New Delhi: With New Zealand scheduled to play India in a Test Series later this month, here are ten interesting facts about the contest between the two teams:
1. Winless for a decade: New Zealand have not beaten India in a Test match since 2002. Their last win over the sub-continental giants came when India toured New Zealand in December 2002. The Kiwis beat them 2-0 including a 4-wicket win in the second Test at Hamilton. The match will be remembered as it was a rare instance when both teams were bowled out for less than a hundred in their first innings. Zaheer Khan's five-wicket haul and Daryl Tuffey's eight wickets were the highlights as New Zealand chased down 160 on a pitch that was breathing fire for the bowlers.
2. Last win in India: The last time the Kiwis beat India in their own den was way back in November 1988 at Mumbai. India were set a target of 282 to win after Arshad Ayub had demolished New Zealand with five wickets. But John Bracewell and Richard Hadlee shared 10 wickets between them and skittled out the Indians for 136 runs. Bracewell picked up six wickets in a match-winning performance.