Tour of India
1988-89 Captain : John
24th official Test
Fifth Test-playing tour of India
by New Zealand
The NZ Cricket Council
threatened to call off the tour because of the crammed ODI itinerary but the
Indian Board quickly changed it.
The New Zealanders lost two
Test matches, and thus the series, but gained much credit for the way they
performed at Bombay,
winning the second Test. A ninth
wicket partnership helped New
Zealand to reach a large total before
Hadlee and Bracewell bowled the Indians out.
Throughout the tour the bowling relied on the veteran Hadlee (aged 37)
before he had to go home early.
The final limited-overs
international at Jammu was abandoned, the
first one-day match in India
to be washed out by rain. India
won the Charminar Challenge by four matches to nil.
Although objections were raised
at first, the New Zealand Cricket Council eventually permitted John Wright
and Richard Hadlee to write for newspapers during the tour.
All New Zealand
Next Indian tour
Members of the Test
tour party (15)
Trevor Franklin, John Wright
Bert Vance, Ken Rutherford, Mark Greatbatch, Andrew Jones.
Wicket-keeper: Tony Blain, Ian Smith.
John Bracewell, Evan Gray, Chris Kuggeleijn.
bowlers: Ewen Chatfield, Danny Morrison, Martin
RHB reserve WK
T J Franklin
K R Rutherford
I D S
LHB opener captain
A - Auckland (5)
C - Canterbury (2)
CD - Central Districts (2)
ND - Northern Districts (1)
O - Otago (1)
W - Wellington (4)
Average age of team at time of first Test match
(12 November 1988) :
yrs 3 months.
ODI member of
one-day series sqaud
Appearances made before the tour
Hadlee 74, Wright 58,
Smith 43, Chatfield 38, Bracewell 30, Snedden 16,
Rutherford 14, Gray 9, Morrison 6,
Franklin 5, Jones 5, Greatbatch 2, Watson 2,
Blain 1, Vance 1, Kuggeleijn
Ken R Deas
Don Neely (convenor), Gren Alabaster and Bob
Unavailable : Richard Hadlee had sworn he'd never tour India
again but changed his mind. Martin
Crowe was at first not available through a back injury.
Tour Party Announced :
Martin Crowe (CD), 26, failed his medical test and withdrew on 28
September because of a toxic allergy.
14 names were announced
plus one fast bowler from the Young New Zealand tour of Zimbabwe, either Danny Morrison
or William Watson. The selection was
finalised on 17 October.
between selection and departure from New Zealand
to 25 October)
Departure was from Auckland on 25 October,
The team arrived in two batches from
The first group (Blain, Franklin, Greatbatch,
Morrison, Rutherford, Vance) flew in to Bombay
late at night on 26 October and were conducted to the Taj Palace Hotel. The second group (Hadlee, Gray, Jones,
Bracewell, Smith, Kuggeleijn, Chatfield, Snedden, Cunis) arrived the next
morning from Auckland via Singapore.
spent in India
October - December)
John Wright (captain), Martin Snedden (vice-captain), Bob Cunis (coach).
Willie Watson arrived during
the third Test for Richard Hadlee who returned home after the match with an
achilles tendon injury.
Bert Vance who had a foot
injury returned home with Hadlee so New Zealand had only 14 players
for the Charminar Challenge ODI series.
INDIA First Test
LOST 172 r
Tamil Nadu (Ranji
INDIA Second Test
WON 136 r
INDIA Third Test
LOST 10 w
India (1st ODI)
Lost 4 w
India (2nd ODI)
Lost 5 w
India (3rd ODI)
Lost 53 r
India (4th ODI)
Lost 2 w
India (5th ODI)
† not first-class
Time spent in India
before First Test:
(26 October - 12 November)
appearances on tour
3 - Bracewell,
Chatfield, Franklin, Greatbatch,
Hadlee, Jones, Smith,
2 - Blain,
1 - Gray,
• Richard Hadlee took 9-55 in the first tour
match at Rajkot; and 6-49 and 4-39 in the
second Test at Bombay
• Hadlee became Test cricket’s highest
wicket-taker, overtaking at Bangalore Ian Bothams’ tally of 373.
• In the second Test at Bombay John
Bracewell not only took 8 wickets but scored 52 and 32.
• Mark Greatbatch (90*) and Ian Smith (79)
had a partnership of 139 for the seventh wicket at Hyderabad.
Other first-class matches
† Minor matches
§ One-day internationals
to New Zealand
Heavy overnight rain in the
Himalayan foothills flooded the outfiled at Jammu and the final one-day international
was abandoned. The Kiwis intended to head home as soon as possible c 21
away from New Zealand x
October to December)