You probably thought we weren't going to blog about cricket today - not so!
We're looking forward to a better all-round performance by the Black Caps at Napier in the 2nd test match which is about to start. New Zealand has won the toss and will bat first. Jamie How is in for the injured Daniel Flynn, whilst there's a surprise change in the Indian team with captain MS Dhoni out with a back injury, to be replaced by Dinesh Karthik.
It's a glorious day in Napier, the pitch looks full of runs, and hopefully, a good day's cricket awaits. Regular commenter pdm will hope so, gracing McLean Park with his presence as he is! All that remains is to say "Play"!!
UPDATE: It was indeed a good day for the Black Caps, after a horror start. The partnership between Ryder and Taylor has set New Zealand up for a big first innings total, especially if Jesse Ryder gets a start tomorrow morning. The New Zealanders resume on 351 for 4, with Ryder on 137 and James Franklin on 26. Cricinfo reviews the day's play.