Ahmedabad:Plays of the Day from the first day of the first Test between India and New Zealand in Ahmedabad.
The face-saving drop of the day
Only a brave man would have called it a dropped chance. Virender Sehwag lashed one hard at Jeetan Patel and for a moment you feared for the bowler. The ball was screaming towards his face when Patel just about managed to get his hands in the way. The ball crashed into his palms and fell. Patel's family would have sighed in relief, some fans might have sighed in disappointment at the drop, and cosmetic surgeons might have sighed at the loss of a potential customer.