Hobart: Rahul Dravid lifted India with a powerful innings of 107 in bitterly cold conditions on the first day of their four-day match against Tasmania at Bellerive Oval today. Dravid was dismissed shortly before the close as India lost three wickets for eight runs in four overs and ended the day on 241 for six.
After their crushing 285-run defeat by Australia in the first test earlier in the week, Dravid's century was an ideal boost for the touring team. He combined with Hrishikesh Kanitkar, who scored 58, in a partnership of 114 for the third wicket.
Dravid, who had to contend with icy winds and frequent light showers in addition to the Tasmanian bowlers, posted his century from 225 deliveries in 280 minutes before being caught off paceman Damien Wright.