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India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test: As it happened

Last Updated: Monday, September 03, 2012, 18:59
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Bangalore: Virat Kohli struck a brilliant half-century under pressure to help India win the second Test by five wickets against New Zealand on Monday.

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HOW THE DAY PANNED OUT

India(2nd inns) 262/5 (Over: 63.2) | New Zealand (2nd inns) 248 all out | India (1st inns) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st inns) 365 all out

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MS Dhoni sealed the victory with a six, as he has so often done it, and became the most successful Indian Test captain at home.

India(2nd inns) 252/5 (Over: 63) | New Zealand (2nd inns) 248 all out | India (1st inns) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st inns) 365 all out

India have move closer to victory at Bangalore with Virat Kohli hitting three boundaries off Tim Southee’s 18th over and reaching his half-century in the process. India need another 9 runs to win the second Test.

India(2nd inns) 216/5 (Over: 56.5) | New Zealand (2nd inns) 248 all out | India (1st inns) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st inns) 365 all out

Kohli and Dhoni have added fifty runs for the sixth wicket and have taken Indian out of trouble. India look set to win this Test as the runs are now flowing nice and easy for them.

India(2nd inns) 200/5 (Over: 51.1) | New Zealand (2nd inns) 248 all out | India (1st inns) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st inns) 365 all out

200 up for India with a single. They now need 61 more runs to win the Test with five wickets in hand. Over an hour of play still remaining today. They are being tested by the Kiwi bowlers but have so far managed to stay away from any danger. The cracks in the pitch are allowing the odd ball to bounce a bit more than normal. The visitors aren't going to give this away without offering a fight.

India(2nd inns) 196/5 (Over: 47.4) | New Zealand (2nd inns) 248 all out | India (1st inns) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st inns) 365 all out

MS Dhoni sweeps Jeetan Patel for a six over fine leg! Kohli and Dhoni have upped the ante and are scoring at a healthy rate of over 6/over. They have added 30 runs so far for the sixth wicket. These two are the last two recognised batsmen and if New Zealand get them, they can realistically hope of winning the Test and levelling the series.

India(2nd inns) 166/5 (Over: 43.1) | New Zealand (2nd inns) 248 all out | India (1st inns) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st inns) 365 all out

Another wicket goes down! Suresh Raina was looking to break free after playing six dot balls off Patel’s first over he faced. As a result, he stepped out of the crease the moment Patel came in to bowl his next over and the ball sneaked past his bat to crash on to the middle stump. New Zealand are back in the game as India have lost their fifth wicket. Raina went for a duck. MS Dhoni is the new batsman.

India(2nd inns) 158/4 (Over: 34.4) | New Zealand (2nd inns) 248 all out | India (1st inns) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st inns) 365 all out

Jeetan Patel gets the better of Cheteshwar Pujara! Pujara was looking to defend one but the ball took an inside edge, hit the pad and ballooned in the air. Daniel Flynn ran back and took a brilliant one-handed catch to end Pujara’r innings at 48 (104b, 7X4). Suresh Raina is the new man in. The match now is evenly poised.

India(2nd inns) 152/3 (Over: 34.4) | New Zealand (2nd inns) 248 all out | India (1st inns) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st inns) 365 all out

Sachin Tendulkar has been bowled! Tim Southee is ecstatic as he has got the Master! It was a similar dismissal for Tendulkar. Southee brought one back in and Tendulkar was playing across the line. The ball brushed his pads and went on to hit the middle stumps. This is the third time in the series that he has been bowled. He departs after scoring 27 (34b, 5X4). Just the breakthrough New Zealand would have wanted after the break. Virat Kohli walks in.

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Rain update: The drizzling has stopped and the covers are off. The players are in the middle and the game has started. An hour of play has been lost due to the rain.

Tea Break: An early tea break has been taken with the covers still on.

India(2nd inns) 147/2 (Over: 32.5) | New Zealand (2nd inns) 248 all out | India (1st inns) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st inns) 365 all out

Not a pretty sight here, at least for the spectators in the stadium as it has started to rain in Bangalore! The umpires have called for the covers as the players walk back to the pavilion. A good partnership building between Pujara and Tendulkar that is now worth 64 runs. India need another 114 runs to win the Test and the series 2-0. The momentum is with the team but the visitors will be relieved to catch a break.

India(2nd inns) 134/2 (Over: 31.3) | New Zealand (2nd inns) 248 all out | India (1st inns) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st inns) 365 all out

McCullum misses a chance to stump Pujara! A flighted delivery from Patel and Pujara takes a long stride forward. He gets beaten and is well outside the crease but McCullum fails to pick it cleanly.

India(2nd inns) 123/2 (Over: 30) | New Zealand (2nd inns) 248 all out | India (1st inns) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st inns) 365 all out

Things are quiet at Bangalore this moment. Pujara gets into the act with back-to-back boundaries off Doug Bracewell’s 10th over. He is being tested time and again by the Kiwi bowlers with the short stuff. Tendulkar took 18 balls to hit his first boundary.

India(2nd inns) 106/2 (Over: 25) | New Zealand (2nd inns) 248 all out | India (1st inns) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st inns) 365 all out

Pujara brings 100-up for India with a couple. The over ends with Boult dropping one short luring Pujara to pull. The ball kisses his gloves and goes past the keeper for a boundary.

