Wellington, Feb 15 IBNS | 8 months ago

Ajinkya Rahane hit his maiden century to help India take a massive 246-run lead against New Zealand on the second day of the second Test match here on Saturday.


India were all out for 438 runs in their first innings after New Zealand were bowled out for 192 on the first day of the Test match.

Taking India to the drivers' seat, Zaheer Khan picked up Peter Fulton (1) as New Zealand finished the day at 24 for 1.

Kane Williamson (18*) and Hamish Rutherford (4*) remained unbeaten at the crease.

Earlier , India were bowled out for 438, taking a significant 246 runs lead.

Opener Shikhar Dhawan, who remained unbeaten on Day one, missed the century by whiskers as he was dismissed at 98 by Tim Southee.

Rahane smashed 17 boundaries and 1 six in his knock.

Skipper MS Dhoni showed some form with his willow and scored 68 runs.

Zaheer Khan (22) and Ravindra Jadeja (26) made some handy contributions with their willows.

Tim Southee (3/93), Trent Boult (3/99), Neil Wagner (3/106) and James Neesham (1/62) picked up wickets for New Zealand.

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 runs on the first day.

(Posted on 15-02-2014)

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