1st Test: New Zealand v India at Wellington, 12-16 Dec 2002

Ball-by-Ball Commentary


Match State: Day 1 start scheduled for 11am local time (2200 GMT)

       Welcome to the Basin Reserve for the first test of the National
        Bank Series between the TelstraClear Black Caps.
       There are two types of cricketers that have played at the Basin,
        those that have just played here and those that have played here
        whilst enduring the ferocious Wellington wind.
       These qualified Indian cricketers can now add this to many of their
        already illustrious CVs.
       Much has been made of this green top Basin pitch and this morning
        there is still a layer of grass on top measured at about five
        millimeters.
       Looking at the pitch, some of the experts are now predicting better
        batting conditions after the first session.
       All is likely to be revealed in a matter of hours as we get under
        way over the next couple of hours.
       Umpires and players now making their way out to the middle
       We are just awaiting the Indian batsmen.
   0.1 Bond to Bangar, no run, short, just outside the off stump, Bangar
        dips the head slightly to evade
       already after the first ball and the players are all coming in to
        look at the pitch, perhaps calling for some saw dust
       indeed the saw dust has been applied and it looks as if we will
        continue
   0.2 Bond to Bangar, no run, this one left, quite wide of the off stump
        and seams back in slightly, too wide to cause much bother
   0.3 Bond to Bangar, no run, muc tighter line left on the back foot
   0.4 Bond to Bangar, no run, on the front foot, defending outisde off
        stump to gully
   0.5 Bond to Bangar, no run, good bouncer, forcing the batsman to crouch
        to evade
   0.6 Bond to Bangar, no run, this one short of a length at the body and
        worked off the hips to leg gully

End of over 1 (maiden) India 0/0
SE Bond 1-1-0-0 - Vance Stand End
V Sehwag 0* (0b) SB Bangar 0* (6b)

       three slips and two gullys for Tuffey who is bowling into the
        norwester
   1.1 Tuffey to Sehwag, no run, good length outside the off stump and
        left on the back foot
   1.2 Tuffey to Sehwag, no run, tight, but down the leg side, tries to
        work it away and it goes through to the keeper
   1.3 Tuffey to Sehwag, no run, short outside the off stump and played to
        point, nice looking cut shot on the back foot
       bowler looses his run up in the thick of the wind
   1.4 Tuffey to Sehwag, two runs, short and pushed off the hips through
        vacant sq leg, Styris chases from mid on
   1.5 Tuffey to Sehwag, no run, much tighter, aiming at off stump, full
        and defending off the toes
   1.6 Tuffey to Sehwag, OUT: on the back foot to one just short of a
        length, the ball cutting back in off the seam nicely and takes out
        the off bail

       India 2/1, Partnership of 2
       V Sehwag  b Tuffey  2 (6b 0x4 0x6)

End of over 2 (2 runs) India 2/1
DR Tuffey 1-0-2-1 - Scoreboard End
SB Bangar 0* (6b) 

   2.1 Bond to Bangar, no run, on the back foot, leaving a tight one
        outside the off stump
   2.2 Bond to Bangar, one run, yorker length on off stump and manages to
        dig it out and the ball shoots away behind sq leg
   2.3 Bond to Dravid, no run, pops up on the back foot and leaves outside
        the off stump
   2.4 Bond to Dravid, no run, extends the foot out to play a trademark
        Dravid cover drive, but doesn't go through with the shot and
        leaves
   2.5 Bond to Dravid, two runs, gets the front foot to a fuller pitched
        ball and plays through the covers
   2.6 Bond to Dravid, no run, fuller, just outside the off stump and
        left, raising the bat

End of over 3 (3 runs) India 5/1
SE Bond 2-1-3-0 - Vance Stand End
SB Bangar 1* (8b) R Dravid 2* (4b)

   3.1 Tuffey to Bangar, no run
   3.2 Tuffey to Bangar, no run
   3.3 Tuffey to Bangar, no run
   3.4 Tuffey to Bangar, no run
   3.5 Tuffey to Bangar, no run
   3.6 Tuffey to Bangar, no run

End of over 4 (maiden) India 5/1
DR Tuffey 2-1-2-1 - Scoreboard End
R Dravid 2* (4b) SB Bangar 1* (14b)

   4.1 Bond to Dravid, no run
   4.2 Bond to Dravid, no run
   4.3 Bond to Dravid, FOUR
   4.4 Bond to Dravid, no run
   4.5 Bond to Dravid, no run
   4.6 Bond to Dravid, no run

End of over 5 (4 runs) India 9/1
SE Bond 3-1-7-0 - Vance Stand End
SB Bangar 1* (14b) R Dravid 6* (10b 1x4)

   5.1 Tuffey to Bangar, no run
   5.2 Tuffey to Bangar, no run
   5.3 Tuffey to Bangar, no run
   5.4 Tuffey to Bangar, OUT: a disastrous start for India as both openers
        are dismissed by Tuffey, Bangar trys to hold the bat back in
        behind his body to leave a short rising ball that cuts back off
        the seam, deflects off the arm, pops up to Styris at third slip

       India 9/2, Partnership of 7
       SB Bangar  c Styris b Tuffey  1 (18b 0x4 0x6)
       R Dravid 6* (10b 1x4) DR Tuffey 2.4-1-2-2

       there's an appeal for the catch and he's given out, hard to tell
        what it hit, umpire de Silva says it was wrist/glove, rather than
        arm guard on to the chest, then ballooned away to the fielder
       Sachin Tendulkar the new batsman
   5.5 Tuffey to Tendulkar, no run, full and swinging away well wide down
        the leg side, left alone to the keeper
   5.6 Tuffey to Tendulkar, no run, leaves alone outside off stump to the
        keeper

End of over 6 (maiden) India 9/2
DR Tuffey 3-2-2-2 - Scoreboard End
R Dravid 6* (10b 1x4) SR Tendulkar 0* (2b)

   6.1 Bond to Dravid, no run, good take by Hart! quick and full, swinging
        away down the leg side, quite dramatically once it passes Dravid,
        who is unable to catch up to it, Hart flings himself full tilt to
        his left and takes it cleanly
   6.2 Bond to Dravid, no run, shortish ball a bit wide outside off stump
        to require a stroke, Dravid holds the bat well back out of the way
        to leave to the keeper
   6.3 Bond to Dravid, FOUR, oooh! full outside off stump, Dravid square
        drives strongly, flies low in the air just wide of the diving
        gully, down to the vacant third man boundary
   6.4 Bond to Dravid, no run, similar again, a little wider from Bond,
        trying to entice Dravid to repeat the stroke, but he wasn't born
        yesterday, shoulders arms through to the keeper
   6.5 Bond to Dravid, no run, very similar again, this time much
        straighter, leaves alone to the keeper once more
   6.6 Bond to Dravid, no run

End of over 7 (4 runs) India 13/2
SE Bond 4-1-11-0 - Vance Stand End
SR Tendulkar 0* (2b) R Dravid 10* (16b 2x4)

   7.1 Tuffey to Tendulkar, no run
   7.2 Tuffey to Tendulkar, legbye: one run
   7.3 Tuffey to Dravid, no run
   7.4 Tuffey to Dravid, no run
   7.5 Tuffey to Dravid, no run
   7.6 Tuffey to Dravid, no run

End of over 8 (1 run, maiden) India 14/2
DR Tuffey 4-3-2-2 - Scoreboard End
SR Tendulkar 0* (4b) R Dravid 10* (20b 2x4)

   8.1 Bond to Tendulkar, no run, fuller ball, left wide of the off stump
   8.2 Bond to Tendulkar, no run, again bowling wide of the off stump and
        the batsman leaving
   8.3 Bond to Tendulkar, no run, left on the front foot outside the off
        stump
   8.4 Bond to Tendulkar, no run, short on the line of about off stump,
        Tendular has to jump on the back foot to defend high on the blade
   8.5 Bond to Tendulkar, no run, wide of the off stump, Tendulkar follws
        the ball with his front foot and leaves
   8.6 Bond to Tendulkar, no run, again wide and full and left on the
        front foot, that foot following the bline of the ball

End of over 9 (maiden) India 14/2
SE Bond 5-2-11-0 - Vance Stand End
R Dravid 10* (20b 2x4) SR Tendulkar 0* (10b)

   9.1 Oram to Dravid, no run, first ball of test cricket for Oram, jags
        it into the body, not a bad first ball
   9.2 Oram to Dravid, no run, getting the front foot out and leaving
        outside the off stump
   9.3 Oram to Dravid, (noball) no run, again using that front foot to
        follow the line of the ball and leaving wide of off stump
   9.3 Oram to Dravid, no run, showing some good pace , but bowling a
        little wide to casue too much trouble at this stage
   9.4 Oram to Dravid, no run, on the back foot and defending to the off
        side
   9.5 Oram to Dravid, one run, plays a lovelly drive, doesn't quite get
        hold of the shot and through mid off
   9.6 Oram to Tendulkar, no run, walking across the stumps and leaning
        back slightly as the ball is slightly short of a length

End of over 10 (2 runs) India 16/2
JDP Oram 1-0-2-0 (1nb) - Scoreboard End
R Dravid 11* (26b 2x4) SR Tendulkar 0* (11b)

  10.1 Bond to Dravid, FOUR, short outside the off stump, Dravid plays a
        beautiful cut behind point, classic shot
  10.2 Bond to Dravid, no run, ball of similar length, but tighter line
        and well left
  10.3 Bond to Dravid, no run, full on off stump and defends on the front
        foot to the off side
  10.4 Bond to Dravid, no run, shuffles on to the back foot and defends to
        the ground
  10.5 Bond to Dravid, wide: no run, huge bouncer, right over his head,
        great take by Hart getting right up in the air
  10.5 Bond to Dravid, no run, left outside the off stump
  10.6 Bond to Dravid, no run, on the back foot and defends high on the
        blade, perhaps taking it on the glove

End of over 11 (5 runs) India 21/2
SE Bond 6-2-16-0 (1w) - Vance Stand End
SR Tendulkar 0* (11b) R Dravid 15* (32b 3x4)

  11.1 Oram to Tendulkar, no run, full outside the off stump, looks to
        play a drive, doesn't quite get hold of the shot and the ball goes
        back to the bowler
  11.2 Oram to Tendulkar, no run, full er ball one hte off stump, struck
        high on the pad, appeal from the bowler
  11.3 Oram to Tendulkar, FOUR, short outside the off stump adn placed
        between the slips and the gully, lovelly stuff to watch
  11.4 Oram to Tendulkar, no run, adjusting on the back foot to leave one
        over the off stump
  11.5 Oram to Tendulkar, FOUR, reasonable length outside teh off stump,
        levelly drive past mid off to teh boundary
  11.6 Oram to Tendulkar, no run, defends on teh front foot to the off
        side

End of over 12 (8 runs) India 29/2
JDP Oram 2-0-10-0 (1nb) - Scoreboard End
R Dravid 15* (32b 3x4) SR Tendulkar 8* (17b 2x4)

  12.1 Tuffey to Dravid, no run, slower ball, hitting the front pad,
        appeal from teh bowler andthe cordon, not given
  12.2 Tuffey to Dravid, no run, full and leaving outside the off stump on
        the back foot
  12.3 Tuffey to Dravid, no run, defends on the back foot to the off side
  12.4 Tuffey to Dravid, no run, on the front foot, just short of a good
        length and pushes to the on side, looks for a single, but
        Tendulkar send Dravid back
  12.5 Tuffey to Dravid, no run, getting the front foot tot eh ball and
        plays it to wide mid on
  12.6 Tuffey to Dravid, no run, good length outside the off stump and
        left on the front foot

End of over 13 (maiden) India 29/2
DR Tuffey 5-4-2-2 - Vance Stand End
SR Tendulkar 8* (17b 2x4) R Dravid 15* (38b 3x4)

Match State: Drinks

  13.1 Oram to Tendulkar, no run, good length outside the off stump and
        leaves on the back foot
  13.2 Oram to Tendulkar, no run, good length outside the off stump and
        left on the back foot
  13.3 Oram to Tendulkar, no run, slightly short outside the off stump and
        seaming away, not troubling the batsman at all
  13.4 Oram to Tendulkar, no run, at the body and taken hihg on the pad
  13.5 Oram to Tendulkar, no run, good ball, beating the bat on the back
        foot
  13.6 Oram to Tendulkar, no run, on the back foot and leaving outside the
        off stump

End of over 14 (maiden) India 29/2
JDP Oram 3-1-10-0 (1nb) - Scoreboard End
R Dravid 15* (38b 3x4) SR Tendulkar 8* (23b 2x4)

  14.1 Tuffey to Dravid, no run, good length and good line outside the off
        stump, forces Dravid to play a false defensive shot
  14.2 Tuffey to Dravid, no run, slower ball at the stumps and well
        defended
  14.3 Tuffey to Dravid, no run, short ball, outside the off stump,
        batsman ducks
  14.4 Tuffey to Dravid, no run, going slightly down leg on a yorker
        length, manages to play defensivly
  14.5 Tuffey to Dravid, no run, on the back foot and the ball cuts back
        into Dravid who pushes to the on side
  14.6 Tuffey to Dravid, no run, short outside the off stump, but too wide
        to play any aggresive shot

End of over 15 (maiden) India 29/2
DR Tuffey 6-5-2-2 - Vance Stand End
SR Tendulkar 8* (23b 2x4) R Dravid 15* (44b 3x4)

  15.1 Oram to Tendulkar, no run, left on the front foot outside the off
        stump
  15.2 Oram to Tendulkar, no run, outside the off stump
  15.3 Oram to Tendulkar, OUT: on the front foot, looking to leave, ball
        cutting back in, striking the pad, appeal and given, no shot was
        offered

       India 29/3, Partnership of 20
       SR Tendulkar  lbw b Oram  8 (26b 2x4 0x6)
       R Dravid 15* (44b 3x4) JDP Oram 3.3-1-10-1 (1nb)

  15.4 Oram to Ganguly, no run, bouncer over the head and batsman ducks
  15.5 Oram to Ganguly, one run, on the back foot and pushes to the on
        side
  15.6 Oram to Dravid, no run, just short of a lenght on the back foot and
        defends on the line of about off stump

End of over 16 (1 run) India 30/3
JDP Oram 4-1-11-1 (1nb) - Scoreboard End
SC Ganguly 1* (2b) R Dravid 15* (45b 3x4)

  16.1 Tuffey to Ganguly, no run, short of a length and defended to the
        off side
  16.2 Tuffey to Ganguly, no run, on the back foot and defends to the off
        side
  16.3 Tuffey to Ganguly, no run, good line just outside the off stump and
        defends on the back foot down the pitch
  16.4 Tuffey to Ganguly, no run, slower ball and driven to the off side
        and fielded at extra cover
  16.5 Tuffey to Ganguly, no run
  16.6 Tuffey to Ganguly, no run, very short outside the off stump, thinks
        of playing a cut shot, but the bat is beaten

End of over 17 (maiden) India 30/3
DR Tuffey 7-6-2-2 - Vance Stand End
R Dravid 15* (45b 3x4) SC Ganguly 1* (8b)

  17.1 Oram to Dravid, one run, worked down to fine leg off the pads
  17.2 Oram to Ganguly, no run, good line, just short of a length and cuts
        through the batsman in mid air
  17.3 Oram to Ganguly, no run, on the back foot beating the bat outside
        off stump
  17.4 Oram to Ganguly, no run, at the body and defending off the body to
        the on side
  17.5 Oram to Ganguly, no run, on the front foot and defending a tight
        ball to the off side
  17.6 Oram to Ganguly, no run, again beating the bat on the back foot,
        Oram bowling well here in his first spell of test cricket

End of over 18 (1 run) India 31/3
JDP Oram 5-1-12-1 (1nb) - Scoreboard End
R Dravid 16* (46b 3x4) SC Ganguly 1* (13b)

  18.1 Bond to Dravid, two runs, full ball and mis plays a defensive shot
        that goes through square leg
  18.2 Bond to Dravid, no run, on the front foot and beats the bat
  18.3 Bond to Dravid, no run, good tight line and length, defends on the
        front foot to the off side
  18.4 Bond to Dravid, no run, leaves outside the off stump, quite short
        of a length
  18.5 Bond to Dravid, no run, left outside the off stump on the front
        foot
  18.6 Bond to Dravid, no run, on the front foot, well left in the end,
        very tight line, good length

End of over 19 (2 runs) India 33/3
SE Bond 7-2-18-0 (1w) - Vance Stand End
SC Ganguly 1* (13b) R Dravid 18* (52b 3x4)

  19.1 Oram to Ganguly, no run, on the back foot and defends to the on
        side
  19.2 Oram to Ganguly, one run, gets the ball away fine down the leg
        side, wide of the keeper and short of leg gully
  19.3 Oram to Dravid, no run, beats the bat on the front foot, good
        length outside the off stump
  19.4 Oram to Dravid, no run, in the air on the back foot, slightly
        troubling the batsman, perhaps striking on the glove
  19.5 Oram to Dravid, no run, good line and length, but very well
        defended on the front foot to the off side
  19.6 Oram to Dravid, no run, short and pasted the grill of the helmet,
        forcing the batsman to rock back

End of over 20 (1 run) India 34/3
JDP Oram 6-1-13-1 (1nb) - Scoreboard End
SC Ganguly 2* (15b) R Dravid 18* (56b 3x4)

  20.1 Bond to Ganguly, one run, short ball, bouncer length, tries to play
        at it with a straight bat, Flemign gets his hands to it at first
        slip, but can't quite get high enough
  20.2 Bond to Dravid, no run, left outside the off stump on the front
        foot
  20.3 Bond to Dravid, no run, short of a length, troubling the batsman,
        cutting back in off the seam, striking on the body
  20.4 Bond to Dravid, no run, tight short length outside the off stump,
        batsman rocks back to leave
  20.5 Bond to Dravid, no run, on the back foot, angling the straight bat
        to behind point, trips up slightly as he plays the shot
  20.6 Bond to Dravid, no run, good lenght outside the off stump, Dravid
        leaves at the last minute, better spell from Bond than his first

End of over 21 (1 run) India 35/3
SE Bond 8-2-19-0 (1w) - Vance Stand End
SC Ganguly 3* (16b) R Dravid 18* (61b 3x4)

  21.1 Oram to Ganguly, no run, tucking up the batsman on the back foot
        adn pushes to the on side of the pitch
  21.2 Oram to Ganguly, no run, good length defended off the pads to the
        on side
  21.3 Oram to Ganguly, no run, on the back foot and leaving outside the
        off stump, just short of a length
  21.4 Oram to Ganguly, no run
  21.5 Oram to Ganguly, no run, tries to play a pull shot, the ball drops
        to the ground and Ganguly has to kick the ball away
  21.6 Oram to Ganguly, FOUR, short at the body, this time Ganguly gets
        ahold of the shot and it runs away through mid wicket to the rope

End of over 22 (4 runs) India 39/3
JDP Oram 7-1-17-1 (1nb) - Scoreboard End
R Dravid 18* (61b 3x4) SC Ganguly 7* (22b 1x4)

  22.1 Bond to Dravid, no run, shuffles from the front foot to the  back
        to defends, takes it on the thigh pad
  22.2 Bond to Dravid, no run, on the back foot and leaving outisde the
        off stump
  22.3 Bond to Dravid, no run, tight length and short outside the off
        stump, Dravid lifts the bat high to clear the ball
  22.4 Bond to Dravid, no run, good ball, cutting back in to force the
        defensive shot on the back foot
  22.5 Bond to Dravid, (noball) one run, tucking up the batsman on the
        bcak foot who plays behind sq leg
  22.5 Bond to Ganguly, three runs, yorker length delivery played through
        vacant mid wicket, McMillian chases
  22.6 Bond to Dravid, no run, pops up and defends on the back foot to the
        off side

End of over 23 (5 runs) India 44/3
SE Bond 9-2-24-0 (1w 1nb) - Vance Stand End
SC Ganguly 10* (23b 1x4) R Dravid 19* (67b 3x4)

  23.1 Styris to Ganguly, no run, down the leg side, Ganguly lifts the bat
        and watches it through to the keeper
       Styris bowling with two on the fence on the leg side
  23.2 Styris to Ganguly, no run, well outside the off stump and left
  23.3 Styris to Ganguly, two runs, on the back foot, thick edge, through
        the slips and gully, Vincent chases, almost spills it flicking it
        up to his team mate
  23.4 Styris to Ganguly, no run, on the back foot and played to point
  23.5 Styris to Ganguly, one run, short on leg stump, plays a pull shot,
        keeping it down to Bond at fine leg on the rope
  23.6 Styris to Dravid, no run, good ball, well defended on the back foot
        to the on side

End of over 24 (3 runs) India 47/3
SB Styris 1-0-3-0 - Scoreboard End
SC Ganguly 13* (28b 1x4) R Dravid 19* (68b 3x4)

  24.1 Bond to Ganguly, FOUR, works teh ball wide on the back foot of fine
        leg
  24.2 Bond to Ganguly, no run, beats the bat outside the off stump
  24.3 Bond to Ganguly, no run, defends on the back foot to the off side
  24.4 Bond to Ganguly, no run, on the back foot, running the ball to
        point
  24.5 Bond to Ganguly, no run, on the back foot, edge to Astle at second
        slip, just carries, but he puts it down
  24.6 Bond to Ganguly, OUT: same ball again, this time a slightly thicker
        edge adn to Vincent at fourth slip / gully

       India 51/4, Partnership of 22
       SC Ganguly  c Vincent b Bond  17 (34b 2x4 0x6)

