Latest Cricket News Updates Latest news from (c) en-gb Sat 02 Dec 2023 Zaheer should tour England only if he is sure of lasting the distance The New Zealand tour was significant for ageing warhorse Zaheer Khan since it was to determine whether he is still good enough to last another season or so. India vs New Zealand in Tests: Top performers The two-Test match between India and New Zealand saw a number of good performances from either side in a closely contested battle. Dropping McCullum twice cost India the series During the 1999 World Cup game against South Africa, Steve Waugh famously told Herschelle Gibbs that he had dropped the World Cup Wellington Test ends in a high-scoring draw The Second and Final Test at Wellington ended in a draw as expected. Virat Kohli scored his 6th Test century as a consolation for India in an otherwise disappointing tour of New Zealand. In 5 ODIs and 2 Tests, India could not post a single win. McCullum eyes maiden triple as Wellington Test heads for a draw Brendon McCullum is moving close to registering his maiden Test triple century. New Zealand continued to frustrate India in their second innings with the tourists managing to take just the one wicket! McCullum century puts pressure back on India A Captain’s knock from Brendon McCullum and a timely return of form of BJ Watling helped New Zealand to turn the tables in the Wellington Test. The hosts who were trailing behind by 222 runs at the start of Day 3 find themselves into the lead by 6 runs with five second innings wickets left. The match is still in favour of India but not by much! Rahane maiden century helps India to big lead New Zealand are 24 for 1 in 9 overs in their second innings with Hamish Rutherford on 18* and Kane Williamson on 4*. The hosts lost the wicket of Peter Fulton, who was yet again out lbw. Ishant, Dhawan put India on top in Wellington Test India are well placed at 100 for 2 after bowling out the Kiwis for 192. Shikhar Dhawan has set up India nicely with an unbeaten knock of 71 from 87 balls with 10 fours and a six.