West Indies abandoned India tour with another one-dayer, a Twenty20 international and three test matches left to play over a protracted payment dispute between the players and their board.
Manoj Tiwary was named as a 17th member in the squad, won't be available for Bengal's quarterfinal against Railways from January 8-12.
Tim Southee and Trent Boult combined to take seven wickets as New Zealand dismissed the West Indies for 213 at the University Oval in reply to their first innings of 609-9 declared. Kirk Edwards scored 59 while Darren Bravo was unbeaten on 72 at stumps.
Batting on 99, India's run-machine Virat Kohli went for a hook against Ravi Rampaul and was sharply caught by Jason Holder at fine-leg resulting in dead silence at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA cricket stadium.
After misspelling Sachin Tendulkar's name in a giant billboard a day earlier, Eden officials were left red-faced once again while greeting his wife Anjali.
Harbhajan, whose last longest format game was second Test against Australia in Hyderabad last March, is happy to play whatever match is coming his way.
West Indies A spinners Veerasammy Permaul and Nikita Miller bundled India A batsmen out for 245 in their first innings while Kraigg Brathwaite and Kieran Powell ensured that the hosts remain under the pump going into the last day of the first unofficial Test.
A brilliant 133 by Jonathan Carter and a four-wicket haul by Miguel Cummins helped West Indies A script a comprehensive victory after Yuvraj Singh was among several India A batsmen to squander good starts.
Powell, the opening batsman with 15 Tests and 19 One-Day Internationals to his name, is making his way back from injury after missing the Champions Trophy and the home series against Pakistan. However, he played in the recently-concluded Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
Manoj Tiwary has played eight ODIs and three T20 Internationals apart from 65 first-class matches.
Tiwary went to London earlier this month for his surgery by British orthopaedic surgeon and knee specialist Dr Andrew Williams, who had worked with the likes of Andrew Flintoff, Shoaib Akhtar, and more recently Cheteshwar Pujara.
The Bengal skipper has been ruled out for about six months as he is set to miss out on the initial stages of the Ranji Trophy.
Manoj Tiwary reportedly met Sushmita about six years ago through a common friend. The duo was spotted partying during the New Year's Eve.
Samuels was also named West Indies' ODI Player of the Year for his performances in the year 2012 when he scored 482 runs at an average of 32.13 with two centuries.
Manoj Tiwary's career has been hit by injuries repeatedly. This time, the batsman suffered a knee injury while training in Kolkata.
KKR's Sunil Narine grabbed the purple cap in process with amazing figures of 4/22. All other bowlers - L Balaji (2/22), Jacques Kallis (2/17) and Sachithra Senanayake (1/17)
The team management on Friday confirmed that Tiwary would not be travelling with their side for their back-to-back away matches in Chennai tomorrow and Raipur (vs Delhi Daredevils) on May 1.
Kallis and Morgan, who shared partnerships of 66 and 72 runs with him, respectively, helped Bisla along in his effort. "Kallis is a strong sportsperson. He was desperate to play and contribute. That's why he is one of the legends of the game," said Bisla, the awe in his voice palpable.