McIntosh century defies India
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter

Ground:Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
Scorecard:India v New Zealand
Player:TG McIntosh
Event:New Zealand in India 2010/11

DateLine: 12th November 2010


New Zealand opener Tim McIntosh batted almost all day to help New Zealand score 258-4 on day one in the second Test against India. McIntosh put on 147 with Martin Guptill before finally falling for 102.


The duo batted for 46.3 overs either side of lunch after Brendon McCullum had fallen in the fourth over to a good ball that seamed away from him delivered by Sreesanth. The right-hander got a thin edge through to wicketkeeper Mahendra Dhoni. Sreesanth celebrated another wicket when Guptill, on five at the time, edged another delivery to Dhoni. But umpire Kumar Dharmasena consulted the television umpire, as he suspected Sreesanth might have overstepped the crease. The review confirmed it was a no-ball.


Guptill was batting with great fluency after lunch, comfortably outscoring the more doggedly determined McIntosh. But he paid for an error of judgement when stepping across his stumps to play slow left-armer Pragyan Ojha through the on-side. The ball straightened a fraction to hit him in front of his stumps, and lbw was the verdict. Ross Taylor, who began his innings just before tea, helped McIntosh add a further 55 to the New Zealand total before playing loosely at a ball swinging away from him from Zaheer Khan, Dhoni accepting another catch.


And tiredness played a part in the eventual dismissal of McIntosh himself, who should have left another Zaheer ball outside off-stump. Instead an inside edge crashed onto his stumps and the new ball had done its job.