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New Zealand is attractive at a aboriginal innings absolute of added than 500 runs on Saturday to apply burden on the Indian batting band up in the additional Test, said opener Martin Guptill, who hit a accommodating 85 on Friday.
Starting the alternation as rank outsiders, New Zealand connected to affect and accomplished the aboriginal day of the additional Test at 258 for four at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.
"I anticipate 500 will be a acceptable account on this wicket and we would again achievement that our bowlers do the job and put burden on India," Guptill said.
New Zealand were in agitation afterwards S Sreesanth removed opener Brendon McCullum with a commitment that straightened on landing in the fourth over of the day.
But Guptill, forth with centurion Tim McIntosh steadied the address with a 147-run affiliation for the additional wicket and accomplished the day at a admirable position to ensure that India don't get pleasure the high hand.
"We were aloof cogent anniversary added to break positive. That affiliation absolutely gave us the momentum, but accident two wickets appear the end pushed us a little back. But hopefully, we can advance the Indians," he said.
Summing up the team's performance, Guptill said, "The wicket was appealing collapsed but I anticipate we played appealing well. And the Indians were landing the brawl in ambitious areas."
Asked about the wicket, Guptill said, "There is article in it for everybody. It has article added than at atomic Ahmedabad."