India vs New Zealand 3rd Test Highlights Day 1

April 3rd, 2009 Posted in India, Match Highlights, New Zealand, Test Match

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Watch cricket highlights: India vs New Zealand day 1 highlights from the 3rd Test played at Wellington on April 2, 2009.

Scoreline: India 375/9 – Sachin Tendulkar 62, Harbhajan Singh 60, MS Dhoni 52, Virender Sehwag 48

A day that swung either way repeatedly. The last couple of years have seen Tendulkar playing as well as ever with a couple of differences – he looks more serene now but the amazing conversion ratio (50s into hundreds) he had has reduced. Anyway, the 62 runs especially those scored in the post-lunch session were worth any landmark. Dravid was disappointing today ( 35 – 114 balls, 183 mins) harking back to all those terrible years which saw him once take – was it 60 or 80 balls to get off the mark in the late 1990s. It wasn’t that bad today but a meaningless innings on the 1st day of a test match. Especially when you consider he’s been playing pretty well this series.

The NZ bowlers bowled better than their eventual loot because of several streaky moments in the lower order going India’s way. A very entertaining knock from Harbhajan in any case. And to see Munaf Patel smiling eerily after attempting to pull off a Tendulkar – definitely worth a sleepless night.

The post-tea session had these crazy figures – 35 overs – 185 runs – 4 wickets

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