2nd Test, Napier, March 26 - 30, 2009, India tour of New Zealand
(f/o) 305 & 476/4

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
201 & 1/3
New Zealand 1st Innings
India 1st Innings
India 2nd Innings (Following on)
Match Flow
New Zealand 1st Innings 
c †Karthik b Sharma1227292044.44
c Sehwag b Khan821451038.09
b Khan1118009.09
c Yuvraj Singh b Harbhajan Singh15120426226174.01
b Khan20132848924161.28
run out (Yuvraj Singh/†Karthik)521221807042.62
c Tendulkar b Sharma11514016213082.14
b Sharma55721006076.38
c Sharma b Harbhajan Singh19140011.11
not out 11300100.00
Extras(b 7, lb 8, nb 7)22
TOTAL154.4 Ov (RR: 4.00)619/9d
Did not bat:
Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Tim McIntosh, 7.1 ov), 2-22 (Jamie How, 8.6 ov), 3-23 (Martin Guptill, 10.1 ov), 4-294 (Ross Taylor, 69.3 ov), 5-415 (James Franklin, 110.2 ov), 6-477 (Jesse Ryder, 123.4 ov), 7-605 (Daniel Vettori, 151.6 ov), 8-618 (Brendon McCullum, 153.5 ov), 9-619 (Jeetan Patel, 154.4 ov)
8.6 to JM How, Oh boy .. he has cleaned him up by the change in length. Comprehensively. It was not the yorker but really well up, full delivery and How played all around it. The ball shot through to disturb the furniture. The bat came outside the line and he edged it back to his stumps. 22/2
10.1 to MJ Guptill, Zaheer has bounced out Guptill. Done in by the surprise weapon. It kicked up at the face, a startled Guptill took his eyes off the ball, tried to fend it away by bringing up his gloves as a shield and the ball bobbed away, off the gloves, to gully where the fielder takes couple of steps before diving forward to take it. On a batting track, after chosing to bat first, New Zealand are wobbling.. 23/3
123.4 to JD Ryder, The stumps are in disarray. Ryder has dragged one on. Fullish, outside off, Ryder, who just brought up the 200, went for the big drive and got the thick edge. It happens after a landmark. What a fine innings from the boy from Wairarapa. Ryder bangs his bat on the ground as he walks off.. 477/6
7.1 to TG McIntosh, It seemed inevitable. And it was. McIntosh has been tortured outside off by Ishant, rather by his own technique and has succumbed now. It landed on a length around off and middle, sucking McIntosh into a forward prod. Again, he didn't shift forward his weight well, ended up pushing at the ball on a walk and got the edge. Got to see replays to confirm whether McIntosh edged it or not. ... Oh it was bat on the pad and not wood on leather. The bat was pushed inside the line and the ball went past the edge .. Oh dear ... 21/1
151.6 to DL Vettori, the one-two-three trick works as he bowls a fuller delivery this time around after three short deliveries. Vettori, falls for the trap and goes for the drive, managing only an inside-edge. 605/7
153.5 to BB McCullum, short delivery outside the off stump. McCullum, stands tall and slaps it straight to deep point, where Tendulkar not only takes the catch but also ensures that he keeps the dodgy finger out of the way. 618/8
69.3 to LRPL Taylor, Ross Taylor departs after an thrilling entertaining knock. It was the doosra outside off and Taylor tried to drag it from there with a slog sweep and skied it towards deep backward square leg where Yuvraj positions himself under the swirling ball and lunges sideways in the end to hold it.. 294/4
154.4 to JS Patel, Patel has to go! What a soft dismissal that as he whips it straight to midwicket and Ishant latches onto it. No mistakes this time around and whats more we have the declaration too. 619/9
India 1st Innings 
c Vettori b Patel1653771030.18
c †McCullum b Vettori34253951136.00
c †McCullum b Ryder8320628212040.29
lbw b Vettori01314000.00
c Taylor b Patel4965987175.38
c McIntosh b Martin7614919714051.00
c McIntosh b Martin01117000.00
c Ryder b Martin631381019.35
c Martin b O'Brien18112221163.63
c Ryder b O'Brien861200133.33
not out 00100-
Extras(b 1, lb 7, nb 7)15
TOTAL93.5 Ov (RR: 3.25)305
Fall of wickets: 1-48 (Virender Sehwag, 8.6 ov), 2-73 (Gautam Gambhir, 16.6 ov), 3-78 (Ishant Sharma, 21.2 ov), 4-165 (Sachin Tendulkar, 45.1 ov), 5-246 (Rahul Dravid, 77.6 ov), 6-253 (Yuvraj Singh, 82.2 ov), 7-270 (Dinesh Karthik, 90.1 ov), 8-291 (VVS Laxman, 92.3 ov), 9-305 (Harbhajan Singh, 93.4 ov), 10-305 (Zaheer Khan, 93.5 ov)
82.2 to Yuvraj Singh, Martin has struck, Yuvraj's technique against new ball is exposed. It was full in length and outside off, Yuvraj lunged out to drive, body in no position for the shot, no balance, and his intended cover drive settled into second slip's hands. And what's more, this is Martin's 150th Test wicket. 253/6
90.1 to KD Karthik, Old 'new' ball or the new 'new' ball?! We have our answer now! Martin picks his 151th Test wicket! It was full in length and outside off stump, quite similar to the delivery that knocked out Yuvraj- perhaps, a touch wider- Karthik too lunged out to drive and got a nice thick fat edge to slips.. 270/7