End of over 25 (4 runs) India 51/4
SE Bond 10-2-28-1 (1w 1nb) - Vance Stand End
R Dravid 19* (68b 3x4) 

Match State: Lunch - Day 1

       Good first session for New Zealand taking four wickets and
        restricting India to only 51 runs
  25.1 Tuffey to Dravid, no run, leaves outside the off stump
  25.2 Tuffey to Dravid, no run, good line and length and defended on the
        back foot down the wicket
  25.3 Tuffey to Dravid, no run, another good ball, on the back foot,
        defended down the wicket to the bowler
  25.4 Tuffey to Dravid, no run, this ball a good length, but well outside
        the off stump, gets the front foot across the crease and watches
        it go past without playing a shot
  25.5 Tuffey to Dravid, one run, short of a length and works it off the
        thigh to fine leg
  25.6 Tuffey to Laxman, no run, full ball played off the pads to mid on

End of over 26 (1 run) India 52/4
DR Tuffey 8-6-3-2 - Scoreboard End
R Dravid 20* (73b 3x4) VVS Laxman 0* (1b)

  26.1 Bond to Dravid, (noball) no run
  26.1 Bond to Dravid, no run
  26.2 Bond to Dravid, (noball) one run
  26.2 Bond to Laxman, OUT:

       India 55/5, Partnership of 4
       VVS Laxman  c Hart b Bond  0 (2b 0x4 0x6)
       R Dravid 21* (76b 3x4) SE Bond 10.2-2-31-2 (1w 3nb)

  26.3 Bond to Patel, no run
  26.4 Bond to Patel, one run
  26.5 Bond to Dravid, no run
  26.6 Bond to Dravid, one run

End of over 27 (5 runs) India 57/5
SE Bond 11-2-33-2 (1w 3nb) - Vance Stand End
R Dravid 22* (78b 3x4) PA Patel 1* (2b)

  27.1 Tuffey to Dravid, no run
  27.2 Tuffey to Dravid, no run
  27.3 Tuffey to Dravid, no run
  27.4 Tuffey to Dravid, FOUR, short outside the off stump, Dravid slashes
        at it while it sits up adn the ball fires through point and gully
        to the rope
  27.5 Tuffey to Dravid, two runs, flicked off the toes through vacant sq
        leg, fine leg comes round to collect
  27.6 Tuffey to Dravid, no run, on the back foot, using a straight bat
        and playing the ball to Fleming at a very wide gully

End of over 28 (6 runs) India 63/5
DR Tuffey 9-6-9-2 - Scoreboard End
PA Patel 1* (2b) R Dravid 28* (84b 4x4)

  28.1 Bond to Patel, no run, very fast short ball, looks to defend on the
        back foot, a little tentative, but manages to keep it down
  28.2 Bond to Patel, no run, played hish on the bat again, this time
        running the ball to the off side
  28.3 Bond to Patel, FOUR, on the back foot, gets the edge between second
        and third slip
  28.4 Bond to Patel, one run, yorker worked off the pads to square leg
  28.5 Bond to Dravid, no run, bouncer forcing the batsman to duck and
        crouch
  28.6 Bond to Dravid, no run, full outside the off stump, full blooded
        cover drive, but well fielded by Vettori at cover

End of over 29 (5 runs) India 68/5
SE Bond 12-2-38-2 (1w 3nb) - Vance Stand End
PA Patel 6* (6b 1x4) R Dravid 28* (86b 4x4)

  29.1 Tuffey to Patel, no run, plays a false shot outside the off stump
        on the back foot, plenty of air between the ball and the bat
  29.2 Tuffey to Patel, no run, playing on the back foot on the line of
        about leg stump, defends to the on side of teh pitch
  29.3 Tuffey to Patel, no run, good length and pace, tucks the batsman up
        on the back foot
  29.4 Tuffey to Patel, no run, gets the front foot forward to defend down
        the pitch
  29.5 Tuffey to Patel, (noball) no run, defends on the back foot to the
        off side
  29.5 Tuffey to Patel, no run, good length outside the off stump and left
  29.6 Tuffey to Patel, no run, left outside the off stump on the back
        foot

End of over 30 (1 run) India 69/5
DR Tuffey 10-6-10-2 (1nb) - Scoreboard End
R Dravid 28* (86b 4x4) PA Patel 6* (13b 1x4)

  30.1 Bond to Dravid, no run, yorker length delivery swinging away and
        played off the toes to mid wicket
  30.2 Bond to Dravid, no run, short ball on off stump, forcing the
        batsmand to rock back
  30.3 Bond to Dravid, no run, on the back foot and left outside the off
        stump
  30.4 Bond to Dravid, (noball) no run, short outside the off stump, looks
        to cut the ball away, doesn't get hold of it and plays in front of
        point
  30.4 Bond to Dravid, two runs, good length and turned off the front foot
        to the on side
  30.5 Bond to Dravid, FOUR, full and wide outside the off stump, plays a
        rather loose but not bad looking drive, perhaps to get out to the
        width of the ball and beats mid off
  30.6 Bond to Dravid, no run, on the front foot and played to point

End of over 31 (7 runs) India 76/5
SE Bond 13-2-45-2 (1w 4nb) - Vance Stand End
PA Patel 6* (13b 1x4) R Dravid 34* (93b 5x4)

  31.1 Oram to Patel, no run, short of a length and leaves outside the off
        stump on the back foot
  31.2 Oram to Patel, no run, on the back foot, ball beats the bat with a
        good delivery, creates some interest in the cordon
  31.3 Oram to Patel, no run, odd length, bowling over to the right
        hander, played off the pads
  31.4 Oram to Patel, no run, played to mid on
  31.5 Oram to Patel, no run, left outside the off stump
  31.6 Oram to Patel, no run, full and wide outside the off stump

End of over 32 (maiden) India 76/5
JDP Oram 8-2-17-1 (1nb) - Scoreboard End
R Dravid 34* (93b 5x4) PA Patel 6* (19b 1x4)

  32.1 Bond to Dravid, no run, on the back foot and defends to the ons ide
  32.2 Bond to Dravid, no run, on the back foot, defends with a nice
        straight bat to the off side
  32.3 Bond to Dravid, no run, popping up on the back foot, defending to
        the off side
  32.4 Bond to Dravid, FOUR, short outside the off stump and caressed
        behind point
  32.5 Bond to Dravid, no run, good length outside the off stump, too wide
        to play a shot
  32.6 Bond to Dravid, no run, good length outside the off stump and left
        on the back foot

End of over 33 (4 runs) India 80/5
SE Bond 14-2-49-2 (1w 4nb) - Vance Stand End
PA Patel 6* (19b 1x4) R Dravid 38* (99b 6x4)

  33.1 Oram to Patel, no run, good length outside the off stump, beats a
        dangling bat on the back foot
  33.2 Oram to Patel, one run, looks to pull a shortish one, but
        straightens up the bat and tucks it down to fine leg
  33.3 Oram to Dravid, no run, just short of a length and defends off the
        back foot to the off side
  33.4 Oram to Dravid, no run, leaning forward on the front foot and
        leaves
  33.5 Oram to Dravid, no run, tucked up on the back foot and the ball
        falls to the off side
  33.6 Oram to Dravid, no run, nice full ball and Dravid gets forward
        nicely to defend on the front foot

End of over 34 (1 run) India 81/5
JDP Oram 9-2-18-1 (1nb) - Scoreboard End
PA Patel 7* (21b 1x4) R Dravid 38* (103b 6x4)

  34.1 Bond to Patel, no run, on the back foot and defends nicely to the
        off side
  34.2 Bond to Patel, no run, batsman crouches to avoid a short pitched
        ball over off stump
  34.3 Bond to Patel, no run, leaning back to leave one outside the off
        stump on the bakc foot
  34.4 Bond to Patel, no run, on the back foot and leaving on the back
        foot
  34.5 Bond to Patel, no run, edge on the back foot, keeps low and one
        bounce to fourth slip
  34.6 Bond to Patel, no run, short and left outside off

End of over 35 (maiden) India 81/5
SE Bond 15-3-49-2 (1w 4nb) - Vance Stand End
R Dravid 38* (103b 6x4) PA Patel 7* (27b 1x4)

  35.1 Oram to Dravid, no run, left outside the off stump
  35.2 Oram to Dravid, no run, crouches to play a shot and leaves outside
        the off stump
  35.3 Oram to Dravid, FOUR, crouches and slashes it through the covers,
        lovelly looking shot,has been looking to play that shot for a
        while
  35.4 Oram to Dravid, no run, leaves this one outside the off stump on
        the back foot, ball nearing off stump but over
  35.5 Oram to Dravid, no run, defends on the back foot, shortish ball on
        the line of off stump
  35.6 Oram to Dravid, two runs, on the front foot driving, beats the
        rather casual hand of the bowler, but long way down for the tall
        bowler, Oram

End of over 36 (6 runs) India 87/5
JDP Oram 10-2-24-1 (1nb) - Scoreboard End
PA Patel 7* (27b 1x4) R Dravid 44* (109b 7x4)

  36.1 Bond to Patel, no run, short quick ball outside the off stump, not
        endangering the batsman
  36.2 Bond to Patel, no run, angling a straight bat on the back foot to
        first gully
  36.3 Bond to Patel, no run, good tight ball, defended on the back foot,
        Patel doing well to keep the ball down on the ground
  36.4 Bond to Patel, no run, Bond squezzing this ball down the leg side,
        Patel plays but can't keep up with the ball
  36.5 Bond to Patel, no run, defends on the front foot to point
  36.6 Bond to Patel, no run, left outside the off stump, good length, but
        quite wide and not troubling

End of over 37 (maiden) India 87/5
SE Bond 16-4-49-2 (1w 4nb) - Vance Stand End
R Dravid 44* (109b 7x4) PA Patel 7* (33b 1x4)

  37.1 Oram to Dravid, no run, angles the ball to point on the back foot
        to point
  37.2 Oram to Dravid, no run, looking to push on the back foot to the on
        side, doesn't get hold of the shot
  37.3 Oram to Dravid, FOUR, full toss outside the off stump and crouches
        to play a an elegant drive throug the covers to the rope
  37.4 Oram to Dravid, no run, defends a tighter ball on the back foot
        down the wicket to the bowler
  37.5 Oram to Dravid, no run, on the back foot and defending to the man
        at extra cover
  37.6 Oram to Dravid, no run, defends high on the blade off the back foot

End of over 38 (4 runs) India 91/5
JDP Oram 11-2-28-1 (1nb) - Scoreboard End
PA Patel 7* (33b 1x4) R Dravid 48* (115b 8x4)

  38.1 Tuffey to Patel, one run, pushes a shorter ball off the hips to
        fine leg
  38.2 Tuffey to Dravid, no run, good ball on the off stump and well
        defended
  38.3 Tuffey to Dravid, no run, good ball, beating Dravid on the front
        foot, big appeal from the bowler and the keeper, but not given
  38.4 Tuffey to Dravid, no run, on the back foot, pushing a shorter ball
        out to point with a straight bat
  38.5 Tuffey to Dravid, no run, defends on the front foot to the off side
  38.6 Tuffey to Dravid, no run, defends to the off side

End of over 39 (1 run) India 92/5
DR Tuffey 11-6-11-2 (1nb) - Vance Stand End
PA Patel 8* (34b 1x4) R Dravid 48* (120b 8x4)

Match State: Drinks

  39.1 Oram to Patel, no run, pushed off the pads to the on side
  39.2 Oram to Patel, no run, outside the off stump, leaving on the front
        foot and the ball keeps low
  39.3 Oram to Patel, no run, getting forwards and leaving over the off
        stump
  39.4 Oram to Patel, OUT: looks to play a cut shot and straight to
        Vincent at fourth slip, sharp catch

       India 92/6, Partnership of 37
       PA Patel  c Vincent b Oram  8 (38b 1x4 0x6)
       R Dravid 48* (120b 8x4) JDP Oram 11.4-2-28-2 (1nb)

  39.5 Oram to Agarkar, no run, struck on the pad, good shout from the
        bowler and the cordon, but the umpire remains unmoved
  39.6 Oram to Agarkar, no run, defends on the front foot

End of over 40 (maiden) India 92/6
JDP Oram 12-3-28-2 (1nb) - Scoreboard End
R Dravid 48* (120b 8x4) AB Agarkar 0* (2b)

  40.1 Tuffey to Dravid, no run, leaves outside the off stump
  40.2 Tuffey to Dravid, no run, short and looks to turn teh ball to the
        on side on the back foot hihg on the blade
  40.3 Tuffey to Dravid, no run, good lenght outside the off stump
  40.4 Tuffey to Dravid, FOUR, short outside the off stump and slashed
        outside the off stump over slips head
  40.5 Tuffey to Dravid, no run, on the front foot and pushes to the on
        side
  40.6 Tuffey to Dravid, no run, on the back foot and pushing to point

End of over 41 (4 runs) India 96/6
DR Tuffey 12-6-15-2 (1nb) - Vance Stand End
AB Agarkar 0* (2b) R Dravid 52* (126b 9x4)

  41.1 Oram to Agarkar, no run, defends on the back foot to the off side
  41.2 Oram to Agarkar, no run, on the front foot and pushing a full ball
        to the off side
  41.3 Oram to Agarkar, no run, on the front foot and leaving outside teh
        off stump
  41.4 Oram to Agarkar, one run, on the back foot and pushing to a vacant
        square leg
  41.5 Oram to Dravid, no run, on the front foot, played the ball high off
        the bat to point
  41.6 Oram to Dravid, no run, short outside the off stump, plays a cut
        shot at the ball, gets over the top of it and one bounce to cover

End of over 42 (1 run) India 97/6
JDP Oram 13-3-29-2 (1nb) - Scoreboard End
AB Agarkar 1* (6b) R Dravid 52* (128b 9x4)

  42.1 Tuffey to Agarkar, no run, short and the batsman having to rock
        back to evade the ball, cutting back in off the seam
  42.2 Tuffey to Agarkar, no run, short again and the batsman crouching to
        avoid the ball
  42.3 Tuffey to Agarkar, FOUR, short outside the off stump, plays a cut
        and gets it over the cordon
  42.4 Tuffey to Agarkar, no run, on the back foot and playing it away
        from the body with a straight bat to point
  42.5 Tuffey to Agarkar, no run
  42.6 Tuffey to Agarkar, no run, looking to drive on the back foot and
        can't get hold of the shot

End of over 43 (4 runs) India 101/6
DR Tuffey 13-6-19-2 (1nb) - Vance Stand End
R Dravid 52* (128b 9x4) AB Agarkar 5* (12b 1x4)

  43.1 Astle to Dravid, no run, on the front foot and driving to the man
        at cover
  43.2 Astle to Dravid, no run, defends to the on side of the pitch on the
        front foot
  43.3 Astle to Dravid, no run, defends on the front foot along the deck
        to the bowler who uses his foot
  43.4 Astle to Dravid, no run, defends on the front foot to the bowler
  43.5 Astle to Dravid, no run, looks to play a dashing cover drive but
        can't get hold of the shot
  43.6 Astle to Dravid, no run, defends on the front foot to the on side

End of over 44 (maiden) India 101/6
NJ Astle 1-1-0-0 - Scoreboard End
AB Agarkar 5* (12b 1x4) R Dravid 52* (134b 9x4)

  44.1 Tuffey to Agarkar, no run, full outside the off stump, goes for the
        drive and doesn't get hold of it
  44.2 Tuffey to Agarkar, no run, Agarkar has to crouch and lean back to
        avoid a short ball that doesn't get quite so high
  44.3 Tuffey to Agarkar, no run, short and crouching to avoid the ball
        and let it through
  44.4 Tuffey to Agarkar, no run, defends a tight ball on the back foot
        down the off side of teh wicket
  44.5 Tuffey to Agarkar, no run, looking to play a back foot drive
        outside the off stump but misses the ball totally
  44.6 Tuffey to Agarkar, no run, looks to drive on the back foot, perhaps
        looking to punch at too tight a length and misses

End of over 45 (maiden) India 101/6
DR Tuffey 14-7-19-2 (1nb) - Vance Stand End
R Dravid 52* (134b 9x4) AB Agarkar 5* (18b 1x4)

  45.1 Astle to Dravid, no run, defends on the front foot to the on side
  45.2 Astle to Dravid, no run, looks to defend on the on side, doesn't
        get hold of the shot
  45.3 Astle to Dravid, no run, gets forward to defend back down the
        wicket
  45.4 Astle to Dravid, no run, on the front foot, tries to runt he ball
        behind point, doesn't quite get the power into the shot
  45.5 Astle to Dravid, FOUR, in a crouch to play a cut shot, perhaps not
        wanting to give the ball so much air as it passed point
  45.6 Astle to Dravid, no run, defends along the wicket to the bowler

End of over 46 (4 runs) India 105/6
NJ Astle 2-1-4-0 - Scoreboard End
AB Agarkar 5* (18b 1x4) R Dravid 56* (140b 10x4)

  46.1 Tuffey to Agarkar, one run
  46.2 Tuffey to Dravid, no run
  46.3 Tuffey to Dravid, no run
  46.4 Tuffey to Dravid, no run, reaching for the ball on the front foot
        and played to cover
  46.5 Tuffey to Dravid, no run, reaches out on the back foot to defend a
        ball outside teh off stump
  46.6 Tuffey to Dravid, no run

End of over 47 (1 run) India 106/6
DR Tuffey 15-7-20-2 (1nb) - Vance Stand End
AB Agarkar 6* (19b 1x4) R Dravid 56* (145b 10x4)

  47.1 Astle to Agarkar, no run, on the back foot to the off side
  47.2 Astle to Agarkar, no run, defends to the off side
  47.3 Astle to Agarkar, SIX, smashed straight over the bowlers head in
        the breeze
  47.4 Astle to Agarkar, no run, defends on the front foot to the off side
  47.5 Astle to Agarkar, no run, on the back foot and uses a cross bat to
        play the ball to Fleming at a wide gully
  47.6 Astle to Agarkar, no run, left, but just missing the off stump,
        Dravid is well forward

End of over 48 (6 runs) India 112/6
NJ Astle 3-1-10-0 - Scoreboard End
R Dravid 56* (145b 10x4) AB Agarkar 12* (25b 1x4 1x6)

  48.1 Tuffey to Dravid, no run, looks to drive a full ball outside the
        off stump, but doens't really get hold of it at all
  48.2 Tuffey to Dravid, FOUR, shortish outside the off stump, looks to
        play a cut shot, nearly cuts it back on to his own stumps, manages
        to get the ball away to the boundary wrong footing the keeper
  48.3 Tuffey to Dravid, no run, getting forwards and leaving the ball
        outside the off stump
  48.4 Tuffey to Dravid, no run, good length outside the off stump and
        leaving
  48.5 Tuffey to Dravid, no run, getting forward and watching the ball as
        it passes outside the off stump
  48.6 Tuffey to Dravid, one run, on the front foot played to the on side

End of over 49 (5 runs) India 117/6
DR Tuffey 16-7-25-2 (1nb) - Vance Stand End
R Dravid 61* (151b 11x4) AB Agarkar 12* (25b 1x4 1x6)

  49.1 Styris to Dravid, no run
  49.2 Styris to Dravid, one run, played to fine leg
  49.3 Styris to Agarkar, OUT: looking to drive on the back foot, gets the
        edge to Astle at second slip, would have taken out some teeth if
        he hadn't have caught it

       India 118/7, Partnership of 26
       AB Agarkar  c Astle b Styris  12 (26b 1x4 1x6)
       R Dravid 62* (153b 11x4) SB Styris 1.3-0-4-1

  49.4 Styris to Harbhajan Singh, OUT: looking to hook a rising ball,
        McMillan comes in from deep sq leg to dive forward and take a good
        catch

       India 118/8, Partnership of 0
       Harbhajan Singh  c McMillan b Styris  0 (1b 0x4 0x6)
       R Dravid 62* (153b 11x4) SB Styris 1.4-0-4-2

       Hat Trick Ball
       four slips and two gullys
  49.5 Styris to Khan, no run, on the back foot, gets an edge that drops
        just short of third slip
  49.6 Styris to Khan, one run, on the back foot and gets a thick edge
        through the covers

End of over 50 (2 runs) India 119/8
SB Styris 2-0-5-2 - Scoreboard End
Z Khan 1* (2b) R Dravid 62* (153b 11x4)

  50.1 Oram to Khan, no run, gets an edge on the back foot that falls just
        short of third slip
  50.2 Oram to Khan, no run, takes a slash at a ball outside the off
        stump, misses
  50.3 Oram to Khan, no run, short ball outside the off stump, pulls out
        of a straight bat shot
  50.4 Oram to Khan, no run, shrot ball and Khan didn't look comfortable,
        takes his eyes off the ball and turns his body away form the ball
  50.5 Oram to Khan, no run, takes another swing at a shortish ball
        outside the off stump
  50.6 Oram to Khan, no run, taking another swing outside the off stump,
        ball keeping a bit low

End of over 51 (maiden) India 119/8
JDP Oram 14-4-29-2 (1nb) - Vance Stand End
R Dravid 62* (153b 11x4) Z Khan 1* (8b)

  51.1 Styris to Dravid, one run, on the back foot driving wide of cover,
        almost a run out opportunity at the bowler's hand
  51.2 Styris to Khan, no run, looks to push away on the back foot,
        doesn't quite get hold of it  and the ball dribbles away on the
        off side of the pitch
  51.3 Styris to Khan, no run, short looks to pull the ball, and gets a
        top edge that falls harmlessly short of mi doff, nearer the bowler
  51.4 Styris to Khan, FOUR, short outside the off stump, Khan gets
        underneath the ball and over wide gully behind point
  51.5 Styris to Khan, no run
  51.6 Styris to Khan, no run, short ball on the off stump, Khan looks to
        play it away with a straight bat and takes it on the sid eof the
        helmet

