result
2nd Test, Hyderabad, Nov 12 - 16 2010, New Zealand tour of India [Nov 2010]
350 & 448/8d
(17 ov, target 327)472 & 68/0
Match drawn
player of the match
Brendon McCullum
New Zealand
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• The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

McCullum double-century draws Test

Brendon McCullum reaped rewards for his hard work on day four, milking a tired bowling unit to get to the third-highest score in second innings in Tests in India

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Scorecard summary
New Zealand350/10(117.3 overs)1st INNINGS
Tim McIntosh102 (254)
Harbhajan Singh4/76(35.3)
Zaheer Khan4/69(27)
India472/10(143.4 overs)1st INNINGS
Daniel Vettori5/135(49.4)
Tim Southee3/119(33)
New Zealand448/8(135 overs)2nd INNINGS
Sreesanth3/121(27)
Pragyan Ojha2/137(47.3)
India68/0(17 overs)2nd INNINGS
end of over 171 run
INDIA: 68/0CRR: 4.00 
Virender Sehwag54 (54)
Gautam Gambhir14 (48)
Martin Guptill5-0-33-0
Ross Taylor3-0-13-0

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Vettori: "Yesterday the openers started so positively and put us in a good position. I am so pleased with the top-order batting. Brendon going to top and McIntosh coming off a pair ... to score a double hundred in second innings in India is something special.

I enjoy being the focal point of the bowling attack and hope i do well in the next Test."

Dhoni: :"Indian wickets with a bit of grass .. the grass grows and it looks better for batting as the game goes. We got couple of wickets but Zaheer got injured and went out .. Sehwag had niggle with shoulder; so couldn't use him. we just had one part-timer in Raina. I would still consider Harbhjan as specialist bowler rather than putting pressure on him by giving him the tag as an allrounder. It's [harbhajan's batting] a good sign for our batting. Hopefully Nagpur pitch will assist spin a bit more. That's what we are expecting. Hopefully it will be a match where we can get a result out of it."

Man of the match is Brendon McCullum: "It was quite important for us to bat some time and score some runs; else we were in danger of losing the Test. So far it has been good starts (opening the batting). So far its been thoroughly enjoyable and a different challenge. When you are a strokemaker you always want to find the right tempo. sometimes you are guilty of being over aggressive. YOung Kane has been outstanding in these two Tests and he has already proved he is a valuable part of our team."

And Chris Gayle is out for 333. That's it from us. See you later.

16.6
1
Guptill to Sehwag, 1 run

crashes the final delivery of the day uppishly to right of Guptill who makes a brave effort to catch it but the ball bursts through his hands .. Sehwag gets across to the other end and shakes hands with Guptill

16.5
Guptill to Sehwag, no run

outside the off, left alone

16.4
Guptill to Sehwag, no run

pushed down the leg side ..

16.3
Guptill to Sehwag, no run

And again. He drives to long-on but doesn' take the single

16.2
Guptill to Sehwag, no run

cuts this to sweeper cover for a single ..oh he doesn't take the run

16.1
Guptill to Sehwag, no run

goes down the track and drives to mid-off

end of over 165 runs
INDIA: 67/0CRR: 4.18 
Gautam Gambhir14 (48)
Virender Sehwag53 (48)
Ross Taylor3-0-13-0
Martin Guptill4-0-32-0
15.6
Taylor to Gambhir, no run

nice delivery, it turns away from the off stump, Gautam is beaten, pushing inside the line

15.5
1
Taylor to Sehwag, 1 run

drives this down to long-on

15.4
Taylor to Sehwag, no run

leans forward to drive to cover

15.3
Taylor to Sehwag, no run

shout for lbw but Sehwag was struck outside the off stump, trying to defend

15.2
4
Taylor to Sehwag, FOUR runs

brings up his fifty with a smashing cover drive. The crowd roar and Sehwag acknowledges the cheers

15.1
Taylor to Sehwag, no run

on the middle stump line, pushed back to the off side

end of over 1511 runs
INDIA: 62/0CRR: 4.13 
Virender Sehwag48 (43)
Gautam Gambhir14 (47)
Martin Guptill4-0-32-0
Ross Taylor2-0-8-0
14.6
1
Guptill to Sehwag, 1 run

fullish on the off, driven to long-off

14.5
1
Guptill to Gambhir, 1 run

stays back to punch to mid-on

14.4
1
Guptill to Sehwag, 1 run

leans forward to drive to long-off

14.3
4
Guptill to Sehwag, FOUR runs

rushes down the track to crash it to long-off boundary. Four runs to go for his fifty now!

14.2
Guptill to Sehwag, no run

outside the off stump, carved to deep point

14.1
4
Guptill to Sehwag, FOUR runs

Crash! leans forward to lift it to the long-off boundary

end of over 143 runs
INDIA: 51/0CRR: 3.64 
Gautam Gambhir13 (46)
Virender Sehwag38 (38)
Ross Taylor2-0-8-0
Martin Guptill3-0-21-0
13.6
Taylor to Gambhir, no run

gets back to push this to the off

13.5
Taylor to Gambhir, no run

leans forward to defend

Best performances - batsmen
Brendon McCullum portrait
BB McCullum
225 runs (308)
22 fours
4 sixes
Control92%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
62 runs
4 fours
3 sixes
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Harbhajan Singh portrait
Harbhajan Singh
111 runs (116)
7 fours
7 sixes
Control88%
Productive shot
pull/hook on back foot
36 runs
2 fours
4 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Daniel Vettori portrait
DL Vettori
O
49.4
M
7
R
135
W
5
ECO
2.71
Harbhajan Singh portrait
Harbhajan Singh
O
35.3
M
10
R
76
W
4
ECO
2.14
Match details
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
TossNew Zealand, elected to bat first
SeriesNew Zealand tour of India [Nov 2010]
Season2010/11
Player Of The Match
Brendon McCullum
Brendon McCullum
Series result3-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 1975
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30
Match days12,13,14,15,16 November 2010 - day(5-day match)
Umpires
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Kumar Dharmasena
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Simon Taufel
TV Umpire
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Amiesh Saheba
Reserve Umpire
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Nikhil Patwardhan
Match Referee
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Ranjan Madugalle