Indian cricket team in New Zealand in 1967–68

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Indian cricket team in New Zealand in 1967–68
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India
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New Zealand
Dates 15 February – 12 March 1968
Captains Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi Barry Sinclair (1st Test)
Graham Dowling
Test series
Result India won the 4-match series 3–1
Most runs Ajit Wadekar (328) Graham Dowling (471)
Most wickets EAS Prasanna (24) Dick Motz (15)

The India national cricket team toured New Zealand from 15 February to 12 March 1968 and played a four-match Test series against New Zealand. India won the series 3–1.

Squads[edit]

 New Zealand  India
Barry Sinclair (c, 1st Test) Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi (c)
Graham Dowling (c, other Tests) Farokh Engineer (wk)
Bruce Murray Ajit Wadekar
Bevan Congdon Rusi Surti
Vic Pollard E. A. S. Prasanna
Mark Burgess Syed Abid Ali
Bryan Yuile M. L. Jaisimha
Bruce Taylor Chandu Borde
Dick Motz Bapu Nadkarni
Jack Alabaster Ramakant Desai
Roy Harford (wk) Bishan Singh Bedi
Keith Thomson Umesh Kulkarni
Gary Bartlett Venkataraman Subramanya
John Ward (wk) Kumar Indrajitsinhji (wk)
Dilip Sardesai
Ramesh Saxena

Indrajitsinhji, Sardesai and Saxena did not appear in any of the four Test matches.

Tour matches[edit]

President's XI[edit]

5 February - 7 February
Scorecard
New Zealand NZ Cricket Council President's XI
v
202 (91.5 overs)
Mark Burgess 42
E. A. S. Prasanna 4/70 (29 overs)
105 (49.3 overs)
Ramesh Saxena 21
Neville Huxford 3/31 (15 overs)
232/6 declared (73 overs)
Keith Thomson 78
Bishan Singh Bedi 2/45 (16 overs)
264/7 (109 overs)
Rusi Surti 88
Martin Horton 2/45 (26 overs)

Central Districts[edit]

9 February - 12 February
Scorecard
v
185 (84.1 overs)
Bryan Yuile 55
Syed Abid Ali 4/47 (33 overs)
363 (99.3 overs)
Ajit Wadekar 122
Lindsay Sparks 4/63 (24.3 overs)
146 (60.3 overs)
Maurice Ryan 42
Bapu Nadkarni 3/13 (12 overs)
India won by an innings and 32 runs
Pukekura Park, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Umpires: Ross Allen and Dick Shortt
  • 11 February was a rest day.

Test Matches[edit]

1st Test[edit]

15 February - 20 February
Scorecard
v
350 (157.3 overs)
Graham Dowling 143
Syed Abid Ali 4/26 (15 overs)
359 (124 overs)
Ajit Wadekar 80
Dick Motz 5/86 (34 overs)
208 (104 overs)
Bruce Murray 54
E. A. S. Prasanna 6/94 (40 overs)
200/5 (74.4 overs)
Ajit Wadekar 71
Jack Alabaster 3/48 (22 overs)
India won by 5 wickets
Carisbrook, Dunedin, New Zealand
Umpires: Dennis Copps (NZ) and Trevor Martin (NZ)

2nd Test[edit]

22 February - 27 February
Scorecard
v
502 (186.3 overs)
Graham Dowling 239 (519)
Bishan Singh Bedi 6/127 (47.3 overs)
288 (92.2 overs)
Rusi Surti 67
Dick Motz 6/63 (21 overs)
88/4 (40.4 overs)
Bevan Congdon 61
Bishan Singh Bedi 2/21 (17 overs)
301 (98.5 overs) (following on)
Farokh Engineer 63
Gary Bartlett 6/38 (16.5 overs)
New Zealand won by 6 wickets
Lancaster Park, Christchurch, New Zealand
Umpires: Fred Goodall and Dick Shortt
  • 25 February was a rest day. This was New Zealand's first Test victory over India.[2]

3rd Test[edit]

29 February - 5 March
Scorecard
v
186 (89.2 overs)
Mark Burgess 66
E. A. S. Prasanna 5/32 (18.2 overs)
327 (108.1 overs)
Ajit Wadekar 143
Richard Collinge 3/65 (18 overs)
199 (81.2 overs)
Mark Burgess 60
Bapu Nadkarni 6/43 (30 overs)
59/2 (13.3 overs)
Syed Abid Ali 36
Bruce Murray 1/0 (1 over)
India won by 8 wickets
Basin Reserve, Wellington, New Zealand
Umpires: Dennis Copps and Trevor Martin
  • 3 March was a rest day.

4th Test[edit]

7 March - 12 March
Scorecard
v
252 (90.4 overs)
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi 51
Dick Motz 4/51 (26.4 overs)
140 (77.1 overs)
Bevan Congdon 27
E. A. S. Prasanna 4/44 (28.1 overs)
261/5 declared (96 overs)
Rusi Surti 99
Bruce Taylor 2/60 (22 overs)
101 (61.4 overs)
Graham Dowling 37
E. A. S. Prasanna 4/40 (27 overs)
India won by 272 runs
Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand
Umpires: Dennis Copps and Trevor Martin
  • 10 March was a rest day.

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