Chris Martin, who has troubled the Indian batsmen with some incisive spells, was then pulled twice to the mid-wicket region for couple of boundaries. Whenever the New Zealand pacers Martin, Southee or debutant Andy McKay tried to add an extra yard of pace, they were guided over the slips through the vacant third man region with minimum fuss.
When skipper Vettori came into bowl, the Nawab of Najafgarh danced down the track to clear the long-on ropes. He also played quite a few delightful late cuts off the spinner. With loose hands he would just steer the ball in the vacant region between the keeper and the first slip. He completed his half century off 50 deliveries.
Vettori finally got his revenge when Sehwag couldn't check his drive as he gave the New Zealand captain a simple return catch. The duo put on 113 runs for the opening stand.
Image: India's Virender Sehwag bends to avoid a rising delivery during the second day of the third and final cricket test match against New Zealand, in Nagpur, India, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010.