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India will play 5 ODIs, 3 Tests and 2 T20 during the New Zealand tour starting February 25, 2009.
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India vs New Zealand Cricket Series 2008-09Schedule
- Wed 25, February 2009 (D/N): 1st Twenty20 - New Zealand v India at Christchurch
- Fri 27, February 2009 (D/N): 2nd Twenty20 - New Zealand v India at Wellington
- Tue 03, March 2009 (D/N): 1st ODI - New Zealand v India at Napier
- Fri 06, March 2009 (D/N): 2nd ODI - New Zealand v India at Wellington
- Sun 08, March 2009 (D/N): 3rd ODI - New Zealand v India at Christchurch
- Wed 11, March 2009 (D/N): 4th ODI - New Zealand v India at Hamilton
- Sat 14, March 2009 (D/N): 5th ODI - New Zealand v India at Auckland
- Wed 18-Sun 22, March 2009: 1st Test - New Zealand v India at Hamilton
- Thu 26-Mon 30, March 2009: 2nd Test - New Zealand v India at Napier
- Fri 03-Tue 07, April 2009: 3rd Test - New Zealand v India at Wellington
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India vs New Zealand Cricket Series 2008-09
IND v NZ, 1st ODI, Napier: Ishant likely to miss first ODI due to injury
Mar 01, 2009India's pace sensation Ishant Sharma is likely to miss Tuesday's first cricket one-dayer against New Zealand due to injury.
The sinewy fast bowler had hurt his shoulder while fielding in the second Twenty20 international against New Zealand at the Westpac Stadium. An MRI scan carried out on his shoulder today revealed a bruise. The impact of falling on the ball is said to have aggravated an old injury.
"The MRI scan has disclosed that there is a bruise. We will watch him over the next two days. But it is likely that Ishant may miss the first ODI against New Zealand," said administrative manager Niranjan Shah, who is accompanying the Indian side.
Indian Test stars get New Zealand warm up
Mar 01, 2009Six Indian Test cricketers will get match practice in New Zealand's domestic competition under an arrangement that avoids any conflict over the Indian Cricket League (ICL).
Test specialist batsmen Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and Murali Vijay along with bowlers Amit Mishrah, Lakshmipathy Balaji and Dhawal Kulkarni will make guest appearances to acclimatise to New Zealand conditions. The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) demanded the six players get time in the middle before the Tests start on March 18, but there was to be no contact with any player linked to the Indian Cricket League (ICL).
The BCCI's opposition to the so-called "rebel" ICL league was underlined last week when it barred Sachin Tendulkar and Dinesh Karthik from an exhibition Twenty20 game because a former ICL player was also involved. Under the pre-Test deal, five of the Indian players will join New Zealand teams with no ICL connection and playing teams without any ICL players.
IND v NZ, 2nd T20, Wellington: New Zealand clinch last ball win against India (NZ 2:0)
Feb 27, 2009New Zealand beat India by five wickets in the second and final Twenty20 cricket international in Wellington to take the series 2-0.
Brendon McCullum broke the deadlock on the last ball of the match when a skied single carried the hosts to 150 for five. McCullum topscored with an unbeaten 69 from 55 balls.
Yuvraj Singh led India's 149 for six with 50 off 34 balls. New Zealand won the opening match by seven wickets in Christchurch on Wednesday.
Brendon McCullum was declared "Man of the Match" and "Man of the Series". A five-match cone-day series between the teams starts in Napier on Tuesday.
IND v NZ, 2nd T20, Wellington: New Zealand 150-5 (20.0 overs) beat India 149-6 (20.0 overs) by 5 wickets
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