It may look like a mistimed flick by Virender Sehwag that brought an end to his free-flowing knock, but, in reality, he was precisely drawn into it by Doug Bracewell. A brilliant catch by Daniel Flynn only made it easier for the plan to be executed.
There have been memorable times when Test cricket got the adulation it still deserves from the masses. And the on-field actions, too, paid back with undoubted brilliance. And even though the current crop is fast coming to know cricket as a batsman's game, Tests become worth watching either for some brilliant bowling, or some batsmen taming them. So when New Zealand came in to India, the air was that of "oh, what can this series possibly offer".
Famed bowling attacks that come with the Aussies, the Proteas or the English sides of late have time and again got their man riding on pure strategies. One wasn't expecting such beautiful mind-cricket from this New Zealand team - at least not till Saturday afternoon. But perceptions have changed rather too quickly in Test matches. After Ross Taylor altered the course of the Bangalore Test on Day 1, it was his bowlers turn to show that they aren't here to just give some free ranking points to Dhoni & Co.