28 Mar 2009

New Zealand on top two days into second Test

7:34 am on 28 March 2009

It's been New Zealand's day at the second cricket Test in Napier with India 79 for three at stumps in their first innings, still trailing by 540 runs.

After declaring on 619 for nine late on day two the Black Caps skipper Dan Vettori had Virender Sehwag caught behind for 34.

Then Jeetan Patel had the other opener Gautam Gambhir caught - by Vettori - for 16 - the wickets falling at 48 and 73.

And Vettori got his second wicket, trapping Ishant Sharma lbw before the nightwatchman had scored.

Earlier Jesse Ryder patiently compiled his first Test double century before being bowled, much to his disgust, for 201.

Brendon McCullum made a quick 115 with Vettori adding 55 as the Black Caps reached their third highest test score after recovering from 23 for 3 early on the opening day.

India won the first Test.