20 Mar 2009

India on top in Hamilton

6:35 am on 20 March 2009

The India cricketers are set to press home their advantage in the first test against New Zealand in Hamilton.

The tourists will start day 3 just one run short of New Zealand's first innings on 278 for 4 with Sachin Tendulkar, who survived a dropped catch on 14, unbeaten on 70 with Yuvraj Singh not out eight.

Yesterday Gautam Gambhir and Rahul Dravid both helped themselves to half-centuries on a day of slow scoring but they were seldom put under any great pressure.

Chris Martin has taken 2 wickets for 53 runs.