Cricket News sort by India tour of New Zealand, 2014

There was a strikingly similar pattern to India’s loss at Wellington. They bowled first, got a couple of early breakthroughs before Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor rebuild the innings, and led the hosts to a match- winning total.

New Zealand humiliated India by 87 runs to complete a 4-0 domination in the ODI Series. Chasing 304, none of the Indian batsmen barring Virat Kohli (82 from 78 balls) got going.

India tour of New Zealand: New Zealand Vs India, 5th ODI at Wellington, 31 Jan, 2014.Match scheduled to begin at 14:00 local time (01:00 GMT)

Following the come-from-behind tie at Auckland, India would have hoped for a much better show in the do-or-die game at Hamilton than they had put up in the first three ODIs.

New Zealand wrapped up a series win of 3-0 at the Seddon Park in Hamilton with one more game to go. Team India failed to contain the Kiwis in defending a target of 279.

The 3rd ODI at Auckland was the seventh occasion when India were part of a tied game in a one-day international. Here’s a look at all of them.

2013 was a splendid year for India. There were many reasons for the same, but the key factor was the partnership between Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, which saw India get off to many spectacular starts.

When a batsman plays 189 matches, he is often considered an automatic choice in the playing eleven. As of now, Suresh Raina is enjoying this luxury in the Indian team, but considering his consistent failures of late, one wonders for how often.

India are yet to win a game on the tour of New Zealand, but the manner in which they fought back to tie the third game at Auckland, after literally being down in the dumps, was nothing short of a moral victory for the side.