New Zealand tour of India [Nov 2010], 1st Test: India v New Zealand at Ahmedabad, Nov 4-8, 2010
4,5,6,7,8 November 2010 (5-day match)
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Ryder to Gambhir, OUT, Ryder has struck. Go Jissy. In his first over of Test bowling in India. That keeper standing up to the stumps might have had something to do with it. It was again a gentle back of a length delivery, but Gambhir drove at it without feet. It nipped back in ever so slightly, and got the inside edge into the leg stump

G Gambhir b Ryder 21 (54m 41b 3x4 0x6) SR: 51.21

India 60/1   V Sehwag 37* (32b 8x4)   JD Ryder 1-0-11-1

Vettori to Sehwag, OUT, lazy, tired, bored! Does nothing to this. Just stands there and brings the bat down in slow motion. The ball, as has been the case with Vettori today, doesn't turn, goes with the arm, hits his bad down the leg side and then ricochets onto the middle stump. Smiling and chatting with Gambhir as he walks off

V Sehwag b Vettori 173 (288m 199b 24x4 1x6) SR: 86.93

India 297/2   R Dravid 92* (209b 13x4)   DL Vettori 22.2-1-63-1

Martin to Dravid, OUT, and Tom has struck! He is pleased, although this wasn't planned or attempted. t was short and wide, Dravid seemed to be a bit early into the cut shot, and the bottom edge bounced into the ground and then onto the stumps. All three wickets today have been bowleds, and all three off some deflection on the way

R Dravid b Martin 104 (274m 227b 14x4 0x6) SR: 45.81

India 317/3   SR Tendulkar 8* (36b 1x4)   CS Martin 12.2-1-45-1

Patel to Tendulkar, OUT, soft soft dismissal! Simple return catch for Patel. Tendulkar dances down the track, gets close to the pitch of the ball, and hits it back to Patel, chest high. Get a feeling he was looking to go on side of the bowler, because he didn't go hard at it, just a chip

SR Tendulkar c & b Patel 40 (168m 133b 5x4 0x6) SR: 30.07

India 383/4   VVS Laxman 34* (91b 3x4)   JS Patel 17.4-1-102-1

Williamson to Raina, OUT, impatient Raina goes! This should put the slow strike rate of the Fab Three in perspective too. Raina has come out and has struggled to time because of his natural game of going hard at the ball. This is short, Raina stays back to play a forceful shot, but the ball doesn't quite come on and he ends up hitting in the air, and McCullum takes a sharp catch at short extra cover. And for a change, a debutant's first wicket is not Tendulkar

SK Raina c McCullum b Williamson 3 (18m 19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 15.78

India 392/5   VVS Laxman 40* (103b 4x4)   KS Williamson 8.5-0-36-1

Patel to Laxman, OUT, NZ are right back! Three big wickets. Patel gets two - Tendulkar and Laxman in quick time! It looks plumb. Offbreak from just outside off, gets past Laxman's bat, hits him in front off, headed towards middle. Only an inside edge could have saved him, but there doesn't seem to be any. That's also lunch - three wickets for 9 runs

VVS Laxman lbw b Patel 40 (149m 105b 4x4 0x6) SR: 38.09

India 392/6   MS Dhoni 0* (1b)   JS Patel 20.2-3-102-2

Vettori to Dhoni, OUT, and he is gone! pushes hard at this one, playing for the turn, but the ball just drifts in and gets the inside edge, which hits the pad and settles with forward short leg

MS Dhoni c Watling b Vettori 10 (16m 9b 0x4 1x6) SR: 111.11

India 410/7   Harbhajan Singh 8* (13b)   DL Vettori 43.5-10-86-2

Vettori to Khan, OUT, superb bowling on that note! Gently tossed up, on off and middle, and then viciously speeds up upon pitching, and turns in too, crashing through Zaheer's defence. Kumar Dharmasena wants to see the replay to make sure this is not a no-ball. New trend started by Billy Bowden. Replays show Dan is fine

Z Khan b Vettori 1 (11m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 9.09

India 412/8   Harbhajan Singh 9* (22b)   DL Vettori 45.1-11-86-3

Patel to Ojha, OUT, gone! Doesn't offer a shot! Pitches just outside off, Ojha shoulders arms, expecting it to turn away, the ball goes on with the arm, and hits his back leg in front of off

PP Ojha lbw b Patel 11 (73m 59b 0x4 0x6) SR: 18.64

India 478/9   Harbhajan Singh 62* (77b 4x4 3x6)   JS Patel 26.5-4-134-3

Vettori to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, Bhaj is walking! He is disappointed, kicking the ground, he must be thinking he has missed a century! He went to late-cut this, but it wasn't short enough, and gets a bottom edge, and Hopkins finally hold on to one. Very important innings from Harbhajan

Harbhajan Singh c †Hopkins b Vettori 69 (122m 97b 5x4 3x6) SR: 71.13

India 487/10   S Sreesanth 2* (16b)   DL Vettori 54.5-12-118-4
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