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    As it happened: India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 1

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    Their morale dented after losing the opener, India would be desperate to end their disastrous tour on a positive note when they take on a sprightly New Zealand in the second and final Test starting on Friday.

    The visitors lost the Auckland Test by 40 runs and had previously surrendered the five-match ODI series by an embarrassing margin of 0-4. At Basin Reserve then, Mahendra Singh Dhoni & Co. would be desperate enough to put in a last-gasp salvaging effort.