India pile pressure on Kiwis
Bangalore - India's left-arm spinner Pragyan
Ojha grabbed two quick wickets to put New Zealand under pressure on the
opening day of the second and final Test in Bangalore on Friday.
removed Kane Williamson (17) and well-set opener Martin Guptill (53) as
New Zealand reached 108-3 at lunch after electing to bat.
Skipper Ross Taylor was unbeaten on 27 at the break with one six and two fours, while Daniel Flynn was seven not out.
Zealand lost opener Brendon McCullum for no score in the second over
before Guptill and Williamson steadied the innings with a 63-run stand
for the second wicket.
But Ojha dismissed both the batsmen in his
second spell, trapping Williamson leg-before and then having Guptill
caught by Gautam Gambhir at mid-wicket.
Guptill, dropped on 17, hit eight fours in his 12th Test half-century in 26 matches.
opened the attack in overcast conditions with Ojha, but struck through
left-arm paceman Zaheer Khan who trapped McCullum leg-before with his
The hosts had a chance to put more pressure on New Zealand, but Virat Kohli dropped Guptill at third slip off Zaheer.
played some attractive shots during his 79-ball knock, hitting seamer
Umesh Yadav for three fours in an over before reaching his half-century
with a boundary in the bowler's next over.
Williamson, the only
New Zealand batsman to score a half-century in the opening Test in
Hyderabad, hit two fours in his 44-ball knock.
India retained the
side that won the opening Test by an innings and 115 runs, while New
Zealand brought in fast bowler Tim Southee in place of Chris Martin.