End of over 52 (5 runs) India 124/8
SB Styris 3-0-10-2 - Scoreboard End
R Dravid 63* (154b 11x4) Z Khan 5* (13b 1x4)

  52.1 Oram to Dravid, no run, on the back foot, defending in mid air,
        looks to turn the ball to the on side
  52.2 Oram to Dravid, no run, defends on the back foot to the off side
  52.3 Oram to Dravid, no run, on the back foot, vertical bat, looks to
        play it square but can't beat backward point
  52.4 Oram to Dravid, no run, short and played very high on te blade to
        the off side with the bat high in the air
  52.5 Oram to Dravid, one run, on the back foot pushing gently through
        the gap in the covers
  52.6 Oram to Khan, one run, full and drives off the toes to vacant mid
        on where Richardson chases from mid wicket

End of over 53 (2 runs) India 126/8
JDP Oram 15-4-31-2 (1nb) - Vance Stand End
Z Khan 6* (14b 1x4) R Dravid 64* (159b 11x4)

Match State: Tea - Day 1

  53.1 Styris to Khan, no run, short and carrying down the leg side
  53.2 Styris to Khan, one run, pushed to the on side ont eh back foot
  53.3 Styris to Dravid, no run, looks to push the ball down to the on
        side, doesn't get hold of the shot
  53.4 Styris to Dravid, one run, looks to hook a short one outside the
        off stump, gets a top edge that falls harmlessly behind sq leg
  53.5 Styris to Khan, one run, gets a thick edge down to third man on the
        back foot
  53.6 Styris to Dravid, no run, gives himself some room outside the off
        stump, but misses

End of over 54 (3 runs) India 129/8
SB Styris 4-0-13-2 - Scoreboard End
Z Khan 8* (17b 1x4) R Dravid 65* (162b 11x4)

  54.1 Bond to Khan, one run, short and looking to push away on the back
        foot, gets it just past third slip
  54.2 Bond to Dravid, no run, defends on the back foot to cover
  54.3 Bond to Dravid, no run, nearly gets cuaght back on the crease
  54.4 Bond to Dravid, FOUR, short outside the of off stump and pulled
        through mid wicket, great shot
  54.5 Bond to Dravid, no run
  54.6 Bond to Dravid, no run, on the back foot and angles teh ball to
        behind point

End of over 55 (5 runs) India 134/8
SE Bond 17-4-54-2 (1w 4nb) - Vance Stand End
Z Khan 9* (18b 1x4) R Dravid 69* (167b 12x4)

  55.1 Styris to Khan, FOUR, works the ball fine on the leg side, too fine
        for the man at fine leg
  55.2 Styris to Khan, no run, looks to launch at one outside the off
        stump
  55.3 Styris to Khan, no run, pushed to cover on the back foot
  55.4 Styris to Khan, no run, looks to play down the leg side, but can't
        catch up with the ball
  55.5 Styris to Khan, no run, looks to play off the hips, takes it on the
        thigh, big appeal from the bowler, too high, too far down the
        wicket perhaps
  55.6 Styris to Khan, no run, comes forward outside the off stump nicely

End of over 56 (4 runs) India 138/8
SB Styris 5-0-17-2 - Scoreboard End
R Dravid 69* (167b 12x4) Z Khan 13* (24b 2x4)

  56.1 Bond to Dravid, no run, on the back foot and pushes to point
  56.2 Bond to Dravid, no run, short and pushed on the back foot to point
  56.3 Bond to Dravid, FOUR, short outside the off stump, Dravid just
        rocks back and slashes the bat at it, tremendous shot, full
        flourish of the bat
  56.4 Bond to Dravid, one run, short at the body and pushes the ball to
        fine leg for a comfortable single
  56.5 Bond to Khan, no run, takes a swing at one outside the off stump,
        misses, simlar to many balls played before Khan prior to tea
  56.6 Bond to Khan, two runs, on the back foot and played between point
        and gully nicely

End of over 57 (7 runs) India 145/8
SE Bond 18-4-61-2 (1w 4nb) - Vance Stand End
R Dravid 74* (171b 13x4) Z Khan 15* (26b 2x4)

  57.1 Styris to Dravid, two runs, on the back foot and gets the ball past
        gully, big chase for point to third man
  57.2 Styris to Dravid, OUT: playing a loose shot ont he front foot and
        the ball travelling between bat and pad to the stumps

       India 147/9, Partnership of 29
       R Dravid  b Styris  76 (173b 13x4 0x6)
       Z Khan 15* (26b 2x4) SB Styris 5.2-0-19-3

  57.3 Styris to Nehra, FOUR, gets a faint edge on the back foot that
        beats the keeper and first slip, was probably for the keeper
  57.4 Styris to Nehra, no run, bouncer, forcing evasive action
  57.5 Styris to Nehra, one run, on the front foot, pushing to cover, just
        to the fielder's right, thumbling a dive, allowing a single
  57.6 Styris to Khan, FOUR, short and pulled through mid wicket, clubbing
        shot

End of over 58 (11 runs) India 156/9
SB Styris 6-0-28-3 - Scoreboard End
A Nehra 5* (3b 1x4) Z Khan 19* (27b 3x4)

  58.1 Bond to Nehra, FOUR, plays a big drive, didn't have much idea, and
        gets an edge to fine leg that beats the fielder
  58.2 Bond to Nehra, one run, on the back foot and pushes to cover
  58.3 Bond to Khan, no run, on the back foot, off the splice of the bat
        and played to point
  58.4 Bond to Khan, OUT: looks to play at a bouncer, off the splice of
        the bat, Oram is ag gully runs back, sticks his hand up in the
        air, juggles teh ball and takes it in the other, that was a great
        catch

       India 161/10, Partnership of 14
       Z Khan  c Oram b Bond  19 (29b 3x4 0x6)
       A Nehra 10* (5b 2x4) SE Bond 18.4-4-66-3 (1w 4nb)

   0.1 Khan to Richardson, no run, on the front foot, runs the ball along
        the ground to gully
   0.2 Khan to Richardson, no run, leaves the ball at the very last
        minute, but not so late that he didn't look comfortable
   0.3 Khan to Richardson, FOUR, short outside off and plays a cut shot
        that manages to get over the slip cordon
   0.4 Khan to Richardson, no run, getting on the front foot and leaving
        outside the off stump
   0.5 Khan to Richardson, no run, on the back foot and pushes to point
   0.6 Khan to Richardson, no run, the ball was looking to angle down the
        leg side, but Richardson defends to the off side of the pitch

End of over 1 (4 runs) New Zealand 4/0 (trail by 157 runs)
Z Khan 1-0-4-0 - Vance Stand End
L Vincent 0* (0b) MH Richardson 4* (6b 1x4)

   1.1 Nehra to Vincent, no run, keeping slightly low, leaving outside the
        off stump
   1.2 Nehra to Vincent, no run, short outside the off stump, goes for a
        big pull shot
   1.3 Nehra to Vincent, no run, well left, the ball coming across his
        body and Vincent judging the line
   1.4 Nehra to Vincent, no run, leaving well outside the off stump, just
        getting forward and raising the bat
   1.5 Nehra to Vincent, no run, rocks back and watches it zip past his
        noes
   1.6 Nehra to Vincent, no run, this one a little wider and left again

End of over 2 (maiden) New Zealand 4/0 (trail by 157 runs)
A Nehra 1-1-0-0 - Scoreboard End
MH Richardson 4* (6b 1x4) L Vincent 0* (6b)

   2.1 Khan to Richardson, no run, good length, batsman gets forwards and
        leaves outside the off stump on the front foot
   2.2 Khan to Richardson, no run, almost angling down teh leg side,
        Richardson defends on the back foot to the on side of the wicket
   2.3 Khan to Richardson, no run, on the back foot and defends to the on
        side
   2.4 Khan to Richardson, no run, full outside the off stump, left,
        cutting away off the seam
   2.5 Khan to Richardson, legbye: one run, fuller ball downt he leg
        stump, looks to push away, off the pads
       more saw dust being applied to the bowling crease
   2.6 Khan to Vincent, no run, left outside the off stump, good carry
        through to the keeper

End of over 3 (1 run, maiden) New Zealand 5/0 (trail by 156 runs)
Z Khan 2-1-4-0 - Vance Stand End
MH Richardson 4* (11b 1x4) L Vincent 0* (7b)

   3.1 Nehra to Richardson, no run, good line and length, on the front
        foot, raising teh bat to leave
   3.2 Nehra to Richardson, no run, good shorter ball, right at the body,
        tucked up to defend
   3.3 Nehra to Richardson, no run, crouching to avoid a shorter ball,
        keeps slightly lower, but Richardson still manages to avoid the
        ball
   3.4 Nehra to Richardson, no run, again a shorter ball, and Richardson
        crouching, narrowoly avoiding the ball
   3.5 Nehra to Richardson, one run
   3.6 Nehra to Vincent, no run, defending on the back foot to the off
        side, sent back almost a chance at teh keeper's end

End of over 4 (1 run) New Zealand 6/0 (trail by 155 runs)
A Nehra 2-1-1-0 - Scoreboard End
MH Richardson 5* (16b 1x4) L Vincent 0* (8b)

   4.1 Khan to Richardson, no run, wide outside the off stump, cuts away
   4.2 Khan to Richardson, one run, good ball, pushing on the front foot
        to the off side
   4.3 Khan to Vincent, no run, good length outside the off stump and left
   4.4 Khan to Vincent, no run, outside the off stump and left
   4.5 Khan to Vincent, no run, again getting forwards and leaving outside
        the off stump as the ball comes across his body
   4.6 Khan to Vincent, no run, tucked up on the front foot, off the pad
        to the off side of the field

End of over 5 (1 run) New Zealand 7/0 (trail by 154 runs)
Z Khan 3-1-5-0 - Vance Stand End
MH Richardson 6* (18b 1x4) L Vincent 0* (12b)

   5.1 Nehra to Richardson, no run, outside the off stump and cutting back
        in, not threatning the stumps however
   5.2 Nehra to Richardson, no run, striking high on the body, big appeal,
        nto out
   5.3 Nehra to Richardson, no run, in the corridor outside the off stump,
        decides to leave quite early
   5.4 Nehra to Richardson, no run, well outside the off stump, on the
        front foot and leaving
   5.5 Nehra to Richardson, no run, outside off and left, generating
        plenty of movement off the seam
   5.6 Nehra to Richardson, no run, getting forward and leaving outside
        the off stump

End of over 6 (maiden) New Zealand 7/0 (trail by 154 runs)
A Nehra 3-2-1-0 - Scoreboard End
L Vincent 0* (12b) MH Richardson 6* (24b 1x4)

   6.1 Khan to Vincent, no run, gets foward to a well pitched ball and
        defends to the on side of the wicket
   6.2 Khan to Vincent, no run, gets on to the front foot and defends to
        the off side, solid shot
   6.3 Khan to Vincent, no run, gets forward and defends on the front foot
   6.4 Khan to Vincent, one run, shortish and goes to play a pull shot,
        doesn't quite get hold of it and manages to run the ball to fine
        leg
   6.5 Khan to Richardson, no run, short, but in the corridor, well left
        on the back foot
   6.6 Khan to Richardson, no run, left outside the off stump

End of over 7 (1 run) New Zealand 8/0 (trail by 153 runs)
Z Khan 4-1-6-0 - Vance Stand End
L Vincent 1* (16b) MH Richardson 6* (26b 1x4)

   7.1 Nehra to Vincent, three runs, on the front foot and nicely pushed
        behind short leg
   7.2 Nehra to Richardson, no run
   7.3 Nehra to Richardson, FOUR, on the back foot, short outside the off
        stump, manages to clear the man at gully by a fair margin
   7.4 Nehra to Richardson, one run, pushes off the hip behind short
        square leg
   7.5 Nehra to Vincent, no run, on the front foot, driving to wide mid on
   7.6 Nehra to Vincent, no run, beats the bat on the back foot, much to
        the excitment of some of the Indian supporters

End of over 8 (8 runs) New Zealand 16/0 (trail by 145 runs)
A Nehra 4-2-9-0 - Scoreboard End
MH Richardson 11* (29b 2x4) L Vincent 4* (19b)

   8.1 Khan to Richardson, two runs, short on the leg stump, plays it off
        the hip, well ran two
   8.2 Khan to Richardson, no run, well wide of the off stump, gets back
        and leaves
   8.3 Khan to Richardson, no run, very good ball, angling into the
        batsman, good lenght, forced to play a defensive shot, seams away
        and beats the bat
   8.4 Khan to Richardson, legbye: one run, looks to work the ball off the
        pads, doesn't manage to get hold of it and plays it away for leg
        byes
   8.5 Khan to Vincent, no run, gets forward and leaves as teh ball angles
        across his body
   8.6 Khan to Vincent, no run, on the front foot, down the leg side,
        couldn't play the ball, well taken by the keeper, Patel

End of over 9 (3 runs) New Zealand 19/0 (trail by 142 runs)
Z Khan 5-1-8-0 - Vance Stand End
MH Richardson 13* (33b 2x4) L Vincent 4* (21b)

   9.1 Nehra to Richardson, no run, getting some movemenat back in on the
        seam, but too wide to cause much trouble and the ball is left
   9.2 Nehra to Richardson, no run
   9.3 Nehra to Richardson, no run, good ball, on the back foot and the
        batsman decides to leave quite late, but comfortably
   9.4 Nehra to Richardson, no run, good length, just a little too wide of
        the off stump, left on the back foot
   9.5 Nehra to Richardson, no run, good ball, right length, slightly
        short, cutting back in a long way, going over the stumps, too
        short to threaten them however
   9.6 Nehra to Richardson, two runs, short of a length and worked off the
        body through a vacant sqaure leg, Tendulkar has to chase from mid
        wicket

End of over 10 (2 runs) New Zealand 21/0 (trail by 140 runs)
A Nehra 5-2-11-0 - Scoreboard End
L Vincent 4* (21b) MH Richardson 15* (39b 2x4)

  10.1 Agarkar to Vincent, no run, outside off and cutting away, batsman
        had early thoughts of a stroke, but quickly did away with these
  10.2 Agarkar to Vincent, no run, on the front foot, beating the bat,
        Vincent pulling the bat away, perhaps a little too late
  10.3 Agarkar to Vincent, no run, good lenth, drops on to the back foot
        to play the ball, fielded at gully, with point rushing in
  10.4 Agarkar to Vincent, no run, gets the front foot to the pitch of the
        ball and watches it through to the keeper, good length ball
  10.5 Agarkar to Vincent, no run, pitched just outside the off stump and
        seaming away to teh keeper, not thought of playing at that one as
        Vincent moves on to the front foot
  10.6 Agarkar to Vincent, three runs, full ball on off stump, lovelly
        drive that just pulls up

End of over 11 (3 runs) New Zealand 24/0 (trail by 137 runs)
AB Agarkar 1-0-3-0 - Vance Stand End
L Vincent 7* (27b) MH Richardson 15* (39b 2x4)

Match State: Drinks

  11.1 Bangar to Vincent, no run
  11.2 Bangar to Vincent, no run, left outside the off stump
  11.3 Bangar to Vincent, one run, bowling down leg and working the ball
        off the hips down to fine leg
  11.4 Bangar to Richardson, no run, on the front foot and leaving outside
        the off stump
  11.5 Bangar to Richardson, no run, gets forward and leaves outside the
        off stump
  11.6 Bangar to Richardson, no run, gets forward on the front foot, looks
        to defends deflects off the pad to the on side

End of over 12 (1 run) New Zealand 25/0 (trail by 136 runs)
SB Bangar 1-0-1-0 - Scoreboard End
L Vincent 8* (30b) MH Richardson 15* (42b 2x4)

  12.1 Agarkar to Vincent, no run, defends on the front foot to the on
        side of the wicket
  12.2 Agarkar to Vincent, no run, on the front foot, left well outside
        the off stump, seaming away
  12.3 Agarkar to Vincent, FOUR, on the front foot, thick edge, between
        the gap between slip and gully to the boundary
  12.4 Agarkar to Vincent, no run, on the back foot and defended to the
        off side, good ball
  12.5 Agarkar to Vincent, no run, leaving on a very tight line, getting
        on to the back foot and raising the bat
  12.6 Agarkar to Vincent, legbye: one run, looks to flick the ball off
        the pads, takes it on the pad, keeper has to chase the ball
        forwards and to his left

End of over 13 (5 runs) New Zealand 30/0 (trail by 131 runs)
AB Agarkar 2-0-7-0 - Vance Stand End
L Vincent 12* (36b 1x4) MH Richardson 15* (42b 2x4)

  13.1 Bangar to Vincent, no run, on the back foot, defending to the off
        side
  13.2 Bangar to Vincent, no run, getting forward to defend, ball seaming
        away and beating th bat
  13.3 Bangar to Vincent, no run, good line and length, just outside the
        off stump, left by Vincent
  13.4 Bangar to Vincent, no run, on the back foot, pushing to the on
        side, a slightly short mid on comes in to tidy up
  13.5 Bangar to Vincent, OUT: goes to work one away down the leg side,
        tickles it away and walks when it is finally given

       New Zealand 30/1, Partnership of 30
       L Vincent  c Patel b Bangar  12 (41b 1x4 0x6)
       MH Richardson 15* (42b 2x4) SB Bangar 1.5-0-1-1

  13.6 Bangar to Fleming, no run, left outside the off stump, seaming back
        in and over the top of off stump

End of over 14 (maiden) New Zealand 30/1 (trail by 131 runs)
SB Bangar 2-1-1-1 - Scoreboard End
MH Richardson 15* (42b 2x4) SP Fleming 0* (1b)

  14.1 Agarkar to Richardson, no run, looks to play away down the leg
        side, can't get it past short leg
  14.2 Agarkar to Richardson, no run, on the back foot defending on the
        off side
  14.3 Agarkar to Richardson, no run, well pitched up ball and left on the
        front foot outside the off stump
  14.4 Agarkar to Richardson, FOUR, full on the pads and nicely clippede
        away to the rope, good shot
  14.5 Agarkar to Richardson, no run, gets the body well forward, keeps
        the bat well back and watches the ball go past
  14.6 Agarkar to Richardson, no run, well pitched ball, defends on the
        back foot to the on side

End of over 15 (4 runs) New Zealand 34/1 (trail by 127 runs)
AB Agarkar 3-0-11-0 - Vance Stand End
SP Fleming 0* (1b) MH Richardson 19* (48b 3x4)

  15.1 Bangar to Fleming, no run, well wide of the off stump, left on the
        front fot, seaming away
  15.2 Bangar to Fleming, no run, well wide of the off stump, left on the
        front foot
  15.3 Bangar to Fleming, one run, on the back foot, slightly short,
        seaming back in and punched straight past the bowler
  15.4 Bangar to Richardson, no run, on the back foot, very thick edge
        along the ground to point
  15.5 Bangar to Richardson, no run, good straight ball, defends on the
        back foot, straight  back along the pitch
  15.6 Bangar to Richardson, no run, on the back foot and defending to mid
        off

End of over 16 (1 run) New Zealand 35/1 (trail by 126 runs)
SB Bangar 3-1-2-1 - Scoreboard End
SP Fleming 1* (4b) MH Richardson 19* (51b 3x4)

  16.1 Nehra to Fleming, no run, outisde off stump and left on the front
        foot
  16.2 Nehra to Fleming, no run, full outside the off stump, crouches down
        to play a drive, gets hold of it, but a good fielding effort from
        Singh at point manages to stop the ball
  16.3 Nehra to Fleming, no run, on the back foot, nipping past the bat on
        the back foot, good come back ball
  16.4 Nehra to Fleming, one run, pushed off the pads on the on side for a
        quick single
  16.5 Nehra to Richardson, no run, good length outside the off stump,
        well left on the front foot
  16.6 Nehra to Richardson, no run, good fast yorker length delivery,
        right in at the toes of the batsman, does well to dig it out

End of over 17 (1 run) New Zealand 36/1 (trail by 125 runs)
A Nehra 6-2-12-0 - Vance Stand End
SP Fleming 2* (8b) MH Richardson 19* (53b 3x4)

       it is getting rather gloomy at the Basin right now
       play looks to continue
  17.1 Bangar to Fleming, no run, left on the front foot outside the off
        stump
  17.2 Bangar to Fleming, no run, good length outside the off stump, gets
        forward and leaves
  17.3 Bangar to Fleming, no run, outside the off stump, left, well short
        and over off stump, but cuts back in over the stumps
  17.4 Bangar to Fleming, one run, works it off the pads down to fine leg,
        nice shot
  17.5 Bangar to Richardson, no run, looks to work the ball away on the
        back foot, but doesn't get hold of the ball andit drops to the
        pitch
  17.6 Bangar to Richardson, FOUR, on the back foot, short of a length and
        plays it behind point, nice looking shot

