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

Last Updated: Sep 01, 2012, 17:54 PM IST

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Bangalore: Stumps were drawn at Bangalore on Day 2 of the second Test between India and New Zealand with the hosts at 283/5 in 78.0 overs after they had bundled out New Zealand for 365 in the first innings.

Virat Kohli was unbeaten on 93 (174) along with captain MS Dhoni (46). Tim Southee scalped three Indian wickets giving away 35 runs in 15 overs. Bracewell also picked up two crucial wickets but was a tad expensive going for an economy of over 4 rpo. India are now trailing New Zealand by 82 run.

Earlier, Suresh Raina had scored a breezy half-century (55). Opener Gautam Gambhir failed to impress again as he went for 2 runs whereas Sehwag scored 43 runs before getting out to Bracewell right after lunch. Sachin Tendulkar got a peach of a delivery from Bracewell as the little master departed for just 17 runs.

Here is how the game panned out:

Kohli moves into the 90s cleverly guiding full length delivery to the third man fence and stumps are drawn at the end of

100 run partnership between Kohli and Dhoni as the captain edges one wide of first slip.

India (First innings) 278/5 (Over: 76.5) | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

BOUNDARY for Kohli as he flicks one to midwicket fence.

India (First innings) 259/5 (Over: 65.6) | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

250 up for India as Kohli executes another pull shot to deep square fence. Next ball, Kohli nudges fine for another boundary.

James Franklin comes back into the attack. New ball is due in 16 overs.

India (First innings) 244/5 (Over: 63.6) | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

SHORT AND PULLED by Kohli, cracking shot. Boult banged it short, Kohli swirled around and pulled it towards deep square. Next ball, edge, falls short of second slip.

India (First innings) 231/5 (Over: 59.6) | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

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BOUNDARY for Dhoni and the captain is fast nearly his 50. He is on 33 off 27 balls.

India (First innings) 222/5 (Over: 57.6) | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

Dhoni picked up a BOUNDARY rocking back and clobbering Jeetan Patel's wide delivery in front of cover. Dhoni again got a four in the same over nudging the leg-side delivery wide of the fine-leg fielder. India now trail New Zealand by 143 runs.

50 for Virat Kohli, his 5th in nine Tests. A patient and well compiled innings by the Kohli. He played the second fiddle for the majority of the innings to Suresh Raina and then took over once the southpaw departed. He got a boundary towards fine leg to reach his half century.

India (First innings) 202/5 (Over: 53.6) | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

SIX!!! two of them by Dhoni off Jeetan Patel. India cross the 200-run mark.

India (First innings) 179/5 (Over: 50.3) | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

OUT!!! Suresh Raina (55) cracks a loosener towards point region for a boundary but is given out the very next ball. For the second time in the series Raina is caught down the leg-side. Keeper van Wyk takes a good tumbling catch, Tim Southee with the wicket. India still trail New Zealand by 186 runs. Partnership between Kohli-Raina was 99 runs.

Jeetan Patel starts off the final session proceedings. James Franklin is introduced into the attack from the other end and a BOUNDARY for Kohli. A terrific straight drive down the ground by the Delhi lad.

India (First innings) 168/4 (Over: 46.6) | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out



Doug Bracewell rattled India with two quick blows right at the start of second session with the wickets of Sehwag (43) and Tendulkar (17), but Suresh Raina’s counter-attacking half century (51*) and Virat Kohli’s solid 33* ensured that India didn’t lose any more wickets till tea.

In the second over after lunch, Sehwag perished owing to an excellent catch held by Daniel Flynn at short mid-wicket. Sehwag went for the flick closing the face of the bat a tad too early as the ball flew towards short mid-wicket where Flynn took an excellent diving catch. Southee and Bracewell kept the pressure on the Indians maintaining a good line and length. Two overs after Sehwag departed, Sachin played a trademark cover drive but the very next ball he was castled by Bracewell for 17.

Kohli and Raina then joined forces as Ross Taylor decided to go for spin in the form of Jeetan Patel. Short ball suspect Raina was tested by Southee and Bracewell but he came out all guns blazing hitting three consecutive fours of Bracewell. He went on to score at a brisk pace and at one stage he had a strike rate of over 100.

Kohli also joined the party taking on Jeetan Patel hoisting the spinner for a massive six over long-on.


That is the end of the second session!

50 for Raina, a good breezy innings from the southpaw. He had a positive intend from the word go and his counter attack was instrumental in stabilising the Indian innings after Baracewell’s double blow immediately after lunch. this is the 7th half-century for Raina in 17 Tests. 51 runs in 79 balls with 8 fours and one six. He opened the face of the bat to guide the ball towards third man and ran a couple.

Ross Taylor persists with Jeetan Patel. Patel has got some sharp turn but he has not been able to stick to a consistent line. His figures so far read: 8-2-32-0

India (First innings) 161/4 (Over: 42.6) | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

Raina could be in trouble as stumping has gone up to the third umpire but the replay show Jeetan Patel foot over the line, actually no part off his foot was behind the line, that is a no-ball and Raina survives.

