India vs New Zealand Day 4 Highlights 2nd Test

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

Watch cricket highlights – India vs New Zealand – 2nd Napier Test Day 4 highlights

Scoreline: India 252/2. Gautham Gambhir 102 no Sachin Tendulkar 58 Rahul Dravid 62

There’s a reason you still back this Indian batting line-up despite following on and that was on show today. It wasn’t that the NZ bowlers or fielding was lame. In fact the bowling was for the most part disciplined with Martin moving the ball and off the pitch and the spinners bowling tight. Just a combination of good (Gambhir and Dravid) and great (Tendulkar) batting. Dravid despite pulling out a super shot here and there was mostly in flared-nostrils-pained-look mode – 62 off 220. A little unnecessary considering this was only the 4th day, but what Dravid’s knock did was give the NZ bowlers no opening at all considering they’d have walked into the morning session expecting to wrap this up today. He did get a bad decision but he did also get away off a no-ball-that-never-was in the 1st innings. Gambhir played very well for a follow-on situation – mostly looking to score except when he got stuck in the 80s, something he has often done in the past.

Tendulkar walked out in coaching-lessons mode and played as well as he ever has – always looking to score – in fact the main reason India only trail by 62 going into Day 5.

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