Harbhajan Singh’s second successive century pushed India’s lead to 122 on the fourth morning in Hyderabad

Harbhajan Singh's second successive century pushed India's lead to 122 on the fourth morning in Hyderabad

Harbhajan Singh's second successive century pushed India's lead to 122 on the fourth morning in Hyderabad

Harbhajan Singh not out 111 in 116 ball with 7 sixes & 7 fours.

 

Zaheer, Harbhajan lead India’s charge

Harbhajan Singh took three wickets in quick succession

Harbhajan Singh took three wickets in quick succession

New Zealand 350 (Ryder 70, Zaheer 4-69, Harbhajan 4-76) v India
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How they were out
Zaheer Khan led the charge with the second new ball, and Harbhajan Singh followed up with important wickets to give India the upper hand. New Zealand lost their last seven wickets for 97, with their innings ending shortly after lunch. Jesse Ryder, struggling with the calf strain he carried from the first Test, added important runs through his positive batting, but a shrewd Zaheer caused enough damage from the other end to make it India’s day so far.

Ryder added 48 runs off 56 balls to his overnight 22, but India did well to dry up the runs elsewhere: the rest could manage only 25 while he was there. Struggling physically, Ryder couldn’t quite take charge with the lower order, and on occasion turned down sharp singles. With about 15 minutes to go to lunch, he got a beauty from Harbhajan, angling in from round the stumps, and turning away from middle and leg. The edge was lapped up by VVS Laxman at first slip, and New Zealand were reduced to 331 for 8 on a fairly good batting surface. Read more of this post

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