The new ball is causing problems for both teams, says Murali Vijay

Murali Vijay scored 26 runs, stemming the collapse after Shikhar Dhawan (0), Cheteshwar Pujara (1) and Virat Kohli (4) were sent back with only 10 runs on the board. India need to make 304 runs to avoid the follow-on.

updated: February 07, 2014 13:45 IST
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Auckland: At a loss to explain India's poor batting in the ongoing first Test against New Zealand, opener Murali Vijay on Friday said more than the pitch, it is the new ball which is hurting willow-wielders on both sides. (Day 2 report)

The Kiwis piled on 503 runs in their first innings and have reduced India to 130 for four at the end of Day 2. (Highlights)

But Vijay felt the new ball is affecting batsmen in both the teams equally. (Pics)

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