End of over 18 (5 runs) New Zealand 41/1 (trail by 120 runs)
SB Bangar 4-1-7-1 - Scoreboard End
SP Fleming 3* (12b) MH Richardson 23* (55b 4x4)

       umpires look to be confering over the light
       and it looks as if we are going to carry on
  18.1 Nehra to Fleming, no run, on the back foot, playing wide of mid
        wicket, Fleming sets off but is sent back by Richardson
  18.2 Nehra to Fleming, FOUR, on the front foot to play a drive and gets
        an edge past third slip and inside of gully
  18.3 Nehra to Fleming, no run, short and wide outside the leg stump,
        Fleming watches it go past
  18.4 Nehra to Fleming, no run, full, perhaps full enough to drive, but
        leaves on the front foot
  18.5 Nehra to Fleming, no run, good length outside the off stump and
        left on the front foot, bat left well back away from the ball, not
        executing any shot
  18.6 Nehra to Fleming, three runs, driving off the pads wide of mid
        wicket, nice shot, fielder has to turn and chase

End of over 19 (7 runs) New Zealand 48/1 (trail by 113 runs)
A Nehra 7-2-19-0 - Vance Stand End
SP Fleming 10* (18b 1x4) MH Richardson 23* (55b 4x4)

  19.1 Harbhajan Singh to Fleming, no run, left outside the off stump ont
        he front foot
  19.2 Harbhajan Singh to Fleming, no run, gets forward to defend to the
        off side
  19.3 Harbhajan Singh to Fleming, one run, drifting wide of the leg stump
        and Fleming just works it away short of fine leg
  19.4 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, gets forward and defends on
        the front foot
  19.5 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, defends on the front foot to
        the off side
  19.6 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, FOUR, short and pulled behind
        square, good shot, got hold of it and dispatched it

End of over 20 (5 runs) New Zealand 53/1 (trail by 108 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 1-0-5-0 - Scoreboard End
SP Fleming 11* (21b 1x4) MH Richardson 27* (58b 5x4)

  20.1 Nehra to Fleming, no run, defended on the back foot away to the off
        side
  20.2 Nehra to Fleming, no run, enticing length outside the off stump,
        gets forwards and leaves
  20.3 Nehra to Fleming, no run, on the back foot, beating the bat,
        through to the keeper, perhaps the light had a bit to do with that
        one
  20.4 Nehra to Fleming, no run, strikes Fleming high on the pad, big
        shout, perhaps too high and or going down leg
  20.5 Nehra to Fleming, no run, on the back foot, good ball, Fleming
        pulling out of the shot quite early
       more discussion amongst the umpires
       some deliberation and the players are going off for bad light
       Players have left the field for bad light, immediatly after the
        heavens have opened up and a tremendous amount of rain has falled
        as the covers have been applied
       This brings to a close the first day of the first National Bank
        Series Test.
       New Zealand on the face of it taking first day honours dismissing
        India for a paltry 161.
       Among the highlights of the first innings would be Dravid's 76 that
        really held together a fragile Indian innings.
       Scott Styris was the pick of the TelstraClear Black Cap bowlers
        taking 3-28.
       Play is scheduled to get under way here at the Basin at 10:30 am
        (local time) tomorow to make up for the time lost this evening.
       Tomorrow India will have to apply some early pressure and take
        wickets, while New Zealand will be looking to push on and try to
        establish some kind of lead.
       Be sure to join us tomorrow for day two.
       welcome to the Basin Reserve in Wellington for the intended early
        start to day two's play of the first National Bank Series Test
        between New Zealand and India, to make up for the early finish due
        to bad light last night
       unfortunately there has been a fair dumping of rain overnight and
        this morning, and while is lovely and sunny right now, the
        outfield is sodden and there is unlikely to be any play until well
        into the afternoon, at least lunch, if not closer to tea time
       the Basin is notorious for troublesome mop-ups after rain, but
        thankfully the facilities have been upgraded this year - drainage
        and covers in particular - so it shouldn't be as bad as it
        could've been, though they have yet to lift the main pitch covers
       to discover the 'damage' just yet
       extremely strong winds are expected to kick up later in the day,
        which will greatly help the drying out process for the outfield

Match State: Delay - Day 2 - Wet Outfield

       Update 12:10pm local time - Still no word on a start time, but the
        sky has cleared and the ground is currently bathed in glorius
        sunshine, the covers are nearly off.
       The gates are now open and a crowd is slowly trickling in, it looks
        as if cricket will be played today, it is just a matter of when.
       Update 12:20pm local time - There will be no play before lunch and
        the umpires will be inspecting the ground at 12:45pm local time.
       Update 12:40pm local time - Some of the Telstra Clear Black Caps
        have taken the ground to warm up, this has to be a positive sign.
       Update 12:45pm local time - umpires and match officials are now out
        in the middle amongst ground staff and a number of Telstra Clear
        Blcack Caps.
       Update 12:55pm local time - The umpires will take another look
        after lunch, what is of concern is a damp patch on the bowler's
        run up at the southern end of the ground.
       Update 1:54pm local time:- Umpires are still concerned about the
        damp patch around the bowler's run up at the southern end, the
        umpires will take another look at 2:45 pm, much to the
        dissapointment of many of the spectators.
       The sky is still blue and there is a fresh northerly blowing across
        the ground, two trying agents at least.
       Meanwhile the New Zealand team have setup the nets for a casual
        session on the practice wicket.
       There is some apparent frustration at the ground as those wanting
        the cricket to go ahead can not reconcile the blue sky and the
        lack of cricket.
       The stumps are now going into the pitch, one can only hope that
        this is a positive signal.
       Update 2:45pm local time:- Great news, at last we have a start
        time, the first ball will be bowled at 3pm local time.
       with this news, the players have taken to the field to warm up
       Tea will be taken at 4:10pm local time.
       Playing hours have been altered to the following: 3pm - 4:10pm, Tea
        and the final session from 4:30pm untill 7pm (local time) 55 overs
        will be bowled.
       Players now making their way to the field to the applause of the
        crowd
       Nehra with one ball to finish off his over from last night
  20.6 Nehra to Fleming, no run, good length outside the off stump, on the
        front foot and leaving

End of over 21 (maiden) New Zealand 53/1 (trail by 108 runs)
A Nehra 8-3-19-0 - Vance Stand End
MH Richardson 27* (58b 5x4) SP Fleming 11* (27b 1x4)

  21.1 Bangar to Richardson, no run, cutting back in to the left hander,
        defends on the back foot to the on side
  21.2 Bangar to Richardson, one run, short of a length, looks to play a
        pull shot, doesn't get hold of it and played to fine leg
  21.3 Bangar to Fleming, no run, good length outside the off stump and
        well left by the NZ captain
  21.4 Bangar to Fleming, no run, gets forward and is stuck on the pad,
        big shout, cutting back and going down leg though, good ball all
        the same
  21.5 Bangar to Fleming, no run, good length, but well outside the off
        stump, Fleming wisely picks to leave
  21.6 Bangar to Fleming, no run, left outside the off stump

End of over 22 (1 run) New Zealand 54/1 (trail by 107 runs)
SB Bangar 5-1-8-1 - Scoreboard End
MH Richardson 28* (60b 5x4) SP Fleming 11* (31b 1x4)

  22.1 Khan to Richardson, FOUR, short outside the off stump, Richardson
        just sits back and cuts it through the covers straight to the
        rope, nice shot
  22.2 Khan to Richardson, no run, well outside off, not a good follow up,
        slightly short, too wide to play at though
  22.3 Khan to Richardson, no run, shuffling back on the crease, raising
        the bat and leaving a good ball outside the off stump
  22.4 Khan to Richardson, no run, getting forwad and guiding the ball to
        point on the back foot in a defensive fashion
  22.5 Khan to Richardson, no run, shuffling across and leaving again,
        good ball outside the off stump
  22.6 Khan to Richardson, no run, good ball angling back into the body
        and defends to the off side off the back foot

End of over 23 (4 runs) New Zealand 58/1 (trail by 103 runs)
Z Khan 6-1-12-0 - Vance Stand End
SP Fleming 11* (31b 1x4) MH Richardson 32* (66b 6x4)

  23.1 Nehra to Fleming, no run, short outside off, looks to play a rash
        pull shot and ends up spinning around and facing square leg
  23.2 Nehra to Fleming, no run, good ball outside the off stump, Fleming
        looks to play defensivly on the back foot, but pulls out of the
        shot early on
       Nehra pulled out at the very last minute, not releasing the ball
  23.3 Nehra to Fleming, no run, getting forward and raising the b at to
        leave on the front foot
  23.4 Nehra to Fleming, one run, short on leg stump and fleming works the
        ball to fine leg off the back foot
  23.5 Nehra to Richardson, no run, thick edge on the back foot, one
        bounce to gully
  23.6 Nehra to Richardson, no run, getting forward in a crouch and trying
        to run the ball along the ground inside of teh man at gully, can't
        quite get enough pace on the ball to beat him however

End of over 24 (1 run) New Zealand 59/1 (trail by 102 runs)
A Nehra 9-3-20-0 - Scoreboard End
SP Fleming 12* (35b 1x4) MH Richardson 32* (68b 6x4)

  24.1 Khan to Fleming, no run, nice line and length, straight ball, gets
        forward and defends to the off side on the front foot
  24.2 Khan to Fleming, no run, nice length outside the off stump, crouchs
        slightly as he lets the ball through
  24.3 Khan to Fleming, one run, full yorker length ball played off the
        toes to fine leg
  24.4 Khan to Richardson, two runs, straying on to leg stump again and
        richardson works it offthe pads through mid wicket wide of
        Tendulkar at square leg
  24.5 Khan to Richardson, no run, good tight ball outside the off stump,
        Richardson gets forward and leaves the ball with a nice still head
  24.6 Khan to Richardson, FOUR, gets forward and runs the ball along the
        ground inside of gully, this time successfully, almost pulls up at
        the rope, but bets the chaser

End of over 25 (7 runs) New Zealand 66/1 (trail by 95 runs)
Z Khan 7-1-19-0 - Vance Stand End
SP Fleming 13* (38b 1x4) MH Richardson 38* (71b 7x4)

  25.1 Nehra to Fleming, no run, on the front foot and leaving outside the
        off stump
  25.2 Nehra to Fleming, no run, good ball, in the corridor, not really a
        good ball to play at, Fleming plays a rash cut shot and misses
  25.3 Nehra to Fleming, no run, Fleming more rational this time in
        choosing to leave a good ball outside the off stump
  25.4 Nehra to Fleming, (noball) one run, short of a length and worked
        off the body through mid wicket for a single
  25.4 Nehra to Richardson, no run, good ball, coming in to the left
        hander off the seam and Richardson defends on the back foot
  25.5 Nehra to Richardson, no run, good ball outside the off stump,
        Fleming chooses to leave
  25.6 Nehra to Richardson, no run, comes forward to play a defensive
        shot, ball passes inside the bat and beats it through to the
        keeper, good ball

End of over 26 (2 runs) New Zealand 68/1 (trail by 93 runs)
A Nehra 10-3-22-0 (1nb) - Scoreboard End
SP Fleming 14* (42b 1x4) MH Richardson 38* (74b 7x4)

  26.1 Khan to Fleming, no run, gets forwrad on the front foot and leaves
  26.2 Khan to Fleming, no run, almost full outside off, early thought of
        a cover drive, decides not to, about a quater of a way through the
        shot, early enough
  26.3 Khan to Fleming, no run, gets forward and looks to work the ball to
        the on side, doesn't get hold of teh shot and takes it on the body
  26.4 Khan to Fleming, no run, Fleming gets forward and leaves, ball
        clips the pad on the way through, hit low on the pad, big shout,
        hitting outside off, not given
  26.5 Khan to Fleming, no run, runs the ball along the ground to gully
  26.6 Khan to Fleming, no run, on the back foot and defending to the off
        side

End of over 27 (maiden) New Zealand 68/1 (trail by 93 runs)
Z Khan 8-2-19-0 - Vance Stand End
MH Richardson 38* (74b 7x4) SP Fleming 14* (48b 1x4)

  27.1 Nehra to Richardson, no run, good length left outside the off stump
        on the front foot
  27.2 Nehra to Richardson, no run, angling in to the left hander who
        plays the ball to the off side on the back foot
  27.3 Nehra to Richardson, no run, another good ball, left outside the
        off stump
  27.4 Nehra to Richardson, no run, looking to drive on the back foot,
        can't get hold of the shot, played to Singh at point
  27.5 Nehra to Richardson, no run, good ball, cutting back into the
        batsman, Richardson was a bit shacken up after that one and had to
        take a little rest due to the part of the obdy that was struck
  27.6 Nehra to Richardson, (noball) no run, leaving outside off on the
        back foot
  27.6 Nehra to Richardson, no run, good ball, defended on the back foot
        to the on side of teh pitch

End of over 28 (1 run) New Zealand 69/1 (trail by 92 runs)
A Nehra 11-3-23-0 (2nb) - Scoreboard End
SP Fleming 14* (48b 1x4) MH Richardson 38* (81b 7x4)

  28.1 Khan to Fleming, no run, gets forward to defend one gently to the
        off side of the wicket, regathered by the bowler
  28.2 Khan to Fleming, no run, defends the ball to the off side of the
        wicket again, this one gathered by short extra cover
  28.3 Khan to Fleming, wide: no run, big bouncer that was well over
        Fleming's head, well taken by the keeper Patel, diving up and to
        his right, the little man had to cover a lot of ground to gather
        that one in
  28.3 Khan to Fleming, no run, gets forward and defends down the wicket
  28.4 Khan to Fleming, no run, breeze really getting up and Fleming gets
        forward to defend
  28.5 Khan to Fleming, no run, looks to work a ball down leg off the
        thigh, takes it on the pad and can't get it away, half hearted
        shout from a fielder echoes
  28.6 Khan to Fleming, no run, looking to work the ball off the front
        foot to the leg side, couldn't quite time the ball well enough to
        get it away

End of over 29 (1 run) New Zealand 70/1 (trail by 91 runs)
Z Khan 9-2-20-0 (1w) - Vance Stand End
MH Richardson 38* (81b 7x4) SP Fleming 14* (54b 1x4)

  29.1 Bangar to Richardson, no run, short outside the off stump, plays a
        nice cut shot, but Singh is there once again at point to field the
        ball nicely
  29.2 Bangar to Richardson, no run, short on the line of about off stump
        and defended to the on side of the wicket
  29.3 Bangar to Richardson, no run, full ball, left outside the front
        foot on the off stide
  29.4 Bangar to Richardson, no run, angling the ball across the body,
        getting forward to leave on the front foot
  29.5 Bangar to Richardson, no run
  29.6 Bangar to Richardson, no run, left on the back foot outside the off
        stump

End of over 30 (maiden) New Zealand 70/1 (trail by 91 runs)
SB Bangar 6-2-8-1 - Scoreboard End
SP Fleming 14* (54b 1x4) MH Richardson 38* (87b 7x4)

  30.1 Nehra to Fleming, no run, left outside the off stump
  30.2 Nehra to Fleming, no run, on the back foot, leaving, watching the
        ball cut back in off the seam
  30.3 Nehra to Fleming, FOUR, on the back foot, looking to punch a
        slightly wide one that beats the man at third slip, perhaps should
        have been taken
  30.4 Nehra to Fleming, FOUR, same shot again, alittle more wood on that
        one and this one inside the man at gully
  30.5 Nehra to Fleming, no run, left on teh front fot, getting down low
        and watching the ball
  30.6 Nehra to Fleming, two runs, on the front foot and driven through
        the covers

End of over 31 (10 runs) New Zealand 80/1 (trail by 81 runs)
A Nehra 12-3-33-0 (2nb) - Vance Stand End
MH Richardson 38* (87b 7x4) SP Fleming 24* (60b 3x4)

  31.1 Bangar to Richardson, no run, on the front fot and leaving outside
        the off stump
  31.2 Bangar to Richardson, no run, leaving another ball outside the off
        stump on the front foot
  31.3 Bangar to Richardson, no run, very wide ball outside the off stump,
        Richardson doesn't even think of playing at that one
  31.4 Bangar to Richardson, no run, on the front foot, playing a nice
        straight drive, bounces and Bangar dives to his right, making a
        nice save
  31.5 Bangar to Richardson, one run, on the front foot, looking to
        defend, gets a slight inside edge that goes betwen the batsman and
        the stumps and trickles towards backward square leg
  31.6 Bangar to Fleming, no run, good length left outside the off stump

End of over 32 (1 run) New Zealand 81/1 (trail by 80 runs)
SB Bangar 7-2-9-1 - Scoreboard End
MH Richardson 39* (92b 7x4) SP Fleming 24* (61b 3x4)

  32.1 Nehra to Richardson, no run, on the front foot, looking to push to
        the off side, doesn't get hold of the shot and the ball is
        gathered by the bowler down the wicket
  32.2 Nehra to Richardson, no run, full ball on off stump, lovelly drive,
        but straight to the man at extra cover
  32.3 Nehra to Richardson, no run, gets forward and defends to the off
        side of the pitch
  32.4 Nehra to Richardson, one run
  32.5 Nehra to Fleming, no run, driven off the toes to mid on
  32.6 Nehra to Fleming, no run, crouches forward and leaves early, close
        to the stumps

End of over 33 (1 run) New Zealand 82/1 (trail by 79 runs)
A Nehra 13-3-34-0 (2nb) - Vance Stand End
MH Richardson 40* (96b 7x4) SP Fleming 24* (63b 3x4)

  33.1 Bangar to Richardson, no run, leaves one coming across teh body on
        the back foot
  33.2 Bangar to Richardson, no run
  33.3 Bangar to Richardson, no run, gets forward and watches a good ball
        safely pass
  33.4 Bangar to Richardson, no run, on the back foot, angled way outside
        off stump, seams in but doesn't cause any danger
  33.5 Bangar to Richardson, two runs, inside edge on the front fot, going
        for the second, putting pressure on the man at fine leg, fielder
        crumbles and drops the ball
  33.6 Bangar to Richardson, no run, leaves a good ball outside the off
        stump

End of over 34 (2 runs) New Zealand 84/1 (trail by 77 runs)
SB Bangar 8-2-11-1 - Scoreboard End
SP Fleming 24* (63b 3x4) MH Richardson 42* (102b 7x4)

  34.1 Nehra to Fleming, no run, full and well outside the off stump left
        safely
  34.2 Nehra to Fleming, one run, pushing the ball on the back foot short
        of the covers and taking a good single, well fielded
  34.3 Nehra to Richardson, two runs, on the front foot and gets the ball
        behind square leg, one wonders if that shot was intentional
  34.4 Nehra to Richardson, FOUR, on the back foot and angling the ball
        nicely in the gap between third slip and gully, well places
  34.5 Nehra to Richardson, one run, tries the same shot again, this time
        there is a man at third man to gather the ball
  34.6 Nehra to Fleming, no run, left outside the off stum on the front
        foot, watching the last ball before tea through to the keeper

End of over 35 (8 runs) New Zealand 92/1 (trail by 69 runs)
A Nehra 14-3-42-0 (2nb) - Vance Stand End
MH Richardson 49* (105b 8x4) SP Fleming 25* (66b 3x4)

Match State: Tea - Day 2

       players returning to the field from the tea break
  35.1 Bangar to Richardson, no run, good striaght ball defended on the
        back foot to the the man at mid off
  35.2 Bangar to Richardson, three runs, nice full ball, driven wide of
        mid off, nice shot to bring up the fifty
  35.3 Bangar to Fleming, no run, defends to the off side ont ehback foot
  35.4 Bangar to Fleming, no run, well pitched ball, played off the back
        foot to the off side
  35.5 Bangar to Fleming, no run, tight ball left outside the off stump on
        the front foot
  35.6 Bangar to Fleming, no run

End of over 36 (3 runs) New Zealand 95/1 (trail by 66 runs)
SB Bangar 9-2-14-1 - Scoreboard End
MH Richardson 52* (107b 8x4) SP Fleming 25* (70b 3x4)

  36.1 Khan to Richardson, no run, crouching to avoid a short bouncer
  36.2 Khan to Richardson, no run, defending on the back foot down the
        wicket, played on his toes
  36.3 Khan to Richardson, one run
  36.4 Khan to Fleming, OUT: going forward to play a drive, ball going
        between bat and pad and taking out off stump

       New Zealand 96/2, Partnership of 66
       SP Fleming  b Khan  25 (71b 3x4 0x6)
       MH Richardson 53* (110b 8x4) Z Khan 9.4-2-21-1 (1w)

  36.5 Khan to McMillan, (noball) one run, yorker length delivery played
        off the toes past mid off
  36.5 Khan to Richardson, no run, on the back foot and playing to point
  36.6 Khan to Richardson, no run, defending on the back foot to teh off
        side

End of over 37 (3 runs) New Zealand 98/2 (trail by 63 runs)
Z Khan 10-2-23-1 (1w 1nb) - Vance Stand End
CD McMillan 1* (1b) MH Richardson 53* (112b 8x4)

  37.1 Bangar to McMillan, no run
  37.2 Bangar to McMillan, no run, leaving outside the off stump on the
        front foot, not much room between off stump and the ball
  37.3 Bangar to McMillan, two runs, McMillan runs well to put fine leg
        under pressure
  37.4 Bangar to McMillan, no run, played off the toes to mid on
  37.5 Bangar to McMillan, no run, on the back foot and running the ball
        to backward point
  37.6 Bangar to McMillan, no run, wide outside the off stump, and
        McMillan haning the bat out and trying to drive at one that is far
        too wide, big groan from teh crowd

End of over 38 (2 runs) New Zealand 100/2 (trail by 61 runs)
SB Bangar 10-2-16-1 - Scoreboard End
MH Richardson 53* (112b 8x4) CD McMillan 3* (7b)

