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Dravid classy in India's reply

Rahul Dravid and other top Indian batsmen put India onto firm platform against New Zealand in the deciding Test at Nagpur. On the same pitch where the Kiwis struggled to put their feet together, Dravid and company found themselves at ease against a bowling attack which at best was mediocre. After blunting New Zealand for a meager 193, India cruised to 292/2. Openers Gautam Gambhir (78) and Virender Sehwag (74) put up a sparkling partnership for India at a brisk rate of around 5.

Rahul Dravid and other top Indian batsmen put India onto firm platform against New Zealand in the deciding Test at Nagpur. On the same pitch where the Kiwis struggled to put their feet together, Dravid and company found themselves at ease against a bowling attack which at best was mediocre. After blunting New Zealand for a meager 193, India cruised to 292/2. Openers Gautam Gambhir (78) and Virender Sehwag (74) put up a sparkling partnership for India at a brisk rate of around 5.

Once the openers found their foothold and gave India the advantage, it was time for consolidation, a job best left to Dravid and the other master Sachin Tendulkar. Dravid announced his arrival with a thunderous straight drive and thereafter it was a treat to watch the two mastering over the beleaguered Kiwi attack. The run rate fell to around 3 but when you are only in Day 2 of the Test time is not considered a constraint. Dravid's unbeaten 69 was laced with 8 hits to the fence and the 100 runs unbeaten partnership with Sachin (57*) is promising India to add more meat on the 100 odd runs lead already established.

We will be eagerly waiting for Dravid to reach his 31st Test ton and Sachin for his 50th. Time for some celebration friends!

Faraway, AB de Villiers outshone everybody to post 278 - the highest score by any South African in Test cricket - to help the Proteas amass 584/9 declared against Pakistan. Marc Boucher, however, couldn't give much company to de Villiers as he fell for 45 while Dale Steyn contributed 27. Pakistan replied 59/1 at stumps on Day 2 with the lone wicket going to Steyn.

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One of the best innings of Dravid that I have ever seen. I would also like to congratulate him for scoring his 31st Test century, and don't forget that he is 10 runs short of Brain Lara's record in the leading run scorers list & also 1 catch away of 200 catches. All the best Sir!
utsav-chirimar on 23 Nov 2010, 04:30 AM
no critics maddy forget it as u urself know dravid plays not for the critics he just plays for the one n only TEAM INDIA !!! so very happy he's looking calm and composed it's seen in his face hope he'd go to make a century from here lets see
PrinceDravid on 22 Nov 2010, 11:09 AM
Dravid is back!!!!His critics should get ready for apology!!!!
maddydravid on 22 Nov 2010, 09:53 AM
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