2nd Test: India dismissed for 472, lead by 122
Harbhajan Singh hit his second century in as many innings as India take a healthy first innings lead on day four of the second Test against New Zealand in Hyderabad on Monday.
Earlier, On the back of Harbhajan's unbeaten 85 runs, an unseparated last-wicket partnership of 69 runs and a first innings lead threatening the 100-run mark, India went into day four of second Test here on Monday with their noses slightly in front.
Harbhajan Singh's purple patch with the bat - following his 69 and 115 in the first Test - continued at Hyderabad. The off-spinner gave New Zealand bowlers a hiding late on the third day and is just 15 runs away from an unprecedented second century in a row.
New Zealand looked to have evened out the match after taking four wickets in the space of 41 runs after tea on day three, reducing India from 326/5 to 367/9 when Harbhajan and S Sreesanth (14 not out) joined hands, with India leading by just 17.
Thanks to Harbhajan's blitzkrieg and Sreesanth's composure, India ended the day at 436/9, a lead of 86 runs that they would like to extend to above 100 on Monday to put pressure on New Zealand.
The visitors, though, would look to end their frustration by taking the final Indian wicket early on day four and control the damage as much as possible.