2nd Test preview: MS Dhoni and Co. desperate for last-gasp win against New Zealand

India need to win the second Test and level the series if they are to retain their number two spot in the ICC Test rankings.

updated: February 13, 2014 12:48 IST
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Wellington: Their morale dented after losing the opener, India would be desperate to end their disastrous tour on a positive note when they take on a sprightly New Zealand in the second and final Test starting here on Friday.

The visitors lost the Auckland Test by 40 runs and had previously surrendered the five-match ODI series by an embarrassing margin of 0-4.

At Basin Reserve then, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Co. would be desperate enough to put in a last gasp salvaging effort. Victory in this Test will lift some of the gloom that has shaded this trip so far.

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