Matches (17)
IPL (3)
County DIV1 (5)
County DIV2 (4)
ACC Premier Cup (4)
Women's Tri-Series (1)

New Zealand vs India, 2nd Test at Napier, , Mar 26 2009 - Match Result

RESULT
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
jesse-ryder
271

Ross Taylor and Jesse Ryder's 271-run partnership is NZ's highest for the 4th wicket in Tests, breaking the record of 243 between Nathan Astle and Matt Horne

Match centre 
Scorecard summary
New Zealand 619/9(154.4 overs)
1st INNINGS
201 (328)
3/95 (27)
151 (204)
3/129 (34)
India 305/10(93.5 overs)
1st INNINGS
83 (206)
3/89 (24)
76 (149)
2/45 (19)
India 476/4(180 overs)
2nd INNINGS
137 (436)
2/120 (45)
124* (212)
1/76 (38)
end of over 180Maiden
IND: 476/4CRR: 2.64 
Yuvraj Singh54 (63b 10x4)
VVS Laxman124 (212b 25x4)
Jamie How 1-1-0-0
Ross Taylor 2-1-4-0

Sambit and Rajesh are waiting for you. It will be moderated by Akhila Ranganna. You can find the discussion board here.

And that's it. Both teams agree to call off the game. Ryder plucks a stump for a souvenir. Please hop on to Match discussion, where Sambit Bal, Cricinfo's editor, and S Rajesh, the stats editor, will start the chat. Jamie Alter, who is writing the bulletin for this game, will be in as well. I will try to join in later after the presentation ceremony.

Gautam Gambhir and Rahul Dravid started the stiff resistance before Dravid fell, wrongly given out. But Gambhir found the right support in Laxman and the duo pushed India to safety.

Sehwag: We didn't bat well in the first innings but we did well in the second, especially Gautam and Laxman. Gautam nearly played for 11 hours and saved the Test for us.

Vettori: You don't expect you will be there for three days in a row but it showed how dominant position we were in. The bowlers bowled so well in the first innings and it gave us hope that we can do the job in the second. The pitch got easier and easier to bat. You can play another Test match on this if you want to! whatever conditions we get [in the third Test] , this performance here will give us lots of heart.

Man of the Match Ryder: "I am very happy. I was disappointed when I got out but looking back I am quite happy with it."

That's it from us. Thanks for logging on over the last five days. Good bye and good luck.

179.6
How to Yuvraj, no run

Lobbed gently across, really high in the air, the mischievous Yuvraj stretches forward to play a very compact defensive stroke!

179.5
How to Yuvraj, no run

moves to over the wicket now. This one turns in slightly from outside leg, defended to the on side

179.4
How to Yuvraj, no run

oh by the way, he is trying to bowl some off spin here. Goes on straight, not by choice, patted back down the track

179.3
How to Yuvraj, no run

stretches forward to defend

179.2
How to Yuvraj, no run

leans forward to tickle it to midwicket

179.1
How to Yuvraj, no run

from round the stumps, turned to the on side

end of over 1794 runs
IND: 476/4CRR: 2.65 
VVS Laxman124 (212b 25x4)
Yuvraj Singh54 (57b 10x4)
Ross Taylor 2-1-4-0
Jeetan Patel 45-10-120-2
178.6
Taylor to Laxman, no run

dipping flighted delivery, driven to mid-on

178.5
4
Taylor to Laxman, FOUR runs

gifts a full toss on the leg stump, ripped to deep midwicket boundary.

178.4
Taylor to Laxman, no run

drives to the right of Taylor who lunges to make a half-stop

178.3
Taylor to Laxman, no run

another one that holds its line outside off, goes back to punch to cover

178.2
Taylor to Laxman, no run

outside off stump, straighter one, tapped to cover point

178.1
Taylor to Laxman, no run

on the middle, flicked to backward square leg

Ross Taylor to bowl some off spin

end of over 1781 run
IND: 472/4CRR: 2.65 
Yuvraj Singh54 (57b 10x4)
VVS Laxman120 (206b 24x4)
Jeetan Patel 45-10-120-2
Daniel Vettori 38-13-76-1
177.6
Patel to Yuvraj, no run
177.5
1
Patel to Laxman, 1 run

shorter, flatter, swatted to deep midwicket

177.4
Patel to Laxman, no run

drifts towards the leg and middle, dabbed to short leg

177.3
Patel to Laxman, no run

on the back foot, nudging it to short leg

177.2
Patel to Laxman, no run

gets back to clip it to midwicket

177.1
Patel to Laxman, no run

turning in to Laxman who dabs it to short leg

end of over 1776 runs
IND: 471/4CRR: 2.66 
Yuvraj Singh54 (56b 10x4)
VVS Laxman119 (201b 24x4)
Daniel Vettori 38-13-76-1
Jeetan Patel 44-10-119-2
176.6
Vettori to Yuvraj, no run

slows up the pace, tosses it outside off, Yuvraj gets forward to defend

176.5
Vettori to Yuvraj, no run

flatter, quicker, a touch low and Yuvraj crouches on the back foot to defend

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
JD Ryder
201 runs (328)
24 fours1 six
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
66 runs
9 fours0 six
Control
90%
LRPL Taylor
151 runs (204)
26 fours1 six
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
48 runs
11 fours0 six
Control
86%
Best performances - bowlers
I Sharma
O
27
M
5
R
95
W
3
ECO
3.51
CS Martin
O
24
M
5
R
89
W
3
ECO
3.7
Match details
McLean Park, Napier
TossNew Zealand, elected to bat first
Series
Season2008/09
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)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee