India vs New Zealand 2nd Test Highlights Day 3

March 29th, 2009 Posted in India, Match Highlights, New Zealand, Test Match

Watch cricket highlights – India vs New Zealand – Day 3 highlights from the 2nd Napier Test.

Scoreline: India 305 all out – VVS Laxman 76, Rahul Dravid 83, Sachin Tendulkar 49. India follow on and were 47/1.

India resumed today with Dravid and Tendulkar bearing the cumbersome onus of battling out a draw for India.Tendulkar was divine while he was at it – Dravid was semi-vintage in patches and scrappy in others – that was still good enough to get him 83. But the best batting of the day came from VVS who pulled out all his flicks and drives.

The good thing though India ended up following on was that everyone looked pretty intent on getting on with the game and not stepping into that resigned tortured mode we’ve seen so often over the years.

Some of the NZ commentators described Sehwag’s dismissal as arrogant but it’s that sort of game that set up the recent famous win over England at Chennai. If it hadn’t come off that day he’d have looked dumb. But since it did, he was given the Man of the Match despite Tendulkar’s hundred that won the game on Day 5.

It’s still a little too early to describe this test as being gone from India’s point of view – the follow on might actually work to their advantage.

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