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India vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 4: Rohit Sharma departs, India counter-attack; score 315/6

Ravindra Jadeja © Getty Images
Ravindra Jadeja © Getty Images

 

Feb 9, 2014

 

India lost the wicket of Rohit Sharma the first ball after tea break but MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja counter-attacked to take India to   on Day Four of the first Test against New Zealand on Sunday. India need another 92 runs to win.

 

The new ball has done wonders for the Kiwi pacers, after removing two well-set batsmen Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan with old ball, Trent Boult struck first ball with the new cherry removing Ajinkya Rahane. It was a poor decision as replays showed Rahane had got a thick inside edge. But India were further pushed to the wall when Rohit was forced to play at an away going delivery by Tim Southee and edged it to keeper scoring 19.

 

Just when India looked to be crashing, the pair of Jadeja and Dhoni quickly turned things around by counter-attacking the pacers. Jadeja smashed a boundary down the ground, played a cut shot to perfection. And Dhoni joined is as well using his aggressive instincts to good effect. Withn few minutes India had reduced the target to under a hundred.

 

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

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