92.3 to VVS Laxman, Laxman departs. Martin is running hot. It was full in length, and cutting away a touch outside off, Laxman hung his bat out to dry and the edge flew to the slip cordon. Gone! The black caps are ruling.. 291/8
8.6 to V Sehwag, outside the off stump. In fact, he could have had nothing to do with it, but then he looks to slog sweep it from outside the off stump and gets a faint edge back to McCullum, who does no mistakes. 48/1
21.2 to I Sharma, now there's the wicket! Ishant fails to pick the straight delivery and thrusts his pad in front of the bat. There is only one way to go and that is to pavilion. 78/3
93.4 to Harbhajan Singh, Harbhajan Singh pings Martin at deep square leg. It was another bouncer, Harbhajan went for another pull but no so successful this time. Martin holds on to it. India tottering here at Napier.. 305/9
93.5 to Z Khan, India all out 305. New Zealand have scythed through after they took the new ball. It was short in length outside off, Zaheer flashed it over gully where Ryder intercepted with a well-timed jump! We don't know whether NZ have enforced the follow-on yet. But what a super hot phase for the hosts.. 305/10
16.6 to G Gambhir, and the move to get Patel into the attack works! Gambhir comes skipping down the track, is beaten in flight and tamely lobs a catch to Vettori at mid-off. He would be frustrated at throwing a start away. 73/2
45.1 to SR Tendulkar, Jeetan catches the big fish. SRT is gone. It was curled outside off on a length, Tendulkar stretched across to push it to cover point for a single that would bring up his fifty but the ball held its line to take the edge and went to first slip. Neat dismissal from the offie. Tendulkar was looking good but he is gone now. Lovely moment for Jeetan Patel.. 165/4
77.6 to R Dravid, The change to Jesse Ryder has done the trick. As it happens now and then in these situations with a change-up bowler, it was the short and wide delivery that does the trick. Dravid saw the length and the line, thought it was perfect to pick up a four, chased it, went for the square cut but edged it behind. 246/5
India 2nd Innings (Following on) 
lbw b Patel13743664318031.42
lbw b Patel22214240104.76
c How b Vettori622202426128.18
c †McCullum b Martin641311679148.85
not out 12421226925058.49
not out 54637910085.71
Extras(b 9, lb 1, nb 3)13
TOTAL180 Ov (RR: 2.64)476/4
Fall of wickets: 1-30 (Virender Sehwag, 9.2 ov), 2-163 (Rahul Dravid, 72.2 ov), 3-260 (Sachin Tendulkar, 111.3 ov), 4-356 (Gautam Gambhir, 159.4 ov)
111.3 to SR Tendulkar, 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
9.2 to V Sehwag, 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
159.4 to G Gambhir, 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
72.2 to R Dravid, 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
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Thu, 26 Mar - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 351/4 (Jesse Ryder 137*, James Franklin 26*, 90 ov)
Fri, 27 Mar - day 2 - India 1st innings 79/3 (Rahul Dravid 21*, Sachin Tendulkar 0*, 23 ov)
Sat, 28 Mar - day 3 - India 2nd innings 47/1 (Gautam Gambhir 14*, Rahul Dravid 11*, 17 ov)
Sun, 29 Mar - day 4 - India 2nd innings 252/2 (Gautam Gambhir 102*, Sachin Tendulkar 58*, 107 ov)
Mon, 30 Mar - day 5 - India 2nd innings 476/4 (180 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Drinks: India - 279/3 in 122.0 overs (G Gambhir 110, VVS Laxman 13)
  • India: 300 runs in 131.1 overs (790 balls), Extras 9
  • Lunch: India - 306/3 in 137.0 overs (G Gambhir 119, VVS Laxman 30)
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 157 balls (G Gambhir 16, VVS Laxman 34, Ex 1)
  • Drinks: India - 339/3 in 152.0 overs (G Gambhir 129, VVS Laxman 49)
  • VVS Laxman: 50 off 136 balls (9 x 4)
  • India: 350 runs in 155.5 overs (938 balls), Extras 13
  • New Ball Taken: India 356/4 after 160.1 overs (VVS Laxman 58, Yuvraj Singh 0)
  • Tea: India - 397/4 in 167.0 overs (VVS Laxman 77, Yuvraj Singh 22)
  • India: 400 runs in 167.2 overs (1007 balls), Extras 13
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 49 balls (VVS Laxman 31, Yuvraj Singh 22, Ex 0)
  • VVS Laxman: 100 off 187 balls (20 x 4)
  • India: 450 runs in 173.2 overs (1043 balls), Extras 13
  • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 86 balls (VVS Laxman 60, Yuvraj Singh 43, Ex 0)
  • Yuvraj Singh: 50 off 51 balls (9 x 4)
McLean Park, Napier
TossNew Zealand, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series resultIndia led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1917
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days26,27,28,29,30 March 2009 - day (5-day match)
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