Cricket rivalry between India and New Zealand started in 1955, when Kiwis toured India for the first time for a five-Test series.
The first Test between two nations was played between November 19 and 25, 1955 which ended in a draw.
Polly Umrigar was the star of the match for India. The middle order batsman from Solapur slammed a brilliant 223 in the first innings as hosts declared at 498/4. (Ind-NZ series: Records that can be broken)
In response the visitors were bundled out at 326 in the first innings and failed to avoid the follow on.
With his impressive bowling figures of 7/128, spinner Subhash Gupte was the pick of the Indian bowlers. The Kiwis scored 212 runs for the loss of two in their second innings as the match ended in a draw.
Here are India's top 10 best batsmen and bowlers (in Tests) against New Zealand:
'The Wall' Rahul Dravid has been India's leading run scorer against New Zealand followed by Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar.
Legendary India spinner and Test captain Bishen Singh Bedi has been the best bowler against New Zealand, till date. In 12 matches he played against Kiwis, Bedi bagged 57 wickets.
|Bowler||Matches||Wickets||Best figures in 1 innings||5W|
|Bishen Singh Bedi||12||57||6/42||4|