India vs New Zealand 1st Test Day 3 Highlights

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

Watch cricket highlights – India vs New Zealand – 1st Test Day 3 highlights from the 1st Hamilton Test played on March 20, 2009. 

Scoreline: India 520 all out – Sachin Tendulkar 42nd hundred (160), Zaheer Khan 51, MS Dhoni 47. NZ 75/3 – Guptill 48

Super batting by Tendulkar this morning. Another crucial hundred to go with his century in the Chennai Test vs England. The highlights features Martin Crowe gushing all over him – might sound a bit too much for those who’ve watched Tendulkar over the last 20 years, but what the heck – it’s Sachin. More is always less in his case.

Dravid (in a post-match interview yesterday) pointed out that drives weren’t working on this pitch – so you can see Tendulkar going for the checked-shots through the innings while driving. Zaheer Khan laid waste to the NZ bowling and fielding that had threatened to wrap things up after the fall of Sachin. His more-than-a-run-a-ball fifty stretched the lead to 241.

Martin Guptill was looking cool but got out towards end of play. There was a moment of controversy involving a catch taken by Tendulkar. Replays gave off a view that it might have been grounded – I’ve seen this show where Nasser Hussain takes low catches on his haunches – all the camera angles indicate several of them being grounded, while he claimed he had his fingers under the ball. So until they can get cameras level with the ground, these sort of catches will always throw up controversies.

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