  38.1 Khan to Richardson, (noball) no run
  38.1 Khan to Richardson, three runs, played off the hip, well timed,
        pulls up at the rope
  38.2 Khan to McMillan, no run, angling across the body, McMillan defends
        off the pads to the on side of teh pitch
  38.3 Khan to McMillan, no run, defending off the body to the on side
  38.4 Khan to McMillan, no run, full outside the off stump and this time
        Mcmillan chooses to leave on the front foot
  38.5 Khan to McMillan, four runs
  38.6 Khan to McMillan, two runs

End of over 39 (10 runs) New Zealand 110/2 (trail by 51 runs)
Z Khan 11-2-33-1 (1w 2nb) - Vance Stand End
MH Richardson 56* (114b 8x4) CD McMillan 9* (12b)

  39.1 Bangar to Richardson, no run
  39.2 Bangar to Richardson, no run, gets forward to play a nice defensive
        shot down the wicket
  39.3 Bangar to Richardson, one run, on the back foot and pushing in
        front of point for a quick single
  39.4 Bangar to McMillan, OUT: puts the front foot forward, shuffles back
        and is struck on the pad plum in front

       New Zealand 111/3, Partnership of 15
       CD McMillan  lbw b Bangar  9 (13b 0x4 0x6)
       MH Richardson 57* (117b 8x4) SB Bangar 10.4-2-17-2

  39.5 Bangar to Astle, no run, beats a tentative bat on the front foot,
        through to the keeper
  39.6 Bangar to Astle, one run, on the front foot, pushing wide of the
        man at cover adn takes a quick single

End of over 40 (2 runs) New Zealand 112/3 (trail by 49 runs)
SB Bangar 11-2-18-2 - Scoreboard End
NJ Astle 1* (2b) MH Richardson 57* (117b 8x4)

  40.1 Khan to Astle, no run, gets forward and defends to the off side
  40.2 Khan to Astle, legbye: one run, worked off the pads to fine leg
  40.3 Khan to Richardson, no run, gets forwad on the front foot,waits to
        the last possible mooment before leaving the ball
  40.4 Khan to Richardson, one run, full ball and leg stump and flicks it
        away behind square leg for a comfortable single
  40.5 Khan to Astle, no run, full and very wide outside the off stump,
        Astle leaves that on the front foot
  40.6 Khan to Astle, FOUR, full and wide outside the off stump, right
        there in Astle's zone, dispatched through the covers, races away,
        nice shot

End of over 41 (6 runs) New Zealand 118/3 (trail by 43 runs)
Z Khan 12-2-38-1 (1w 2nb) - Vance Stand End
MH Richardson 58* (119b 8x4) NJ Astle 5* (6b 1x4)

  41.1 Bangar to Richardson, no run, pushing off the back foot, played
        inside of mid on who dives to his right to field the ball nicely
  41.2 Bangar to Richardson, no run, gets forward and watches teh ball
        pass outside the off stump
  41.3 Bangar to Richardson, no run, on the front foot and defends to the
        off side of the pitch
  41.4 Bangar to Richardson, no run, good length and watched outside the
        off stump on the front foot
  41.5 Bangar to Richardson, no run, on the front foot, good ball,
        Richardson driving in a high body postition and gathered at mid
        off
  41.6 Bangar to Richardson, no run, left outside the off stump, in a semi
        crouching position

End of over 42 (maiden) New Zealand 118/3 (trail by 43 runs)
SB Bangar 12-3-18-2 - Scoreboard End
NJ Astle 5* (6b 1x4) MH Richardson 58* (125b 8x4)

  42.1 Agarkar to Astle, no run
  42.2 Agarkar to Astle, no run, on the front foot and leaves outside the
        off stump
  42.3 Agarkar to Astle, no run, tries to work the ball off the hips,
        taken on the thigh pad
  42.4 Agarkar to Astle, no run, on the front foot leaving, clips the pad
        on the way through, Indians screaming for teh decision
  42.5 Agarkar to Astle, no run, characteristic puch shot on the back foot
        on his toes to the off side, Singh comes round from point to cover
        to stop the ball
  42.6 Agarkar to Astle, two runs, another trademark Astle drive on the
        back foot, this time beats mid off

End of over 43 (2 runs) New Zealand 120/3 (trail by 41 runs)
AB Agarkar 4-0-13-0 - Vance Stand End
MH Richardson 58* (125b 8x4) NJ Astle 7* (12b 1x4)

  43.1 Bangar to Richardson, no run, drives the ball to the bowler who
        hurls teh ball back at teh stumps and hits, Richardson is back in
        time
  43.2 Bangar to Richardson, no run, short outside the off stump, playing
        the cut shot and missing
  43.3 Bangar to Richardson, no run, lifting the bat and letting one
        through to the keeper
  43.4 Bangar to Richardson, no run, on the front foot and watching the
        ball come across the body
  43.5 Bangar to Richardson, no run, driven off the toes to mid on
  43.6 Bangar to Richardson, no run, on the frontfoot letting the ball
        pass by

End of over 44 (maiden) New Zealand 120/3 (trail by 41 runs)
SB Bangar 13-4-18-2 - Scoreboard End
NJ Astle 7* (12b 1x4) MH Richardson 58* (131b 8x4)

  44.1 Agarkar to Astle, no run, on the front foot and deflecting to the
        off side in a defensive fashion
  44.2 Agarkar to Astle, no run, getting forward, short ball, tempting the
        cut shot, not a thought
  44.3 Agarkar to Astle, no run, good ball outside the off stump and left
        on the front foot
  44.4 Agarkar to Astle, no run, slower ball, at the toes, tries to flick
        it off the pads, can't get hold of teh shot and the bowler
        collects the ball
  44.5 Agarkar to Astle, no run, very short ball, batsman crouches, no
        need to really, passes safely to teh keeper who has to leap into
        teh air
  44.6 Agarkar to Astle, no run, on the back foot, Astle carving the ball
        to back ward point

End of over 45 (maiden) New Zealand 120/3 (trail by 41 runs)
AB Agarkar 5-1-13-0 - Vance Stand End
MH Richardson 58* (131b 8x4) NJ Astle 7* (18b 1x4)

  45.1 Bangar to Richardson, FOUR, on the front foot and driving fine of
        mid off, nice shot
  45.2 Bangar to Richardson, no run
  45.3 Bangar to Richardson, no run
  45.4 Bangar to Richardson, no run, on the front foot and leaving outside
        the off stump
  45.5 Bangar to Richardson, no run, defends on teh back foot to the off
        side of the wicket
  45.6 Bangar to Richardson, no run

End of over 46 (4 runs) New Zealand 124/3 (trail by 37 runs)
SB Bangar 14-4-22-2 - Scoreboard End
NJ Astle 7* (18b 1x4) MH Richardson 62* (137b 9x4)

  46.1 Agarkar to Astle, no run, on the back foot and carving the ball to
        backward point
  46.2 Agarkar to Astle, no run, tucked up getting forwards and plays the
        ball to mid wicket
  46.3 Agarkar to Astle, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, astle
        plays a ranging cut shot behind point
  46.4 Agarkar to Astle, no run, gets forward and defends to teh off side
        of the wicket
  46.5 Agarkar to Astle, no run, getting forward and pushing the ballto
        sqaure leg off the front foot
  46.6 Agarkar to Astle, no run, on the front fot, ball pitching outside
        off, pulls out of the shot half way through the delivery

End of over 47 (4 runs) New Zealand 128/3 (trail by 33 runs)
AB Agarkar 6-1-17-0 - Vance Stand End
MH Richardson 62* (137b 9x4) NJ Astle 11* (24b 2x4)

  47.1 Nehra to Richardson, no run, on the back foot and driving, Singh
        moves to his left and point to gather the ball
  47.2 Nehra to Richardson, no run, left outside the off stump on the
        front foot
  47.3 Nehra to Richardson, no run
  47.4 Nehra to Richardson, one run, short adn pulled through mid wicket,
        didn't quite cotton on to the shot and mid ona is able to come
        round and pick up the ball
  47.5 Nehra to Astle, no run, short on leg stump, tries to pull and can't
        get hold of teh shot, fielded at square leg
  47.6 Nehra to Astle, legbye: FOUR, tries to work the ball off the hips
        and it gets away fine, beats the keeper, just

End of over 48 (5 runs) New Zealand 133/3 (trail by 28 runs)
A Nehra 15-3-43-0 (2nb) - Scoreboard End
MH Richardson 63* (141b 9x4) NJ Astle 11* (26b 2x4)

  48.1 Agarkar to Richardson, no run, on teh back foot defending to the
        off side of the pitch
  48.2 Agarkar to Richardson, no run, on the front foot, runs it off the
        face to back ward point along the ground
  48.3 Agarkar to Richardson, no run, DROPPED, Laxman puts an edge off the
        front foot down at second slip, should have been taken, diving to
        his right, but he had a hand to it
  48.4 Agarkar to Richardson, FOUR, full ball outside the off stump, adn
        driven striaght through mid off, takes a big practice swing and
        looses his bat and it goes flying, hilarious stuff
  48.5 Agarkar to Richardson, no run
  48.6 Agarkar to Richardson, no run, left outside th oeff stum pon the
        fornt foot

End of over 49 (4 runs) New Zealand 137/3 (trail by 24 runs)
AB Agarkar 7-1-21-0 - Vance Stand End
NJ Astle 11* (26b 2x4) MH Richardson 67* (147b 10x4)

  49.1 Nehra to Astle, no run
  49.2 Nehra to Astle, no run, on the front foot and watching the ball
        come past the body
  49.3 Nehra to Astle, no run, cut shot on the back foot, that was going
        and Singh pulls off another brilliant effort at point to toake it
        cleanly diving to his left
  49.4 Nehra to Astle, three runs, full ball on off stump, pushied off the
        front foot through mid off
  49.5 Nehra to Richardson, no run, shuffles on tot eh back foot and
        defends to teh off side
  49.6 Nehra to Richardson, (noball) no run, on the front foot and
        watching the ball safely go through to the keeper, good length
        outside the off stump
  49.6 Nehra to Richardson, no run, on the back foot, leaving outside the
        off stump, well left

End of over 50 (4 runs) New Zealand 141/3 (trail by 20 runs)
A Nehra 16-3-47-0 (3nb) - Scoreboard End
NJ Astle 14* (30b 2x4) MH Richardson 67* (150b 10x4)

  50.1 Agarkar to Astle, FOUR, trademark Astle drive on the back foot,
        point dives and collides slightly with the umpire
  50.2 Agarkar to Astle, no run, tries to play a similar shot, this time
        tucked up a little more by the line and played to extra cover
  50.3 Agarkar to Astle, FOUR, full ball on off stump, Astle just gets the
        front foot forward and plays a majestic drive through vacant mid
        off
  50.4 Agarkar to Astle, no run, drives off the toes and mid on dives to
        his right to field the ball nicely
  50.5 Agarkar to Astle, no run, pushes the ball in front fo point, but
        can't get enough pace on it to beat the man
  50.6 Agarkar to Astle, no run, tucked up on the back foot, defends to
        extra cover

End of over 51 (8 runs) New Zealand 149/3 (trail by 12 runs)
AB Agarkar 8-1-29-0 - Vance Stand End
MH Richardson 67* (150b 10x4) NJ Astle 22* (36b 4x4)

Match State: Drinks

  51.1 Nehra to Richardson, no run
  51.2 Nehra to Richardson, no run, on the front foot and leaving outside
        the off stump
  51.3 Nehra to Richardson, no run, defends on the back foot to teh off
        side
  51.4 Nehra to Richardson, no run, good length ball left outside the off
        stump
  51.5 Nehra to Richardson, no run, leaving well outside the off stump,
        another ball of good length
  51.6 Nehra to Richardson, no run, good bouncer, right at the body and
        Richardson crouches to avoid

End of over 52 (maiden) New Zealand 149/3 (trail by 12 runs)
A Nehra 17-4-47-0 (3nb) - Scoreboard End
NJ Astle 22* (36b 4x4) MH Richardson 67* (156b 10x4)

  52.1 Agarkar to Astle, FOUR, short, on the back foot and pulls through
        the gap at mid wicket, nice loooking shot
  52.2 Agarkar to Astle, three runs, drives throug mid off and runs well
  52.3 Agarkar to Richardson, no run, left outside the off stump, good
        line and length outside the off stump
  52.4 Agarkar to Richardson, no run, on the back foot, plays the ball to
        point in a defensive fashion
  52.5 Agarkar to Richardson, no run, full and left outside the off stump,
        raising the bat
  52.6 Agarkar to Richardson, no run, outside off on the front foot,
        watching the ball pass safely through

End of over 53 (7 runs) New Zealand 156/3 (trail by 5 runs)
AB Agarkar 9-1-36-0 - Vance Stand End
NJ Astle 29* (38b 5x4) MH Richardson 67* (160b 10x4)

  53.1 Harbhajan Singh to Astle, no run, defends
  53.2 Harbhajan Singh to Astle, no run
  53.3 Harbhajan Singh to Astle, no run, on the front foot running the
        ball along the ground to backward point, but can't beat the man
  53.4 Harbhajan Singh to Astle, no run, full and gets forward to defend
        to cover
  53.5 Harbhajan Singh to Astle, no run, strays down the leg side, Astle
        watches it carefully
  53.6 Harbhajan Singh to Astle, no run, on the front foot and the ball
        trickles to the leg side of teh wicket

End of over 54 (maiden) New Zealand 156/3 (trail by 5 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 2-1-5-0 - Scoreboard End
MH Richardson 67* (160b 10x4) NJ Astle 29* (44b 5x4)

  54.1 Ganguly to Richardson, no run, short of a length and pushed to mid
        wicket
  54.2 Ganguly to Richardson, no run
  54.3 Ganguly to Richardson, no run, ful ball outsided the off stump and
        well elft on the front foot
  54.4 Ganguly to Richardson, (noball) no run, full ball left outside the
        off stump, shuffling across the crease
  54.4 Ganguly to Richardson, one run, on the back foot and pushed wide of
        mid on, pressure on the fielder, who can't get the ballback in
        time
  54.5 Ganguly to Astle, no run, on the back foot, trying to drive on the
        off side, can't get hold of the shot
  54.6 Ganguly to Astle, no run, on the backfoot defending to the off side

End of over 55 (2 runs) New Zealand 158/3 (trail by 3 runs)
SC Ganguly 1-0-2-0 (1nb) - Vance Stand End
MH Richardson 68* (165b 10x4) NJ Astle 29* (46b 5x4)

  55.1 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, getting forward and
        defending on the line of about leg stump
  55.2 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, one run, outside off, goes for a cut
        shot, doesn't quite get hold of it, but point chases it
  55.3 Harbhajan Singh to Astle, one run, wide of off stump, cover drive
        through the covers, not much pace on teh ball, taken off by the
        bounce of the ball, thought of a second, sent back
  55.4 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, defends on the front foot,
        little bit messy, but dribbles away on the off side
  55.5 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, bye: FOUR, straying down the leg
        side and beating everyone through to the rope
  55.6 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run

End of over 56 (6 runs) New Zealand 164/3 (lead by 3 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 3-1-7-0 - Scoreboard End
NJ Astle 30* (47b 5x4) MH Richardson 69* (170b 10x4)

  56.1 Ganguly to Astle, FOUR, short of a length, not a bad line and Astle
        manages to work it away behind point
  56.2 Ganguly to Astle, two runs, short and pulled over mid wicket, goes
        up in the air and lands a few meters away from the boundary, and
        almost comes to a stop, doesn't make it to teh rope
  56.3 Ganguly to Astle, no run, bouncer, outside the off stump, not much
        danger, crouches anyway
  56.4 Ganguly to Astle, (noball) no run, left outside the off stump on
        the back foot, playing a cross bat shot
  56.4 Ganguly to Astle, no run, on the back foot, driving to mid off
  56.5 Ganguly to Astle, two runs, on the back foot, playing a classic
        Astle back foot drive, finding the gap between cover and mid off
  56.6 Ganguly to Astle, no run, short outside the off stump, tries the
        same shot this time finding the man at cover

End of over 57 (9 runs) New Zealand 173/3 (lead by 12 runs)
SC Ganguly 2-0-11-0 (2nb) - Vance Stand End
MH Richardson 69* (170b 10x4) NJ Astle 38* (54b 6x4)

  57.1 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, two runs, short outside the off
        stump and cut away behind point, nice looking shot
  57.2 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, defends on the front foot to
        the off side
  57.3 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, on the front foot, left
        outside the off stump
  57.4 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, played behind sq leg
  57.5 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, defends on the front foot to
        the off side
  57.6 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, bye: two runs

End of over 58 (4 runs) New Zealand 177/3 (lead by 16 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 4-1-9-0 - Scoreboard End
NJ Astle 38* (54b 6x4) MH Richardson 71* (176b 10x4)

  58.1 Ganguly to Astle, no run, coming across the batsman, big shout for
        lbw as he is struck on the pad, pitching outside leg
  58.2 Ganguly to Astle, no run, bouncer that passes safely outside the
        off stump
  58.3 Ganguly to Astle, no run, short gets the body and bat up high to
        defend, takes it on the gloves
  58.4 Ganguly to Astle, no run, on his toes pushing to the off side,
        thought of a single, sent back by Richardson
  58.5 Ganguly to Astle, no run, defends on the off side
  58.6 Ganguly to Astle, no run, looking to defend on teh back foot and
        getting the ball away on the on side

End of over 59 (maiden) New Zealand 177/3 (lead by 16 runs)
SC Ganguly 3-1-11-0 (2nb) - Vance Stand End
MH Richardson 71* (176b 10x4) NJ Astle 38* (60b 6x4)

  59.1 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, left outside th eoff stump
        ont he front foot
  59.2 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, reaching forward and the
        turn beats the bat, away fromt he bat
  59.3 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, one run
  59.4 Harbhajan Singh to Astle, no run
       The last over was bowled by Khan not Ganguly
  59.5 Harbhajan Singh to Astle, three runs, short and pulled through mid
        wicket
  59.6 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run

End of over 60 (4 runs) New Zealand 181/3 (lead by 20 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 5-1-13-0 - Scoreboard End
NJ Astle 41* (62b 6x4) MH Richardson 72* (180b 10x4)

  60.1 Khan to Astle, no run
  60.2 Khan to Astle, no run
  60.3 Khan to Astle, OUT:

       New Zealand 181/4, Partnership of 70
       NJ Astle  c Harbhajan Singh b Khan  41 (65b 6x4 0x6)
       MH Richardson 72* (180b 10x4) Z Khan 13.3-3-38-2 (1w 2nb)

  60.4 Khan to Styris, no run
  60.5 Khan to Styris, no run
  60.6 Khan to Styris, no run, good length outside the off stump, plays to
        the off side

End of over 61 (maiden) New Zealand 181/4 (lead by 20 runs)
Z Khan 14-4-38-2 (1w 2nb) - Vance Stand End
MH Richardson 72* (180b 10x4) SB Styris 0* (3b)

  61.1 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, full and defends on the
        front foot down the wicket
  61.2 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, on the front foot and played
        to short square leg
  61.3 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, one run, slightly short outside the
        off stump and pushed away on the back foot behind point
  61.4 Harbhajan Singh to Styris, no run
  61.5 Harbhajan Singh to Styris, OUT: advances down the wicket, misses
        and is caught out

       New Zealand 182/5, Partnership of 1
       SB Styris  st Harbhajan Singh b Harbhajan Singh  0 (5b 0x4 0x6)
       MH Richardson 73* (183b 10x4) Harbhajan Singh 5.5-1-14-1

  61.6 Harbhajan Singh to Oram, no run

End of over 62 (1 run) New Zealand 182/5 (lead by 21 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 6-1-14-1 - Scoreboard End
MH Richardson 73* (183b 10x4) JDP Oram 0* (1b)

  62.1 Khan to Richardson, no run, bouncer, goes to avoid, takes his eyes
        off the ball, pulling out, deflection off the helmet, strick onthe
        helmet
  62.2 Khan to Richardson, one run, played off the hips to behind square
        leg
  62.3 Khan to Oram, legbye: one run, straying on to leg stump and worked
        off the pad behind square leg
       very strong wind comign through now
  62.4 Khan to Richardson, one run, works the ball off the thigh to fine
        leg
  62.5 Khan to Oram, no run, on the front foot, turning the ball to the on
        side, to look for his first test run, denyed by the umpire with a
        leg bye at the other end
  62.6 Khan to Oram, no run, bouncer on the line of off stump, crouches to
        avoid

End of over 63 (3 runs) New Zealand 185/5 (lead by 24 runs)
Z Khan 15-4-40-2 (1w 2nb) - Vance Stand End
MH Richardson 75* (186b 10x4) JDP Oram 0* (4b)

  63.1 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, defends to the on side on
        the back foot
  63.2 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, left outside the off stump
        on the front foot
  63.3 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, well outside off and turning
        away, left on the front foot
  63.4 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, one run, straying down the leg side
        and played to fine leg along the ground
  63.5 Harbhajan Singh to Oram, OUT: not a goo dshot to play to Harbhajan,
        looking to pad away, getting a long way down, didn't offer a shot,
        some conjecture as to the line but he is gone all the same, at
        least the umpire is being consistent

       New Zealand 186/6, Partnership of 4
       JDP Oram  lbw b Harbhajan Singh  0 (5b 0x4 0x6)
       MH Richardson 76* (190b 10x4) Harbhajan Singh 6.5-1-15-2

  63.6 Harbhajan Singh to Hart, no run, on the front foot, running the
        ball to second slip on the ground

End of over 64 (1 run) New Zealand 186/6 (lead by 25 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 7-1-15-2 - Scoreboard End
MH Richardson 76* (190b 10x4) RG Hart 0* (1b)

