India win Hamilton Test, take 1-0 lead

March 21st, 2009 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS  

Hamilton, March 21 (IANS) India beat New Zealand by 10 wickets in the first cricket Test to take a 1-0 lead in three-match series here Saturday.
India needed 39 runs in their second innings after the hosts were dismissed for 279. Gautam Gambhir(30) and Rahul Dravid(8) completed the formalities in 5.2 overs.

Electing to field, India dismissed New Zealand for 279 in their first innings and then piled on 520 to take 241 run lead.

Indian off-spinner Harbhjan Singh took his career best overseas figure of 6-63 in the second innings.

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