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The opening Test at Galle between Sri Lanka and New Zealand is tantalizingly poised for an early finish possibly inside four days.

Ross Taylor-led New Zealand weren’t expected to win the two-Test series against India by any stretch of the imagination. India were always expected to sail home, but genuine cricket fans must have hoped for New Zealand to put up a tough fight, so that the short series doesn’t end up being boring.

A superb partnership of 96 runs between Virat Kohli and Skipper MS Dhoni saw India through in a tense run chase on the fourth day of the Bangalore Test. The pair carried India to a 5-wicket win to cleansweep the Test Series 2-0.

India are in the driver’s seat in the Hyderabad Test by the close of the second day’s play itself thanks to the spin duo of R Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha. New Zealand had a terrible final session in which they quickly crumbled to 106 for 5 in the 42 overs

New Zealand Cricket today announced a 15-man squad for their upcoming tour of India. The squad named today is for the two Tests that the Kiwis will be playing at Hyderabad and Bangalore this month end.