  64.1 Khan to Richardson, no run, on the crease, leaving and seaming back
        in
  64.2 Khan to Richardson, one run, played off the hip to square leg
  64.3 Khan to Hart, no run, full yorker lenght delivery, played off the
        toes to the on side
  64.4 Khan to Hart, no run, bouncer just outside the line of off stump,
        ducks to leave
  64.5 Khan to Hart, no run, full ball outside the off stump and left
  64.6 Khan to Hart, no run, presenting a straight bat and the ball beats
        it

End of over 65 (1 run) New Zealand 187/6 (lead by 26 runs)
Z Khan 16-4-41-2 (1w 2nb) - Vance Stand End
MH Richardson 77* (192b 10x4) RG Hart 0* (5b)

  65.1 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, one run
  65.2 Harbhajan Singh to Hart, no run
  65.3 Harbhajan Singh to Hart, no run
  65.4 Harbhajan Singh to Hart, no run
  65.5 Harbhajan Singh to Hart, no run, padding away outside the off stump
        on the front foot
       wind is gushing through, shifting the sight screen, the covers have
        almost gone and the fins on the sight screen that rutn to reveal
        an advertisment have amost spun right around
  65.6 Harbhajan Singh to Hart, no run

End of over 66 (1 run) New Zealand 188/6 (lead by 27 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 8-1-16-2 - Scoreboard End
MH Richardson 78* (193b 10x4) RG Hart 0* (10b)

  66.1 Khan to Richardson, one run, worked off the pad to fine leg
  66.2 Khan to Hart, no run, shuffling across the crease, presenting a
        bat, and the edge is beaten
  66.3 Khan to Hart, no run, letting the ball come across teh body and
        wathing it through to the keeper
  66.4 Khan to Hart, no run, defends on the back foot to the on side of
        the wicket
  66.5 Khan to Hart, no run, shuffles across the crease with the line of
        the ball and raises the bat to watch the ball go past
  66.6 Khan to Hart, no run, bouncer passing harmlessly over the batsman's
        head

End of over 67 (1 run) New Zealand 189/6 (lead by 28 runs)
Z Khan 17-4-42-2 (1w 2nb) - Vance Stand End
MH Richardson 79* (194b 10x4) RG Hart 0* (15b)

  67.1 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, defends on the front foot,
        down the wicket to the bowler
  67.2 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, legbye: two runs, straying down the
        leg side and off the pads, beating the keeper, deep backward
        square having to tidy up
  67.3 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, two runs, similar occurance, this
        tiem off the bad, and a harder chase for deep backward square leg
  67.4 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, looking to sweep perhaps,
        pulls out to defend off the crease
  67.5 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, defends to the on side of
        teh pitch
  67.6 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, gets forward to defend to
        the off side

End of over 68 (4 runs) New Zealand 193/6 (lead by 32 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 9-1-18-2 - Scoreboard End
RG Hart 0* (15b) MH Richardson 81* (200b 10x4)

  68.1 Nehra to Hart, no run, shuffles across the crease to watch teh ball
        go past
  68.2 Nehra to Hart, no run, defends on the back foot down the wicket
        towards the off side slightly
  68.3 Nehra to Hart, no run, struck on the pad, appeal from behind the
        stumps, left armer, pitching outside the leg stump
  68.4 Nehra to Hart, no run, getting forward and leaving outside the off
        stump
  68.5 Nehra to Hart, no run, gets forward and watches the ball past his
        body
  68.6 Nehra to Hart, one run, shuffling across the crease and pushing the
        ball off the pads through mid wicket

End of over 69 (1 run) New Zealand 194/6 (lead by 33 runs)
A Nehra 18-4-48-0 (3nb) - Vance Stand End
RG Hart 1* (21b) MH Richardson 81* (200b 10x4)

  69.1 Harbhajan Singh to Hart, no run, pops the ball behind short square
        leg off the front foot
  69.2 Harbhajan Singh to Hart, no run, well wide of the off stump and
        left
  69.3 Harbhajan Singh to Hart, no run, again well wide of the off stump,
        searching with the front foot and leaving
  69.4 Harbhajan Singh to Hart, three runs, on the back foot and pushing
        the ball past slip to vacant third man
  69.5 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, pitches well outside leg and
        Richardson pads the ball away
  69.6 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, homing in on middle stump, ,
        Richardson gets forward and defends

End of over 70 (3 runs) New Zealand 197/6 (lead by 36 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 10-1-21-2 - Scoreboard End
RG Hart 4* (25b) MH Richardson 81* (202b 10x4)

  70.1 Nehra to Hart, no run, full and Hart reaches out on the front foot,
        plays and misses
  70.2 Nehra to Hart, two runs, pushes off the pad behind square leg, nice
        shot
  70.3 Nehra to Hart, no run, shuffles across the crease and watches the
        ball go through to the keeper
  70.4 Nehra to Hart, no run, moves the front foot across the crease and
        watches the ball go through
  70.5 Nehra to Hart, no run, left outside the off stump
  70.6 Nehra to Hart, no run, again just shuffling across the crease and
        watching the ball go through

End of over 71 (2 runs) New Zealand 199/6 (lead by 38 runs)
A Nehra 19-4-50-0 (3nb) - Vance Stand End
MH Richardson 81* (202b 10x4) RG Hart 6* (31b)

  71.1 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, getting forward and leaving
        outside the off stump
  71.2 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, on the front foot defending
        to the off side
  71.3 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, perhpas looking to work the
        ball on the on side, on the front foot, deciding to guide teh ball
        to point
  71.4 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, getting forward to teh ball
        and guiding it to the off side safely
  71.5 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, one run, on the front foot working
        the ball through square leg
  71.6 Harbhajan Singh to Hart, no run, on the front fot, working the ball
        behind slip, fielder in to attack the ball

End of over 72 (1 run) New Zealand 200/6 (lead by 39 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 11-1-22-2 - Scoreboard End
MH Richardson 82* (207b 10x4) RG Hart 6* (32b)

  72.1 Bangar to Richardson, no run, bouncer over the head of Richardson
  72.2 Bangar to Richardson, one run, on the back foot and dabs the ball
        to the on side
  72.3 Bangar to Hart, no run, shifting the front foot across the crease
        and watching the ball through to the keeper
  72.4 Bangar to Hart, no run, on the front fot and pushing to mid on
  72.5 Bangar to Hart, no run, good length on off stump, gets right
        forward and defends down the wicket
  72.6 Bangar to Hart, no run, shuffling across and leaving outside off

End of over 73 (1 run) New Zealand 201/6 (lead by 40 runs)
SB Bangar 15-4-23-2 - Vance Stand End
MH Richardson 83* (209b 10x4) RG Hart 6* (36b)

  73.1 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, on the front foot leaving
        outside the off stump
  73.2 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, defends on the front foot on
        the line of about off stump
  73.3 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, defends on the crease,
        totally kills the ball and goes no where
  73.4 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, on the front foot outside
        off stump, leaving
       brinign fielders in clse in an effort to get a wicket before stumps
  73.5 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, on the front fot, working
        the ball behind square leg
  73.6 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run

End of over 74 (maiden) New Zealand 201/6 (lead by 40 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 12-2-22-2 - Scoreboard End
RG Hart 6* (36b) MH Richardson 83* (215b 10x4)

  74.1 Khan to Hart, no run, good ball outside the off stump, left on the
        back foot, shuffling across teh crease
  74.2 Khan to Hart, no run, shuffling across, not looking to play, almost
        taken in the mid rift
  74.3 Khan to Hart, no run, shuffles across with the ball and leaves it
        outside the off stump
  74.4 Khan to Hart, no run, leaves a ball outside off swinging in
        slightly
  74.5 Khan to Hart, no run
  74.6 Khan to Hart, OUT: looking to get forward, ball coming in and
        cutting in off the seam, struck reasonably high on the pad, but
        given all the same

       New Zealand 201/7, Partnership of 15
       RG Hart  lbw b Khan  6 (42b 0x4 0x6)

End of over 75 (maiden) New Zealand 201/7 (lead by 40 runs)
Z Khan 18-5-42-3 (1w 2nb) - Vance Stand End
MH Richardson 83* (215b 10x4) 

  75.1 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run
  75.2 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run
  75.3 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, on the front foot, defending
        down the pitch
  75.4 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, looking to play off the
        pads, can't get it away
  75.5 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run
  75.6 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, on the front foot and played
        square of the wicket

End of over 76 (maiden) New Zealand 201/7 (lead by 40 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 13-3-22-2 - Scoreboard End
DL Vettori 0* (0b) MH Richardson 83* (221b 10x4)

Match State: Stumps - Day 2

       This game still hangs in the balance, India able to work through
        the New Zealand middle order.
       Meanwhile Richardson has been able to soldier on through to 83 not
        out at stumps.
       While New Zealand perhaps have their noses in front, the game is by
        no means over going into the third day.
       Be sure to join us tomorrow for day three of the first National
        Bank Series Test.
       Welcome to a glorius morning at the Basin Reserve, where we are
        sure of getting under way on time.
       The only blemish at the moment is the stiff northerly breeze coming
        through the ground, but nothing threatening the start of the
        cricket is about.
       No over-night rain to speak of, only a strong wind to help dry and
        keep the ground dry.
       With 105 overs to be bowled today, we are in for a lot of cricket,
        one can only hope that this wide does not bring in any inclement
        weather.
       Sorry, one can only hope this wind does not bring inclement
        weather.
  76.1 Khan to Vettori, no run, good full ball left outside the off stump
        on the front foot
  76.2 Khan to Vettori, no run, fuller ball, getting on the front foot,
        mis hitting through mid wicket, thinks of a run, sent back by
        Richardson, not enough pace on the ball to beat square leg
  76.3 Khan to Vettori, no run, short pitched delivery, Vettori goes down
        to evade the ball
  76.4 Khan to Vettori, no run, good length, perhaps a little too wide,
        Vettori just watches teh ball go past safely to the keeper
  76.5 Khan to Vettori, three runs, full and nicely played off the toes
        trough vacant mid wicket, Vettori turns and runs hard for the
        third
  76.6 Khan to Richardson, no run, nice length outside off stump,
        Richardson is on the front foot watching the ball pass

End of over 77 (3 runs) New Zealand 204/7 (lead by 43 runs)
Z Khan 19-5-45-3 (1w 2nb) - Vance Stand End
DL Vettori 3* (5b) MH Richardson 83* (222b 10x4)

  77.1 Harbhajan Singh to Vettori, no run, defended on the leg stump on
        the front foot
  77.2 Harbhajan Singh to Vettori, two runs, Vettori works with a little
        bit of width and a slightly short length ball and works it away
        nicely behind point
  77.3 Harbhajan Singh to Vettori, no run, shuffles across and plays the
        ball off the toes to mid wicket
  77.4 Harbhajan Singh to Vettori, no run, coming into Vettori's body off
        the leg side and defends down the wicket on the back foot
  77.5 Harbhajan Singh to Vettori, no run, getting forwards and watching
        the ball outsided the off stump
  77.6 Harbhajan Singh to Vettori, no run, gets right forward on the front
        foot and defends to the off side

End of over 78 (2 runs) New Zealand 206/7 (lead by 45 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 14-3-24-2 - Scoreboard End
MH Richardson 83* (222b 10x4) DL Vettori 5* (11b)

  78.1 Khan to Richardson, no run, on the front foot, opening the face of
        the bat, trying to work it behind point, can't quite get the angle
        that he is trying to work and point takes it nicely
  78.2 Khan to Richardson, no run, on the front foot, Richardson trying to
        work the ball on to the on side, bruskes the pad, big shout, too
        much wood sound
  78.3 Khan to Richardson, no run, on the front foot, leaving outside the
        off stump
  78.4 Khan to Richardson, no run, pushing on the back foot to the off
        side
  78.5 Khan to Richardson, no run, gets forward to one short of a length,
        beats the bat, good ball
  78.6 Khan to Richardson, legbye: one run, tries to work the ball off the
        pads down to fine leg

End of over 79 (1 run, maiden) New Zealand 207/7 (lead by 46 runs)
Z Khan 20-6-45-3 (1w 2nb) - Vance Stand End
MH Richardson 83* (228b 10x4) DL Vettori 5* (11b)

  79.1 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, defends on the front foot to
        the off side
  79.2 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, Dropped by Dravid at slip
        and on to the helmet
  79.3 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run
  79.4 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run
  79.5 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run
  79.6 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run

End of over 80 (5 runs, maiden) New Zealand 212/7 (lead by 51 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 15-4-24-2 - Scoreboard End
DL Vettori 5* (11b) MH Richardson 83* (234b 10x4)

  80.1 Khan to Vettori, no run
  80.2 Khan to Vettori, no run
  80.3 Khan to Vettori, one run
  80.4 Khan to Richardson, no run
  80.5 Khan to Richardson, three runs
  80.6 Khan to Vettori, no run

End of over 81 (4 runs) New Zealand 216/7 (lead by 55 runs)
Z Khan 21-6-49-3 (1w 2nb) - Vance Stand End
MH Richardson 86* (236b 10x4) DL Vettori 6* (15b)

  81.1 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, gets forward and leaves
        outside the off stump
  81.2 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, on the front foot, defending
        to the off side
  81.3 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, one run, strays on to the leg side,
        on the front foot pushing wide of mid wicket
  81.4 Harbhajan Singh to Vettori, no run, right in there at the toes,
        defends off the crease on the back fot
  81.5 Harbhajan Singh to Vettori, no run, tries to work one away down the
        leg side, can't get hold of the shot
  81.6 Harbhajan Singh to Vettori, no run, on the front foot, leaving
        outside the off stump

End of over 82 (1 run) New Zealand 217/7 (lead by 56 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 16-4-25-2 - Scoreboard End
MH Richardson 87* (239b 10x4) DL Vettori 6* (18b)

  82.1 Agarkar to Richardson, wide: no run, very full and very wide of off
        stump
  82.1 Agarkar to Richardson, one run, worked off the pads to fine leg
  82.2 Agarkar to Vettori, no run, worked to the off side on the back foot
  82.3 Agarkar to Vettori, no run, worked off the thigh to square leg
  82.4 Agarkar to Vettori, one run, flicked off the pads to mid wicket and
        takes off for a quick single
  82.5 Agarkar to Richardson, no run, sharp bouncer, batsman picks it
        early and ducks
  82.6 Agarkar to Richardson, no run, on the back foot and defends to mid
        off, cover races in to pick up the ball

End of over 83 (3 runs) New Zealand 220/7 (lead by 59 runs)
AB Agarkar 10-1-39-0 (1w) - Vance Stand End
DL Vettori 7* (21b) MH Richardson 88* (242b 10x4)

  83.1 Harbhajan Singh to Vettori, no run, on the front foot, played to
        the off side
  83.2 Harbhajan Singh to Vettori, two runs, dabbing it behind point,
        short on or about off stump and flicked away, nice shot
  83.3 Harbhajan Singh to Vettori, FOUR, straying down the leg side,
        Vettori works it off the pad nicely, gets it away fine and deep sq
        leg can't get there in time as the ball slows up and goes over the
        rope
  83.4 Harbhajan Singh to Vettori, one run, short outisde off, Vettori
        cuts it away to the cover sweeper
  83.5 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, well pitched ball, defends
        on the front foot to the on side of the wicket
  83.6 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, one run, straying down leg and
        Richardson is able to play at that on the back foot with a
        straight bat, pushing the ball to deep backward square for an easy
        single

End of over 84 (8 runs) New Zealand 228/7 (lead by 67 runs)
Harbhajan Singh 17-4-33-2 - Scoreboard End
MH Richardson 89* (244b 10x4) DL Vettori 14* (25b 1x4)

  84.1 Khan to Richardson, OUT:

       New Zealand 228/8, Partnership of 27
       MH Richardson  lbw b Khan  89 (245b 10x4 0x6)
       DL Vettori 14* (25b 1x4) Z Khan 21.1-6-49-4 (1w 2nb)

  84.2 Khan to Tuffey, no run
  84.3 Khan to Tuffey, no run
  84.4 Khan to Tuffey, no run
  84.5 Khan to Tuffey, no run
  84.6 Khan to Tuffey, no run

End of over 85 (maiden) New Zealand 228/8 (lead by 67 runs)
Z Khan 22-7-49-4 (1w 2nb) - Vance Stand End
DL Vettori 14* (25b 1x4) DR Tuffey 0* (5b)

  85.1 Agarkar to Vettori, FOUR, crouches and lays a glorius drive on the
        front foot, mid off doesn't hbae a chance
  85.2 Agarkar to Vettori, two runs, played to the off side nicely
  85.3 Agarkar to Vettori, no run
  85.4 Agarkar to Vettori, no run
  85.5 Agarkar to Vettori, no run
  85.6 Agarkar to Vettori, no run

End of over 86 (6 runs) New Zealand 234/8 (lead by 73 runs)
AB Agarkar 11-1-45-0 (1w) - Scoreboard End
DR Tuffey 0* (5b) DL Vettori 20* (31b 2x4)

  86.1 Khan to Tuffey, no run, short ball, well over the batsman's head
  86.2 Khan to Tuffey, no run, wide outside the off stump, down on one
        knee going for a cover drive, plays and misses
  86.3 Khan to Tuffey, no run, going to defend on the back foot and can't
        get hold of the shot, the ball dies and drops to the ground
  86.4 Khan to Tuffey, no run, well outside the off stump, this time
        Tuffey leaves, full and wide of the off stump
  86.5 Khan to Tuffey, no run, outside off and left
  86.6 Khan to Tuffey, no run, full ball swinging in outside the off
        stump, playing a half hearted drive

End of over 87 (maiden) New Zealand 234/8 (lead by 73 runs)
Z Khan 23-8-49-4 (1w 2nb) - Vance Stand End
DL Vettori 20* (31b 2x4) DR Tuffey 0* (11b)

  87.1 Agarkar to Vettori, no run, short of a length on the leg stump,
        plays a pull shot straight to square leg
  87.2 Agarkar to Vettori, one run, on the back foot and punching it jsut
        wide of point for a good quick single
  87.3 Agarkar to Tuffey, no run, on the back foot, defending with an
        angled bat and playing to extra cover
  87.4 Agarkar to Tuffey, no run, on the front foot nad watching the ball
        outside th eoff stump
  87.5 Agarkar to Tuffey, no run
  87.6 Agarkar to Tuffey, one run, on the front foot, pushing to mid
        wicket to get off the mark

End of over 88 (2 runs) New Zealand 236/8 (lead by 75 runs)
AB Agarkar 12-1-47-0 (1w) - Scoreboard End
DR Tuffey 1* (15b) DL Vettori 21* (33b 2x4)

  88.1 Khan to Tuffey, no run, good ball, swinging out, full and beating
        the bat on the back foot
  88.2 Khan to Tuffey, no run, good ball, full and attacking the off
        stump, Tuffey equal to the task and defends on teh front foot
  88.3 Khan to Tuffey, one run, another good ball, moving in to the
        stumps, tuffey plays to mid wicket on the front fot and hurries
        through, well fielded ant Tuffey forced to dive to make his ground
  88.4 Khan to Vettori, OUT: good ball, short outside the off stump,
        Vettori goes to play a shot outside the off stump in a defensive
        fashion and gets the edge through to the keeper

       New Zealand 237/9, Partnership of 9
       DL Vettori  c Patel b Khan  21 (34b 2x4 0x6)
       DR Tuffey 2* (18b) Z Khan 23.4-8-50-5 (1w 2nb)

  88.5 Khan to Bond, (noball) no run, full and right up at the toes, hit
        on the pads, perhaps an labw opportunity, but we will never know
  88.5 Khan to Bond, no run, on the back foot, checking the shot and
        leaving through to the keeper
  88.6 Khan to Bond, no run, on the front foot, big shout, despearte shout
        fromt he bowler, a little too late though, pitching outside the
        leg stump

End of over 89 (2 runs) New Zealand 238/9 (lead by 77 runs)
Z Khan 24-8-51-5 (1w 3nb) - Vance Stand End
DR Tuffey 2* (18b) SE Bond 0* (3b)

  89.1 Agarkar to Tuffey, one run
  89.2 Agarkar to Bond, one run, on the front foot and a thick edge to
        third man
  89.3 Agarkar to Tuffey, FOUR, lovelly shot, driven off the toes through
        mid on, generates mcuh applause
  89.4 Agarkar to Tuffey, no run
  89.5 Agarkar to Tuffey, no run, left outside the off stump on the back
        foot
  89.6 Agarkar to Tuffey, one run, short ball, looks to try and tuck
        himself out of the way, ball hits the bat and pops up, gully
        rushes and and dives, but can't quite get there in time

End of over 90 (7 runs) New Zealand 245/9 (lead by 84 runs)
AB Agarkar 13-1-54-0 (1w) - Scoreboard End
DR Tuffey 8* (23b 1x4) SE Bond 1* (4b)

  90.1 Khan to Tuffey, no run, on the front foot, plays and misses outside
        the off stump
  90.2 Khan to Tuffey, no run, on the front foot, looking to defend beats
        the bat
  90.3 Khan to Tuffey, one run, full outside the off stump, goes to play a
        drive and plays the ball straight in to the ground, doesn't quite
        get hold of the shot
  90.4 Khan to Bond, no run, full and tries to drive off the crease, hits
        the toes of the bat and can't generate any power
  90.5 Khan to Bond, one run, on the back foot, dropping the ball short on
        the off side, well ran and the man at point has to rush in and
        collect the ball
  90.6 Khan to Tuffey, no run, bouncer, Tuffey evades easily by crouching

