Kiwis in box seat as Styris joins runs spree

Published: Friday, October 17, 2003, 23:07 [IST]
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Mohali: Scott Styris joined the run feast with a career-best 119 as New Zealand kindled hopes of a dream series win on Indian soil, powering to a mammoth 536 for five in their first innings at close in the series-deciding second cricket Test in Mohali on Friday. After centurions Lou Vincent and Mark Richardson, it was the turn of Styris to make merry and score his second Test ton on a flat pitch as New Zealand posted their best- ever total against India to leave the hosts the task of defending their impeccable home reputation.

Even if the Kiwis are unable to force a win in this Test, a draw would also be a creditable result for them in what was billed as a 'revenge series' At close Craig McMillan was batting on 58 while Robbie hart was on ten.

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