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Match Day

375dThe Wisden Bulletin by Chandrahas Choudhury

McMillan and Astle save the Test

A fine unbroken partnership of 103 between Craig McMillan and Nathan Astle rescued New Zealand on the last day of the Ahmedabad Test

375dSamanth Subramanian

Natahn, Danel and the Black Cats

If there has been an aspect of this Test moredisappointing than the pitch, it must be the audience.Rahul Dravid, on the very first day, said that he was

375dS Rajesh

Favouring the leg side

New Zealand's batsmen had their tactics well worked out when they came to face the Indian spinners on a fifth-day pitch

375dThe Wisden Verdict by Amit Varma

Letting it drift

India might be well placed in this Test match - as one would expect in a home series - but that does not mean that everything went swimmingly well

375dNew Zealand View by Lynn McConnell

Vettori does a Bracewell

Daniel Vettori said before leaving for India that Stephen Fleming's work on his batting had been an inspiration to him

371dLynn McConnell

A welcome return to form for Astle

Nathan Astle's effort in scoring his ninth Test century speaks volumes of the place he is now at in his cricket career

371dThe Wisden Verdict by Sambit Bal

A scratchy but significant century

A few minutes before tea, Sourav Ganguly deposited Daniel Vettori intothe gallery behind long-on and allowed himself a smile

371dNew Zealand View by Lynn McConnell

Batting lessons from the masters show the way ahead

Two of the most consistent batsmen in the world at the moment demonstrated the virtues of batsmanship in different conditions today - Rahul Dravid in the low, slow conditions of India, and Matthew Hayden in the much faster conditions of Perth in

371dThe Wisden Bulletin by Chandrahas Choudhury

Zaheer rocks New Zealand

Zaheer Khan's three strikes, which followed Rahul Dravid's 222 and Sourav Ganguly's unbeaten 100, put India in control at Ahmedabad

371dS Rajesh

Gaining in fluency

Sourav Ganguly's hundred was played out in three different parts: the first phase, when he struggled, the second, when he became more assured, and the third, when he scored at a rapid pace

371dS Rajesh

Missing a trick

The New Zealand seamers erred in continually bowling short-of-a-length deliveries to Akash Chopra

371dThe Wisden Verdict by Amit Varma

Planning's not enough

New Zealand's effort today was the antithesis of what India was once known for: they were short on talent, but their application, discipline and tactics were top-notch

371dThe Wisden Bulletin by Chandrahas Choudhury

Dravid and Laxman put India on top

An unbeaten 110 by Rahul Dravid, and his 115-run partnership for the third wicket with VVS Laxman (56 not out) helped India recover to 249 for 3 at the end of the first day's play

371dRoving Reporter by Samanth Subramanian

Boy next door done good

For a dispassionate observer at the Motera stadium,Rahul Dravid's innings of 110 was inextricably tied to the mood of the sparse but belligerently vociferouscrowd, even though Dravid himself played through theday with his trademark equanimity and