End of over 91 (2 runs) New Zealand 247/9 (lead by 86 runs)
Z Khan 25-8-53-5 (1w 3nb) - Vance Stand End
SE Bond 2* (6b) DR Tuffey 9* (27b 1x4)

  91.1 Agarkar to Bond, OUT: looking to take a swing outside the off
        stump, all he gets is a edge back on to off stump and that is the
        end of the innings

       New Zealand 247/10, Partnership of 10
       SE Bond  b Agarkar  2 (7b 0x4 0x6)
       DR Tuffey 9* (27b 1x4) AB Agarkar 13.1-1-54-1 (1w)

Match State: Innings Break

   0.1 Bond to Bangar, no run, well wide of the off stump and left on the
        back foot, shuffling across the crease
   0.2 Bond to Bangar, no run, on the back foot just watching the ball
        safely go past
   0.3 Bond to Bangar, no run, on the back foot, short of a length and
        defends to the off side of the wicket
   0.4 Bond to Bangar, no run, nice tight line outside the off stump,
        Bangar sits back and watches it safely past
   0.5 Bond to Bangar, no run, fuller outside off stump, Bangar reaches
        forward on the front foot and defends to the off side
   0.6 Bond to Bangar, no run, tight line and length, Bangar defending off
        the crease to the off side of the wicket

End of over 1 (maiden) India 0/0 (trail by 86 runs)
SE Bond 1-1-0-0 - Vance Stand End
V Sehwag 0* (0b) SB Bangar 0* (6b)

   1.1 Tuffey to Sehwag, no run, getting slightly forward, not much foot
        work, gets an edge that runs along the ground to Vincent at third
        slip, does well to stop it, a lot of pace on the ball
   1.2 Tuffey to Sehwag, no run, some excitment in the cordon as the ball
        is edged into the pad and goes to square leg
   1.3 Tuffey to Sehwag, no run, shuffling across the crease, ball beats
        the bat outside the off stump, perhaps not looking to play at the
        last minute
   1.4 Tuffey to Sehwag, no run, leaving outside the off stump
   1.5 Tuffey to Sehwag, no run, similar ball, on the back foot beating
        the bat , but Sehwag looks to be pulling out at the last minute
   1.6 Tuffey to Sehwag, no run, down the leg side, that deffenately came
        off something, looked like thigh pad and well taken by Hart

End of over 2 (maiden) India 0/0 (trail by 86 runs)
DR Tuffey 1-1-0-0 - Scoreboard End
SB Bangar 0* (6b) V Sehwag 0* (6b)

   2.1 Bond to Bangar, no run, shuffles across the crease and looks to
        play behind square leg
   2.2 Bond to Bangar, no run, left outside the off stump on the back foot
   2.3 Bond to Bangar, no run, full ball left outside the off stump
   2.4 Bond to Bangar, no run, full on off stump and defends on the front
        foot to the off side of the wicket
   2.5 Bond to Bangar, one run, full ball, and Bangar opens the face of
        the bat up nicely, bounces the ball past the diving hands of the
        man at point
   2.6 Bond to Sehwag, no run, playing the ball on the back foot, trying
        to carve the ball away, one bounce to gully

End of over 3 (1 run) India 1/0 (trail by 85 runs)
SE Bond 2-1-1-0 - Vance Stand End
SB Bangar 1* (11b) V Sehwag 0* (7b)

   3.1 Tuffey to Bangar, FOUR, full at the pads, Bangar just walks across
        teh crease and plays it nicely through vacant mid wicket
   3.2 Tuffey to Bangar, no run, defends off the back foot, looks to get
        it to the on side, not getting hold of the shot
   3.3 Tuffey to Bangar, no run, on the back foot, edged to the ground,
        gully dives to his left and does well to field the ball
   3.4 Tuffey to Bangar, no run, on the back foot, ball cutting back in
        slightly off the seam, watching the ball pass the off stump safely
   3.5 Tuffey to Bangar, one run, shuffles across the crease and plays the
        ball down to fine leg comfortably for a single
   3.6 Tuffey to Sehwag, no run, on the back foot, looking to defend and
        beating the bat

End of over 4 (5 runs) India 6/0 (trail by 80 runs)
DR Tuffey 2-1-5-0 - Scoreboard End
SB Bangar 6* (16b 1x4) V Sehwag 0* (8b)

   4.1 Bond to Bangar, no run, on the front foot and just simply watching
        the ball safely pass through to the keeper
   4.2 Bond to Bangar, no run, on the back foot and opening the face,
        playing safely to gully
   4.3 Bond to Bangar, no run, outside off and leaving on the back foot
   4.4 Bond to Bangar, no run, getting the front foot across the crease
        and leaving
   4.5 Bond to Bangar, no run, getting slightly forward and defending to
        the off side
   4.6 Bond to Bangar, no run

End of over 5 (maiden) India 6/0 (trail by 80 runs)
SE Bond 3-2-1-0 - Vance Stand End
V Sehwag 0* (8b) SB Bangar 6* (22b 1x4)

   5.1 Tuffey to Sehwag, two runs
   5.2 Tuffey to Sehwag, FOUR
   5.3 Tuffey to Sehwag, two runs
   5.4 Tuffey to Sehwag, no run
   5.5 Tuffey to Sehwag, FOUR, short outside the off stump and cut away
        behind point, lovelly shot, played with skill and elegance
   5.6 Tuffey to Sehwag, no run, looking to work the ball off the pads on
        the crease, doesn't get hold of the shot, ball dies away on the on
        side of the pitch

End of over 6 (12 runs) India 18/0 (trail by 68 runs)
DR Tuffey 3-1-17-0 - Scoreboard End
SB Bangar 6* (22b 1x4) V Sehwag 12* (14b 2x4)

   6.1 Bond to Bangar, no run, good ball, on or about the line of off
        stump, Bangar on to the back foot and defends to teh off side
   6.2 Bond to Bangar, two runs, full toss outside the off stump,
        attempted bouncer, Bangar just plants teh front foot out to teh
        ball, opens the face and runs it past gully
   6.3 Bond to Bangar, no run, reaching out onf the front foot, not off
        the meat of the bat and played to the off side of teh pitch
   6.4 Bond to Bangar, no run, ball well pitched bangar shuffles across
        the crease and chooses to leave the ball half way through the
        delivery
   6.5 Bond to Bangar, three runs, full on or about off stump and driven
        through vacant mid off, McMillan has to chase from cover, werll
        ran by the Indian pair for the third
   6.6 Bond to Sehwag, OUT: shuffles back on to the crease and struck on
        the pads flush in front of the stumps, perhaps height the only
        issue, but given

       India 23/1, Partnership of 23
       V Sehwag  lbw b Bond  12 (15b 2x4 0x6)

End of over 7 (5 runs) India 23/1 (trail by 63 runs)
SE Bond 4-2-6-1 - Vance Stand End
SB Bangar 11* (27b 1x4) 

   7.1 Oram to Bangar, one run, played behind point on the back foot, Bond
        rushes up from third man
   7.2 Oram to Dravid, no run, short of a length and at the body, Dravid
        defends on the cack foot to the on side of the pitch
   7.3 Oram to Dravid, no run, good line and lenght on about off stump,
        forced to defend to the on side of the pitch
   7.4 Oram to Dravid, no run, gets the bat high in the air to play a
        defensive shot to the on side of the wicket
   7.5 Oram to Dravid, no run, on the back foot, defending just outside
        the line of off stump to the off side where Tuffey wait for it at
        mid off, all gentle stuff really
   7.6 Oram to Dravid, no run, again defending high off the body towards
        mid on

End of over 8 (1 run) India 24/1 (trail by 62 runs)
JDP Oram 1-0-1-0 - Scoreboard End
SB Bangar 12* (28b 1x4) R Dravid 0* (5b)

   8.1 Bond to Bangar, no run, shuffling and defending to the off side
   8.2 Bond to Bangar, no run, gets the front foot across to meet the
        pitch of the ball and defend to McMillan at cover
   8.3 Bond to Bangar, no run, on the back foot, defends the ball straight
        to the ground outside the off stump
   8.4 Bond to Bangar, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump, perhaps
        of driving length, chooses to let it through
   8.5 Bond to Bangar, no run, good bouncer, batsman has to take immediate
        actions
   8.6 Bond to Bangar, no run

End of over 9 (maiden) India 24/1 (trail by 62 runs)
SE Bond 5-3-6-1 - Vance Stand End
R Dravid 0* (5b) SB Bangar 12* (34b 1x4)

   9.1 Oram to Dravid, no run, on the back foot and playd to point
   9.2 Oram to Dravid, no run, shuffles forward to play a defensive shot,
        beats the bat and a groan from the crowd
   9.3 Oram to Dravid, no run, on the front foot adn played to mid on
   9.4 Oram to Dravid, no run, left outside the off stump
   9.5 Oram to Dravid, no run, on the back foot, shuffling across the
        crease and left outside the off stump
   9.6 Oram to Dravid, FOUR, full outside the off stump, Dravid juct
        crouches and crunches it through the covers, beating the diving
        hand of the man at extar cover, teh ball almost pulls up as it
        reaches the practice wicket and just manages to touch the rop e
        and pop up

End of over 10 (4 runs) India 28/1 (trail by 58 runs)
JDP Oram 2-0-5-0 - Scoreboard End
SB Bangar 12* (34b 1x4) R Dravid 4* (11b 1x4)

  10.1 Bond to Bangar, no run, on the back foot and defendig to the off
        side of the wicket
  10.2 Bond to Bangar, no run, good length outside the off stump, raises
        the bat and lets the ball through safely
  10.3 Bond to Bangar, no run, short of a length outside the off stump,
        front foot slightly forward, raises the bat to leave the ball
  10.4 Bond to Bangar, no run, plays that defensive shot as he has often
        now, defending the ball to the ground, looks like he is pulling
        out of the shot at the last minute
  10.5 Bond to Bangar, no run, on the front foot, lets the ball through to
        the keeper
  10.6 Bond to Bangar, no run, gets the front foot across the crease,
        outside the off stump, hits teh pad on the way through, big shout
        to umpire De Silva, but that is well outside teh off stump

End of over 11 (maiden) India 28/1 (trail by 58 runs)
SE Bond 6-4-6-1 - Vance Stand End
R Dravid 4* (11b 1x4) SB Bangar 12* (40b 1x4)

  11.1 Oram to Dravid, three runs
  11.2 Oram to Bangar, no run
  11.3 Oram to Bangar, no run, on the front foot, thick edge to backward
        point
  11.4 Oram to Bangar, no run, getting forward on the front foot and
        defends to teh off sdie
  11.5 Oram to Bangar, no run, tucked up and defends to the on side
  11.6 Oram to Bangar, OUT: getting forward, struck on teh pad, then
        extending his foot, given

       India 31/2, Partnership of 8
       SB Bangar  lbw b Oram  12 (45b 1x4 0x6)

End of over 12 (3 runs) India 31/2 (trail by 55 runs)
JDP Oram 3-0-8-1 - Scoreboard End
R Dravid 7* (12b 1x4) 

  12.1 Bond to Dravid, no run, left outside the off stump
  12.2 Bond to Dravid, OUT: brillian ball, swining in to off stump, Dravid
        going for the big drive, adn straight between bat and pad, taking
        out the off stump

       India 31/3, Partnership of 0
       R Dravid  b Bond  7 (14b 1x4 0x6)
       SR Tendulkar 0* (0b) SE Bond 6.2-4-6-2

  12.3 Bond to Ganguly, two runs, tucked up by one on legt stump and
        worked to deep backward square
  12.4 Bond to Ganguly, no run, ball full on off, opening the face, tuffey
        at second gully diving to his left and getting the ball in
        quickly, dinishing Ganguly's desire for a single
  12.5 Bond to Ganguly, OUT: playing outisde the off stump on the back
        foot and getting the edge to the keeper

       India 33/4, Partnership of 2
       SC Ganguly  c Hart b Bond  2 (3b 0x4 0x6)
       SR Tendulkar 0* (0b) SE Bond 6.5-4-8-3

       Indai in deep trouble
  12.6 Bond to Laxman, no run, left outside the off stump on teh back foot

End of over 13 (2 runs) India 33/4 (trail by 53 runs)
SE Bond 7-4-8-3 - Vance Stand End
SR Tendulkar 0* (0b) VVS Laxman 0* (1b)

       the crown applaud Bond at teh end of that over, two wicket and two
        runs from it
       after all that Tendulkar is to face his first ball
  13.1 Oram to Tendulkar, no run, shuffling across the crease and getting
        a thick edge to gully
  13.2 Oram to Tendulkar, no run, on the front fot, played to McMillan at
        a short mid on who fires the ball back at teh stumps, and shatters
        them
  13.3 Oram to Tendulkar, two runs, working the ball off the hips behind
        square leg, Bond chasing from fine leg
  13.4 Oram to Tendulkar, no run, getting right forward and leaving
        outside the off stump
  13.5 Oram to Tendulkar, no run, shuffling across and leaving a ball
        rather close to the off stump
  13.6 Oram to Tendulkar, no run, this one cutting back and threatening
        the off stump

End of over 14 (2 runs) India 35/4 (trail by 51 runs)
JDP Oram 4-0-10-1 - Scoreboard End
VVS Laxman 0* (1b) SR Tendulkar 2* (6b)

  14.1 Bond to Laxman, no run, bouncer and forced to duck to evade a good
        ball
  14.2 Bond to Laxman, no run, shuffling on the crease and playing ot off
        the toes to the on side of the wicket
  14.3 Bond to Laxman, no run, on the back foot, forced to defend a ball
        that cuts back in to the body off the seam
  14.4 Bond to Laxman, no run, short and well outside the off stump,
        leaving on the back fot
  14.5 Bond to Laxman, no run, full ball outside the off stump, crouching
        and leaving
  14.6 Bond to Laxman, no run, full ball, intially wanting to defend,
        swinging away and leaving, good ball to finish the first session
        today

End of over 15 (maiden) India 35/4 (trail by 51 runs)
SE Bond 8-5-8-3 - Vance Stand End
SR Tendulkar 2* (6b) VVS Laxman 0* (7b)

       As a result of this India have plenty of work to do to get back in
        to this game.
       No doub they will be looking to Tendulkar and Laxman to bat through
        the next session.
       Bond has had a great spell, taking 3-8.

Match State: Lunch - Day 3

       umpires making their way back on tot eh ground
       followd by the Telstra Clear Black Caps, led by Stephen Fleming
       backing up the rear are Tendulkar and Laxman, each with a huge job
        on their hands.
  15.1 Oram to Tendulkar, one run, played high on the back foot, wide of
        extra cover, back foot well behind the bocy
  15.2 Oram to Laxman, no run, short and played high, angling the ball to
        Vincent at gully
  15.3 Oram to Laxman, no run, crouches and down and keeps his eyes on a
        short pitched ball outside off stump, Hart takes it reverse cup
        with the gloves
  15.4 Oram to Laxman, no run, on to the back foot and defending to the on
        side of the wicket, McMillan converging on to teh bakk from that
        short mid on position
  15.5 Oram to Laxman, OUT: getting forward and getting a regulation edge
        to first slip for a regulation catch

       India 36/5, Partnership of 3
       VVS Laxman  c Fleming b Oram  0 (11b 0x4 0x6)
       SR Tendulkar 3* (7b) JDP Oram 4.5-0-11-2

       pair for VVS Laxman
       the hole deepens for India
       five slips in place
  15.6 Oram to Patel, (noball) bye: FOUR, short over the head, beats teh
        keeper, comody of errors
  15.6 Oram to Patel, no run, short outside the off stump, Patel rocks
        back and leaves it

End of over 16 (6 runs) India 41/5 (trail by 45 runs)
JDP Oram 5-0-16-2 (1nb) - Scoreboard End
SR Tendulkar 3* (7b) PA Patel 0* (2b)

  16.1 Bond to Tendulkar, no run, short and defended to the on side of the
        wicket of the back foot
  16.2 Bond to Tendulkar, no run, full outside the off stump, Tendulkar
        wisely decides to leave the ball out off
  16.3 Bond to Tendulkar, (noball) no run, slightly short outside off,
        trying to cut it away, played straight to a deepish point
  16.3 Bond to Tendulkar, no run, on the back foot, mis hit, trying to
        push to cover off the back foot, played to the on side
  16.4 Bond to Tendulkar, no run, outside off, short, enticing the cut,
        that Tendulkar plays, he wouldn't be happy with himself with that
  16.5 Bond to Tendulkar, no run, on the back foot pushing to mid wicket
  16.6 Bond to Tendulkar, no run, short outside off and going to cut,
        played striaght to the ground

End of over 17 (1 run) India 42/5 (trail by 44 runs)
SE Bond 9-5-9-3 (1nb) - Vance Stand End
PA Patel 0* (2b) SR Tendulkar 3* (14b)

  17.1 Oram to Patel, no run, defends on teh back foot
       five slips and a gully in place
  17.2 Oram to Patel, no run, on the front foot, opening the face to
        Vincent at point, doesn't take it cleanly, but manages to stop it
  17.3 Oram to Patel, no run, short of a length and right at the body,
        defends on the back foot, should have been lookin to play at the
        on side of teh wicket
  17.4 Oram to Patel, no run, plants teh front foot forward and lifts the
        bat to leave the ball outside the off stump
  17.5 Oram to Patel, no run, on the line of about middle, played on the
        back foot, didn't get a clean defensive shot on it
  17.6 Oram to Patel, no run, on the back foot, the little man having to
        get right up to play that one another short one, crowd applauds a
        maiden from Oram

End of over 18 (maiden) India 42/5 (trail by 44 runs)
JDP Oram 6-1-16-2 (1nb) - Scoreboard End
SR Tendulkar 3* (14b) PA Patel 0* (8b)

  18.1 Bond to Tendulkar, no run, short adn Tendulkar ducks to avoid
  18.2 Bond to Tendulkar, no run, short outside the off stump, too tight,
        but decides to play a cut shot any way, and misses, ohhh, goes the
        crowd
  18.3 Bond to Tendulkar, no run, looking much more solid now on the front
        foot and opening the face to point
  18.4 Bond to Tendulkar, no run, on the back foot and getting nice and
        square to push to Vettori at mid off on the back foot
  18.5 Bond to Tendulkar, (noball) no run, full bal loutside off, chops it
        back on to his stumps, the crowd erupts, Bond thinks he has a
        wicket, the umpire denys him
  18.5 Bond to Tendulkar, no run
  18.6 Bond to Tendulkar, one run

End of over 19 (2 runs) India 44/5 (trail by 42 runs)
SE Bond 10-5-11-3 (2nb) - Vance Stand End
SR Tendulkar 4* (21b) PA Patel 0* (8b)

  19.1 Oram to Tendulkar, one run
       Tendulkar is very lucky to still be there of course,
  19.2 Oram to Patel, no run, defends on the back foot
  19.3 Oram to Patel, no run, opens the face of the bat and guides the
        ball to gully
  19.4 Oram to Patel, no run, on to the front foot and defending to the
        sole off side fielder in front fo the wicket on the off side,
        Tuffey at cover
  19.5 Oram to Patel, one run, short of a length and works teh ball down
        to fine leg
  19.6 Oram to Tendulkar, one run, short of a length, moves on to teh back
        foot, manages to work the ball from off stump to mid wicket bound

End of over 20 (3 runs) India 47/5 (trail by 39 runs)
JDP Oram 7-1-19-2 (1nb) - Scoreboard End
SR Tendulkar 6* (23b) PA Patel 1* (12b)

  20.1 Bond to Tendulkar, no run, full outside the off stump, Tendulkar
        watches it through to the keeper
  20.2 Bond to Tendulkar, one run, on the back foot, gets the over the
        fingers of gully
  20.3 Bond to Patel, no run
  20.4 Bond to Patel, no run, fullish ball outside the off stump, on the
        frohnt foot and leaving
  20.5 Bond to Patel, no run, on the back footleaving outside the off
        stump
  20.6 Bond to Patel, three runs, lovelly shot off the toes through mid
        wicket from teh young Indian wicket-keeper

End of over 21 (4 runs) India 51/5 (trail by 35 runs)
SE Bond 11-5-15-3 (2nb) - Vance Stand End
PA Patel 4* (16b) SR Tendulkar 7* (25b)

       sorry from the great Indian batsman
  21.1 Oram to Patel, no run, beats the bat on the back foot
  21.2 Oram to Patel, no run, ball jumping up on the batsman off the
        pitch, manages to clear the bat out of the way
  21.3 Oram to Patel, no run
  21.4 Oram to Patel, no run, on the back foot looking  to set off playing
        to the off side, sent back
  21.5 Oram to Patel, no run, again off the back foot to the off side,
        thought of a run from both batsmen, deciding against it
  21.6 Oram to Patel, three runs, nice little drive through mid off from
        Patel, well ran in the end as well

End of over 22 (3 runs) India 54/5 (trail by 32 runs)
JDP Oram 8-1-22-2 (1nb) - Scoreboard End
PA Patel 7* (22b) SR Tendulkar 7* (25b)

  22.1 Bond to Patel, legbye: one run, looking to push the ball on to the
        on side off the pads, appeal, but the ball pitching well outside
        the leg stump meaning it is only half hearted
  22.2 Bond to Tendulkar, no run, on the back foot and defending down the
        wicket to the bowler
  22.3 Bond to Tendulkar, no run, shifting on to the back foot and
        punching the ball to Tuffey at extra cover
  22.4 Bond to Tendulkar, no run, full outside the off stump and leaving
  22.5 Bond to Tendulkar, no run, working tha ball round the corner behind
        square off the pads, Styris is in from square leg to make sure no
        single is taken
  22.6 Bond to Tendulkar, FOUR, on the back foot and playing a full
        blooded cut shot that is so well placed and timed that it beats
        the man at deep backward point, didn't have a chance even though
        he was almost onthe boundary

