India tour of New Zealand, 2nd Test: New Zealand v India at Napier, Mar 26-30, 2009 :
How many of us remember this epic match and gutsy innings of Gautam Gambhir ?
New Zealand 1st innings – 619/9 dec
India 1st innings – 305 all out
India trial by 314 runs and can’t avoid the follow on too.
then comes the innings of his life from Gautam Gambhir -137(436 Balls).
He is at the crease for 643 minutes.
He almost batted 2 days .
No man has batted longer in the second innings in last 10 years at that time.
It is the fifth-longest effort in the second innings in Test cricket.
With the marathon effort from Gautam Gambhir India manages to escape with a draw in that test match.
Between thanks to the supportive role from VVS Laxman for his unbeaten 124 runs.