Indian cricket team in New Zealand in 1975–76

The India national cricket team toured New Zealand from 15 January to 22 February 1976 and played a three-match Test series against New Zealand. The series was drawn 1–1.

Indian cricket team in New Zealand in 1975–76
  Flag of India.svg Flag of New Zealand.svg
  India New Zealand
Dates 15 January – 22 February 1976
Captains Sunil Gavaskar Glenn Turner
Test series
Result 3-match series drawn 1–1
Most runs Sunil Gavaskar (266) Bevan Congdon (218)
Most wickets E. A. S. Prasanna (11)
B. S. Chandrasekhar (11)
Richard Hadlee (12)

Tour matchesEdit

Three-day: Central Districts v IndiansEdit

15–17 January 1976
Scorecard
v
152 (57.7 overs)
Jock Edwards 43
EAS Prasanna 5/57 (20.7 overs)
259 (81.6 overs)
Mohinder Amarnath 83
David O'Sullivan 3/65 (26 overs)
214 (76 overs)
Mike Shrimpton 55
EAS Prasanna 5/87 (30 overs)
108/4 (34.7 overs)
Parthasarathy Sharma 62*
David O'Sullivan 2/29 (15 overs)
Indians won by 6 wickets
McLean Park, Napier
Umpires: Dennis Copps and H Stratford
  • Central Districts won the toss and elected to bat.

One-day: Wellington v IndiansEdit

19 January 1976
Scorecard
Indians  
160 (34.7 overs)
v
Wellington
162/1 (32.2 overs)
Wellington won by 9 wickets
Basin Reserve, Wellington
Umpires: Trevor Martin and Robert Monteith
  • Indians won the toss and elected to bat.

Three-day: Northern Districts v IndiansEdit

20–22 January 1976
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v
305/7 dec. (77.7 overs)
Madan Lal 101*
Bob Cunis 3/68 (19 overs)
240/6 dec. (75 overs)
Andrew Roberts 104*
Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan 2/57 (27 overs)
199 (41.7 overs)
Surinder Amarnath 59
Cliff Dickeson 4/80 (13.7overs)
123 (38.1 overs)
Andrew Roberts 36
Bhagwat Chandrasekhar 4/43 (15 overs)
Indians won by 141 runs
Seddon Park, Hamilton
Umpires: Fred Goodall and John Hastie
  • Indians won the toss and elected to bat.

Three-day: Otago v IndiansEdit

31 January–2 February 1976
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v
304/5d (96 overs)
Dilip Vengsarkar 130
Brian McKechnie 3/64 (22 overs)
252/9d (79 overs)
Glenn Turner 121*
Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan 5/87 (31 overs)
144 (37.6 overs)
Parthasarathy Sharma 45
Peter Petherick 6/36 (10.6 overs)
116/2 (32.4 overs)
Henry Sampson 57
Bishan Singh Bedi 2/38 (10.4 overs)
  • Indians won the toss and elected to bat.

Test MatchesEdit

1st TestEdit

24–28 January 1976
Scorecard
v
  India
266 (87 overs)
Bevan Congdon 54
Bhagwat Chandrasekhar 6/94 (30 overs)
414 (121.7 overs)
Surinder Amarnath 124
Bevan Congdon 5/65 (26.7 overs)
215 (70.2 overs)
John Parker 70
Erapalli Prasanna 8/76 (23 overs)
71/2 (14.2 overs)
Sunil Gavaskar 35
Hedley Howarth 2/15 (5.2 overs)
India won by 8 wickets
Eden Park, Auckland
Umpires: Dennis Copps (NZ) and Robert Monteith (NZ)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.

2nd TestEdit

5–10 February 1976
Scorecard
India  
v
270 (60.6 overs)
Gundappa Viswanath 83
Richard Collinge 6/63 (16.6 overs)
403 (132.1 overs)
Glenn Turner 117
Madan Lal 5/134 (43 overs)
255/6 (79 overs)
Gundappa Viswanath 79
Andy Roberts 1/12 (5 overs)
Match drawn
Lancaster Park, Christchurch
Umpires: Dennis Copps (NZ) and Ralph Gardiner (NZ)
  • India won the toss and elected to bat.

3rd TestEdit

13–17 February 1976
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India  
v
220 (73.7 overs)
Brijesh Patel 81
Richard Hadlee 4/35 (14 overs)
334 (113.7 overs)
Mark Burgess 95
Bhagwat Chandrasekhar 3/55 (22.5 overs)
81 (26.3 overs)
Surinder Amarnath 27
Richard Hadlee 7/23 (8.3 overs)
New Zealand won by an innings and 33 runs
Basin Reserve, Wellington
Umpires: Ralph Gardiner (NZ) and Robert Monteith (NZ)
  • India won the toss and elected to bat.

ODI seriesEdit

1st ODIEdit

21 February 1976
Scorecard
India  
154 (35 overs)
v
  New Zealand
155/1 (30.3 overs)
Gundappa Viswanath 56 (88)
Richard Collinge 5/23 (7 overs)
Glenn Turner 63* (121)
Bishan Singh Bedi 1/24 (7 overs)
New Zealand won by 9 wickets
Lancaster Park, Christchurch
Umpires: Eric Dempster (NZ) and Mansfield Rangi (NZ)
Player of the match: Richard Collinge (NZ)

2nd ODIEdit

22 February 1976
Scorecard
New Zealand  
236/8 (35 overs)
v
  India
156 (31.6 overs)
Glenn Turner 52 (63)
B. S. Chandrasekhar 3/36 (7 overs)
Brijesh Patel 44 (51)
Dayle Hadlee 2/18 (7 overs)
New Zealand won by 80 runs
Eden Park, Auckland
Umpires: Ralph Gardiner (NZ) and John Hastie (NZ)
Player of the match: Ken Wadsworth (NZ)

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