As It Happened: India Vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 1

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: October 8, 2016, 5:27 PM IST
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STUMPS! India end Day 1 of the third Test against New Zealand at 267/3. Kohli unbeaten on 103 and Rahane unbeaten on 79

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STUMPS! India end Day 1 of the third Test against New Zealand at 267/3. Kohli unbeaten on 103 and Rahane unbeaten on 79

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100! It's a century for the Indian captain. Virat Kohli scores his 13th Test hundred. This is his fourth century on home soil and sixth as captain of India

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SIX! Ajinkya Rahane reaches his fifty in style. India 214/3 in 76.1 overs.

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Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane complete 100-run stand for the fourth wicket as India reach 200/3 in 71.4 overs.
 

 

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Four runs. Ajinkya Rahane hits Ajinkya Rahane to deep extra cover boundary. India 193/3 in 69 overs.

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The partnership between Virat Kolhi and Ajinkya Rahane is now 87 runs. 

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Big appeal for caught behind against Ajinkya Rahane by James Neesham and teammates but he clearly looked not out. India 167/3 in 62 overs.

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50! And that's the fifty for the Indian captain. Virat Kohli's 13th Test fifty

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India 148/3 at tea on Day 1 against New Zealand. Virat Kohli 45*, Ajinkya Rahane 19*.

 

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Four runs. Outside edge from Kohli off Jeetan Patel finds the gap between the first slip and the wicketkeeper.

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Four runs. Rahane hits Boult for a cracking boundary.

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Four runs. The ball was up in the air but it fell short of Matt Henry. Good short ball from Trent Boult and Rahane couldn't control the shot. India 133/3 in 52 overs.

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Four runs. Virat Kohli pulls Matt Henry to deep midwicket. Perfect timing. Henry makes a comeback with a well-directed bouncer, and Kohli leaves it. India 126/3 in 48.4 overs.

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Ajinkya Rahane takes a quick single to reach 2000 Test runs.

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End of over 41: India 111/3 against New Zealand. Virat Kohli batting on 26.

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OUT! Cheteshwar Pujara dismissed by Mitchell Santner for 41. India 105/3 in 37 overs against New Zealand.

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Four runs came from James Neesham's over. India 86/2 in 30 overs.

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Play resumes after the lunch break. India need a solid stand between Kohli and Pujara to take control of the match.

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3rd Test: India 75/2 in 26 overs at lunch on Day 1 against New Zealand. Cheteshwar Pujara 29, Virat Kohli 7.

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Four runs. James Neesham comes in to bowl his second over and Pujara hits him to deep mid wicket boundary.

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OUT! Gautam Gambhir falls to Trent Boult for 29. India 60/2 in 19. 5 overs.

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Four runs. Pujara hits Trent to backward square leg boundary. Good effort from Neesham but he couldn't stop the ball from the crossing the rope.

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The partnership between Gambhir and Pujara has consolidated the Indian innings. NZ looking for another wicket here. India 54/1 in 19 overs.

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Cheteshwar Pujara hits consecutive fours off Matt Henry as India reach 50/1 in 12.5 overs.

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Playing XIs

New Zealand: Kane Williamson(C), Ross Taylor, Luke Ronchi, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, BJ Watling(Wk), Tom Latham, Martin Guptill, Jeetan Patel, Matt Henry, Trent Boult

India: Virat Kohli(C), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Murali Vijay, Gautam Gambhir, Cheteshwar Pujara, R Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha(Wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav.

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Gambhir and Umesh Yadav comes in to replace  Shikhar Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar while James Neesham and Kane Williamson are back in the New Zealand squad.

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India win toss, opt to bat against New Zealand in Indore. Gautam Gambhir, Umesh Yadav make a comeback.

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The series already in their pocket and the number one ranking cemented, a dominant India go into the third Test against New Zealand on Saturday, aiming yet another clean sweep of a Test rubber at home.

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India win toss, opt to bat against New Zealand. Gambhir and Umesh Yadav are back in the squad.

The series already in their pocket and the number one ranking cemented, a dominant India go into the third Test against New Zealand on Saturday, aiming yet another clean sweep of a Test rubber at home.

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2 South Africa 4020 109
3 Australia 5302 108
4 England 5071 101
5 Pakistan 3494 97
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