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India forced to follow-on in second Test

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  • India are facing a heavy defeat after following-on in the second Test in Napier
  • Tourists trail by 314 runs on first innings and are 47 for one wicket at stumps
  • New Zealand paceman Chris Martin takes three wickets as Indians collapse
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(CNN) -- New Zealand are in a strong position to level their series with India after forcing the tourists to follow-on in the second Test in Napier on Saturday.

Chris Martin celebrates the key wicket of VVS Laxman in Napier on Saturday.

Chris Martin celebrates the key wicket of VVS Laxman in Napier on Saturday.

Replying to New Zealand's imposing 619 for nine wickets declared, India were all out for 305 and struggled to 47 for one wicket in their second innings by the close of the third day.

Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman were the mainstays of the Indian batting effort after they resumed on their overnight score of 79 for three.

Dravid shared partnerships of 87 with Sachin Tendulkar (49) and 81 with Laxman (76).

But he fell 17 short of his century shortly before tea to New Zealand batting hero Jesse Ryder to spark a collapse as the last six Indian wickets went for just 59 runs.

Following-on, Jeetan Patel dismissed Virender Sehwag with Gautam Gambhir unbeaten on 14 and Dravid 11 not out at stumps.

Off-spinner Patel had claimed the key wicket of Tendulkar to end his stubborn partnership with Dravid at the start of the day.

Tendulkar, in superb form as India took the first Test by 10 wickets in Hamilton last week, took 14 runs off Patel with a pair of fours and a six to move just a run short of his 52nd Test fifty

But Patel had his revenge at the start of his next over as he found the outside edge of Tendulkar's bat with Ross Taylor taking the catch at first slip.

Paceman Chris Martin was the outstanding bowler of the day with Laxman his prize victim of three, taken at second slip by Tim McIntosh.

Ryder, who scored a double century in the New Zealand first innings, put his gentle medium pace to good effect to remove Dravid late in the second session, edging to wicketkeeper Brendon McCullum.

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