All is not going well for the Black Caps. After leaking probably 100 runs to the Indian tail on Friday, the New Zealanders were rolled for 197, and India begins day three with a commanding lead.
Iain O'Brien sums up the day pretty well in his blog. It was NOT the day that the New Zealand bowlers were hoping for - they have spent an inordinate amount of time in the field since the Friday of the Napier test, and with a little more wind forecast for the Basin today, it will be another day of hard slog. I would not be at all surprised to see India declare later today, and have a go at the jaded Black Caps - then again, play will NOT go the full distance today - the Indians refused to change the start time for the last three days (as was their right), so bad light will almost certainly bring an end to the day's play with at least half an hour remaining - more if there is cloud around.
And over at the Herald, Mark Richardson calls for the restablishment of the Boxing Day test at the Basin Reserve, something with which we agree in spades. Wellingtonians are New Zealand's best supporters of test cricket, no doubt.
And for the Black Caps, here's a musical interlude, which we reckon might reflect how you guys are feeling today - hang in there, because miracles DO happen!