India sweep series

By
Updated: September 3, 2012

India survived a mini collapse to sweep the series against a fighting New Zealand with a five-wicket victory on the penultimate day of the second and final test in Bangalore.

The hosts slipped from 152-2 to 166-5 before achieving their 261-run target in the final session, thanks to a 96-run stand between man-of-the-match Virat Kohli (51 not out) and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (48 not out) under pressure.

India won the opening test by an innings and 115 runs in Hyderabad.

India 353 and 262 for 5 (Kohli 51*, Dhoni 48*, Pujara 48) beat New Zealand 365 and 248 (Franklin 41, Ashwin 5-69) by 5 wickets