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India vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 2: Play stopped due to bad light

New Zealand had picked four wickets before bad light stopped play © Getty Images
New Zealand had picked four wickets before bad light stopped play © Getty Images

 

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.

 

Catch Live score and ball-by-ball commentary of Day Two of the 1st Test here

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