India vs New Zealand 3rd Test Highlights Day 3

April 6th, 2009 Posted in India, Match Highlights, New Zealand

Watch cricket highlights – Day 3 – India vs New Zealand 3rd Test highlights from Wellington.

Scoreline: (midway through post-lunch session) – India 349/5 – Gautham Gambhir hundred 167, Rahul Dravid 60, VVS Laxman 61. India lead by 531 runs.

The famed Indian batting lineup on display yet again. For NZ, the real bright moment was Brendon McCullum’s catch of Rahul Dravid (detailed version). Dravid took 22 balls to add to his overnight score of 9, but after that played quite beautifully before that crazy moment snuck his wicket away.

When Gautham Gambhir first seriously came into the Indian cricket team, it was in the T20 and ODI formats. At that time, he went through this incredibly lucky and streaky phase and I like many dismissed him as being plain lucky and not to be compared with another left-hander – Sourav Ganguly – whose place he’d taken in ODI cricket. But the past year and a half have been so brilliant for Gambhir that a lot of India’s success in test cricket has stemmed from his ridiculous partnership with Sehwag at the top. Remember all those years when Dravid was a virtual opener and Tendulkar for over 18 years walked in at 20/2. And now, another series goes by with Gambhir stamping himself all over it. Super.

And of course, VVS continues to improve his record against teams other than Australia.

Just saw a statistic – this series is Gambhir’s fourth 300+runs-in-a-series in a row – the only Indian to have done this ever.

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