India vs New Zealand 1st Test Day 2 Highlights

March 20th, 2009 Posted in India, Match Highlights, New Zealand, Test Match

Watch cricket highlights – India vs New Zealand, Day 2 highlights, 1st test played at Hamilton on March 19, 2009.

Scoreline: India 278/4. Sachin Tendulkar 70 no, Gautham Gambhir 72, Rahul Dravid 66

A slow day for India when looking at the day’s play over by over, but a calculated performance on the whole. And enough from Tendulkar in the final hour of play to suggest a more aggressive morning session tomorrow in the company of Yuvraj.

Over the last year and a half, the one shot that’s worked for Dravid has been his leaning-forward cover-drive. At times the Australian field-settings had thwarted even that leading to his drop in run-scoring. Today, he hardly got an opportunity to play the shot because of the shortish length bowled – a good half century in decent time coming in the wake of his 136 in his last test vs England

Gambhir got back into run-scoring mode but once again missed out in the 70s. Tendulkar after a brief survey of conditions looked to be keen to play some attacking cricket – this was quickly nipped following a tough dropped catch and he and Laxman slipped into build-a-total mode. The final hour of play however saw Sachin pull out some stunning shots and I definitely will be waking at 3 in the morning to watch the morning session tomorrow.

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