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New Zealand were pleasantly surprised to find some help for their quicks in the pitch at Eden Gardens, fast bowler Matt Henry has said. Damion Ratley Jersey . Henry took three wickets on a day New Zealand kept India to 239 for 7. This could still be a big total given Indias spinners and the absence of Kane Williamson, but it was overall quite a satisfactory day for New Zealand considering they had lost the toss.It was a fair wicket, Henry said. Obviously, coming over here you probably dont expect conditions like that at the start of the day so we knew we had to make the most of that, especially being put in with the ball. It was always going to be tough work through that middle period when it would become a good surface. We had to find ways to put pressure on when we werent taking wickets and as a bowling group that is a box we ticked today.Before they put that pressure through dry bowling, though, New Zealand had to make sure they used the pitch that would have sweated in the preceding days because of the overcast skies and the covers on it. We knew it was important with the new ball to take advantage of it because the wicket had been under covers for a long time so that was going to be a crucial part of the game, Henry said. The way we went about our work today was outstanding. We knew we had to make sure we controlled the run rate because it is very tough in these conditions to take wickets.Moving forward from there it was just important to maintain those [bowling] partnerships through the middle and make sure we could create pressure by building dots. Our spinners were outstanding today. Jeets [Jeetan Patel] and Sat [Mitchell Santner] were fantastic in allowing us to build a lot of pressure, and that manifested to what happened at the end of the day.Patel was in England last week, not even dreaming of playing for New Zealand when an injury to Mark Craig resulted in a call-up. Henry, who hardly ever bowls badly, is not a regular in the New Zealand XI because of the surplus pace resources. He, too, was not part of the original squad, but came in only thanks to an injury to Tim Southee. For such players, keeping themselves fit and prepared is a big challenge, but New Zealand players have shown they are always prepared. I knew I had to make sure I did all my preparation, Henry said. Ive still being doing a lot of training and work behind the scenes. Even not being able to play in South Africa, I was still doing a lot of work with the coaches in the nets and making sure I was ready to go if needed. We had a few warm-up games out at Lincoln, some winter training squad one-dayers to keep the loads up.It is easier said than done, though, to retain the sunny attitude when you know your chances are not as frequent as you want them to be. Its never easy but it is one of those things that we have such a strong bowling group, Henry said. It is a good position for us to be in, you just always have to prepare to play and focus on what the team needs and what your role is going to be so if you do get called in you can do what we need to get done.Henry was full of praise for Patel too, who took the wickets of a set Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma. It is a tough ask coming in from England and only having a couple of days to prepare, Henry said. Hes obviously got a lot of experience. He brought a lot of energy in the field and experience and confidence. I thought the way he played today was exceptional, the way both spinners played in tandem. They showed a lot of control and created pressure through those tough periods where it was really hot and important we could control that run rate because we had to keep that squeeze on.While Rahane felt this was a two-paced pitch and that 300 was a good score on it especially considering a Williamson-less New Zealand might have to bat last. Henry said his batsmen were capable of taking the game deep, just as the bowlers did. We have a great batting line-up and obviously it is a shame not to have Kane there but I know our batsmen will [apply themselves], he said. It is going to be a tough day with the heat and things like that. We just have to keep playing the long game and apply it as best we can. Youth Browns Jerseys . Already owning gold from competition in Vancouver in 2010, Loch posted a combined four-run time of 3:27.526. That included a track-record third run of 51. Antonio Callaway Jersey . 8 Kansas to a 64-63 win over Texas Tech on Tuesday night. The freshman from Vaughan, Ont. . Klitschkos management company says the bout will be the Ukrainian fighters 25th world championship fight. The 1.83-meter (6-foot) Leapai defeated the previously unbeaten Denis Boytsov in November to become the WBOs mandatory challenger. Michelle Paynes celebrations for her historic Don award will wait as the Melbourne Cup winning jockey aims for more Spring Carnival success.The 30-year-old remains without a ride for next months Melbourne Cup and she has also become a trainer-rider, preparing Queen of Zealand for a potential start in the VRC Oaks.Payne was stunned on Thursday night when she won The Don at the annual Sport Australia Hall Of Fame dinner in Melbourne.She is the first jockey to win The Don. But there was little time to let the occasion sink in, with Payne riding on Friday night at a race meeting in Cranbourne.While Paynes Cup-winning ride Prinze of Penzance is injured and potentially retired, she is still trying to secure a Melbourne Cup start.Obviously you never lose hope, she said.Ive just thoroughly enjoyed the (hall of fame) night as it has been and I will go home, have a good sleep and prepare for (Friday) night.Hopefully I will gain some more rides over the Spring Carnival - thats what its all about, is getting the opportunities and making the most of it.So I dont want to let anyone down if I do.The award is given to the athlete or team judged to have most inspired Australians in the previous 12 months.Most of the other nominees were medal-winning Rio Olympians and PParalympians. Austin Corbett Jersey. .Payne was so sure someone else would win, she said she did not prepare a speech.It was so overwhelming - I couldnt imagine my name being read out, she said.One of the best parts of Paynes Cup win was her post-race media interviews, when she told doubters in the notoriously-chauvinistic racing industry to get stuffed.Funnily enough, one of the main doubters I had leading up to the Melbourne Cup, he came up and shook my hand a couple of weeks after, Payne said on Thursday night.We took a step back and had a laugh about it.Its all about getting the opportunities and thats basically where the comment came from.You cant prove yourself if youre not given the chance to prove it.Payne said winning the Melbourne Cup had been life-changing and she wants to inspire other people.Its a dream come true, basically, she said.Also on Thursday night, rugby league great Wally Lewis became the 38th hall of fame member to be elevated to legend status.Eight new members were inducted, while Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge won the spirit of sport award for handing his premiership medal to injured captain Bob Murphy. 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