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A forgotten classic squeezed between a washout and a dud – India’s tour of New Zealand, 1998-99


In this podcast, we look back at India’s tour of New Zealand in 1998-99.

India had pulled off a thrilling Test series win against Australia at home earlier in the year, followed by some memorable wins in ODI tournaments. There was a disheartening loss in the one-off Test in Zimbabwe before the NZ series.

Talking Points:

Simon Doull’s spell from hell,

Azhar’s brilliant back-to-the-wall century,

The Nash-Vettori partnership that took the game away,

Tendulkar producing yet another dazzling century at his peak – one that would be largely forgotten when compared to  two of his career-defining Test hundreds either side of the series,

A Boxing day Test without a tradition,

McMillan’s short balls,

Srinath’s fifer,

Prasad’s batting,

Dravid’s twin hundreds.

Participants:

Aftab Khanna (@aftabkhanna)

Kartik Jayaraman (@elitcynic)

Mahesh Sethuraman (@cornerd)

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