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India on top after Day two
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter


Ground:Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
Scorecard:India v New Zealand
Player:DL Vettori, Harbhajan Singh
Event:New Zealand in India 2010/11

DateLine: 6th November 2010

 

India continued their dominance over New Zealand as the visitors closed day two at 69-2.

 

New Zealand sparked a fightback when they removed Sachin Tendulkar for 40. Debutant Kane Williamson claimed his first Test wicket when Suresh Raina was smartly taken at extra cover by McCullum, and Patel trapped Laxman lbw in the final over before lunch. New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori, playing in his 100th Test, then took three wickets after lunch as a total of five fell for 29. Harbhajan set about hammering the Kiwi bowlers to reach a quick-fire half-century and he was the last wicket to fall as Indian innings folded up at 487.

 

The tourists made a dreadful start to their reply when McIntosh tried to avoid a short one from Zaheer Khan that barely bounced over the stumps. The ball flicked McIntosh's gloves and gave Mahendra Dhoni a routine catch behind the stumps. Pragyan Ojha's left-arm spin was introduced in the eighth over and he struck with the first ball of his second over as he removed Watling.

 

McCullum showed good footwork to hit Ojha for two fours in an over, sharing an unbroken 42 with Ross Taylor, who hit three fours in his 18.


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