Brendan McCullum was unbeaten on 171 as New Zealand cruised to 339 four four in the second innings against India at lunch on the fifth day as the second cricket Test headed towards a draw here Tuesday.
New Zealand were 237 for four in their second innings against India at the end of the fourth day’s play in the second cricket Test here Monday.
The following is the scoreboard at lunch on the first day of the second cricket Test between India and New Zealand at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium at the Uppal here Friday. New Zealand 1st innings: Tim McIntosh batting 25 Brendan McCullum c Dhoni b Sreesanth 4 Martin Guptill batting 36 Extras (lb 8, nb 2) 10 Total (1 wicket in 26 overs) 75 Fall of wickets: 1-4 (McCullum, 3.2 overs) Bowling: Zaheer Khan 7-4-13-0 Sreesanth 6-0-23-1 Harbhajan Singh 8-2-15-0 Pragyan Ojha 5-0-16-0 Toss: New Zealand, who chose to bat Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) and Simon Taufel (Australia) TV umpire: Ameish Saheba (India) Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Jesse Ryder smashed a fighting 103 as New Zealand ended the third day of the first cricket Test against India at 331 for five here Saturday.
The selections for the New Zealand cricket Test series did not throw up any surprises with Mahendra Singh Dhoni leading a 15-member Indian team for the three-match series beginning Nov 4 in Ahmedabad. Seamer Ishant Sharma and opening batsman Gambhir return to the squad after sitting out the second of the two Tests against visiting Australia earlier this month due to knee injuries. The pair played in the first Test at Mohali that India won by one wicket, but missed the second game in Bangalore where the home team clinched the series 2-0 with a seven-wicket victory.
Indiawere 134 runs away from another thrilling victory over a demoralised Australia at lunch Wednesday, as opener Murali Vijay and Test debutant Cheteshwar Pujara steered the second innings chasing a target of 207 on the last and final day of the final Test at the M.
An upbeat India Wednesday skittled out Austriala for 223 to set for themselves a target of 207 on the final day of the second and final Test of the series. Resuming from their overnight score of 202 for 7 wickets at the M.
India fought back Sunday afternoon to wrap-up Australia’s first innings at 478 on the second day of the second cricket Test here Sunday. India claimed the remaining five wickets for 73 runs at the stroke of tea at M.