Feb 7, 2014
India’s recovery was halted by bad light on Day Two of the first Test against New Zealand on Friday. Rohit Sharma is batting on 67 and Ajinkya Rahane is on 23 with the team’s score at 130 for four.
The conditions were overcast since the morning with a little sunlight appearing post lunch. But the slight drizzle and fading light forced the umpires to halt the play. The umpires had asked skipper Brendon McCullum to use his slower bowlers due to the fading light.
The Indians are battling for survival after they were left three down for 15 when a brief partnership between Murali Vijay and Rohit followed by the unbeaten partnership between Rohit and Rahane eased things up. India are still 174 runs away from avoiding a follow-on.
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