McIntosh, Guptill give New Zealand good start

Tim McIntosh and Martin Guptill put New Zealand in a good position with their 147-run stand on Day 1 of the Test match at Hyderabad.

updated: November 12, 2010 14:19 IST
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Tim McIntosh became only the 11th batsman to follow a pair with a century, and Martin Guptill came back to the Test side with an eventually attractive 85 to continue what has been an impressive tour of India so far.

The selection masterstroke, the inclusion of Guptill and persistence with McIntosh, almost didn't work, but a red-hot Sreesanth overstepped when he had Guptill caught for five, and MS Dhoni dropped him on 11.

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