India end 33 year jinx, thrash New Zealand in Hamilton TestMarch 21st, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Hamilton, Mar.21 (ANI): Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has a developed a knack of creating history as he lead India to its first Test match win in New Zealand after 33 years.
Needing 39 runs to break the jinx of not winning a five day game in New Zealand, India reached the target with all ten wickets intact.
If it was the star studded batting line-up of India which piled up the runs in their first innings following master blaster Sachin Tendulkars stupendous knock of 160, then it was Harbhajan Singh who scripted history by his perfect line and length during the Kiwi second innings.
Harbhajan took six wickets for 63 runs to prevent the Black Caps from fighting back .
It was Harbhajans 23rd five wicket haul in Tests.
Earlier in the day, Indias bowlers took an hour to break the Kiwi resistance.Taylor, slashed a Munaf delivery straight to Virender Sehwag at gully, and thereafter wickets started tumbling at regular intervals.
For New Zealand, Daniel Flynn, scored a defiant 67.
With only 39 runs needed for a historic win, Gautam Gambhir and Rahul Dravid wrapped it up in 5.2 overs. (ANI)
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