MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli joined forces to power India to a five wicket win against New Zealand in Bangalore and take series 2-0. (All AFP Photos)
Gautam Gambhir couldn't get going in the first innings. But his 58-ball 34, that included seven boundaries, got India off to a fine start.
After Zaheer Khan picked up New Zealand's last wicket in the morning, Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir got India off to a flying start. Their downfall put the brakes on India's scoring.
Trent Boult (left) picked up Sehwag,while Jeetan Patel took Gambhir's wicket.
Cheteshwar Pujara had missed out in the first innings, but made up for it with a well-timed innings of 48 before being scalped by offie Jeetan Patel.
Tim Southee returned with 8 wickets from the match, along with the prized one of Sachin Tendulkar in the second innings.
It's not everyday that you find the Master Blaster leaving the field, frustrated. But with the ever-widening gap between his bat and pad, Tendulkar has every reason to be annoyed with himself.
MS Dhoni, like the first innings, came in with India looking down the barrel. But he took the attack to the Kiwi bowlers and made a strokeful 48 in 60 to drive his team home.
Virat Kohli was named the Man of the Match. He doubled up his first-innings century with a match-winning 51 in the second.