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Ajinkya Rahane scores half-century against New Zealand in 2nd Test

Ajinkya Rahane scored his third Test half-century © Getty Images
Ajinkya Rahane scored his third Test half-century © Getty Images

Feb 15, 2014

Ajinkya Rahane has scored a half-century in India‘s first innings of the second Test against New Zealand in Wellington on February 15, 2014. This is Rahane’s third half-century in Test cricket.

India are at 280 for six after 80 overs on Day Two. Rahane is batting on 50 off 94 deliveries and MS Dhoni is on 33 off 48 deliveries. India lead New Zealand by 88 runs. Virat Kohli was the only man dismissed in the session for 38.

Dhoni lightened up the scoring by smashing four fours in-a-row off Neil Wagner. The first was a drive through covers. The second was a pull shot as the ball raced away for a four in front of square on the leg side.

The third was a cut shot through point. The fourth was hit slightly in the air down the ground. Wagner was obviously not happy with that and tried to sledge. Dhoni simply smiled back.

After those four fours, the scoring became a bit slow as New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum kept a spread-out field. But Neesham bowled a short and wide delivery and Dhoni cut it over backward-point for a four. The partnership between Rahane and Dhoni is worth 52 runs off 71 deliveries for the seventh wicket.

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