End of over 23 (5 runs) India 59/5 (trail by 27 runs)
SE Bond 12-5-19-3 (2nb) - Vance Stand End
PA Patel 7* (23b) SR Tendulkar 11* (30b 1x4)

  23.1 Oram to Patel, no run, on the back foot, playing the ball to point
  23.2 Oram to Patel, no run, getting forward, taking it on the body,
        batsman bent double
  23.3 Oram to Patel, no run, opening the face on the back foot adn
        playing to point
  23.4 Oram to Patel, no run, angling the bat and playing the ball along
        the ground to Vettori at point
  23.5 Oram to Patel, no run, on the back foot adn defending to teh off
        side
  23.6 Oram to Patel, no run, quicker ball, on to teh front foot and
        plyaing a nice drive to tuffey at extra cover

End of over 24 (maiden) India 59/5 (trail by 27 runs)
JDP Oram 9-2-22-2 (1nb) - Scoreboard End
SR Tendulkar 11* (30b 1x4) PA Patel 7* (29b)

  24.1 Tuffey to Tendulkar, one run, working the ball to deep backward
        square off the legs
  24.2 Tuffey to Patel, no run, full and wide of the off stump, leaving on
        the back foot, shuffling across the crease
  24.3 Tuffey to Patel, no run, loosing his line slightly and pitching
        outside the line of off stump
  24.4 Tuffey to Patel, no run, good ball, nice line and length on off
        stump, played off the toes on the front foot to Vettori at wide
        mid on
  24.5 Tuffey to Patel, no run, short outside the off stump and opens the
        face of teh bat onthe back foot to point
  24.6 Tuffey to Patel, no run, shuffling across the crease adn leaving

End of over 25 (1 run) India 60/5 (trail by 26 runs)
DR Tuffey 4-1-18-0 - Vance Stand End
SR Tendulkar 12* (31b 1x4) PA Patel 7* (34b)

  25.1 Oram to Tendulkar, FOUR, short and on to teh back fot, cross bat
        pull shot, just rolls up to teh boundary, slow outfield, but
        didn't quite get hold oft he shot
  25.2 Oram to Tendulkar, no run, on teh back foot, keeping the thick edge
        down and played to gully
  25.3 Oram to Tendulkar, no run, shortish outside the off stump, on the
        back foot and punching to Bond at extra cover
  25.4 Oram to Tendulkar, no run, looks to work the ball to the on side
        off the back foot, gets caught on the body and the ball drops to
        the ground
  25.5 Oram to Tendulkar, two runs, back foot drive along the on side of
        the wicket, sloppy dive from McMillan at mid on spills the ball
  25.6 Oram to Tendulkar, no run, short and Tendulkar is down on one knee,
        rocking bck to avoid a short ball

End of over 26 (6 runs) India 66/5 (trail by 20 runs)
JDP Oram 10-2-28-2 (1nb) - Scoreboard End
PA Patel 7* (34b) SR Tendulkar 18* (37b 2x4)

  26.1 Tuffey to Patel, three runs, full on the off stump, and Patel plays
        a lovelly off drive, this has to be good for the young batmsn's
        confidence
  26.2 Tuffey to Tendulkar, FOUR, wide adn slightly short, reaches out n
        the back foot and played behind point, very classic looking cut,
        much like watching old videos of Bradman
  26.3 Tuffey to Tendulkar, no run, on the back foot, in two minds,
        decides to go defensive and and edge almost pops up to Oram at
        gully
  26.4 Tuffey to Tendulkar, three runs
  26.5 Tuffey to Patel, no run, defended to the off side on the back foot
  26.6 Tuffey to Patel, OUT: on the front foot and gets an edge to first
        slips right, keeper almost got a glove to it

       India 76/6, Partnership of 40
       PA Patel  c Fleming b Tuffey  10 (37b 0x4 0x6)

End of over 27 (10 runs) India 76/6 (trail by 10 runs)
DR Tuffey 5-1-28-1 - Vance Stand End
SR Tendulkar 25* (40b 3x4) 

  27.1 Styris to Tendulkar, no run, on the back foot and driving to mid on
  27.2 Styris to Tendulkar, one run, played just wide of McMillan at mid
        on
  27.3 Styris to Agarkar, one run, on the back foot with a cross bat shot,
        managing to keep it down and an odd bounce to point
  27.4 Styris to Tendulkar, no run, on the back foot and driving to Bond
        at extra cover
  27.5 Styris to Tendulkar, no run, bouncer that clears teh head of
        Tendulkar
  27.6 Styris to Tendulkar, no run

End of over 28 (2 runs) India 78/6 (trail by 8 runs)
SB Styris 1-0-2-0 - Scoreboard End
AB Agarkar 1* (1b) SR Tendulkar 26* (45b 3x4)

  28.1 Tuffey to Agarkar, no run, shuffling on to the back foot and
        pushing the ball to the off side
  28.2 Tuffey to Agarkar, no run, big back lift, crouches back at the last
        minute to avoid the ball
  28.3 Tuffey to Agarkar, no run, again a bouncer, this time crouching and
        doing it successfully
  28.4 Tuffey to Agarkar, no run, crouches as the ball is released and has
        to pop up for a short ball and defends on the back foot
  28.5 Tuffey to Agarkar, no run, full outside the off stump, plays a
        cover drive but Vettori at extra cover is equal to the task,
        diving to his left and executing a rambo roll to take the ball
  28.6 Tuffey to Agarkar, no run, on the bcak foot, Oram chases round from
        gully, but jumps over the ball to let point take it

End of over 29 (maiden) India 78/6 (trail by 8 runs)
DR Tuffey 6-2-28-1 - Vance Stand End
SR Tendulkar 26* (45b 3x4) AB Agarkar 1* (7b)

Match State: Drinks

  29.1 Styris to Tendulkar, no run, on the back foot and played to the off
        side
  29.2 Styris to Tendulkar, no run, full and driven off the toes to mid on
        along the deck
  29.3 Styris to Tendulkar, no run, on the back foot, trying to get the
        ball away, mis cue to the off side
  29.4 Styris to Tendulkar, one run, fullish on the front foot, gets a
        bottom edge down to fine leg
  29.5 Styris to Agarkar, FOUR, getting forward and big edge to a vacant
        third slip third man is not quick enough
  29.6 Styris to Agarkar, no run, on the back foot, driving to extra cover

End of over 30 (5 runs) India 83/6 (trail by 3 runs)
SB Styris 2-0-7-0 - Scoreboard End
SR Tendulkar 27* (49b 3x4) AB Agarkar 5* (9b 1x4)

  30.1 Tuffey to Tendulkar, one run, short and big cut shot to the man at
        deep point
  30.2 Tuffey to Agarkar, no run, short ball, rocks back to make sure that
        evades the ball
  30.3 Tuffey to Agarkar, no run, again down on one knee watching the ball
        past to the keeper
  30.4 Tuffey to Agarkar, FOUR, on the back foot, playing a glorius drive
        races past the man at deep point
  30.5 Tuffey to Agarkar, no run, back foot drive that can't beat Vettori
        at extra cover
  30.6 Tuffey to Agarkar, OUT: McMillan at deep point moving to his left,
        and diving, taking the ball in the air, good catch

       India 88/7, Partnership of 12
       AB Agarkar  c McMillan b Tuffey  9 (14b 2x4 0x6)

End of over 31 (5 runs) India 88/7 (lead by 2 runs)
DR Tuffey 7-2-33-2 - Vance Stand End
SR Tendulkar 28* (50b 3x4) 

  31.1 Styris to Tendulkar, no run
  31.2 Styris to Tendulkar, two runs
  31.3 Styris to Tendulkar, FOUR, short and pulled through vacant mid
        wicket to the rope
  31.4 Styris to Tendulkar, no run, looking to drive on the back foot,
        can't get it away
  31.5 Styris to Tendulkar, no run
  31.6 Styris to Tendulkar, no run

End of over 32 (6 runs) India 94/7 (lead by 8 runs)
SB Styris 3-0-13-0 - Scoreboard End
Harbhajan Singh 0* (0b) SR Tendulkar 34* (56b 4x4)

  32.1 Tuffey to Harbhajan Singh, one run
  32.2 Tuffey to Tendulkar, one run
  32.3 Tuffey to Harbhajan Singh, no run, full outside off, straight to
        Vettori at cover, some of the New Zealanders thought that was out
  32.4 Tuffey to Harbhajan Singh, no run
  32.5 Tuffey to Harbhajan Singh, no run
  32.6 Tuffey to Harbhajan Singh, OUT: on the front foot, edge to Styris
        in the cordon, not looking good for India

       India 96/8, Partnership of 8
       Harbhajan Singh  c Styris b Tuffey  1 (5b 0x4 0x6)

End of over 33 (2 runs) India 96/8 (lead by 10 runs)
DR Tuffey 8-2-35-3 - Vance Stand End
SR Tendulkar 35* (57b 4x4) 

  33.1 Styris to Tendulkar, no run
  33.2 Styris to Tendulkar, one run, on the back foot and plays a cut shot
        to Vettori at third man
  33.3 Styris to Khan, no run, on the back foot, thick edge to the big man
        Oram at gully
  33.4 Styris to Khan, no run, on the back foot and driving to mid off
  33.5 Styris to Khan, no run, on the back foot and leaving outside the
        off stump
  33.6 Styris to Khan, two runs, played off the pads to the on side,
        beating Richardson on the on side

End of over 34 (3 runs) India 99/8 (lead by 13 runs)
SB Styris 4-0-16-0 - Scoreboard End
SR Tendulkar 36* (59b 4x4) Z Khan 2* (4b)

  34.1 Tuffey to Tendulkar, no run, ball angling on to leg stump, looking
        to play away down to fine leg, doesn't get hold of it
  34.2 Tuffey to Tendulkar, no run, gets down in a crouch to let a very
        short ball go past
  34.3 Tuffey to Tendulkar, no run, full ball on the stumps, Tendulkar
        launches into a big straight drive, stopped by the big hand of
        Tuffey
  34.4 Tuffey to Tendulkar, no run, shuffling across the crease and
        beating the presented bat of Tendulkar, who has produced that on a
        couple of occasions today
  34.5 Tuffey to Tendulkar, no run, popping on to the back foot to defend
        to the on side
  34.6 Tuffey to Tendulkar, no run, DROPPED short and playing a pull shot
        to mid wicket where McMillan puts it down, perhaps it didnt carry
        in McMillan's defence but should have been taken

End of over 35 (maiden) India 99/8 (lead by 13 runs)
DR Tuffey 9-3-35-3 - Vance Stand End
Z Khan 2* (4b) SR Tendulkar 36* (65b 4x4)

  35.1 Oram to Khan, two runs, cut shot to the off side
  35.2 Oram to Khan, one run, on teh back foot and driving to point who
        dives to his left to stop the ball, can't pick it up cleanly
        though
  35.3 Oram to Tendulkar, no run, on the back foot, defending down teh
        wicket to the bowler along the deck
  35.4 Oram to Tendulkar, one run, dabbing the ball on to the on side,
        Vincent rockets in and throws is while diving, a direct hit would
        ahve found him short
  35.5 Oram to Khan, FOUR, short outside off and gets the bat underneath
        it to ramp it fine of third man
  35.6 Oram to Khan, no run, on teh back foot, guiding the ball to
        backward opint

End of over 36 (8 runs) India 107/8 (lead by 21 runs)
JDP Oram 11-2-36-2 (1nb) - Scoreboard End
SR Tendulkar 37* (67b 4x4) Z Khan 9* (8b 1x4)

  36.1 Tuffey to Tendulkar, two runs, slightly short outside the off
        stump, plays a drive, only half gets hold of the shot, can't get
        it off the meat and chased down by Bettori
  36.2 Tuffey to Tendulkar, FOUR, short and Tendulkar gets under neath it
        to play a pull shot that is fine of fine leg
  36.3 Tuffey to Tendulkar, no run, better ball, has Tendulkar defending
        back down the wicket to the bowler
  36.4 Tuffey to Tendulkar, FOUR, smart shot from Tendulkar, late cut wide
        of the man at slip and fine of gully, too fine for third man, who
        had no chance
  36.5 Tuffey to Tendulkar, no run, goes for a drive, can't get hold of it
        and back to teh bowler
       Tendulkar obviously looking to build some kind of lead
  36.6 Tuffey to Tendulkar, FOUR, full and driven wide of mid off, nice
        shot to bring up the fifty

End of over 37 (14 runs) India 121/8 (lead by 35 runs)
DR Tuffey 10-3-49-3 - Vance Stand End
Z Khan 9* (8b 1x4) SR Tendulkar 51* (73b 7x4)

  37.1 Oram to Khan, OUT: short and cutting Oram dives to his right adn
        takes another good cath

       India 121/9, Partnership of 25
       Z Khan  c & b Oram  9 (9b 1x4 0x6)
       SR Tendulkar 51* (73b 7x4) JDP Oram 11.1-2-36-3 (1nb)

  37.2 Oram to Nehra, no run
  37.3 Oram to Nehra, no run, on the front foot, edge, one bounce to
        Fleming at 1st slip, not a chance howevfer
  37.4 Oram to Nehra, no run, full toss, on th front foot and thick edge
        to gully
  37.5 Oram to Nehra, no run, slower ball outside the off stump
  37.6 Oram to Nehra, no run

End of over 38 (maiden) India 121/9 (lead by 35 runs)
JDP Oram 12-3-36-3 (1nb) - Scoreboard End
SR Tendulkar 51* (73b 7x4) A Nehra 0* (5b)

  38.1 Tuffey to Tendulkar, OUT: short outside off, trying to drive on the
        back foot, playing it on, this time it is not a no ball, but some
        of the crowd thought so as the umpire gave back Bond's jumper

       India 121/10, Partnership of 0
       SR Tendulkar  b Tuffey  51 (74b 7x4 0x6)
       A Nehra 0* (5b) DR Tuffey 10.1-3-49-4

Match State: Tea - Day 3

   0.1 Khan to Richardson, no run, left outside the off stump
   0.2 Khan to Richardson, no run, full outside off and driven to mid off
   0.3 Khan to Richardson, one run, on the front foot and thick edge to
        rhid man
   0.4 Khan to Vincent, two runs, on the front foot and played behind
        square leg
   0.5 Khan to Vincent, no run, on the front foot and played to the off
        side
   0.6 Khan to Vincent, no run, left arm over the wicket, hit on the pads,
        big shout, not given

End of over 1 (3 runs) New Zealand 3/0 (33 more runs req)
Z Khan 1-0-3-0 - Vance Stand End
MH Richardson 1* (3b) L Vincent 2* (3b)

   1.1 Nehra to Richardson, no run, getting forward and opening the face
        to teho ff side
   1.2 Nehra to Richardson, no run, swinging at a short one outside the
        off stump
   1.3 Nehra to Richardson, one run, worked off the pads down to fine leg,
        bowler straying down leg
   1.4 Nehra to Vincent, one run, dropping the ball on to teh off side and
        taking a quick single
   1.5 Nehra to Richardson, no run, gets forward adn presents a bat taht
        is beaten
   1.6 Nehra to Richardson, two runs, picks up the ball on the front foot
        and runs two very quick runs to mid wicket, dives to make the
        second does Richardson

End of over 2 (4 runs) New Zealand 7/0 (29 more runs req)
A Nehra 1-0-4-0 - Scoreboard End
L Vincent 3* (4b) MH Richardson 4* (8b)

   2.1 Khan to Vincent, no run, gets on to the front and defends down the
        wicket
   2.2 Khan to Vincent, no run, defends down the wicet on the front foot
   2.3 Khan to Vincent, no run, on the front foot and leaving outside the
        off stump
   2.4 Khan to Vincent, FOUR, full ball and driven dead straight to teh
        rope, good looking shot
   2.5 Khan to Vincent, no run, full and left outside off on the front
        foot
   2.6 Khan to Vincent, wide: no run, full and well outside the off stump
        left
   2.6 Khan to Vincent, FOUR, straying down leg adn gets this away very
        fine, beats everyone, that had a lot of pace on it

End of over 3 (9 runs) New Zealand 16/0 (20 more runs req)
Z Khan 2-0-12-0 (1w) - Vance Stand End
MH Richardson 4* (8b) L Vincent 11* (10b 2x4)

   3.1 Nehra to Richardson, no run, shortish ball, on the back foot, looks
        to work it to the on side, can't get the ball away
   3.2 Nehra to Richardson, no run, on the front foot, leaving outside teh
        off stump
   3.3 Nehra to Richardson, no run, leaning forward into it and pushingt
        he ball down to mid off who is quite close to the pitch
   3.4 Nehra to Richardson, no run, beating the bat, fiar bit of day light
        between bat and ball, appeal from the keeper, rather hoprul
   3.5 Nehra to Richardson, two runs, full on teh line of about off stump,
        manages to get it past mid off
   3.6 Nehra to Richardson, two runs, full and on to the front foot,
        working it off the pads, getting it past wide mid on

End of over 4 (4 runs) New Zealand 20/0 (16 more runs req)
A Nehra 2-0-8-0 - Scoreboard End
L Vincent 11* (10b 2x4) MH Richardson 8* (14b)

   4.1 Khan to Vincent, no run, on the front foot, leavin outside the off
        stump
   4.2 Khan to Vincent, no run, on the front foot, leaving outside the off
        stump
   4.3 Khan to Vincent, no run, gets forward in defence, played to mid on
   4.4 Khan to Vincent, no run, takes a big swing and one outside the off
        stump, plays and misses
   4.5 Khan to Vincent, one run, glanced off the pad down to fine leg for
        a comfortable sing
   4.6 Khan to Richardson, no run, on to the front foot and defending
        outside the off stump

End of over 5 (1 run) New Zealand 21/0 (15 more runs req)
Z Khan 3-0-13-0 (1w) - Vance Stand End
L Vincent 12* (15b 2x4) MH Richardson 8* (15b)

   5.1 Nehra to Vincent, two runs, short and plays a pull shot to square
        leg, not off the meat of the bat and can't get it to stay hit
   5.2 Nehra to Vincent, FOUR, pulled again, this time more square of the
        wicket, just made it to the boundary
   5.3 Nehra to Vincent, no run, on the front foot and leaving outside the
        off stump
   5.4 Nehra to Vincent, no run, little shorter and left outside the off
        stump
   5.5 Nehra to Vincent, no run
   5.6 Nehra to Vincent, no run

End of over 6 (6 runs) New Zealand 27/0 (9 more runs req)
A Nehra 3-0-14-0 - Scoreboard End
MH Richardson 8* (15b) L Vincent 18* (21b 3x4)

   6.1 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, on teh front foot leaving
        outside the off stump
   6.2 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, looking to work the ball off
        the front foot, can't make contach
   6.3 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, shuffling on to teh back
        foot and working the ball to mid wicket
   6.4 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, leaves outside the off stump
   6.5 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, on the front foot, struck on
        the pad, shout, not out
   6.6 Harbhajan Singh to Richardson, no run, defends forward on the front
        fot

End of over 7 (maiden) New Zealand 27/0 (9 more runs req)
Harbhajan Singh 1-1-0-0 - Vance Stand End
L Vincent 18* (21b 3x4) MH Richardson 8* (21b)

   7.1 Nehra to Vincent, no run, tries to pull one outside the off stump,
        misses
   7.2 Nehra to Vincent, no run, looking to play on the back foot, can't
        get hold of it
   7.3 Nehra to Vincent, one run, played off the legs to the on side
   7.4 Nehra to Richardson, no run, keeping low outside the off stump,
        leaves
   7.5 Nehra to Richardson, two runs, on the back foot and playing through
        mid on, nice shot
   7.6 Nehra to Richardson, no run, wide of the off stump and left on the
        fornt foot

End of over 8 (3 runs) New Zealand 30/0 (6 more runs req)
A Nehra 4-0-17-0 - Scoreboard End
L Vincent 19* (24b 3x4) MH Richardson 10* (24b)

   8.1 Harbhajan Singh to Vincent, no run, on the front foot driving back
        to the bowler
   8.2 Harbhajan Singh to Vincent, no run, on the front foot, opening the
        face behind the wicket
   8.3 Harbhajan Singh to Vincent, no run, goes for a cut and misses
   8.4 Harbhajan Singh to Vincent, no run, gets forward and defend to the
        on side ofthe wicket to the off side of the pitch
   8.5 Harbhajan Singh to Vincent, no run, shuffling and leaving outside
        the off stump
   8.6 Harbhajan Singh to Vincent, two runs, plays a sweep shot very fine
        and is able to get it away, fine leg comes it to get it

End of over 9 (2 runs) New Zealand 32/0 (4 more runs req)
Harbhajan Singh 2-1-2-0 - Vance Stand End
MH Richardson 10* (24b) L Vincent 21* (30b 3x4)

   9.1 Nehra to Richardson, no run, on the fornt foot, leaving outside the
        off stump
   9.2 Nehra to Richardson, no run, yorker length delivery driven off the
        toes to mid off
   9.3 Nehra to Richardson, FOUR, short outside the off stump and
        Richardson plays a huge cut shot that races past the seven man
        Indian cordon to teh square boundary
       That is the match, the Telstra Clear Black Caps have taken the
        first test of the National Bank Series.
       The crowd shows their appreciation of what has been a convincing
        win for New Zealand.

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