New Zealand keeper Kruger van Wyk who is watching the proceedings from the stands after being left out from the rest of the Test due to bruised arm says he has learnt a lot from the current tour. This has been his first tour of the subcontinent and the South African born says the conditions are quite different from what he is used to and therefore it has been an excellent learning curve.

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AT LUNCH: India (2nd inns) 88/2 (Over: 20)

At lunch India were 88/2 with Sachin Tendulkar (0*) and Cheteshwar Pujara (10*) still batting.

India began their chase of New Zealand’s target if 261 runs on the penultimate day of the second and final Test at Bangalore in style with opener Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir scoring at over a run-a-ball. The duo completed their first fifty-run stand in 12 innings as the New Zealand pacers searched for a wicket.

The breakthrough was provided by spinner Jeetan Patel who had Sehwag bowled after being hit for a six and a boundary in the same over. Sehwag charged down the ground but failed to connect the bat with the ball as it went on to hit the top of off-stump ending his brisk knock of 38 runs.

Next to go was Gautam Gambhir who fell in a characteristic manner while attempting to gently guide a wide delivery from Trent Boult to third man region. He end up edging the ball and Ross Taylor accepted an easy catch at first slip.

Earlier, New Zealand were bowled out for 248 runs in their second essay after Zaheer Khan had Jeetan Patel (22)caught behind.

An interesting third session ahead for the fans. If the Kiwis manage to scalp a couple of wickets then it will become a bit tricky for the Indians to chase down the total.

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India(2nd inns) 83/2 (Over: 17) | New Zealand (2nd inns) 248 all out | India (1st inns) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st inns) 365 all out

Trent Boult had Gautam Gambhir caught at first slip by captain Ross Taylor ending his innings on 34 (58b, 7X4). The ball was pitched short and wide of off-stump. Gambhir, as has been the case with him, offered a bat and the ball kissed the edge and went into the hands of Taylor. A loud cheer from the crowd as Sachin Tendulkar walks in.

This is not the first time Gambhir has been dismissed in this manner. He stood there for a while after the catch was taken possibly pondering over his mistake. Boult, on the other hand, has been terrific bowling a tight line and deserved the wicket.

India(2nd inns) 77/1 (Over: 11.5) | New Zealand (2nd inns) 248 all out | India (1st inns) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st inns) 365 all out

Down the wicket Sehwag goes and he has been bowled! After hitting a six over long-off and a cut for a boundary off Jeetan Patel, Sehwag again stepped outside but this time the ball sneaked past his bat to rattle the off stump bail. India have lost their first wicket in Sehwag who scored 38 (33b, 7X4).

India(2nd inns) 65/0 (Over: 10) | New Zealand (2nd inns) 248 all out | India (1st inns) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st inns) 365 all out

For the first time in 12 innings, Sehwag and Gambhir have stitched a partnership of over 50 runs for India. Under grey skies, there was a cautionary note for the home team to look out for the swing but it has been a total batsman’s show this morning at Bangalore with the runs flowing thick and fast. The current run rate is over 6/over. Gambhir has been particularly aggressive today with crispy cover drives and solid backfoot punches collecting seven boundaries so far in the innings. The running between the wickets has also been good. Apart from an edge off the bat of Sehwag that flew wide of gully for a boundary, the batsmen have given no chances.

India(2nd inns) 29/0 (Over: 5) | New Zealand (2nd inns) 248 all out | India (1st inns) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st inns) 365 all out

The duo of Sehwag and Gambhir are looking good and it is evident from their strokes. They are driving with quite ease and have together hit five boundaries so far. The signs look ominous for the Kiwis.

India (2nd inns) 16/0 (Over: 2) | New Zealand (2nd inns) 248 all out | India (1st inns) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st inns) 365 all out

Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag are in the middle as India look to chase down 261 runs. The hosts will have to counter the swing of Tim Southee and left-arm pacer Trent Boult will look to pick more wickets. Both the openers have started well and have hit a boundary each. India will be hoping for a good start from these two.
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New Zealand (2nd inns) 248/10 (Over: 73.2) | India (1st inns) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st inns) 365 all out

India need 261 runs to win the Bangalore Test after Jeetan Patel was dismissed as New Zealand were bowled out for 248 runs in their second innings on Monday.

Patel was adjudged caught behind off Zaheer’s bowling and the batsman was visibly unhappy with the decision as the replays showed the ball had missed the bat by quite a distance. He scored 22(27b, 3X4)

New Zealand (2nd inns) 239/9 (Over: 70) | India (1st inns) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st inns) 365 all out

Jeetan Patel hits a boundary to midwicket region of the penultimate delivery of Umesh Yadav’s over to take the lead past 250 runs for New Zealand.

4 wickets fell on Day 3 of the second Test match between India and New Zealand courtesy Tim Southee (7/64) and Ravichandran Ashwin (5/69) as New Zealand ended the day on 232/9 with an overall lead of 244 runs.

New Zealand wicketkeeper Kruger vs Wyk suffered a bruised left arm during the second innings on Sunday and so has been ruled out of the Test and the rest of the tour.

In his absence, Brendon McCullum will keep the wickets.

First Published: Monday, September 03, 2012, 17:39

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pravinkumar - tamilnadu_namakkal
india`s movement is very good and its movement will continue in T20`s
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Aasimhayatkhan - Bhagalpur
Outstanding performance by Indian team.Indian team beat New Zealand 2-0 with clean sweep. But there was a major prblm.that the performance of Sachin,Sehwag & Gambhir.All right India have won.but India still now no progress in point table
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