Monday 9 September 2013 

Venues For New Zealand-India Series Revealed

Hamilton's Seddon Park will host two of the five One-Day Internationals against India
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The venues which get to host India when they visit New Zealand early next year have been revealed with the series starting in Napier and ending in Wellington.

Napier will host the first One-Day International on 19th January before the five-match series moves on to Hamilton, Auckland, back to Hamilton and then Wellington's Westpac Stadium.

Cobham Oval in Whangerai will then host a two-day warm-up match ahead of the Test matches at Eden Park in Auckland beginning on 6th February and The Basin Reserve in Wellington from 14th February.

Commenting on the decision to award Hamilton two ODIs, New Zealand Cricket Chief Executive David White explained:

"We felt that with the Tests in Wellington and Auckland, that Hamilton was the best spot for a second one dayer with a large Indian population on their doorstep."

One venue had to be chosen to host more than one game as New Zealand only has four stadia equipped for day-night cricket with permanent floodlights.

New Zealand v India 2014

19th January: 1st ODI, McLean Park, Napier
22nd January: 2nd ODI, Seddon Park, Hamilton
25th January: 3rd ODI, Eden Park, Auckland
28th January: 4th ODI, Seddon Park, Hamilton
31st January: 5th ODI, Westpac Stadium, Wellington

7th-11th February: 1st Test, Eden Park, Auckland
14th-18th February: 2nd Test, The Basin Reserve, Wellington

© Cricket World 2013

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19th January: 1st ODI, McLean Park, Napier
NZL 292-7 beat IND 268 by 24 runs
22nd January: 2nd ODI, Seddon Park, Hamilton
NZL 271-7 beat IND 277-9 by 15 runs (D/L)
28th January: 4th ODI, Seddon Park, Hamilton
NZL 280-3 beat IND 278-5 by 7 wickets
6th-10th February: 1st Test, Eden Park, Auckland
NZL 503 & 105 beat IND 202 & 366 by 40 runs
14th-18th February: 2nd Test, The Basin Reserve, Wellington
NZL 192 & 680-8d. drew with IND 438 & 166-3