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Test: Ishant's six wickets put India on top

Posted on Feb 14 2014 | IBNS

Wellington, Feb 14 : A six wicket haul by pacer Ishant Sharma clearly gave India a slight edge over New Zealand as the home side were all out for 192 and the visitors scored 100 runs for the loss of two wickets at the end of the first day of the second Test here on Friday.

New Zealand were bowled out for 192 in their first innings while India finished the day at 100 for two with Shikhar Dhawan (71*) and and Ishant Sharma (3*) remaining unbeaten at the crease.

India lost the wickets of Murali Vijay (2) and Cheteshwar Pujara (19).

India still trail the home side by 92 runs.

Sharma, who was recently dropped by India selectors from the World T20 squad and the Asia Cup ,delivered well with the ball and scalped six wickets by giving away 51 runs.

Mohammed Shami picked up four wickets in the match.

Kane Williamson remained the top scorer for the home side with his 47. He hit six boundaries in his 100 ball knock.

New Zealand kept losing wickets at regular intervals.

Jimmy Neesham (33) and Tim Southee (32) added crucial 32 runs in the eighth wicket partnership to help the home side reach close to 200.

New Zealand defeated India in the first Test and lead the series 1-0.

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