India (First innings) 149/4 (Over: 37.6) | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

Bracewell is brought back into the attack and he started off well beating Kohli outside off.

SIX!!! Down the track and over the fence by Virat Kohli Tossed up delivery and Kohli read it early and hoisted it over long-on. That six brought the 50 runs partnership between Raina and Kohli. Two more fours in the over. 15 runs off the over.

India (First innings) 124/4 (Over: 33) | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

That is drinks break now!

V Kohli 7* (26), SK Raina 35* (34)

India now trail New Zealand by 241 runs.

BOUNDARY for Kohli, Jeetan Patel bowls it too wide of off-stump, Kohli crasess it to extra cover fence.

India (First innings) 119/4 (Over: 30.6) | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

SIX!!! by Raina, down on one knee and the southpaw hoisted Jeetan Patel over the extra cover fence for a six. Raina is in ODI mode.

Lucky escape for Raina as he nearly chopped the ball on to his stumps, he played the ball away from the body, trying to dab it past gully, the ball took the inside edge and missed the stumps by a whisker. Raina looked a bit confused in the Trent Boult over. After such a good start he might be losing focus.

India (First innings) 109/4 (Over: 27.6) | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

Raina has raced to 27 runs off 22 balls with the help of six boundaries.

Another BOUNDARY for Raina, confidence on show for the southpaw, touch of timing as he eased the pitched-up wide delivery between extra cover and mid-off.

Tim Southee back into the attack replacing Doug Bracewell from the Pavilion End and Raina opened the face of the bat picking up a boundary behind square. Extra protection in the gully region for Southee now and he follows it up with an attempted bouncer way over Raina head. Called WIDE by the umpire.

A gentle push towards extra cover and that is the 100-run mark for India in the first innings with the loss of four wickets.

India (First innings) 98/4 (Over: 25.6) | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

BOUNDARY!!! three of them, Suresh Raina hit three consecutive fours off Bracewell. A drive through covers, then a push to gully and the third a courageous pull off a short delivery towards square leg.

Raina got loose delivery down the leg side and he obliged with a boundary.

India (First innings) 80/4 (Over: 23.3) | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

OUT!!! Straight through SRT’s defence and bowled!!!, pitched up delivery, Tendulkar (17) went for the drive, ball nipped back in just marginally off the pitch and between the bat and the pad, stumps rattled. India in a spot of bother.

DRIVEN DOWN THE GROUND, 2000th four for Sachin Tendulkar. Over pitched delivery by Bracewell and class written all over that straight drive.

BOUNDARY for Tendulkar. Boult drifts down the leg-side, Sachin connects, a four towards fine leg fence. Next ball, big shout by the Kiwis, the ball swung back in, replay showed inside edge and the ball rolled towards the boundary owing to a McCullum throw as the New Zealanders appealed.

India (First innings) 67/3 (Over: 21.4) | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

Virat Kohli walks in.

OUT!!! Plucked! What a catch by Flynn. Sehwag (43) went for the flick again, this time closed the face of the bat a tad too early, and the ball flew towards short mid-wicket where Flynn took an excellent diving catch.

Doug Bracewell to start of the proceedings from the Pavilion end. The medium pacer strays down the leg side, too full and Sehwag flicks it with power towards deep square boundary.

India (First innings) 63/2 (Over: 20.6) | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

The umpires are out on the field, so are the Kiwis and the batsmen are also walking to the middle. The second session will start in a bit now!

Bad News Covers are on, slight drizzle in Bangalore.

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Eventful first session that was as New Zealand starting the day at 328/6 were bundled out for 365 in under ten overs. Pragyan Ojha (28.1-10-99-5) returned with a five-for. Kruger van Wyk was the first to go after scoring a sustainable 71 runs and stitching together a solid 99-run partnership with Doug Bracewell (43). Bracewell fell next in the most unfortunate circumstance falling short of his crease at the non-strikers’ end. Yadav cleaned up Jeetan Patel and Ojha wrapped up the NZ batting with the wicket of Tim Southee.

In reply, Indian openers struggled as new ball bowlers Tim Southee and Trent Boult bowled well in tandem utilising the pace and bounce and the overcast conditions well. Gambhir’s (2) poor run in the series continued as he shouldered arms to an in-coming delivery to see his off-stump bail rattled after he was dropped in the slip cordon early on.

Sehwag (39*) had early jitters but went about playing his shot taking the odd risk. Cheteshwar Pujara was bounced out by a well directed bouncer by Tim Southee for nine runs. Sehwag got few cheeky boundaries through the slip cordon as Sachin Tendulkar bide his time in the middle playing 41 balls for his 4 runs.

Virender Sehwag 39* (56), Sachin Tendulkar 4* (41)


Tidy over by Jeetan Patel and that is lunch!

Spin introduced in the form of Jeetan Patel just before the lunch break, which is 13 minutes away. Tendulkar went for the sweep straight away, missed, goes off the pad for a boundary. Jeetan Patel replaces James Franklin (2-1-5-0).

