• BATSMEN
    R
    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    137
    643
    436
    18
    0
    31.42
    159.4 Gambhir departs after a marvelous marathon effort. 642 minutes. It drifted in from round the stumps, landed on the middle and off and drifted towards leg. Hawk eye says it would have clipped the leg. McCullum was already pushing down leg. What a fine innings, though. 356/4
    9.2 Jeetan Patel takes out Sehwag. You can also say Sehwag has taken out himself. It was floated on the off stump line, Sehwag went for the big swing over midwicket, on a bent knee and missed. The ball wobbled on to hit the back leg around the line of off stump. Critics will go after him for his shot selection, his supporters will say that's how he plays, why crib when he fails now and then. 30/1
    72.2 Caught at short leg! Vettori has broken through here. Dravid doesn't seem to be happy with the decision. And we can see why. The bat hit the pad and the ball bounded off the pad to short leg where How dives forward to take it. It drifted in from round the stumps on the leg and middle line, Dravid shaped to defend, the bat brushed the front pad. That must have been the double noise. A fine innings, though. India trail by 151 as SRT enters. 163/2
    111.3 Martin removes Tendulkar. Full delivery outside off stump and shaping away slightly, Tendulkar reached out to drive and got the edge. McCullum lunged to his right to get that. That's what New Zealand wanted - a early wicket and what better than that of SRT. VVS walks out. 260/3
    not out
    124
    269
    212
    25
    0
    58.49
    not out
    54
    79
    63
    10
    0
    85.71
    Extras
    13 (b 9, lb 1, nb 3)
    TOTAL
    476/4 (f/o) (180 Overs, RR: 2.64)
    Fall of wickets: 1-30 (V Sehwag, 9.2 ov), 2-163 (R Dravid, 72.2 ov), 3-260 (SR Tendulkar, 111.3 ov), 4-356 (G Gambhir, 159.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    CS Martin30.088612.8601
    IE O'Brien32.099402.9301
    JEC Franklin21.054802.2800
    JS Patel45.01012022.6600
    JD Ryder11.053803.4500
    DL Vettori38.0137612.0001
    LRPL Taylor2.01402.0000
    JM How1.01000.0000

Close of Play

  • Thu, 26 Mar - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 351/4 (JD Ryder 137*, JEC Franklin 26*, 90 ov)
  • Fri, 27 Mar - day 2 - India 1st innings 79/3 (R Dravid 21*, SR Tendulkar 0*, 23 ov)
  • Sat, 28 Mar - day 3 - India 2nd innings 47/1 (G Gambhir 14*, R Dravid 11*, 17 ov)
  • Sun, 29 Mar - day 4 - India 2nd innings 252/2 (G Gambhir 102*, SR Tendulkar 58*, 107 ov)
  • Mon, 30 Mar - day 5 - India 2nd innings 476/4 (180 ov) - end of match

Match Notes