Gambhir, Dravid take India to 170 for one at lunchApril 5th, 2009 - 8:39 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, April 5 (IANS) India were in complete command of the third cricket Test as they went to lunch on the third day at 170 for one in their second innings to stretch their overall lead to 333 runs here at the Basin Reserve Sunday.
India have not lost a wicket in the first session and at the break, Gautam Gambhir was batting on 96 and Rahul Dravid 57. The two added 156 runs for the unfinished second wicket stand.
India made 379 in the first innings and in reply New Zealand were bowled out for 197.
The match started an hour late by the Indian Standard Time (IST) due to saving daylight in New Zealand.
Brief scores: India 379 (Virender Sehwag 48, Rahul Dravid 35, Sachin Tendulkar 62, Mahendra Singh Dhoni 52, Harbhajan Singh 60, Chris Martin 4 for 98) and 170 for one (Gautam Gambhir batting 96, Dravid batting 57). New Zealand 197 (Tim McIntosh32, Ross Taylor 42, Zaheer Khan 5 for 65, Harbhajan 3 for 43).
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