India vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 4 Highlights

India vs New Zealand 1st Test Day 4 Highlights. New Zealand tour of India 2012. Watch India vs New Zealand 1st Test Day 4 Cricket Highlights 26 August 2012. India (IND) vs New Zealand (NZ) 1st Test Cricket Highlights online on 26-08-2012. New Zealand Highlights 2012, IND vs NZ 1st Test Day 4 Highlights, 26 August 2012.

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New Zealand enjoyed their best batting performance of the first Test, with Brendon McCullum and Kane Williamson putting up a further 51 on a slow-scoring session before lunch on day four. In their second innings, following on, New Zealand were 92 for 1, still 187 behind the Indian total. McCullum and Williamson have formed the first fifty-plus partnership for the New Zealanders in the Test, adding 66. At lunch, McCullum was batting on 39 and Williamson on 31.

The Indian spinners were held off for more than 45 minutes of play, McCullum playing the assured hand, Williamson taking the risks of trying to drive against the spin. R Ashwin tried to lure him into a false stroke and Ojha came around over the wicket against Williamson. The waiting game worked for New Zealand, Williamson driving Ashwin down the ground for a boundary the moment he overpitched. McCullum pulled out his patent pull shot when Ojha bowled one short and on leg stump.

The Indians gave the first sign of having to resort to their plan B when Zaheer Khan came on in the 16th over of the day, replacing Ashwin. The ball wasn’t swinging as much as was expected under an overcast sky, and even though they were up against an expert practitioner, the New Zealanders were more than happy to handle Zaheer’s swing bowling at one end.

The only shout for India came early on in the session, in Ashwin’s first over. Williamson was caught on his crease as Ashwin struck him low on his pad. As the ball struck him outside the line of the off stump, Williamson was given a reprieve, but was tested for the first quarter of the hour. He pulled a short one from Ashwin and struck Cheteshwar Pujara on the side of his right knee at forward short leg. Pujara had surgery around a torn ligament on the same knee last year and had to be taken off the field. Fortunately, the injury wasn’t serious.

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India Squad: 1 Gautam Gambhir, 2 Virender Sehwag, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Sachin Tendulkar, 5 Cheteshwar Pujara, 6 Suresh Raina, 7 MS Dhoni (wk), 8 R Ashwin, 9 Zaheer Khan, 10 Ishant Sharma/ Pragyan Ojha, 11 Umesh Yadav.

New Zealand Squad: 1 Martin Guptill, 2 Brendon McCullum, 3 Kane Williamson, 4 Ross Taylor (capt), 5 Daniel Flynn, 6 James Franklin, 7 Kruger van Wyk (wk), 8 Doug Bracewell, 9 Tim Southee, 10 Jeetan Patel/ Tarun Nethula, 11 Chris Martin.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Mmmm

  2. Khan says:

    India U19 showed hw thy can play overseas
    India U40 showed hw thy can play at home
    Anywhr guys n gals India is the BEST

  3. VIV says:

    Guys congo on wining d test NZ, but v have dropped in test rankings 4m 1st position 2 5th position due poor performance in non-subcontinental countries……

  4. VIV says:

    congo 2 india U19 team…………

  5. inder says:

    well india is just playing and focusing on cricket at all the times but i thing now they should give some preference to the other games as well like hockey, so we can say to the world that we are the world champions in other games as well.

  6. Patel Vimal says:

    very great india … well done…

  7. sunny says:

    Some teams can not play at home also/ so whoever is commenting here india is home track bullies. its applies on all the countries. but like england they lost in their backyards also.

  8. NIMESH GANDHI says:

    McCullum was unlucky but over all india has done great job with bowl, also many congrats to Under 19 team for winning world cup, thanks and take care!

    Nimesh Gandhi
    MICHIGAN/USA.

  9. nz says:

    nz needs to improve

  10. Balaji says:

    Aswin play vry well

  11. sudhir says:

    The Real Kings on home ground

  12. Love says:

    I agree with you Indian team can not play bouncer and swinging ball

  13. India says:

    Indian team only play good cricket at home when they go outside of subcontinent they can not even play the swinging and bouncy ball.For example shewag can score triple and double century in subcontinent on flat pitches when he goes to England, south Africa, Australia, west indies, new Zealand he can not score.

  14. vichu says:

    supeerrrrrrrrrrrr

  15. John says:

    Well done India

  16. Shaan says:

    Incredible INDIA. Congrats, well done, made the nationproud again long with U19

  17. Harilal Lad says:

    keep up u’r good play guys

  18. chirag patel says:

    Good job