Flashed hard by Sehwag and again through the vacant third slip. Bracewell gave width, Sehwag followed and a boundary for the opener.

Sehwag looking good, he is middling the ball well, just need to find the gaps.

India (First innings) 55/2 (Over: 15.6) | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

BOUNDARY!!! two of them for Sehwag. Bracewell gave just a hint of width and Sehwag pounced on both the occasions. Opened the face of the bat and played a straight forward delivery behind point and then cut the ball in front of cover for a similar delivery.

EDGE!!! and wide of second slip. Over pitched delivery and Sehwag went for a full blooded drive only to the get the edge, but the ball flew past Guptill stationed at second slip for a boundary. That was James Franklin’s very fist ball, loose shot by Sehwag.

And that is a bowling change, Doug Bracewell into the attack.

India (First innings) 40/2 (Over: 12.6) | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

BOUNDARY!!! for Sehwag, over pitched delivery down the legside and Sehwag clips it well towards deep square ropes.

Good delivery first up for Tendulkar by Boult. Good length delivery, seam movement off the pitch, Tendulkar beaten.

India (First innings) 27/2 (Over: 9.6) | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

OUT!!! Pujara perished to a well directed bouncer. Pujara (9) got the edge and the ball flew to fine leg where Trent Boult took a good catch. Tim Southee with the wicket.

Boundary for Pujara. Legside delivery by Southee and Pujara flicked it to perfection to deep square leg boundary.

Southee and Boult are are bowling nice and staright. Sehwag is not getting enough room and Pujara has been pushed back by Southee.

Overcast conditions, pace and bounce, New Zealand bowlers relishing. Tim Southee and Trent Boult are bowling really well hitting the right areas and banging it short occasionally.

Sehwag gets going with two boundaries of Boult. Wide delivery, Sehwag opened the face of his bat and hit it through covers. Next ball, over-pitched delivery, this time the drive is through extra-cover.

India (First innings) 5/1 (Over: 3.4) | New Zealand(1st innings) Score: 365 all out

OUT!!! Guatam Gambhir departed for a score of 2 runs. He shouldered arms to an in-coming delivery, the ball clipped to the off-stump bail. Gambhir’s struggle in the series continues.

New Zealand(First innings) Score: 365 all out (Over: 90.1)

OUT!!! Last Kiwi wicket falls. Five-for for Ojha as he foxed Tim Southee. He gave the ball enough flight, tossed up, pitched in middle and leg turned towards middle, Southee missed the line, ball hit his back pad flap and umpire S Davis raised his finger. So, New Zealand are bowled out for 365 runs in 90.1 overs in the first session of Day 2.

Captain Ross Taylor top scored with a quick fire 133 off 127 balls as Pragyan Ojha took his 3rd five wicket haul finishing with impressive figures of 28.1-10-99-5 with an economy of 3.51.

Tim Southee takes on Umesh Yadav. A four and a six. Both short deliveries as Southee exectures two good pull shots.

New Zealand(First innings) Score: 353/9 (Over: 88.2)

OUT!!! Jeetan Patel (0) lasts two balls. Umesh Yadav gets his first wicket. Patel gave himself room and tried to upper-cut the short of length delivery but the ball went straight to Gautam Gambhir at third man who took an easy catch. Three quick wickets for India early in the morning.

New Zealand(First innings) Score: 353/8 (Over: 87.6)

OUT!!! Half volley from Zaheer, straight drive from Southee, ball went through Zak’s hand and hit the non-strikers’ stumps, Bracewell (43), backing up too far, is well short of the crease. Lucky break for India.

Doug Bracewell was batting really well and was showing good intend. Unfortunate for the all-rounder.

New Zealand(First innings) Score: 345/7 (Over: 85.6)

OUT!!! Kruger van Wyk (71) is scalped by Zaheer Khan. The partnership ends at 99. New Zealand seven wickets down. Van Wyk tried to work the off-side ball towards the third man region, the ball bounced a bit and nipped back in marginally, van Wyk edged it and Raina took a sharp catch at second slip.

India are into the tail now.

Good shout!!! by Zaheer for LBW on Kruger van Wyk . The ball nipped back in but he ball stuck the batsman outside off stump.

Kruger van Wyk is standing a foot outside the crease to negate the swing.

Zaheer Khan and Umesh Yadav bowling in tandem now. Still overcast conditions at Bangalore and both the seamers should enjoying bowling in the first half hour.

New Zealand(First innings) Score: 341/6 (Over: 83)

Pragyan Ojha started from the other end as Doug Bracewell got two boundaries in the over.

Umesh Yadav started off with a legside delivery and Doug Bracewell obliged with a flick to long leg boundary very first ball.

New Zealand(First innings) Score: 328/6 (Over: 81.3)

The players are walking out into the middle. Not much of a crowd again, but expect that to change when India bat.

Play on Day 1 was called off for the day due to inclement weather half an early so we will have an early start here on Day 2. The match will start at 9: 00 am IST as New Zealand will look to build on from their overnight score of 328/6.