Stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma pleased with team after India draw New Zealand XI

Although MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli were rested, Team India showed signs of life as Rohit Sharma (59) and Ajinkya Rahane (60) helped tourists draw New Zealand XI in warm-up clash ahead of the two-Test series.

updated: February 03, 2014 14:49 IST
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Whangarei, New Zealand: Stand-in captain Rohit Sharma said on Monday, that the Indian team got "what they wanted" before going into the first Test against New Zealand at the Eden Park in Auckland, starting February 6.

"We got what we wanted from this practice game. All the batsmen got in and made some runs which is a good sign before a Test series. We are ready and both the batsmen and the bowlers got what they wanted from this match. I am happy with how things went in the last two days," Rohit, who scored a half-century along with Ajinkya Rahane said at the post-match press conference. (Also read: Dhawan fails to score big, once again)

Apart from Rohit and Rahane, Ambati Rayudu (49 no) and Ravichandran Ashwin also got some useful batting practice. (Full match report)

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