Stuart Clark struck a body blow for Australia with two wickets, including the crucial wicket of Sachin Tendulkar, just before tea to leave India struggling at 122 for five on the second day of the first Test on Thursday. Tendulkar, who with Saurav Ganguly had been rebuilding India's innings from 55 for three, chopped a delivery from Clark onto his stumps to be dismissed for 62.
New Zealand has a dark secret, an epidemic of domestic violence which has brought to life the wrenching story of abuse in a dysfunctional Maori family depicted in the landmark movie Once Were Warriors. The abuse problem has cast a shadow over a country more popularly seen as a charming and scenic backwater.
New Zealand assistant coach Steve Hansen said he was already excited about his side's Tri-Nations Test against Australia in Brisbane next Saturday. The All Blacks, who beat the Wallabies 32-12 in Christchurch two weeks ago, overcame a committed, but one-dimensional Springbok team 35-17 in Wellington on Saturday, to head the Tri-Nations table on nine points.