* (10 balls, 1 4s, 2 6s) spoiled their day.
The 90 runs New Zealand needed to overcome Scotland looked massive before they started batting, but the heavy hitters made sure they reached the target in style with an over to spare.
2009 ICC World Twenty20 Group B Match1: NZL vs SCO, June 6: New Zealand 90 for 3 (Ryder 31, Taylor 21*) beat Scotland 89 for 4 (Coetzer 33, Poonia 27, Watson 27) by seven wickets

Australia beat New Zealand by 7 wkts in T20 World Cup warm-up match

Australia Cricket team Newzealand Cricket team Mitchell Johnson rocked New Zealand's top order with 4 for 20 and a run out, but Styris and McGlashan helped New Zealand reach a healthy 147. Ricky Ponting cracked a 40-ball 56 as Australia reached their target of 148 with four balls to spare. Clarke was not out on 49 from 38 balls.
2009 ICC World Twenty20 Warm-up Match: NZL vs AUS, June 2: Australia 151-3 (Ponting 56, Clarke 49*) beat New Zealand 147 (Styris 42, Johnson 4-20) by seven wickets

New Zealand beat India by 9 runs in T20 World Cup warm-up match

Newzealand Cricket team India Cricket team New Zealand's unbeaten record against India in Twenty20s continued as they beat the world champions by nine runs. India took the field without Virender Sehwag and Zaheer Khan. Yuvraj Singh also did not play although he was on the team sheet. Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja batted well to challenge New Zealand's total of 170, but Dhoni, Gambhir, Yousuf disappointed the passionate Indian crowd at Lord's.
2009 ICC World Twenty20 Warm-up Match: NZL vs IND, June 2: New Zealand 170 for 7 (Taylor 41, McCullum 31, Franklin 27*, Ishant 4-25) beat India 161 for 6 (Raina 45, Jadeja 41*, Vettori 3-24) by nine runs

New Zealand beat Netherlands by 90 runs in T20 World Cup warm-up match

Newzealand Cricket team Netherland Cricket team New Zealand easily beat Netherlands by 90 runs in their last training match at Wormsley. The Netherlands were dismissed for 104 in the final over of the match in reply to New Zealand's 194 for 8.
Brendon McCullum top scored with 62 to set up the strong total.
2009 ICC World Twenty20 Warm-up Match: NZL vs NET, May 30: New Zealand 194-8 (McCullum 62) beat Netherlands 104 (Franklin 3-10, Vettori 3-24) by 90 runs

New Zealand defeat Ireland by 7 wickets in T20 World Cup warm-up match

Newzealand Cricket team Ireland Cricket team Ross Taylor was instrumental in taking New Zealand to a seven-wicket win over Ireland in an unofficial warm-up match for the ICC World Twenty20 2009.
Jeremy Bray was the top scorer for Ireland with 48 off 47 balls, and Ireland, who batted first, made a total of 152-5. For Newzealand, Jesse Ryder took three wickets.
Ross Taylor's amazing 74 off just 36 balls was the highlight of the Newzealand innings, and New Zealand reached their target with three overs remaining. Connell closed with figures of two for 19 but New Zealand were still able to get home with three overs to spare.
2009 ICC World Twenty20 Warm-up Match: NZL vs IRE, May 27: New Zealand (Taylor 74, Guptill 45no) beat Ireland 152-5 (Bray 48, Ryder 3-4) by 7 wickets

New Zealand defeat Bangladesh by 4 wickets in T20 World Cup warm-up match

Newzealand Cricket team Bangladesh Cricket team After winning the toss and electing to bat, Mahmudullah top scored for the Tigers with 43 and all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan chipped in with 35 as they posted a useful 146 for six in twenty overs.
New Zealand started brightly with Guptill (61 off 42) and McGlashan (35 off 35) batting carefully, before they began losing wickets. Nathan McCullum with an unbeaten 15 delivered the winning blow on the last ball.
2009 ICC World Twenty20 Warm-up Match: NZL vs IRE, May 27: New Zealand 147-6 (Guptill 61) beat Bangladesh 146-6 (Mahmudullah 43, Butler 2-32)

Oram named in New Zealand cricket team for Twenty20 World Cup

New Zealand Cricket team New Zealand's cricket selectors took a gamble Tuesday by including injury-plagued all-rounder Jacob Oram in a 15-man squad for the Twenty20 World Cup.
Oram took no part in New Zealand's three-Test series against India because of a variety of injuries but had been chosen in the hope he would be fit, selector Glenn Turner said. Turner said New Zealand had to choose a versatile squad for the June tournament because of uncertainty about weather conditions in England in June.
All-rounder Scott Styris, who last played for New Zealand in December against the West Indies, has been recalled while all-rounder Grant Elliott and medium paceman Tim Southee have been omitted.
New Zealand will travel to England in mid-May and will play warmup matches against India on June 1 and Australia on June 2. The tournament begins June 5, with New Zealand in a group with Scotland and South Africa.
New Zealand Twenty20 Squad: Daniel Vettori (Captain), Neil Broom, Ian Butler, Brendon Diamanti, James Franklin, Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum, Nathan McCullum, Peter McGlashan, Kyle Mills, Iain O'Brien, Jacob Oram, Jesse Ryder, Scott Styris, Ross Taylor.

New Zealand Past Cricket Series

India vs New Zealand Cricket Series 2008-09

IND v NZ, 3rd Test, Wellington, Day 5: India register historic series victory against New Zealand (IND 1:0)

India has clinched its first test series win in New Zealand in 41 years when the third test is drawn after a rain-shortened final day.
India won the first test by 10 wickets and the remaining two matches were drawn. A century by Ross Taylor his second in successive tests and his record 142-run fifth wicket partnership with James Franklin (49) carried New Zealand to 281 for eight when rain began to fall Tuesday.
India declared its second innings Monday at 434 for seven, with an overall lead of 616, and New Zealand was still 335 behind when rain hastened the close of play.
IND v NZ, 3rd Test, Wellington, Day 5: India 379 & 434-7d drew with New Zealand 197 & 281-8

IND v NZ, 5th ODI, Auckland: Ryder leads Kiwis to consolation win (IND 3:1)

The all-round talents of Jesse Ryder helped New Zealand race to a consolation one-day international victory by eight wickets over India.
Ryder took three for 29 with his medium-pace as India were all out for 149 in 36.3 overs of the rain-affected fifth match of the series in Auckland. The left-handed opener then hit 63 from only 49 balls to help the Kiwis pass their target with almost 20 of their 43 overs unused.
Ryder, who plundered six fours and four sixes, shared a second-wicket stand of 84 with Martin Guptill after the early loss of Brendon McCullum. Ross Taylor then finished the job alongside Guptill - but India have nonetheless won the five-match series 3-1.
India had earlier chosen to bat first but struggled as change bowler Ryder saw off the middle order, after Iain O'Brien and Jacob Oram had already put the tourists in trouble. Only Rohit Sharma (43no) resisted for long, once opener Virender Sehwag had gone for a typically belligerent 40 from only 27 balls.
IND v NZ, 5th ODI, Auckland: New Zealand 151-2 (23.2 overs) beat India 149 (36.3 overs) by 8 wickets

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.