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Due to unforeseen circumstances, Geoffrey Boycott will be unable to contribute columns for the 3rd, 4th and 5th one-day matches.
India get their own back with interest
After the beating India took at Rajkot, I think the Indian team said whatever you can do we can do better! And they did with an awesome batting display which was reminiscent of Ganguly and Dravid at Taunton in the World Cup.
Geoffrey Boycott analyses the first NZ-India one-day match at Rajkot
Batting first New Zealand gave an exceptional display of constructive aggression. After the first few overs the openers picked their spot with a mixture of classical shots on the floor and thumping good length balls 'over the top'. The bowlers were powerless to curtail the run rate because the pitch was so true with a nice even bounce. With field restrictions only allowing two men outside the 30 yards circle. Tendulkar did the only thing he could which was to swap the bowlers around and not leave any bowler on for long.