20 Jan 2014

Spinners loom as major threat in Hamilton

11:35 am on 20 January 2014

The New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum says India's spin bowlers will pose a greater challenge to the Black Caps in Hamilton on Wednesday then than they did on Sunday night in Napier.

New Zealand ground out a 24-run win over the World Cup holders in the first one day international, despite the home side's susceptibility to slow bowling.

McCullum says a third-wicket stand of 121 between Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor blunted India's spin attack.

New Zealand leads the five game series 1-0.