| GEO Sports|
| Second Test between NZ, India from tomorrow|
| Updated at: 1218 PST, Wednesday, March 25, 2009|
NAPIER: Batting time will be key to New Zealand levelling their test series against India on a McLean Park pitch that is likely to produce plenty of runs when the second test begins on Thursday.
New Zealand were thrashed by 10 wickets within four days in the first test in Hamilton and must at least secure a draw to stop the tourists from claiming their first series win in New Zealand since 1968, before next week's final test in Wellington.
The hosts were bowled out for 279 twice at Seddon Park, lasting less than a day in their first innings and just over three sessions in their second, while India's powerful batting lineup ground out 520 in 152.4 overs in their first innings.