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Like in most venues away from home, India do not have a pleasing record at the Basin Reserve in Wellington as well.

Date: November 27, 2013, Venue: Kanpur, Opponents: West Indies, Format: ODI. These details are significant since it was the last time India won an international game.

New Zealand played some exceptional cricket to overcome India in the first Test of the series at Auckland.

A Test loss is a loss at the end of the day, and no matter how hard India try to console themselves, the fact is that they would be disappointed to have ended up on the losing side at Auckland too.

Although India lost the first Test at Auckland against the Kiwis, they put up a spirited fight to run the Kiwis close.

In a Test, a loss by 40 runs is considered a rather close one unlike in ODIs. So yes, India eventually did complete with New Zealand on an even keel at Auckland.

New Zealand held on to a tight 40-run win in the First Test at Auckland. The victory was sealed only with the wicket of India Skipper MS Dhoni, who was otherwise threatening to win the match all on his own. India went down fighting though with a total of 367.

India pulled off a remarkable fightback on an eventful third day’s play at Auckland to find themselves with a slim chance of a win.

Ishant Sharma may have crossed the 150-wicket mark in Tests during the ongoing Test against New Zealand at Auckland, and may even have stated that he is happy with his bowling, but his performance remains a concern.