1st Test: Poor shot selection, umpiring cost India dear

While skipper MS Dhoni said that India lost unlucky wickets, the tourists were also guilty of being poor in their choice of shots as New Zealand grabbed a 40-run win against the No. 2 Test side.

updated: February 09, 2014 15:33 IST
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Auckland: Shoddy shot selection and poor umpiring cost India dear as they lost the first cricket Test to New Zealand by 40 runs on day four at the Eden Park here Sunday.

The decision to give Ajinkya Rahane (18) lbw when he had edged the ball just before tea put India on the backfoot. But captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's dismissal would raise eyebrows after it cost India the match. (Scorecard | Match report | Day 4 highlights | Day 5 in pics)

Dhoni edged a Neil Wagner's short-pitched ball back to the stumps but umpire Steve Davies referred the decision to third umpire Gary Baxter for a close no-ball call. (Read: Dhoni rues unlucky dismissals)

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