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New Zealand vs. India, 2nd Test: Day 5 Video Highlights, Scorecard and Report

New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum celebrates his triple century against India on the final day of the second test  at the Basin Reserve in Wellington, New Zealand, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/SNPA, Ross Setford) NEW ZEALAND OUT
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Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterFebruary 18, 2014

Brendon McCullum stole the show with the first triple-century in New Zealand Test cricket history on Day 5 of the second Test against India, and the resulting draw in Wellington was good enough to secure the Black Caps a series victory.

It was a huge day for the hosts, who declared on 680-8 and left India with an unchaseable target and two-and-a-half sessions to see out.

India managed that, reaching 166-3 by the time the two captains shook hands, but they will rue the fact that at the midway point of the match they looked sure to record a series-levelling win.

New Zealand vs. India, 2nd Test: Day 5 Scorecard
New Zealand 2nd Innings1st Inns 192India 438
Fulton lbw b Zaheer Khan 1 6 6
Rutherford c Dhoni b Zaheer Khan 35 77 55
Williamson c Dhoni b Zaheer Khan 7 37 22
Latham c Dhoni b Shami 29 110 64
B McCullum c Dhoni b Zaheer Khan 302 771 559
Anderson c and b Jadeja 2 12 6
Watling lbw b Shami 124 502 367
Neesham not out 137 219 154
Southee c Pujara b Zaheer Khan 11 9 9
Wagner not out 2 35 25
Extras 7nb 2w 9b 12lb 30
Total for 8 680 (210.0 ovs)
I Sharma 45.0 4 164 0
Zaheer Khan 51.0 13 170 5
Shami 43.0 6 149 2
Jadeja 52.0 11 115 1
Ro Sharma 11.0 0 40 0
Kohli 6.0 1 13 0
Dhoni 1.0 0 5 0
Dhawan 1.0 0 3 0
India 2nd Innings1st Inns 438NZ 192 & 680-8 dec.
Vijay c Anderson b Southee 7 21 22
Dhawan lbw b Boult 2 17 10
Pujara c Watling b Southee 17 75 50
Kohli not out 105 192 135
Ro Sharma not out 31 119 97
Extras 2nb 2w 0b 0lb 4
Total for 3 166 (52.0 ovs)
Boult 16.0 5 47 1
Southee 16.0 3 50 2
Wagner 11.0 3 38 0
Neesham 5.0 0 25 0
Anderson 4.0 1 6 0

A full crowd turned up despite it being the Tuesday of a Day 5 match—everyone was desperate to see whether McCullum could eclipse the record score by a New Zealand batsman. He resumed on 281, and needed 19 runs to secure both the record and triple.

He made it, to the delight of the Basin Reserve, even if two deliveries after the celebrations he edged behind for 302.

Jimmy Neesham, batting at the other end, quietly passed a century on his debut as well—he finished with an unbeaten 137 from 154 balls, upping the run rate with the tail-enders.

The declaration brought some excitement—not only were the skies overcast and conducive to swing, but the New Zealand opening pair were lively and probing.

Quickly India found themselves down at 10-2 and 54-3, with a victory on the cards to cap New Zealand's day.

But Virat Kohli staged a "mini-McCullum" resistance, posting an unbeaten 105 from just 135 deliveries to steer India to safety.

The wait goes on for the tourists, however—they've not won a Test overseas since June 2011, and they come away from their tour of New Zealand not just defeated but winless, having taken a 4-0 beating in the ODI series that preceded it.

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