18 Feb 2014

New Zealand vs India Test Series: New Zealand wins series 1-0

Captain Brendon McCullum became New Zealand's first triple-centurion in 84 years of Test cricket history.
New Zealand-AP: New Zealand won the two-test series against India 1-0 when the second test ended in a draw on Tuesday after captain Brendon McCullum made a historic triple century.
McCullum made 302 the first triple century by a New Zealander in tests to allow the home team to declare at its highest-ever test score of 680-8, with an overall lead of 434 after it had trailed India by 246 runs on first innings.
McCullum was dropped on nine by Kohli and on 36 by Ishant Sharma, chances India would deeply regret as the New Zealand captain took the game away from them.
In a match of milestones, McCullum became the 24th player to score a triple century, and he eclipsed the previous best by a New Zealander, 299 set by Martin Crowe 23 years ago.
McCullum and Watling, who made a career-best 124, set a world-record sixth-wicket Test stand of 352, and Neesham finished unbeaten on 137, a world record for a number eight batsman on debut.
McCullum became just the third man after illustrious Australian Don Bradman and England's Wally Hammond in the 1930s to score double and triple tons in consecutive Tests.

New Zealand celebrate winning the series during day five of the second International Test cricket match between New Zealand and India in Wellington at the Basin Reserve.-AFP
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 From L: Cheteshwar Pujara, Ambati Rayudu and Mohammed ShamiIndia of India stand dejected after New Zealand won the Test series during day 5 of the 2nd International Test cricket match.-AFP
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 Captain Brendon McCullum with the ANZ test trophy after winning the test series by 1-0.-AFP
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Indian captain MS Dhoni bowls during day 4 of the 2nd International Test cricket match between New Zealand and India in Wellington.-AFP
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  Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara walks from the field after being caught out during day 5 of the 2nd International Test cricket match.-AFP
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 BJ Watling celebrates 100 runs during day 4 of the 2nd International Test cricket match between New Zealand and India in Wellington.-AFP
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