Hyderabad. August 25th
Having asked to follow on, New Zealand were restricted to 41 for 1 in their second innings by India before the bad light and rain stopped play on day three of the first Test in Hyderabad on Saturday.
Martin Guptill (16) was the only man to get out when he adjudged lbw to a Pragyan Ojha delivery that skidded after pitching around off stump and the batsman did the mistake of not offering a shot. Brendon McCullum (16) and Kane Williamson (3) were at the crease when umpires took the players off the field and decided to call off the remaining day's play. The first session was delayed due to rain. Resuming at the overnight total of 109 for 5 the Kiwis were bowled out for 159 .Franklin remained unbeaten on 43.Ashwain took 3 more wickets during the day conceding only 1 run, He finished with 6 for 31 and was ably supported buy Ojha - 3 for 44.