New Zealand vs India: One key partnership changes mood in Kiwi camp

Brendon McCullum and BJ Watling's 158-run stand for the sixth wicket took New Zealand out of a sticky spot against India. Assistant coach Bob Carter says it has given a lot of heart to the side to carry on the fight.

updated: February 16, 2014 15:08 IST
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Wellington: Heaping praise on Brendon McCullum and B J Watling for their spirited batting in the ongoing third Test against India, New Zealand's assistant coach Bob Carter on Sunday, said their effort has given the home team "a lot of heart" to fight the tough battle of survival in the match.

The Kiwis are still far from safety but they have wiped off the 246-run first innings deficit and taken a slender six-run lead.

Carter praised McCullum (114 not out) and Watling (52 not out) for their performances on day three, wherein they put on 158 runs for the sixth wicket to defy the visitors.

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