Trent Boult savours Tendulkar test scalp

Last updated 11:27 24/08/2012
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MASTER SCALP: Black Caps bowler Trent Boult (right) celebrates his dismissal of Indian master batsman Sachin Tendulkar on day one of the first test.

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India's captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (L) appeals successfully for the LBW wicket of New Zealand's Daniel Flynn (C) off the bowling of Ravichandran Ashwin during the second day of their first test cricket match in Hyderabad.

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The prized scalp of master batsman Sachin Tendulkar will be a moment young Black Caps bowler Trent Boult will treasure forever.

The 23-year-old, with a magnificent delivery that swung "like a banana", got the biggest scalp in world cricket on day one of the first test in Hyderabad yesterday, the Deccan Chronicle reported.

And Boult, who also dismissed opener Gaultam Gambhir, was understandably elated.

"This is why I started bowling to get the big players out. I was getting some shape on the ball and thought I'd exploit it," he told the Chronicle.

"I managed to get one to sneak through his defenses. It was a huge wicket and a huge honour, said Boult. The Kiwi said the visitors were pretty confident, despite the fact that they had given away over 300 runs o the first day. They did make over three hundred but the match is far from over."

"The first hour tomorrow could set the tone for the rest of the match. A couple of quick wickets could very well swing the momentum in our favour."

New Zealand were in control when they had India struggling at 125 for 3, with three of their most experienced batsmen dismissed.

However, Cheteshwar Pujara posted an unbeaten 119, while Virat Kohli racked up a half-century as the pair put on 125 runs for the fourth wicket and India reached 307-5 at the close of play.

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