India 397/4 at tea in Napier Test

Published: Monday, March 30, 2009, 8:59 [IST]
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India 397/4 at tea

Latest: The second Test between India and New Zealand in Napier ended in a draw on Day 5. India lead the three-Test series 1-0.

Napier: Following on, India were 397 for four at tea on the fifth and final day of their second cricket Test against New Zealand here today.

VVS Laxman and Yuvraj Singh held fort with the lead going to 83 runs on the final day.

Laxman looked in his old class and notched up a fine fifty in the process. The morning had belonged to Gautam Gambhir whose grit paved way for India"s fightback after the enforcement of the follow-on. He was claimed by Jeetan Patel at a score of 137 runs after a momentary lapse of concentration after facing a whopping 436 balls.

Sachin Tendulkar also came in handy with a cautious 64 to save grace for the visitors after the first innings fiasco. He was done-in by a wily cherry by Chris Martin, but after his partnership with Gambhir had yielded ripe results.

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